April Sees 12 Delegation Visits from Swiss Universities and Beyond

We would like to thank all the amazing 12 delegations from Swiss universities and beyond for visiting swissnex China in April. We were honored to host and give in-depth presentations on China’s advancements in education, R&D, tech innovation and startups while introducing various examples from the Chinese eco-systems and from swissnex’ broad palette of activities.


The delegations included the ETH Zurich Study Tour on ‘How to do business in China’; the HEAD - Genève, Geneva School of Art and Design delegation; the Future of Money Fintech panelists on ‘AI in WealthTech’; High School delegation from Kanton Aargau; University of St. Gallen Logistics Management's 'Shanghai Study Module'; HFW Bern; Insight China from University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW; EMBA School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR); Nursing students from HESAV Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud; HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil; Executive MBA HSG - University of St.Gallen - Universität St.Gallen - Hochschule für Wirtschafts-, Rechts- und Sozialwissenschaften Showcase Page; and the Fernfachhochschule Schweiz delegation.

30th Annual EAIE Conference & Exhibition to be Held in Geneva

The 30th Annual EAIE Conference & Exhibition will take place in Geneva from September 11-14 2018.  From the former League of Nations to the United Nations today, there are few places more suited for debating issues of global concern. It is Europe’s main event on internationalization of higher education, and all Swiss universities will be attending the fair and presenting their activities.

Swedish STINT Program Learns from the swissnex China Business Model

On May 11 2018, we had the great honor of hosting Dr. Andreas Gothenberg, Executive Director and Dr. Erik Forsberg, China Representative of STINT, The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, which is part of the Swedish Government. STINT promotes the internationalization of projects proposed by researchers, educators and leaderships at Swedish universities. The largest bilateral program for academic mobility is with China, therefore the Academic cooperation with China is central to STINT.

The two STINT representative visited swissnex China to learn from our business model based on public-private-partnership, namely how we connect the dots, build strong networks & communities and become a clear point of attraction for any Swiss institution seeking academic and innovation partnerships in China. Furthermore, we are delighted that Dr. Erik Forsberg decided to become the newest member representing Sweden in the Science & Technology Diplomatic Circle in Shanghai.

 Our CEO Dr. Felix Moesner with Dr. Andreas Gothenberg, Executive Director and Dr. Erik Forsberg, China Representative of STINT

Our CEO Dr. Felix Moesner with Dr. Andreas Gothenberg, Executive Director and Dr. Erik Forsberg, China Representative of STINT

University of St.Gallen EMBA Delegation receives briefing from swissnex China

On 28th April, swissnex China participated at the Executive MBA class of University of St. Gallen’s Fintech and Innovation study tour in China at JadeValue.

Invited by the Swiss Center Shanghai, the organizer of the study tour, our CEO Dr. Felix Moesner gave an in-depth presentation on China’s advancements in technology and innovation as well as startups. Dr. Moesner introduced various samples from China's ecosystems and from swissnex’ vast palette of activities. Finally, three Fintech startups pitched their business models and products to the EMBA delegation.

The Executive MBA of  University of St.Gallen is the oldest and most successful postgraduate general management degree program in the German-speaking world. The part-time EMBA program aims to give students the capabilities needed to assume challenging managerial positions in a wide range of industries and international market environments. The Financial Times continuously ranks University of St.Gallen's School of Management as one of Europe’s top four business schools.

We thank the EMBA class and Swiss Center Shanghai for this opportunity and look forward to meeting next year’s class!


EMBA Class of Bern University of Applied Sciences Visits swissnex China

On 31 May, the EMBA class of Bern University of Applied Sciences visited swissnex China.

Dr. Felix Moesner, CEO of swissnex China,  warmly welcomed the delegation and introduced swissnex’s activities in China as well as the education and innovation scene of China to the delegation.

We had the pleasure to invited Mr. Peter Bachmann, Executive Director of SwissCham Shanghai, to give a talk about their work and Swiss companies in Shanghai.

It was followed by a presentation from Mr. Daniel Eckmann, an alumnus of Bern University of Applied Science, now working in Shanghai.

The afternoon continued with the presentation from Dr. Urs Mattes, Asia Director of Cendres+Métaux, on topic of Chinese health care system, with potential opportunities for Swiss companies.

We wish the delegation a successful continuing trip in China and thank them again for visiting swissnex!