Memorandum of Understanding & Student Exchange Agreement Signed with The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Prof. Philippe Burrin, Director of The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (The Graduate Institute, Geneva) visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen) on 6th March 2018.
During the visit, Prof. Yangsheng Xu, President of CUHK-Shenzhen received the guest and expressed his warmest welcome. A Memorandum of Understanding and a Student Exchange Agreement were signed by Prof. Xu and Prof. Burrin. Prof. Jesús Seade, Associate Vice President for Global Affairs, Prof. Michael Ferguson, Executive Associate Dean, School of Management and Economics, Dr. Wengao Gong, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, School of Humanities and Social Science attended the Signing Ceremony as the witnesses.
In the afternoon, a lecture about The Graduate Institute, Geneva and the Student Exchange Programme given by Prof. Burrin was successfully held. Prof. Burrin introduced GI’s schooling philosophy, strong subjects and details of the Student Exchange Programme. Students showed great interests and asked various questions. Prof. Burrin answered each student’s question accordingly with details and encouragement.
In addition, a meeting was held between GI and CUHK-Shenzhen to further discuss and explore other potential collaborations including 3+1+1 arrangement, Co-supervised Postdoctoral Fellowship and Staff Sharing Programme.
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