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China-NRW University Alliance


The China-NRW University Alliance comprises five of North Rhine-Westphalia’s top universities that joined their interests in this strategic alliance to further develop and actively shape their relations to their partners in China.

Our activities include the operation of an on-site infrastructure as a core component - close to our partners, in our China-NRW University Alliance Office in Beijing.


Five of North Rhine-Westphalia’s top universities joined their interests in a strategic alliance to further develop and actively shape their relations to their much valued partners in China: 

The China-NRW University Alliance provides a basis for the further development of partner networks to facilitate and support cooperation activities in mutually beneficial relationships. The alliance is coordinated by the University of Cologne and offers an appealing service-portfolio which is tailored to the needs of interested partners in academia, the corporate world and public institutions.


Cologne Summer Schools in China

Photo: Pawel Gawronski

In the context of the economic boom in China and its associated global importance, it becomes more and more important to learn Chinese and to know about the Chinese culture. To address this challenge, the China-NRW University Alliance organizes the Summer School in Shanghai in cooperation with Tongji University, which provides students with first-hand insight into the Chinese culture and their traditions, as well as in today's business life. The summer school's purpose is to serve as a kind of introduction to Chinese culture. The program offers the unique opportunity to learn Chinese in China and thereby get to know a different culture.

Please see our website for more information on Cologne Summer Schools in China.


Scholarships for studying in China

If you are interested in spending a semester abroad in China and looking for funding possibilities, please see the CSC Stipendium website for more information. 


Contacts at the UoC


Susanne Preuschoff, PhD

Head of Department “International Students *Global Responsibility* Academic Cooperation with Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East”. With her senior experience in higher education management, internationalization, intercultural communication and regional expertise, Dr. Preuschoff serves as a key advisor for ProGRANT. She is the Director of the ProGRANT project.

Tel.: +49 (0) 221-470-4089

Sarah-Marleen Dannenberg, M.Phil.

Team Lead of the Capacity Building Unit and Head of the ProGRANT project at the International Office. This includes the overall management of third party-funded projects in the field of capacity building, strategic coordination, event organization, and scholar support. Her regional focus is India and South-East Asia. Ms. Dannenberg obtained her Master’s degree in Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin.

Tel.: +49 (0) 221-470-7494

Qiu Lan
Head of the University of Cologne Regional Office in Beijing

827 Library Building
China University of Political Science and Law
No.25 Xitucheng Road
Haidian District, Beijing 100088, China
Phone: +86 10 5890 2841
mobile: +86 138 1191 8610

Pawel Gawronski, B.A.

Pawel Gawronski is a Regional Assistant with focus on China. He is part of Global Responsibility Team, where he is responsible for China Summer Schools, Chinese Council Scholarship and general support for China activities.