Representation of Swiss Public Universities
Swissnex in China officially represents all Swiss public universities in China. We network Swiss and Chinese universities at departmental, faculty, research and student level, facilitate the exchange of ideas and cooperation. Our goal is to support the internationalization efforts of the institutions by providing them with a platform to increase their presence in China. We want to ensure that Swiss institutions have direct access to local universities and can build a reliable network with staff and students.
Representing Swiss Public Universities at Education Fairs and Einstein Days
We are pleased to represent Swiss universities at different educations fairs. The purpose is to promote Swiss higher education, research and innovation to the students and faculties from first-class Chinese universities, while providing a platform for Swiss universities to present themselves and the Chinese alumni community of Swiss universities to exchange. Hereby, we can increase the outreach of Swiss institutions and thus contribute to the promotion of Switzerland’s innovative strength.
Switzerland is a hub for an excellent education. Outstanding universities such as ETH Zurich and EPFL regularly rank globally among the top universities for science and technology. In addition, public research institutions such as the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and international organizations such as the United Nations have their headquarters in Switzerland. The academic landscape in Switzerland comprises twelve universities awarding doctorate degrees, as well as eight universities of applied science, which offer a more practice-focused approach to studying.
The events known as Einstein Days take place at top Chinese universities such as Fudan University. Fudan, for instance, is an excellent university in both social science and natural sciences and thus one of the most interesting sources of potential students to fill various levels of study positions in Switzerland. The last Einstein event took place on September 17, 2019, with more than 200 participating students, the majority of whom are interested in studying in Switzerland.
Education fair is one effective way to increase the visibility of Swiss universities in China. In the past years, Swissnex had an appearance at a variety of education fairs, including the European Education Fair, China Education Expo and Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference and Education.
Formerly known as the Swiss Day, Einstein Day is another gateway for Chinese university students to learn more about the benefits of studying in Switzerland. Taking place at top-tier universities in China, the Einstein Day usually consists of a variety of activities, such as information booths on study opportunities in Switzerland, introductions on the country’s Education, Research and Innovation (ERI) system, presentations by representatives of Swiss universities, sharing of experience from Swiss alumni, and other fun activities such as paper plane throwing contest, knowledge quiz and so on.