Shanghai and Swiss universities to launch exchange program

Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Zurich signed an exchange program.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Zurich signed an exchange program recently as swissnex China, an organization dedicated in promoting cooperation of education, research and innovation between Switzerland and China, celebrated its 10th anniversary.

The exchange program will enable the Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD students as well as the faculty members from the two universities to benefit from an international experience by studying or working abroad at the partner institution.

Swissnex China was opened on August 7, 2008, by Swiss State Secretary Mauro Dell’Ambrogio. After Boston and San Francisco, swissnex China is the third Swiss "science diplomacy" outpost to commence its operations as an important platform for implementing Switzerland’s policy of bilateral cooperation with selected priority partner countries outside of Europe. The mission of swissnex China is to connect the dots between the two countries in education, research and innovation.

A total of 211 university agreements and collaborations have been signed between Swiss and Chinese higher education institutions, initiated or facilitated by swissnex China. Additionally, swissnex China has helped 117 Swiss startups prepare their first step in China, discovering the market, meeting professional coaches and connecting with the local experts.


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