Agreement Signed between Tsinghua and the University of Geneva

Agreement Signed between Tsinghua and the University of Geneva

The President of the University of Geneva, Professor Yves Flückiger met with the President of Tsinghua University, Professor Qiu Yong.  Following a cordial meeting in gongziting, the two presidents signed an agreement on behalf of the two universities, designed to further strengthen cooperation and exchange in education and scientific research.

Qiu Yong warmly welcomed the visiting professor. “Following our meeting in Davos in January this year, we welcome Prof. Flückiger’s visit to Tsinghua University and the greater level of exchange between  our students and teachers.  Tsinghua University will soon celebrate its 105th anniversary. In the next 100 years, Tsinghua will strive to be more international and place more emphasis on cooperation with international partners. Both teachers and students hope to further promote academic and cultural exchanges and cooperation in various fields between Tsinghua and the University of Geneva going forward,” Qiu said.

"Tsinghua University is a well-known institution of higher learning and an important partner of the University of Geneva. Signing this agreement will further promote our bilateral cooperation," Flückiger said.

Under the agreement, Tsinghua University and the University of Geneva will intensify cooperation, specifically in the areas of the sustainable development goals of the United Nations, student internships, summer schools, joint training, as well as the exchange of teachers and multidisciplinary academic research.

During the visit to Tsinghua, Professor Flückiger also visited the Tsinghua X-Lab, iCenter, Schwarzman College and the School of Life Sciences.

The University of Geneva is a widely-acclaimed public university. The Swiss city of Geneva has more than 100 headquarters of international organisations, including the European headquarters of the United Nations, the International Red Cross, the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization.

(By John Paul Grima)

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