The Sino-German Center for Research Promotion in Beijing

Sino-German Center (SGC)

Sino-German Center (SGC)


The Sino-German Center for Research Promotion (SGC) is a joint institution based in Beijing, established by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

The SGC is tasked with promoting scientific cooperation between Germany and China with a focus on the natural sciences, life sciences, engineering sciences and management sciences. 



Logo: Chinesisch-Deutsches Zentrum

In addition, the Center serves as an information platform, works to improve the framework for scientific cooperation between Germany and China, facilitates the exchange of information about the research system in each country, and provides information on the funding activities of DFG and NSFC. In this way it makes an important contribution to long-term cooperation between universities, research institutions and researchers in both countries.

The guidelines for the SGC's activities are laid down by a joint committee of four Chinese and four German members appointed by the NSFC and the DFG respectively. The work of the Center is managed by the internal board. The German side of the SGC also represents the DFG as a local point of contact in China for individual researchers and various partner organisations.

  • To initiate and intensify long-term Sino-German cooperative relationships in research
  • To promote specific bilateral research collaboration in the natural, life, management and engineering sciences within the framework of DFG and NSFC funding programmes
  • To provide advice and information, particularly on core research areas, funding activities and suitable partners for research cooperation in the both  partner countries
  • To improve the conditions for scientific collaboration between China and Germany

Contact - Germany

Contact - China

  • Director: Dr. Yin Wenxuan
  • Vice-Director: Ms. Liu Xiuping

    Sino-German Center for Research Promotion
    Shuangqing Lu 83, Haidian District
    Beijing 100085, China
    Tel.: +86 10 8236 1314 (from China)
    Tel.: +49 (0) 228 885 4802 (from Germany)