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SINCIERE – Sino-Norwegian Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research

SINCIERE is a bilateral agreement between RCEES and UiO  in cooperation with CIENS. Our SINCIERE vision is to act as a catalyst and mediator for cooperation between China and Norway within the field of environmental research. 

Go to SINCIERE's official homepage at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


About the project

The impetus for this Centre is to enable Chinese decision makers to establish efficient abatement strategies on environmental challenges through ensuring a sustainable development. Environmental change needs to be analyzed in the context of the social, political and economic setting of contemporary China. In order to obtain this knowledge, integrated assessment studies of the ways pollution, climate change, and inadequate resource management affect the environment and humans are required.


Our SINCIERE Vision:

  • To act as a catalyst and mediator for cooperation between China and Norway within the field of environmental research.
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary and policy relevant research and serve as a node for a broad network of associated institutions.


CIENS is a strategic research collaboration between independent research establishments: CICERO, NIBR, NIKU, NILU, NINA,TØI, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, the Oslo Metropolitan University and the University of Oslo.

  • Members of SINCIERE on Norwegian side are UiO and CIENS.
  • Member on Chinese side is RCEES.
  • Associated members are all the partners of the Norwegian members as well as from CAS , CASS , CRAES , Chinese Universities (Agricultural, Nanjing, Peking, Renmin, Tsinghua, and Wuhan).
  • CAS, CASS and CRAES are all affiliated with relevant Ministries in China, carry out, and finance strategic research in compliance with national priorities. CAS is the largest and most important source for developing research politics and strategies in China. 


We have an office and a staff consisting of Chinese and Norwegian director and a scientific coordinator. The Norwegian Director is Professor Rolf D. VogtKari Kveseth is the Administrative and Scientific Coordinator.

Tags: Environmental research, SINO Norwegian cooperation, China
Published Nov. 8, 2013 5:03 PM - Last modified Dec. 21, 2021 1:59 PM


Office address:

Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
POB 2871, Beijing 100085
18 Shuangqing road, Haidan district

Director: Professor Rolf D. Vogt 

Cooperating institutes/partners:

CIENS – Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research



RCEES – Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences



Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo



CIENS Research Forum is functioning as a steering committee in Norway:

Members of SINCIERE Working Steering Committee in China

  • Director QU Jiuhui,  and
    Senior scientist professor ZHANG Xiaoshan,
  • Remaining members – representatives of Chinese Academy of Sciences and other partners in cooperation.