On May 16, Prof. Regula Katharina Altmann-Jöhl, director of School of Business at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), led a delegation to visit Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU). A candid meeting was held, attended by Prof. Han Peigang, dean of College of New Materials and New Energies at SZTU; Prof. Jiang Qingyun, executive dean of Business School at SZTU; Ms. Zeng Siyu, director of International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office at SZTU; Prof. Jörg Christian Wombacher, programme head of BSc International Business Management at FHNW; Yingbo Seiler, project manager of FHNW China Centre; and Ruth Böni, project assistant of FHNW China Centre.
The FHNW delegation visits SZTU. [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
Prof. Regula Katharina Altmann-Jöhl [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
Prof. Altmann-Jöhl introduced the current developments at School of Business, the founding history of FHNW, specialty setup and the international programs. She said that SZTU has been collaborating closely with renowned universities in Germany, Switzerland and other countries. She expressed her desire for FHNW to engage in further exchanges and diversified cooperation with SZTU.
Ms. Zeng Siyu [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
Ms. Zeng Siyu introduced the process of cooperation between SZTU and universities and institutions in Switzerland as well as the international courses offered. Since 2017, SZTU has been inviting senior professors from partner universities and executives from the industry to launch the Economics of Engineering Course Series. 31 courses have been offered both online and offline with a total of over 600 students participating in. What’s worth mentioning is that eight teachers came from FHNW.
Prof. Han Peigang [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
Prof. Han Peigang hoped that both sides can strengthen academic and interdisciplinary exchanges, and build a stronger tie between SZTU and universities, institutions and enterprises in Switzerland by promoting joint applied research based on the Swiss Innovation Centre Shenzhen.
Prof. Jiang Qingyun [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
Prof. Jiang Qingyun stated that FHNW has established close partnerships with numerous enterprises in both China and Switzerland, and has a longstanding history of collaboration with SZTU. It is expected that SZTU will engage in further research collaborations with universities, research institutions and enterprises in Switzerland. He hoped that both sides can provide diversified practical training services for students and effectively promote integration between industry, academia and research.
The delegation visits a research centre at SZTU. [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
After the meeting, the delegation also visited College of New Materials and New Energies to learn about the achievements in crystal application technology at the University Engineering Research Centre of Crystal Growth and Applications of Guangdong Province, which was led by Prof. Han Peigang.
Group photo at the Business English class [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
Prof. Altmann-Jöhl makes an impressive presentation. [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
In the evening, the delegation came to the class of Business English and interacted with students majoring in international business from Business School. Prof. Altmann-Jöhl shared an overview of FHNW, different colleges, specialty setup and exchange programs at School of Business, etc. Following her impressive presentation, Prof. Altmann-Jöhl held a Q&A session and encouraged students to consider studying abroad.
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