BACES is currently supported by a Chair sponsored by the Chinese multinational Huawei Technologies (Netherlands) B.V.. Support is granted for educational and research activities and the organisation of international conferences. BACES has four founding partners and one partner:

Founding Partners

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) – Ranked as one of Europe’s top universities, the VUB attracts award-winning researchers and offers more than 40 English-taught programmes, supported by outstanding research. Read more

Renmin University of China – Renmin University of China is a comprehensive research-oriented university focusing on humanities and social sciences. Read more

Fudan University – Fudan is home to 14,100 undergraduates and associate degree candidates, 14,800 graduates including 3000 foreign degree candidates, 2,700 staff and 3,100 full-time teaching faculty members. Read more 

Sichuan University – Sichuan University has a comprehensive range of disciplines covering 12 categories: humanities, science, engineering, medicine, economy, management, law, history, philosophy, agriculture, education and art. Read more 


Ghent University – Within BACES, the Ghent University EU-China relations research cluster welcomes research regarding the political, economic and cultural relations between the EU or EU countries and China. Read more


Lancaster University – Lancaster University Confucius Institute officially opened on 20 December 2011. Its aims include to offer credit-bearing Mandarin language and culture classes to students;  Offer language and culture courses to local schools, communities and businesses; Support enterprise in the North West region through the themes of China, innovation and sustainable development. Read more


Sofia University – Sofia University is the first school of higher education in Bulgaria. Its history is an embodiment and a continuation of centuries of cultural and educational tradition in this country. Read more