The symposiums are arranged as round tables for invited researchers from leading Norwegian and Chinese institutions within the social sciences, humanities and law. NUPI is responsible and coordinates the Norwegian participation. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) is the responsible on the Chinese side. The activities alternate between China and Norway, and in addition to the actual research symposiums, we arrange open seminar and other activities that contribute to highlighting the importance of-, opportunities for-, as well as challenges related to academic cooperation between Norway and China.
The first symposium was arranged in connection to the Norwegian state visit to China in fall 2018 in Beijing, with «Welfare in Local and International Dimensions» as the overall theme. CASS National Institute of Social Development (NISD) was then the main host. In 2019, «International Economic Governance» is chosen as the main theme for the symposium in Oslo, NUPI is the host and CASS Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) is leading the Chinese participation. The symposium itself emphasizes in depth discussion of research with a limited number of participants. From Norway, UiB, BI, Nord University, Institute for Social Research, NTNU, FNI, Fafo, UiO and NUPI have so far participated with active researchers.
NUPI’s work with the project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.