Month: November 2017

Internship PR and Events at swissnex China in Shanghai

Starting        March 1, 2018 until August 31, 2018 / 6 months                                                         

Workload      100%

Located in    22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

swissnex China is the Swiss science and technology outpost in China. Our mission is to promote Swiss excellence in science, education and innovation. Our activities are built around a public/private partnership model with a group of leading partners such as Swiss Universities, and global organizations promoting innovation or education actively.

This internship offers you the following:  

  • Gain work experience in a highly dynamic environment, in an extremely lively region of this world
  • Connect with local startup scene and economic institutions in China and Switzerland
  • Develop networking and project management skills and extend your personal network

Your daily schedule will include interesting tasks such as event conception, planning and realization given the needs of ongoing activities and projects. You support the team by applying your proven event management and organization skills. In addition you help out with visiting delegations. You work closely together with the project leaders and actively contribute content in order to promote swissnex’ activities and events, such as during the 10th anniversary of swissnex China.

Requirements:

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN/CH citizenship only)
  • You study in a Swiss or Chinese University (or University of Applied Sciences) and your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is not older than 1 year at the beginning of the internship
  • You have gained experience in a similar environment in event organization and management
  • Your excellent skills in storytelling and writing allow you to create attractive blogs and postings for our community in China and abroad
  • Curiosity and interest in international and global affairs, emphasizing on China
  • Superior written and oral English language skills; bilingual in Chinese is a plus
  • Team-minded and cooperative, reliable, innovative and self-driven proactive attitude

General conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to this LINK until December 31, 2017!!

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, University diplomas, and Transcript of Records, as well as work certificates

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline.

More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

Internship in Science at swissnex China in Shanghai

Starting       March 1, 2018 until August 31, 2018 / 6 months                                                         

Workload      100%

Located in    22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

swissnex China is the Swiss science and technology outpost in China. Our mission is to promote Swiss excellence in science, education and innovation. Our activities are built around a public/private partnership model with a group of leading partners such as Swiss Universities, and global organizations promoting innovation or education actively.

This internship offers you the following:  

  • Gain work experience in a highly dynamic environment, in an extremely lively region of this world
  • Connect with scientific, political, and economic institutions in China and Switzerland
  • Develop networking and project management skills and extend your personal network

You would work in close collaboration with the CEO of swissnex China. Your main task would be intelligence work such writing the bi-monthly science newsletters on Switzerland and potentially on Shanghai. Furthermore you would be assisting the CEO in project management on swissnex science diplomacy projects, and numerous delegation visits. You would also be involved in common events of swissnex China, and work on administrative and operational tasks.

Requirements:

  • You study in a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • Your degree (Master) is not older than one year at the beginning of the internship
  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN/CH citizenship only)
  • Excellent writing skills, reliable and independent work style
  • Superior written and oral English language skills; further languages (especially Chinese) are a plus
  • Team-minded, cooperative and self-driven, proactive attitude
  • Curiosity and interest in international and global affairs, emphasizing on China

General conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to this LINK until December 31, 2017!!

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, University diplomas, and Transcript of Records, as well as work certificates

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

 

Internship Innovation and Entrepreneurship at swissnex China in Shanghai

Starting       March 1, 2018 until August 31, 2018 / 6 months                                                         

Workload      100%

Located in    22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

swissnex China is the Swiss science and technology outpost in China. Our mission is to promote Swiss excellence in science, education and innovation. Our activities are built around a public/private partnership model with a group of leading partners such as Swiss Universities, and global organizations promoting innovation or education actively.

This internship offers you the following:  

  • Gain work experience in a highly dynamic environment, in an extremely lively region of this world
  • Connect with local startup scene and economic institutions in China and Switzerland
  • Develop networking and project management skills and extend your personal network

Your daily schedule will furthermore include interesting tasks such as active research on the local startup scene for visiting Swiss startups (CTI China Entry Camp / Venture Leaders China Tour), support of the organization of visiting delegations and events, reporting and storytelling on the corresponding activities and on latest developments and trends. Bringing in creative ideas and your support to the team are much appreciated.

Requirements:

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN/CH citizenship only)
  • You study in a Swiss or Chinese University (or University of Applied Sciences) and your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is not older than 1 year at the beginning of the internship
  • You have gained experience in a similar working environment
  • Curiosity and interest in international and global affairs, emphasizing on China
  • Special interest about latest tech developments, and knowledge about the startup scene in Switzerland and China are highly preferred
  • Superior written and oral English language skills; further languages (especially Chinese) are a plus
  • Team-minded and cooperative, reliable, innovative and self-driven, proactive mindset

General conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to this LINK until December 31, 2017!!

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, University diplomas, and Transcript of Records, as well as work certificates

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

Internship Academic Relations at swissnex China in Shanghai

Starting       March 1, 2018 until August 31, 2018 / 6 months                                                         

Workload      80%-100% (Full time highly preferred)

Located in    22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

swissnex China is the Swiss science and technology outpost in China. Our mission is to promote Swiss excellence in science, education (and innovation). Our activities are built around a public/private partnership model with a group of leading partners such as Swiss Universities, and global organizations promoting innovation or education actively.

This internship offers you the following:  

  • Gain work experience in a highly dynamic environment, in an extremely lively region of this world
  • Connect with educational, scientific, political, and economic institutions in China and Switzerland
  • Develop networking and project management skills and extend your personal network

Furthermore your daily schedule includes interesting tasks such as to conduct various research on projects on Chinese higher education and innovation, coordination of delegation visits and events, closely communication with Swiss and Chinese higher educational institutions including universities, researchers and individuals. Bringing in creative ideas and your support to the team are much appreciated.

Requirements:

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder
  • You study Economics, International Relations, Public Administration, Translation or Interpretation in either a Swiss University or Chinese University
  • Your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is not older than 1 year at the beginning of the internship
  • You have gained experience in a similar working environment
  • Great expertise in researches, reports and events organization
  • Excellent writing skills, and knowledge of the Chinese social media landscape
  • Superior written and oral English language skills; bilingual in Chinese preferred
  • Team-minded, cooperative, reliable and self-driven, proactive attitude
  • Curiosity and interest in international and global affairs, emphasizing on China

General conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to this LINK until December 31, 2017!!

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, University diplomas, and Transcript of Records, as well as work certificates

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

Operations Manager

Starting       January 1, 2018, or according to availability                                                              

Workload      50 – 100%

Located in    22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 Xianxia Road, Shanghai, China

swissnex China is the Swiss science consulate for China. Our mission is to promote Switzerland’s excellence in science, education and innovation. Our activities are built around a public/private partnership model with a group of leading partners such as Swiss universities, research institutes, and global organizations promoting innovation or education actively.

We are looking for a service oriented and dedicated colleague who will run operations with a pragmatic approach, and good social competence and understanding about working in an international dynamic environment. You like to have things organized, and you have a strong readiness for support.

The tasks typically include:

  • Project controlling: Manage project, mandate and agreement overview, control and collect project inquiries (incl. budget and monthly reports, on request) such as activities/events/delegations and annual planning.
  • Accounting: Accounting skills; oversea project requests/budgeting along guidelines; data collection; pro-active improvements
  • HR: job descriptions, regulations etc. (admin), vacation and overtime balance for staff/interns (overview, treat request)
  • Liaison: Liaise with other local partnering institutions (Consulate General, Swiss Cham, etc.), organization of lectures and events, and administrative works, support team.

Requirements:

  • Swiss passport holder (CH citizenship only)
  • You completed your Master studies in a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • Proven working experience in project and event management; pro-active; result-oriented
  • Excellent conversation skills (oral/written) in English, and one national language
  • Language skills in Chinese are a plus
  • Experience in accounting and controlling, and monitoring
  • Diligence and operational readiness

As proactive team player you support your colleagues whenever you can. You work in a collaborative way and appreciate diversity in a team. A high level of flexibility and great “people skills” would be beneficial.

We offer a work place which allows you grow your professional skills and interest, and gain experience in a multicultural and fast-paced environment. Benefits include remuneration according to given environmental conditions, and a mix of Swiss/Chinese official holidays, and a generous amount of vacation days.

Please note: the conditions of employment are local – no diplomatic status or benefits!

Your application must include the following documents (in PDF format):

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Letters of reference (work certificate from previous work experience)
  • University diplomas, Language test certificates

If you don’t submit all documents requested properly, your application will not be further processed.

Apply until December 1, 2017 / (DL 8:00pm Shanghai time) or earlier to this LINK

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline, and share further information during the recruitment process.

What is the recipe of University of St.Gallen to make its continuous success?

The University of St.Gallen (HSG) was founded as a business academy in 1898 and is nowadays a School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs. The practice-oriented approach and integrative view have characterized the education we offer since those early days.

In 2001, we introduced Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses across the board and fundamentally reformed the education we offer. Since then, we no longer focus just on professional training but also on character building. At our university, you can complete studies at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. level. The close integration of studies, further education and research is important to us.

Furthermore we have close to 200 international partner universities. Our students have the option to gain a double degree in cooperation with other universities or to spend an exchange term abroad.

Our close link to top corporates, but also our entrepreneurship center with a founders’ garage and incubator allows us not only to enrich the students experience but also to provide high-class career services and services for students engaged in startups. And our more than 30 research institutes provide an inspiring ecosystem for frontend research.

This is just a few reasons why we are in the fortunate position to be one of Europe’s leading business universities for education and research. Rankings, such as the Financial Times ranking, help to underline this position.

What mega-trends are you currently working on at the forefront?

“Strengthening strengths” is the motto of the University of St.Gallen when it comes to being perceived as one of Europe’s leading business universities in the future, too, and to advance to a top position in global research in selected fields. Therefore we launched in 2014 a Global Center for Customer Insight, which tries to understand purchasing decicisions and purchase behavior. And we founded a Global Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, which wants to cover the entire corporate cycle from start-up to business model development and innovation and corporate succession and corporate exit.

In order to meet the challenge oft he digitalization, the HSG is pursuing a strategy in several steps. In a pilot project, the certificate programme in Data Science Fundamentals for an initial 60 undergraduates has been launched in autumn 2017. From 2018/2019 onwards, four new chairs in the field of information science will secure complementary methodological competence (software, algorithms, databases, artificial intelligences) in research, as well as teaching capacities. From 2019, a new chair of Technology Studies will be established to deal with the social and cultural questions and consequences of digital change. In addition, we are considering to establish a major that combines IT with business. In its maximum configuration, the programme would extend to approx. 100 undergraduates and about 50 students at the Master’s Level. The establishment of a major with an additional four or five chairs will have to be assessed by politicians. If they should grant funds for the purpose, this might result in a separate School in the long term.

Currently, we are also working on a Joint Medical Master with the University of Zurich. The Bachelor’s programme started this autumn in Zurich and in 2020 40 students are expected to begin their Master’s programme in Medicine in St.Gallen. This would give us also access to the fields of life sciences and the growing healthcare market. Whether the new Master’s programme can be offered in St.Gallen will be decided by St.Gallen’s voting population in 2018.

Your university is very active in China with close collaborations in the academic world and vivid student exchanges. What are the highlights and how did this collaboration change the perception of China at the University of St.Gallen? How is University of St.Gallen perceived in China?

The University of St.Gallen since decades offers an intensive student exchange programme with top universities in China like Fudan, CEIBS, Bejing University or Tshingua. In addition, together with Tsinghua we are members of CEMS, a global network of leading business schools, that offers the CEMS MIM as a joint degree. There are various forms of cooperations also in the field of executive education. The university also has regular students from China. This year we had over 80.

Chinese students appreciate our links to the industry, the relevance of our courses and programmes and the research foundation of our teaching. But they also like the active student life and not to forget the beautiful environment of St.Gallen with its mountains and lakes as well as its location less than one hour from Zurich and two hours from Munich.

What is the reason for your current visit to Shanghai?

I had the honor to chair the peer review team for the EQUIS reaccreditation of the school of management of the Fudan University.

Do you have a message for the students in China?

It is impressive to see the speed of progress and change in China. Also how easy it has become to connect and to do business. I encourage all students to take advantage of this inspiring business climate and to learn about and in China.