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SJTU And University Of Zurich Sign Cooperation Agreement

September 08, 2018      Author: Zhang Wenqing

On September 7th, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Zurich in Switzerland signed a cooperation agreement. The signing ceremony took place in Shanghai Far East International Building Swiss Federal Government Science and Technology Center. Johann Schneider-Ammann, Swiss Federal Council Member and the head of Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, attended the signing ceremony and gave a speech. Present for the signing were also members of the Swiss Federal Council, Swiss Ambassador to China, Swiss Federal Science and Technology Center CEO and other guests, as well as Lin Zhongqin, President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xu Xuemin, Vice-President of SJTU, SJTU International Exchange Office and Party Committee Publicity Department head and staff.

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Lin Zhongqin and Michael Hengartner, the President of the University of Zurich, were representing two sides during the signing. The agreement will cover the student exchange programs in scope of Bachelor, Master and Doctoral education.

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University of Zurich and Shanghai Jiao Tong University share a history of fruitful partnership. The Department of Banking and Finance of the University of Zurich and Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance of SJTU have signed a memorandum on cooperation and bilateral exchange agreement in 2014. The new cooperation agreement will be valid for all stages of Bachelor, Master and Doctoral education, so as to admit more students to the departments other than SAIF and encourage the exchange of teaching staff as well.

The signing ceremony is one of the activities celebrating the 10th anniversary of establishing Swiss Federal Government Science and Technology Cultural Center.

 

Translated by Iga Kowalewska.  Reviewed by Wang Bingyu