Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) and 5 Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences signed an agreement on establishing the consortium on November 23 at Shenzhen Civic Center. Under the agreement, various cooperation projects will improve mobility between students and faculty members, and introduce high-quality resources for further industry-university-research cooperation and win-win outcomes. Deputy Mayor of Shenzhen Wang Lixin, and Deputy Secretary-General of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee Liu Jiachen met with guests from the German and Swiss universities of applied sciences and witnessed the signing ceremony.
SZTU and 5 Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences sign an agreement on establishment of the consortium. [Photo by SZTU Publicity Office]
In his speech, Deputy Mayor Wang Lixin pointed out that the key to a strong manufacturing industry in Germany relies on its outstanding application-oriented education system which produces high-quality talents. In view of the progress that has been made in Shenzhen’s higher education, he hoped that SZTU could learn from German’s top universities of applied sciences and carry out closer cooperation on joint labs, joint research projects, technology introduction and transformation, and joint cultivation, contributing to Shenzhen’s industrial innovation and achieving win-win development.
Shenzhen Deputy Mayor Wang Lixin has a discussion with guests from German and Swiss universities of applied sciences. [Photo by SZTU Publicity Office]
President of SZTU Prof. Ruan Shuangchen highlighted that over the past three years, SZTU has been learning from the first-class universities of applied sciences in Germany, and has conducted in-depth cooperation in curriculum setup, academic research as well as faculty and student exchanges. So far, SZTU has signed cooperation agreements with 33 top universities of applied sciences and institutions around the world. In the future, the consortium will enhance in-depth cooperation in talent cultivation, discipline construction, scientific research, and technological achievements, serving as a platform of communication for young students.
Prof. Ruan Shuangchen makes a speech at the signing ceremony. [Photo by SZTU Publicity Office]
The consortium will closely connect SZTU with Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences in students, faculty members, culture and scientific research, President of the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) Prof. Robert Grebner said at the signing ceremony. He strongly believed that the establishment of SZTU would drive the economic development of Shenzhen and its neighbouring cities. Last but not least, he hoped that all the consortium members will join SZTU in creating a bright future in joint education and research.
Prof. Robert Grebner delivers a speech to underscore the importance of the consortium. [Photo by SZTU Publicity Office]
The consortium between Shenzhen Technology University and Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences includes SZTU， Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Kempten University of Applied Sciences，Munich University of Applied Sciences，Regensburg University of Applied Sciences and University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt. All members will hold a meeting on a yearly basis to discuss cooperation, project development and new members. In addition, they will strengthen cooperation through co-hosting international forums and international conferences.