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Collaboration with China

Collaboration with China

China is well known for its dynamic and fast development towards being a leading economic, global power. From the status of an under-developed society, it now is a nation where life-standard is improved with a short span of time. The turbulent urbanization and advanced technical development, paired with poverty for another part of the population give serious challenges for professionals and decision-makers like environment problems, water shortage, cultural contradictions, infrastructural shortcomings, threatened built cultural heritage, etc. Chinese experts have to face all those problems to find adequate solutions, pressing and urgent to another extent than we know in Norway.

Collaboration with Chinese partners gives a win-win situation, partly by working with problems common for both China and Norway, partly by sharing new scientific and practical findings. After 25 years of practicing joint research, consultancy work and teaching in China, one particular experience should be emphasized: Chinese and Norwegian conditions have so many conspicuous differences that working with Chinese colleagues implicates unavoidable needs to reflect on and sometimes revise one’s own set of values, work methods and approach to problems.

Current Projects, Programmes and Networks

Previous Projects, Programmes and Networks