In April 2009 the European University Centre opened at Peking University, where the Centre has its office on the main campus. Chairman for the first four year period was professor Göran Bexell, former Vice-Chancellor at Lund University. The new Chair, elected in June 2013, is professor Mary E. Daly, former Principal of the University College Dublin College of Arts and Celtic Studies and former Vice President of University College Dublin.
The Centre focuses on the following activities:
- Joint research projects, programmes and courses between the involved European universities and Peking University, within various disciplines and faculties;
- Exchange programmes
- Cooperation between the participating European universities, Peking University and other research universities and research institutions in China like CAS and CASS;
- Service for researchers, staff and students visiting Peking University.
This is the first European university centre of this character that has been established in China.