Swiss Education Fair

April 18, 2018

By Xu Yuzhuo, Junior Project Manager in academic relations

Organized by the Swiss Busines Hub China, the first Swiss Education Fair was successfully held on 17 March 2018 at Swissôtel Grand Shanghai. swissnex China participated at the fair to represent all Swiss public universities. The well-received event was joined by more than 150 visitors.

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The fair started with speeches given by the Consul General of Switzerland in Shanghai, Mr. Alexander Hoffet, and the Head of Business Hub China, Mr. Yves Morath. They introduced Switzerland and Swiss educational institutes to interested students and parents. Furthermore, two alumni were invited to share their valuable experience about studying in Switzerland.

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The second part of the fair consisted of individual Q&A sessions. Students and parents were invited to walk around to consult with representatives of different Swiss schools and educational institutes about different study programs and Switzerland in general. The swissnex China team not only displayed brochures of public universities but also offered personal advice, which was provided by alumni of the University of Zurich, University of Lausanne, University of St. Gallen and the University of Lugano. Currently doing an internship at swissnex China, they were pleased to answer questions and share their experience of student life in Switzerland with the interested visitors.

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Insight China visited swissnex China on 13 April 2018

Insight China is a prestigious project in its 17th year at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and offers ambitious students the opportunity to gain insight into China’s cultural and economic diversity.

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A delegation of 30 bachelor students of FHNW led by the Dean of School of International Business Management spent an interesting and insightful afternoon with swissnex China on 13 April 2018.

 Felix Moesner, CEO of swissnex China, welcomed the students and introduced swissnex and its mission and activities in China.

Felix Moesner, CEO of swissnex China, welcomed the students and introduced swissnex and its mission and activities in China.

 Lijun Zhang, swissnex China’s Project Leader for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, gave a presentation on innovation & phenomenal trends in China.

Lijun Zhang, swissnex China’s Project Leader for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, gave a presentation on innovation & phenomenal trends in China.

The afternoon continued with a presentation of Patrick Glauser, Head of Operation & Business Development China of M-industry. Also invited were his colleagues Lisa Liu, General Manager of E-commerce, who later gave a presentation on the e-commerce landscape in China, and Damian Bürgin, Trainee M-Industry China.

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Currently having shops on the e-commerce platforms T-mall and Kaola, M-industry set up its presence in China less than two years ago, providing authentic Swiss products to Chinese consumers.

We wish the Insight China delegation a successful trip and look forward to welcoming the next year’s delegation at swissnex China!

Sino-Swiss Contemporary Jewelry and Accessory Design Exhibition Is Well Started

By Haley Jiamin LU, Junior Project Leader PR & Events

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The Sino-Swiss Contemporary Jewelry and Accessory Design Exhibition attracts crowds and offers an opportunity for future collaboration. After months of preparation, the Design Exhibition came to public on April 6, 2018. It is a great showcase of over 100 selected pieces of design made by students of HEAD-Geneva and College of Design and Innovation (D&I) of Tongji University, as well as few selected pieces from Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China Academy of Art (CAA) and Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua

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At 13h, guests gathered in the Dark Room Lecture Hall, Design & Innovation Collage, Tongji University, for a roundtable discussion. With mediation of Prof. Sun, Mr. Jean-Pierre Greff, Director of HEAD-Geneva, Dean Elizabeth Fischer, Head of Jewellery and Fashion, Ms. Esther Brinkmann, Founder of Jewelry Design Department, HEAD – Geneva together with 4 speakers from other institues gave a speech on the topic of ‘From the Present to the Future - from a contemporary jewellery and accessory design perspective’. 

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At 16h, the crowd moved to Plattform on 2nd floor for the grand opening. Dr. Felix Moesner, Science Consul and CEO of swissnex China and Mr. Erwin Lüthi, Deputy Consul General, both made an address on the vernissage.

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As the co-organizer of the exhibition, swissnex China not only took part in the work for the opening and exhibition, but also arranged for the visiting programe for Director Greff and Dean Fischer. After coordinating with different parties, we settled the schedule of visiting 2 leading design and art institutes and 2 contemporary museums

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In the morning of the April 7, Director Greff and Deab Fischer visited Shanghai Institue of Visual Art (SIVA). The beautiful garden and ancient classic buildings with morden management of the institue left them a deep impression.

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After lunch, Director Greff and Dean Fischer went to the West Bund Art museum and had a meeting with Mr. Tiehai ZHOU, Director of West Bund Art & Design Fair to talk about possible coorporation in the future. 

 

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In the evening, Director Greff and Dean Fischer visited the first ‘Night Museum’ in Shanghai: HOW Art Museum.

On Sunday the 8th , Ms Fischer attanded the 90th anniversary ceremony of China Acadamy of Art (CAA) in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.

As an added value and first outcome of exchanges, Prof. Dr. Jie SUN, co-organizer of the design exhibition will visit HEAD-Geneva in June to discuss the future form of collaboration.

 “All the appointments that both you and your team kindly organized were fantastic. It was a good time here in China, and many thanks to swissnex China for the work on the exhibition and organizing the schedule.” said Director Greff.

The exhibition will be open to public untill April 7, at D&I Tongji University, Shanghai.

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ETH Zurich Study Tour on ‘How to do business in China’

March 27, 2018

By Xu Yuzhuo, Junior Project Manager in academic relations

 

From March 19 to March 23, MAS ETH group(40 ppl), in which all participants are specialists and prospective managers with technical background and professional experience, stayed in Shanghai for one week study tour with focus on “How to do business in China”.

In the morning of 19th March, the group was warmly welcomed by Felix Moesner, CEO of swissnex China. He talked about the mission of swissnex in China, which includes tech scrutiny and trend spotting. The morning then continued with presentation from Ms. YE Mingya, Trade Promotion officer of Swiss Business Hub, on the topic of how to assist Swiss companies in doing business in China.  

   
  
   
  
    
  
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In the afternoon, the group was split into two groups, one group visited XNode and the other one went to TechTemple. Xnode and TechTemple are well-developed accelerator/incubator for startups. ETH MAS group had opportunity to visit their high quality co-working space and exchange with startups based there.

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@TechTemple and Xnode

The ETH MAS group also visited Geek+’s smart warehouse in Kunshan. Geek+ is a fast grow startup established less than 4 years ago, which leads the technology revolution by advanced robotics and AI technologies to realize high-flexibility and intelligent logistics automation solution. The group learnt about how Geek+’s robots operate to realize a smart logistic process with reduced demand of manpower as well as the rapid development of Chinese smart logistics.

 

   
  
   
  
    
  
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In the same afternoon, the ETH MAS group visited Swiss Center Shanghai, a non-profit organization serving the Swiss economy by providing adapted services for SME’s intending or entering the Chinese and Asia market. Ms. Emmanuelle Roduit, operation manager at SCS, gave an informative presentation on how Swiss Center operates in China. Then Mr. Joe Liu, managing director of Fraisa China, shared Fraisa’s experience in “conquering” China as a Swiss SME. In the evening, the group was invited to a reception at the residence of Mr. Alexander Hoffet, Consul General of Switzerland in Shanghai, which was also joined by external guests. The group was warmly welcomed by Mr.& Mrs. Hoffet and enjoyed a very delightful evening.  

   
  
   
  
    
  
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	mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;
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     @GCL

@GCL