China-EU Institute for Clean and Renewable Energy, abbreviated as CEICARE or ICARE, is the third Sino-European educational institute jointly initiated and established by the Chinese government and European Union after China Europe International Business School and China-EU School of Law. ICARE is created in Shanghai in 1994 (as China-EC Management Institute) and the China-EU School of Law in Beijing in 2008. ICARE project has a 5-year funding from EU and Chinese government.
The creation of ICARE follows an agreement signed in 2009 by European Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner and Chinese Minister for Foreign Trade GAO Hucheng in the frame of the collaboration between China and Europe for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. ICARE mission is to support China in implementing activities in management and technology in order to reduce the consumption of fossil energy and carbon emissions through renewable energies and energy efficiency.
Programmes offered • Master degree in Clean and Renewable Energy • Vocational training (VT) for energy professionals
ICARE relies on a partner consortium of higher-education institutions composed of 7 European members from 5 countries and 3 Chinese members. France, Spain, United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, China.
Mission and Vision ICARE also specify the educational orientation, institute system and management structure of ICARE. The general goal of ICARE is strengthening the capabilities of Chinato implement the sustainable energy policies, in particular to achieve the renewable energy and energy efficiency objectives and support the establishment of a sustainable, environmentally protective and highly efficient energy industry.