Project ReConnect China

Join MOOCs on Chinese Politics and Society and EU-China relations

We are happy to announce that as part of our project's ReConnect China activities, the first Massive Open Online Courses on Chinese Politics and Society and EU-China relations will start in soon.

One of the project’s main objectives is to broadly inform society, and in particular persons in education (pupils and students), about China. In this vein, the project takes different vantage points aimed at understanding the country better and translates them into thematically unique online courses. The ReConnect China Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free of charge, offer certification after successful completion and are developed by leading European institutions of Chinese studies as part of the ReConnect China consortium.

First two MOOCs the course periods in 2024 are open for registration:

Two more MOOCs are planned for release in autumn 2024, final course dates tbc:

  • Introduction to Chinese Economy, forthcoming in autumn 2024
  • Introduction to Chinese Popular Culture, forthcoming in autumn 2024

You can find all courses on the website

On the DigiCampus platform, you can find information about the courses by clicking the “i” icon at the end of the names of the courses. To register to a course, please click the name of the course and start with “Create new account” if you don’t have a DigiCampus user account yet. After that you can sign in to the course with your university’s ID or with Google identification. Note that registration opens on the same day as the course starts.

Who is behind the development of the ReConnect China online course and whom to contact for questions?

The development of the courses is funded by the Horizon Europe project “ReConnect China” and executed by the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) of the University of Turku, Finland. Dr Outi Luova, vice director of CEAS, is in charge of the course execution in general. The planning of each course is overseen by an own academic board, specifically composed of academic experts for the relevant topic. The course materials are produced in collaboration with leading European institutions of Chinese studies. For more information, please contact Dr Outi Luova at

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