On 29 November 2017, the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki, a member institution of the Finnish China Law Center, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Beihang University School of Law (China).
The signing paves the way for cooperation on legal research and education between the two institutions, and opens the door to collaboration between Beihang University and the other nine members of the Finnish China Law Center.
A six-person delegation from Beihang University, headed by Professor Long Weiqiu, Dean of the Law School, visited Helsinki to sign the MOU and discuss future collaboration.
The delegation was hosted in the University of Helsinki by Professor Ulla Liukkunen, Director of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture.
The collaboration is already bearing fruit, with the announcement by Beihang University Law School that it is establishing a Nordic Law Center, a move supported by outgoing Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Kimmo Nuotio, and incoming Dean, Professor Pia Letto-Vanamo.
Given the Center’s role in supporting China law-related initiatives across the Nordic countries, the establishment of relations with Beihang University Law School and creation of the Nordic Law Center opens up new avenues across the region for China law and comparative law activities.
Beihang University Law School houses a number of specialty units concerning areas of potential Sino-Nordic collaboration, including:
- Internet Information Security & Rule of Law Research Center
- Law and Technology Development Center
- IP Law and Law of Science and Technology Institute
- Space Law Institute
- Aviation Law Institute
- Spectrum Law and Standard Research Center
- Insurance Law Institute
- Scientific Evidence Law & Experiments Research Center
Another institution of the Law School is the Research Base of Beijing Technology Innovation Center (Beijing Social Science Base).