New Cooperation between Switzerland and China in Higher Education

by swisscham in Bilateral Relations

From January 13 to January 21, Prof. Dr. Christian Schwarzenegger, dean of the University of Zurich, Institute of Law and his colleague Prof. Dr. Claire Huguenin, delegate for foreign relations, visited both Beijing and Shanghai for signing ceremonies at two of the most renowned law faculties in China. With Renmin University of China in Beijing and East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, two of Chinas most prestigious universities could be gained as potential partners for a new dual Master’s degree in law, allowing students to achieve diploma from both the University of Zurich and the corresponding university in China after a combined two years of studies, one of which will be spent in each country. The Renmin University of China has a distinct focus on humanities and social sciences, hosting many outstanding scholars in law, economics, journalism and other fields. It constantly ranks amongst the top three most selective Chinese universities in social sciences. The delegates were accompanied by Nektarios Palaskas, S&T counselor of the Swiss Embassy in Beijing.

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