July 23rd 2020

MCI goes China: Cooperation with dynamic Shenzen Technology University

New MCI agreement with the internationally oriented Shenzen Technology University | Exchange of students and lecturers, joint programs and research activities planned

Successful negotiations in Innsbruck: from left Volker Haldenwang (Dean SZTU Business School), Wei Manske-Wang (MCI), Susanne Lichtmannegger (Head International Office, MCI), Vladan Antonovic (MCI). Photo: MCI
Successful negotiations in Innsbruck: from left Volker Haldenwang (Dean SZTU Business School), Wei Manske-Wang (MCI), Susanne Lichtmannegger (Head International Office, MCI), Vladan Antonovic (MCI). Photo: MCI

A few days ago, the Entrepreneurial School in Innsbruck signed a partnership agreement with the Shenzen Technology University (SZTU) in China as part of an online signing ceremony. According to the agreement, cooperation in the areas of student exchange, exchange of lecturers, joint programmes and research activities is envisaged. More detailed follow-up agreements are to be concluded for these areas.

Shenzenzen Technology University is a new university that enjoys the full support of the Chinese government. This ensures an impressive infrastructure and first-class, internationally experienced scientific staff. There is a wide range of English-language courses and already close cooperation with German universities, among others.

As the name clearly indicates, Shenzen Technology University mainly teaches engineering sciences. However, there is also an ambitious business school under the direction of Holger Haldenwang, the former rector of Regensburg University of Applied Sciences.

An impressive new campus is currently being built for the university in Shenzen. It is scheduled to be opened as early as the end of 2020. Students will benefit from state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure. Shenzen itself is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, already boasting more than 12 million inhabitants. The city itself is privileged due to its status as a special economic zone and attracts many foreign investments. In the south, the city borders on Hong Kong and, together with the former Crown Colony and other neighbouring cities, forms one of the largest megalopolis in the world. Apart from the former colonial cities of Hong Kong and Macau, Shenzen is also the city with the highest per capita income in China.

Andreas Altmann, Rector of the MCI about the new cooperation: "The MCI has over 280 partner universities worldwide and all of them are valuable and in some ways unique. Shenzen Technology University is an important project of the Chinese government; it is particularly exciting and strategically valuable for MCI that we have succeeded in signing an agreement at such an early stage in the history of Shenzen Technology University".

Holger Haldenwang, head of the SZTU Business School, and Wei Manske-Wang, a faculty member at MCI starting in September, made a major contribution to the agreement.

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