The Center coordinates and supports research and education related to Chinese law and legal culture in Finland. The Center promotes cooperation between Finnish and Chinese universities and works with Chinese and international partners to further multi-national collaboration. The Center’s activities aim to enhance the understanding of Chinese law and legal culture and support the development of China law research in Finland, as well as to foster Sino-Finnish and Chinese – Nordic/European comparative research.
A key objective of the Center is to promote research on Chinese law and legal culture of its member institutions, in cooperation with Chinese counterparts. In Finland, the Center supports Chinese law-related research projects of its member institutions and engages in project-related activities through coordinating and organizing academic and networking events and other project-related activities in cooperation with its members. On top of that, the Center makes visible publication of research outcomes by research groups and individual researchers from its member universities. A library collection devoted to China law research is also maintained by the Center.
Another key focus of the Center is to promote education in the field of Chinese law and legal culture. The Center supports provision of courses and guest lectures on the topic, and informs its members and the wider public about educational opportunities available through the Center’s member institutions and other instances. The Center’s member institutions maintain partnerships with Chinese universities.
The Center operates on an open and international basis. By engaging with Chinese, Nordic and other international partners, the Center fosters mutual understanding between the Chinese and Finnish legal systems, and also between the Chinese and Nordic/European legal systems, among students and academics, as well as among legal practitioners and the wider community.
In accordance with the Cooperation Agreement concerning the Establishment of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture, the Center supports development of rule of law in China through presenting Finnish and Nordic legal research, especially on the Nordic legal model to Chinese researchers and institutions. The Center has been actively developing its Nordic dimension in China law research by increasing cooperation with Danish, Swedish and Norwegian scholars in its activities. The Center has also deepened collaboration with European and other international institutions involved in China law research.