by swisscham in Bilateral Relations
The Chinese education system, as many elements of the Chinese model, is undergoing significant reforms. The government aims to reduce bureaucracy and give more decision power to the universities. Several plans are set to improve the quality of education in Chinese universities. On the other hand, foreign universities have a strong interest to establish academic cooperation with their Chinese counterparts. Switzerland also signed a number of Memorandums of Understanding in this regard, although there isn’t a Swiss campus in China for the time being. However, New Huadu Business School, launched in 2010 with the support of a wealthy Chinese businessman and the Chinese authorities, chose Zurich as its first campus abroad. This is a landmark for the Chinese academic landscape and also an excellent news for Switzerland.