5 days, 4 cities, 1 Federal Councillor with 10 high-level representatives

Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, traveled to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong with representatives from the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, swissuniversities, ETH Board, EPFL, University of Geneva, Swiss National Science Foundation, Innosuisse, Switzerland Innovation and SFUVET. This was the first such trip in more than 6 years. We compiled some of the highlights and key takeaways from the week.

Meeting between Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin and the Ministry of Education Jinpeng Huai

Meeting between Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin and the Ministry of Science and Technology Hejun Yin

Publication of the second edition of the Sino-Swiss VPET White Paper

MoU signed by Swissnex in China and CSTEC

EPFL officially joined the Multi Spectroscopic Telescope (MUST) project, led by Tsinghua University

Meeting between EPFL and Tsinghua University

Planetary Thinking: Sino-Swiss Explorations of Environmental Coexistence

VIP dinner in Beijing

Visit led by Xiuqing Hao, Director of Tsinghua x-lab, with the Swiss Science delegation