Online courses on China for everyone

The Horizon project “ReConnect China” will launch four China-related online courses accessible to all. These courses aim to impart fundamental knowledge about China to a broad audience, specifically tailored for European students. However, civil servants, journalists, teachers, and similar professionals will also find them valuable.

Structured around five to six thematic modules, each course incorporates diverse learning materials, including short video lectures, slide decks, podcasts, digital stories, and various reading materials. The learning experience is enhanced with versatile, automatically-graded assignments, concluding each thematic module with a multiple-choice exam. Each course carries a value of 3 ECTS, equivalent to approximately 80 hours of work. These are introductory level courses and require no prior knowledge.

The course syllabi are crafted by leading European China experts, and the materials are developed in collaboration with European China scholars. The Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Turku, Finland, spearheads the course development.

The following ReConnect MOOCs are offered:

Introduction to Chinese Politics and Society (January 13 – May 11, 2025)

Introduction to EU-China Relations (February 10 – June 15, 2025)

Introduction to Chinese Economy (September 2 – December 15, 2024)

Introduction to Chinese Popular Culture (September 2 – December 15, 2024)


Registration for the MOOCs on the DigiCampus learning platform:

The course will be run in the DigiCampus learning platform. Students can sign up on this page by clicking on the course name and following further instructions. You can sign in on the course with Google, EduGain, HAKA identification, or use manual registering once the course has started.

More details:

Learners can autonomously engage with the courses in the DigiCampus learning environment without direct supervision, completing coursework flexibly within their schedules throughout the course period.

Upon successfully completing a ReConnect MOOC course, learners can freely download an automatically generated course certificate from the DigiCampus learning platform, with a verification code provided.


Read more about the launching of our first courses in our news section.