Fudan University, as one of the leading institutes of higher learning earliest on European studies  in East China and nationwide, exerts the influential clouts correspondingly. In 2013,  Center for China-EU Relations(CCER) evolved out of the original Center for European Studies, was newly founded and affiliated to the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University,

Currently, the overarching research domains by the CSAS community encompass:China-EU relations, regional integration in Europe, EU external relations, EU member states issues(mainly on German, British and French studies). The CCER members undertake academic projects funded by Shanghai Social Science Foundation, National Social Science Foundation, Ministry of Education of the Peoples Republic of China while dedicating to the publication on EU and the World Series. Meanwhile, the CCER community outstretches extensive academic cooperation with research sectors which include the London School of Economics and Political Science(LSE), and assumes the tasks of conducting relevant projects and delivering policy advice.


Full-Time Researchers


- Professor Chen Zhimin, Vice President of Fudan University; Director of CCER

Research InterestsChinese diplomacy, diplomatic theories, EU foreign affairs                     

-Professor Gustaaf Geeraerts, Co-Director of CCER

Research InterestsEuropean Integration Theory, Contemporary Chinese studies , China-EU relations

-Associate Professor Jian Junbo, Deputy Director of CCER

Research InterestsChina-EU relations, Chinas Foreign Affairs, IR theory

-Associate Professor Liu Lirong, Deputy Director of CCER

Research InterestsChina-EU relations, German studies, China-EU-Africa trilateral relations, the interplay between culture and political economy

-Associate Research Fellow Yan Shaohua

Research InterestsEuropean Union politics and foreign policy, China-EU relations, European Parliament



 Adjunct Researchers:

-Professor Chen Yugang

Research InterestsTheory of international relations, EU political and external relations, global governance, regional cooperation, China's foreign policy and foreign relations

-Professor Pan Zhongqi

Research InterestsTheory of international relations, international system, Chinese diplomacy

-Associate Professor Zhang Ji

Research InterestsEU foreign and security policy, French foreign and security policy, China-EU relations, Chinese diplomacy