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SZTU will intensify cooperation with Swiss universities of applied sciences

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The delegation from University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) led by Prof. Ruedi Nützi, director of the School of Business, visited Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) on December 20. The other delegation members from the School of Business are Prof. Arie Verkuil, head of Institute of Management, Prof. Christian Weber, head of Institute for Competitiveness & Communication, Prof. Michael Pülz, dean of B.Sc. in Business Information Technology, Prof. Tobias Hüttche, head of Institute of Finance, Dr. Yufan Jiang, head of China Center, and Dr. Yingbo Seiler, project manager of China Center.

The delegation from School of Business, FHNW, visits SZTU. [Photo/Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]


A memorandum of understanding was singed by FHNW, Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) and SZTU in June 2019, which aims to create the Swiss Innovation Center and facilitate joint activities between Swiss universities of applied sciences (UAS) and SZTU in the fields of promoting innovation, applied research and development, knowledge exchange and industry collaboration.

SZTU President Ruan Shuangchen introduces the establishment of SZTU in detail. [Photo/Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]


SZTU President Ruan Shuangchen warmly welcomed the delegation from FHNW together with Zeng Siyu, head of International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office, and Nebojša Radojević, professor from Business School of SZTU. He introduced the establishment of SZTU in detail and said that as a university of applied sciences, SZTU is different from traditional comprehensive universities in terms of professional settings, teacher resources allocation and evaluation standards. In addition, Ruan stressed that SZTU will make full use of the Swiss Innovation Center as a platform to deepen cooperation with FHNW and other Swiss universities of applied sciences, and hopes to jointly host a forum on competitive communication with FHNW in 2020.

Prof. Ruedi Nützi looks forward to the rapid launch of Sino-Swiss projects based on the Swiss Innovation Center. [Photo/Party Affairs Committee Publicity Office]


Prof. Ruedi Nützi, who was awarded the 2014 Friendship Award by China for his efforts in strengthening cooperation in education, research, and innovation between Switzerland and China, was highly impressed by the rapid development and advanced teaching facilities of SZTU. He elaborated on the university-enterprise cooperation and various advantageous disciplines of the School of Business, FHNW. The Life Science City will be located in Pingshan District, and he hopes that SZTU and FHNW will take this as an opportunity to open up cooperation in the field of biomedicine. Ruedi stressed that the Swiss Innovation Center will promote multi-faceted cooperation between the member universities, companies, government agencies, and public service agencies. Experts from member universities, enterprises and government agencies are expected to gather at SZTU in July 2020 to witness the unveiling ceremony of the Swiss Innovation Center.



University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), established in 2006, is one of Switzerland’s leading universities of applied sciences and arts, actively involved in teaching, research, continuing education and service provision. The School of Business is an educational institution for future decision-makers in business and society, whose offers are geared to both practice and research at an international level.



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