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  1. Where is ICARE located?

ICARE Institute is located in the premises of Huazhong University of Sciences and Technologies, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.


  1. When was ICARE institute founded?

The ICARE project results from a 5-year contract signed on July 1st 2010 between the European Commission represented by the EU Delegation in China and ParisTech as the project coordinator. The project duration was extended for 30 additional months and the project coordinator became MINES ParisTech in December 2015. The general budget amounts to about EUR 13.371 millions and is EU-funded up to 70%. The Chinese Government funds infrastructures and possibly related equipments.


  1. What are the main programmes of the Institute?

  • A double Chinese and European master programme in the field of clean and renewable energy
  • A Continuing Education and Industry relationship Center in the same field for companies, offical authorities in China.
  • A collaborative research & consultancy platform.


  1. What are the partners?

The consortium is composed of nine European higher education institutions and three Chinese universities coordinated by MINES ParisTech. Four of nine European higher education institutions are already committed in the EUREC master and the project coordinator is Prof. Didier Mayer, Director of the Department for Energy and Processes in MINES ParisTech. The main Chinese partner is Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST).


  1. What are the main objectives of this Institute?

The overall objective is to create a China-EU Institute for Clean and Renewable Energy (ICARE), located in the Chinese province of Hubei, to become the top-quality education institute on energy efficiency and renewable energy in China.

The specific objectives are the following ones:

  • Producing qualified candidates to fill the gap between the growing industry demand for specialised clean and/or renewable energy experts, and the skills currently available on the Chinese job market.
  • Promoting education in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy at all levels.
  • Fostering scientific cooperation between European and Chinese top researchers, through the research platform.
  • Providing an increasing access to specialised clean and renewable energy education and professional training activities for women, members of minority groups and persons with limited economic means.


  1. Are there some similar institutes in China?

ICARE is the third institute for higher education and research founded in the context of political agreements between the European Union and China. Each of these institutes is led by a Sino-European consortium selected from calls for proposals.

The first, CEIBS (China-EU International Business School), established in Shanghai in 1994, is run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It has been three successive five-year contracts grant by the European Union. It is considered a remarkable success: in 2009, MBA from this institute has been ranked first in Asia and the eighth world by the Financial Times.
The second CESL (China-EU School of Law) was established in 2008 in Beijing. The consortium selected to develop this institute is managed by the University of Hamburg (UHH) and the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). CESL's mission is to deliver a master and ongoing training in law and animate research collaborations. The first class of master CESL was graduated in 2010.



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