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Friday, May 10, 2019

CEIBS Uniqueness Highlighted as EU Ambassador to China Visits Shanghai Campus

May 10, 2019. Shanghai – In line with the school’s continued efforts to enhance ties between China and Europe, CEIBS this afternoon welcomed to our Shanghai Campus Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to China Nicolas Chapuis for a special Master Class on the topic of Bringing Europe-China Relationship to a New Level: What are the New Opportunities for EU Businesses in China and Chinese Investments in Europe? The event is part of the on-going CEIBS 25th Anniversary Celebration spanning 5 campuses on 3 continents.

As CEIBS Vice President and Dean Professor Ding Yuan noted in introducing the Ambassador, Mr. Chapuis is a “long-standing supporter and old friend of CEIBS”. Mr. Chapuis is also a highly-respected sinologist, and a noted lover of Chinese history and culture. His Master Class, exclusively for members of the CEIBS community, attracted more than 60 students, alumni, faculty, and staff, led by CEIBS President Professor Li Mingjun. The ambassador’s speech was followed by a Q&A session moderated by Professor Ding.

Co-founded as a joint venture between China and the European Union, CEIBS serves as an important bridge for China-EU collaboration. “In the 25 years since its launch, CEIBS has solidified its reputation as a leading international school,” Mr. Chapuis noted in his prepared text, adding that the success of the school “is our common achievement of which I am very proud.” Responding to a question during the Q&A, he told the audience that, “CEIBS is a unique school in a unique city in a globalised world,” an institution that has emerged in just a quarter-of-a-century as “a treasure” with great promise. He also spoke of the role the school, its students and alumni, can play in fostering EU-China ties in the years ahead.

For details on other upcoming CEIBS Master Class sessions, visit our events page here. For further news and events related to the CEIBS 25th Anniversary Celebration – including the CEIBS Insights 2019 US and Europe Forum series – visit our special CEIBS25 page here.

Michael D. Thede
Charmaine N. Clarke