30 students from Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) warmly welcomed the delegation of University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) with 27 students and 2 staff to visit Shenzhen on April 11. They came to China because of “2019 Insight China” program with the theme on 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening-up. By visiting 5 cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Lanzhou and Shenzhen etc., the program aims to help Swiss students understand the culture and economic diversity of China. The project was completed successfully after the visit to Hong Kong, which was their last stop for the exploration in China.
SZTU and FHNW students learn the robot application at Han’s Laser. [Photo by SZTU International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
It was a very productive and memorable day for both Chinese and Swiss studens. SZTU students joined the FHNW delegation to conduct meaningful visits to two well-known Chinese enterprises, Han’s Laser and Huawei’s new Research and Development Center named Songshan Lake Base. They hung out in the delicate park for group talks, and exchanged small gifts.
In the morning, students from SZTU and FHNW arrived at Han’s Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd located in Nanshan District and visited the 3D Printing Center, Han’s Robot and Exhibition Hall. During the visit, the narrator from Han’s Laser demonstrated the wide usage of its 3D printing in industries as well as the advantages of Han’s Laser 3D printing techniques. In addition, he vividly explained the principles and operation process of 3D printer to students through videos.
SZTU and FHNW students visited Han’s Laser. [Photo by SZTU International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
3D Printing Machines [Photo by SZTU International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
Later, led by the commentator, the students went on to Han’s Laser’s exhibition hall, the Laser Marking Hall, Semiconductor and Display Equipment Hall, Electric Machine Hall, Cutting Hall, Robot Hall, PCB Hall and Precision Welding Hall, which broadened their knowledge about laser application.
Han’s Laser commentator explains how robot works. [Photo by SZTU International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
At noon, all participants had lunch together in the canteen of Han’s Laser. The students openly exchanged views from the morning site visits, meanwhile, FHNW students openly exchanged views and shared their experiences in Shenzhen and expressed pleasure to have the opportunity to visit the well-known enterprises.
Right after lunch, students gathered in the outdoor park, and exchanged ideas on topics such as differences in education, culture, customs and leisure activities between China and Switzerland.
Students exchange their ideas. [Photo by SZTU International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
In the afternoon, all students came to the Huawei’s Songshan Lake Headquarters Base in Dongguan. It is known that Huawei invested 10 billion RMB to build the magnificent base, the construction of which started in September 2014 and was put into use in July 2018.
SZTU and FHNW students visited the Huawei’s Songshan Lake Headquarters Base. [Photo by SZTU International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
The company visits enhanced students’ understanding of how theoretical principles are applied in real-life practice. What’s more, SZTU students’ interaction with FHNW delegation also enabled them to further understand the cultural customs of Switzerland, expanded their international vision and helped them build confidence in intercultural communication. In the future, we look forward to having more and more diversified exchange activities between students from SZTU and partner universities around the globe.