Newsletter March 2015

Solar Impulse 2 is flying to China!
The Solar Impulse 2 is expected to arrive in Nanjing on March 23rd! We are getting ready to celebrate this "idea born in Switzerland". Besides various events, we have initiated a maker project to leverage solar technology with drone, to echo and demonstrate how fearless imagination, pioneering spirit of do-it-yourself, innovation and clean technologies can change the world in the future. Please stay tuned with our websiteFacebook or Sina Weibo for latest updates. 
The most appealing side of China is here
"China Beyond Belief" -  two young people (Swiss & Belgian) believe that if people see more of the bright face of this beautiful country, they would be more likely to embrace China and its culture. We had the chance to support this great initiative. It took 5 months for the young team to plan, shoot and produce the video. They traveled throughout Guilin, Sichuan, Inner Mongolia, Beijing and Shanghai to capture these amazing images. Enjoy it and share it! (The video is available both on YouTube and Youku.) Moreover, we have put together comprehensive information about studying in China on this page.
Some takeaways for you
swissnex China is known for organizing various events covering a wide range of fields. Starting from this issue, we will present you some nice takeaways ("干货", in Chinese ) from our previous events. We hope you can have a better idea about the on-going Sino-Swiss exchanges and gain some industrial insights at the same time. 
1. Research and Higher Education in China
2. Global Cities, Emerging Markets and SME Internationalization
3. Innovation in China: Fast Times and Faster Companies

Hey, welcome on board!
Having a Licentiate in Sinology, East Asian Art History, and English Linguistics awarded by the University of Zurich (UZH), Marcel Schneider now works as an attaché in Science, Technology and Education Section in the Embassy of Switzerland in China. He collaborates with the International Relations Office  of the UZH, and supports the team in various research projects related to innovation and higher education.
Having studied at two of the most prominent international studies universities in China, Joy ZHAO joined the team at the beginning of February, assisting in varies educational events and academic projects. As Junior Project Leader, she will continue to help with the cultural exchanges between Swiss and Chinese institutions, applying her excellent language skills.  
Having his last semester of master program in Management in HEC Lausanne and after completing an exchange semester exchange program at Peking University, Jean-Pierre Trang joined us as Junior Project Leader, with responsibilities in cooperation with HEC Lausanne for alumni events, fostering synergies between the two institutions' network and goals.

Upcoming Events


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From 20th to 22nd March 


APAIE Beijing
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From 23rd to 26th March 

swissnex @LIFT'15

Global perspectives on the future of learning from international education experts, presented by the swissnex network at LIFT15.

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65th Anniversary 

Check it out - the dedicated website on the occasion of this year’s 65th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between Switzerland and the People's Republic of China. You will find various events and background information regarding the celebration of the milestone.

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