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Switzerland - China: Knowledge transfer for students and businesses

For over 25 years the School of Business FHNW has fostered intensive exchange with businesses in a wide range of sectors, with renowned universities and with public authorities in China. We foster this cooperation to promote knowledge exchange and business relationships between Switzerland and China. In this way we improve the career opportunities of our students and the potential success of Swiss businesses in the Chinese market.

Our long relationship with China was recognised by the bestowal of the Friendship Award, the highest honour awarded to foreigners in China, on Prof. Peter Abplanalp in 2006 and on Prof. Dr. Ruedi Nützi in 2014.

Insight China

International student project organised by students for students.

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China für KMU (German)

Die chinesische Wirtschaft kennen lernen, sich auf den Markteintritt vorbereiten, den Schritt nach China wagen.

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Swiss SME Research Center China

Knowledge transfer and cooperation between universities and industry in Switzerland and China.

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China Center

Through management programs for Chinese officials and executives we build China expertise.

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China for students

Insight China is a prestigious project launch in 2001 at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and offers ambitious students the opportunity to gain insights into China’s economic, social and and cultural diversity. By promoting exchange between professionals and students, both sides benefit from each other through the combination of theory and practical experience. The aim is the transfer of knowledge between the delegation of students and the companies that are involved in the project to create and strengthen the foundation of doing business in China.

China for businesses

The Swiss SME Research Center SSRCC and the China Center promote information and technology transfer and bring together research and industry partners from Switzerland and China for the purposes of cooperation and innovation. The SSRCC offers Swiss businesses, in particular SMEs, the opportunity to gain market knowledge in China and offers Chinese businesses the same opportunity in Switzerland. The China Center educates Chinese leaders from the fields of politics and business. Both help Swiss businesses to get to know the Chinese economy, to prepare for market entry and to implement their move to China.  
Under the heading “China for SMEs” you will find a range of ways to get to know China and the Chinese economy as well as contact details (german).

Contact Swiss SME Research Center China

Prof. Michael Jeive Head Swiss SME Research Center China Telephone : +41 62 957 23 08 E-Mail :

Contact China Center

Dr. Yufan Jiang Head China Center Telephone : +41 62 957 23 12 E-Mail :

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