Author: Jing

Academic Internship in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Starting           February 1, 2020 until July 31, 2020 / 6 months

Workload           100%

Located in          swissnex China, Shanghai

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in education, research and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talent. We operate on a non-profit, public-private partnership model, working closely with our extensive network of partners comprising of universities, research labs, innovators, startups, corporations and international organizations on fostering collaboration and ground-breaking innovation.

We are looking for a bright, self-driven and ambitious Junior Project Manager with exceptional organizational and communication skills for the planning, promotion and realization of innovation and entrepreneurship related activities and events. Acting as a connector between people and ideas, you will prepare, develop, execute and post-process events in the exciting world of startups, innovation and technology. Working as Junior Project Manager for swissnex China will allow you to take a deep dive into emerging trends while gaining real-world experience at an official representation of Switzerland in one of the most dynamic regions of the world. As Junior Project Manager, you are able to work across disciplines, happy to embrace and lead change, and ready to help us bring swissnex China’s outreach to the next level. Our international, super friendly and supportive team will be there to help guide you on this extraordinary journey.

 

Responsibilities

  • Project Management: Main project: #SwissTech Pavilion at CES ASIA 2020 – Active support with the organization of startup, innovation and technology related activities and events, including project planning, fundraising and logistics. Assist with the design and implementation of in-house and external startup and entrepreneurship projects, events, delegation visits, conferences, workshops and fairs. Project reporting and catchy storytelling for blogs, social media etc.
  • Communications: Create project related and general promotional online and offline content. Actively contribute to social media presence.
  • Research and Trend Scouting: Conduct research on specific topics which are of relevance to startups and/or innovation mandates. Identify new trends and developments in the fields of innovation and technology. Prepare and hold presentations introducing the Sino-Swiss innovative landscape to visiting delegations.
  • ‘Connecting the dots’ & Networking: Cultivate and develop network with partners and stakeholders from the Sino-Swiss startup, innovation and technology scene. Attend relevant events, conferences and meetings in China.
  • Assist the team with the organization of special events, science diplomacy projects and high-profile delegation visits.
  • Other administrative and support duties such as organization of weekly staff meeting as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Swiss (with official residence in Switzerland) or Chinese citizenship
  • Bachelor and master’s students and graduates (start of internship within 1 year after graduation), preferably from a Swiss university or university of applied sciences
  • Prior experience in event organization and/or project management in a similar field preferred
  • Strong interest in startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem as well as in science, technology and innovation
  • Enthusiasm for swissnex’s mission: furthering and promoting Swiss excellence in education, research and innovation
  • Strong competency in conducting research and writing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; avid networker and enthusiastic presenter
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team
  • Proactive, reliable, organized, flexible and creative
  • Serious attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as knowledge of international social media landscape
  • Excellent written and oral command of English; fluency in one Swiss National language (German, French, Italian or Romansh); knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin) highly preferred

 

General Conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract.
  • Please note that costs for accommodation and traveling as well as expenses related to visa and working/residence permit are to be borne by the candidate and will not be covered or reimbursed by the employer.

 

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

Send your full application to this LINK until December 1, 2019!

 

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 in due time. No phone call inquiries please.

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

Internship in Academic Relations at swissnex China in Shanghai

Start                        January 1, 2020 until June 30, 2020 / 6 months      

Workload                 100%

Location                   swissnex China, Shanghai

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in education, research and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talent. We operate on a non-profit, public-private partnership model, working closely with our extensive network of partners comprising of universities, research labs, innovators, startups, corporations and international organizations on fostering collaboration and ground-breaking innovation.

We are looking for a bright, self-driven and ambitious Junior Project Manager with exceptional communications and organizational skills to promote swissnex China’s many projects and activities in the field of Academic Relations. Acting as a connector between people, projects and ideas, you will support swissnex China to initiate and foster knowledge exchange and long-lasting partnerships between Swiss and Chinese higher educational institutions. As Junior Project Manager, you are able to work across disciplines, happy to embrace and lead change, and ready to help us bring swissnex’s outreach to the next level. You will be joining a dynamic and supportive team working in an international, creative and collaborative environment at our Shanghai office.

 

Responsibilities

  • Academic Relations: Establish and cultivate close relationship with stakeholders from Swiss and Chinese higher educational institutions. Facilitate collaborations and exchanges for students, researchers and professors. Support visiting delegations, professors, administrators, sabbaticals and students.
  • Project Management: Organize and coordinate delegation visits, events, workshops, presentations and conferences.
  • Research: Conduct research on Chinese higher education and innovation. Closely follow current trends in the academic field. Prepare and hold presentations introducing Swiss higher education system and other hot topics to students.
  • Communications & Networking: Represent Swiss universities as ambassador at student fairs, educational conferences and respond to queries and requests relating to the educational field. Support, strengthen and expand the Swiss Alumni network in China.

 

Requirements

  • Swiss (with official residence in Switzerland) or Chinese citizenship
  • Bachelor and master’s students and graduates (start of internship within 1 year after graduation), preferably from a Swiss university or university of applied sciences
  • Knowledge of the higher education environment in Switzerland and China preferred
  • Prior experience in event organization and/or project management in a similar field preferred
  • Strong competency in research and writing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; avid networker and enthusiastic presenter
  • Proactive, reliable, independent, organized, service-oriented, team player
  • Enthusiasm for swissnex China’s mission as well as strong interest in science and technology
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as knowledge of international social media landscape
  • Excellent written and oral command of English; intermediate level in Mandarin and knowledge of a Swiss National language (German, French, Italian or Romansh) highly preferred

 

General Conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract.
  • Please note that costs for accommodation and traveling as well as expenses related to visa and working/residence permit are to be borne by the candidate and will not be covered or reimbursed by the employer.

 

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

Send your full application to this LINK (closing date for applications: Nov 10, 2019).

 

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 in due time. No phone call inquiries please.

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

Two Swiss Scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics

Two Swiss Scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics

 

On October 8, 2019, Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, together with Canadian-American James Peebles for their groundbreaking work on cosmology and exoplanet.

09.10.2019 – At the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm on Tuesday, Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz from the University of Geneva have been jointly awarded the US$ 910,000 prize with Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles, Princeton University. “This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics rewards new understanding of the universe’s structure and history, and the first discovery of a planet orbiting a solar-type star outside our solar system,” according to the Nobel committee, “the discoveries have forever changed our conceptions of the world.”

 


 

“Simply extraordinary”

Astrophysicist Michel Mayor, 77, and astronomer Didier Queloz, 53, both of the University of Geneva, were honored for their discovery of the first exoplanet — a planet outside our solar system that orbits a sun-like star. Back in October 1995, they sparked a revolution in the search for life elsewhere in the universe when they discovered 51 Pegasi B, a gaseous ball comparable with Jupiter at time when, “no one knew whether exoplanets existed or not.”

Mayor and Queloz were able to find the exoplanet using a sophisticated technique known as Doppler spectroscopy, which measures the tiny wobble of a star that occurs as the star-planet pair move around a common center of gravity. This wobbling movement alternately blueshifts and redshifts the light from the star.

“This discovery is the most exciting of our entire career, and to be awarded a Nobel Prize is simply extraordinary,” Mayor and Queloz in a statement on Tuesday. “Maybe we can discover some form of life, we don’t know what kind of form.” Scientists have now identified more than 4,000 exoplanets, which are deemed by scientists have good conditions for life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Didier Queloz and Michel Mayor, the new Swiss Nobels laureates pictured in 2005.

(Keystone / Laurent Gillieron)

 

Swiss Excellence in Education and Innovation

The Nobel Prize in Physics is widely regarded as the world’s most prestigious award and is often a strong indicator of outstanding research on a national level.

Switzerland, renowned for its research, occupies a top position on the Nobel Prize charts with 28 Nobel Prizes (21 Scientific) awarded since 1901. The small alpine country boasts 32.77 Nobel laureates per 10 million inhabitants, dwarfing the United States’ 11.48 and the European Union’s average of 9.44. Among these Swiss scientists was Albert Einstein, who received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to theoretical physics.

Switzerland is able to consistently hold leading positions in international education, research and innovation indicators thanks to its world-class higher education and research institutions, supported by a robust economy and favorable governmental policies.

Soirée des alumni suisses romands en Chine

Date: Mardi 8 octobre 2019

Programme:

18h – 18h15 Apéritif de bienvenue
18h15 – 19h Intervention de Mme Estelle Niklès van Osselt
À partir de 19h Buffet gastronomique chinois

Lieu: L’Institut Confucius de l’Université de Genève, 266 route de Lausanne

Le mardi 8 octobre 2019, la Section romande de la Société Suisse-Chine, avec le soutien de l’Institut Confucius de l’Université de Genève et de swissnex China, ainsi que la collaboration du Département d’études est-asiatiques, l’association Alumni UNIGE, et le Réseau ALUMNIL de l’Université de Lausanne, organisent une soirée des alumni suisses romands en Chine.

Cet événement a pour objectif de célébrer les échanges académiques entre la Suisse et la Chine. A cette occasion, toutes les personnes ayant effectué un séjour d’études en Chine sont invitées à partager leur expérience et leurs souvenirs autour d’un buffet gastronomique.

Nous aurons l’occasion d’écouter Mme Estelle Niklès van Osselt, docteur ès lettres, sinologue, historienne d’art spécialiste des arts de l’Extrême-Orient, conservatrice à la fondation Baur de Genève qui nous parlera de ses études d’art et d’archéologie en Chine.

L’Institut Confucius de l’Université de Genève est situé à Chambésy, au 266 route de Lausanne. La magnifique villa Rive-Belle, bâtisse du 19ème siècle qui abrite cette structure depuis 2011, fait face au lac Léman et sera le lieu de cette rencontre.

Si vous désirez participer à cette soirée, merci de vous inscrire avant le 29 septembre 2019 à l’adresse: ic@nullunige.ch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apply for the Sino-Swiss Business Awards to become the 2019 Most Innovative Startup

swissnex China is partnering up with SwissCham for this year’s Sino-Swiss Business Awards (SSBA). We are proud to be supporting swissnex Innovative Start-up / Entrepreneur Award entirely dedicated to Innovation and startups, putting Switzerland’s world-leading innovation on the main stage.

The awards are open to organizations and individuals related to the Sino-Swiss landscape, and the winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on November 1st, 2019 at the Four Seasons Beijing.

Here is what it takes to apply:

swissnex Innovative Start-up / Entrepreneur Award

Open to Swiss or Chinese startups and entrepreneurs, this award will recognize milestones in innovation and Sino-Swiss cooperation in the field of new business ideas.
Complete this form and apply by Sunday, Sep 15 by sending it to daniela.reinau@nullbei.swisscham.org!

Want to learn more about the event and the nomination procedure?
This way >> SSBA Website

Academic Internship in Science Outreach & Diplomacy

Starting          November 18, 2019 until May 17, 2020 / 6 months   

Workload           100%

Located in          swissnex China, Shanghai

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in education, research and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talent. We operate on a non-profit, public-private partnership model, working closely with our extensive network of partners comprising of universities, research labs, innovators, startups, corporations and international organizations on fostering collaboration and ground-breaking innovation.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated Science Outreach & Diplomacy Intern who is passionate about advancing scientific outreach and communicating the importance and impact of science to society. As Junior Project Manager, you will work closely with the CEO and the Communications team to compile and publish our science newsletters informing on the most exciting scientific developments, emerging trends and collaborative opportunities in Switzerland and China. By finding and publicizing the most newsworthy scientific papers coming out of both countries, you will gain real-world experience working as a public information officer at an official representation of Switzerland in one of the fastest-changing regions of the world. Additionally, you will be tasked with supporting the CEO with the coordination of science diplomacy projects and high-profile delegation visits. In this role you will not only be afforded the opportunity to take part in the planning and execution of exciting projects and events, you will also be able to extend your personal network of contacts and gain practical experience by supporting the team in administrative and operational tasks. Our hard-working, super friendly and supportive team will be there to help guide you on this extraordinary journey.

 

Responsibilities

  • Research: Identify newsworthy information and trends from university / public outlets and scientific journals for the science newsletters. Serve as a resource and advocate for Swiss-based research, science and innovation.
  • Communications and Outreach: Manage a variety of outreach and communications-related tasks, including but not limited to overseeing the science newsletters, social media support and collating science and technology-related news articles for both internal and external audiences. Draft a variety of written material including news releases, articles, newsletters, blog posts and correspondence.
  • Project Coordination: Assist in managing and scheduling science diplomacy projects and delegation visits.
  • ‘Connecting the dots’ & Networking: Act as a connector between people and ideas. Get connected with scientists and researchers and look for synergies. Attend relevant events, conferences and meetings in China. Cultivate existing relations with partners and stakeholders and develop new contacts and networks in China.
  • Assist the team with the organization and implementation of special events and high-profile delegation visits.
  • Other administrative and support duties such as organization of weekly staff meeting as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN / CH citizenship only)
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (not older than 1 year), preferably from a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • Experience in or strong understanding of the fields of science, technology and innovation
  • Strong competency in conducting research and excellent writing skills
  • Enthusiasm for swissnex’s mission: furthering and promoting Swiss excellence in education, research and innovation
  • Prior experience in event organization and/or project management in a similar field welcome
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work autonomously as well as in a team
  • Problem-solving skills with the self-motivation to make things happen with a positive outlook
  • Fast-thinking, proactive, organized, reliable, flexible and creative
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; knowledge of international and, preferably, local social media
  • Excellent command of English and at least one Swiss national language (German, French, Italian or Romansh); knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin) highly welcome

 

General Conditions

  • The internship is subject to the Swiss law
  • 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 September 1, 2019!

 

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV/résumé
  • Copies of university diplomas including transcript of records, letters of reference, work certificates

 

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. No phone call inquiries please.

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

Academic Internship in Energy Innovation Project Management at swissnex China in Shanghai

Starting          October 1, 2019 until April 30, 2020 / 7 months

Workload           100%

Located in          swissnex China, Shanghai

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in education, research and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talent. We operate on a non-profit, public-private partnership model, working closely with our extensive network of partners comprising of universities, research labs, innovators, startups, corporations and international organizations on fostering collaboration and ground-breaking innovation.

 

We are looking for a bright, self-driven and ambitious Junior Project Manager for Energy Innovation Project who is passionate about advancing key technological areas and foster collaboration in Energy Innovation between Switzerland and China. You will be responsible for organizing the Sino-Swiss Energy Innovation Forum in March 2020, a 4-day collaborative networking forum where attendees can exchange ideas and explore energy innovations, strategies, market developments and policies. The forum will provide inspiring panels, discussions, field trips, and interactive presentations from industry, authorities, research and start-ups.

 

Working closely with the CEO, swissnex China team and top-level Swiss and Chinese stakeholders, you will prepare, design, execute and post-process the event, while seeking opportunities to add value. This also allows you to take a deep dive into emerging trends, seek collaborative opportunities for Switzerland on a global scale while gaining real-world experience working as Junior Project Manager in Energy Innovation at an official representation of Switzerland in one of the fastest-changing regions of the world. Additionally, you will be tasked with supporting the team with the coordination of science diplomacy projects and high-profile delegation visits. In this role you will not only be afforded the opportunity to take part in the planning and execution of exciting projects and events but will also be able to extend your personal network of contacts and gain practical experience by supporting the team in administrative and operational tasks. Our hard-working, super friendly and supportive team will be there to help guide you on this extraordinary journey.

 

Responsibilities

  • Project Management: Setting up a high-profile Energy Innovation forum event in China, responsibilities include project planning, fundraising and logistics.
  • Research and Trend Scouting: Conduct research on specific topics in the energy innovation field, possess a readiness to build up knowledge, take a dive deep into emerging trends, and seek collaborative opportunities for Switzerland on global scale. Identify new trends and developments in the fields of innovation and technology. Prepare and hold presentations introducing the Sino-Swiss innovative landscape to visiting delegations.
  • Communications: Catchy storytelling for blogs, social media etc. Actively contribute to social media presence.
  • Networking & ‘Adding Value’: Serve as a resource and advocate for Swiss-based developments in energy innovation. Cultivate and develop network with partners and stakeholders from the Sino-Swiss startup, innovation and technology scene. Attend relevant events, conferences and meetings in China.
  • Assist the team with the organization of special events, science diplomacy projects and high-profile delegation visits.
  • Other administrative and support duties such as organization of weekly staff meeting as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN/CH citizenship only)
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (not older than 1 year), preferably from a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • Strong knowledge of energy innovation ecosystem in Switzerland and China as well as interest in science, technology and innovation
  • Prior experience in event organization and/or project management in a similar field preferred
  • Enthusiasm for swissnex’s mission: furthering and promoting Swiss excellence in education, research and innovation
  • Strong competency in conducting research and writing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; avid networker and enthusiastic presenter
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team
  • Proactive, reliable, organized, flexible and creative
  • Serious attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as knowledge of international and local social media
  • Excellent written and oral command of English; knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin) highly preferred

 

General Conditions

Please note that expenses for accommodation, traveling, visa and residence/working permit are not 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 August 10, 2019!

 

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. No phone call inquiries please.

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

 

Academic Internship in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Starting             September 1, 2019 until February 29, 2020 / 6 months

Workload           100%

Located in          swissnex China, Shanghai

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in education, research and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talent. We operate on a non-profit, public-private partnership model, working closely with our extensive network of partners comprising of universities, research labs, innovators, startups, corporations and international organizations on fostering collaboration and ground-breaking innovation.

We are looking for a bright, self-driven and ambitious Junior Project Manager with exceptional organizational and communication skills for the planning, promotion and realization of innovation and entrepreneurship related activities and events. Acting as a connector between people and ideas, you will prepare, develop, execute and post-process events in the exciting world of startups, innovation and technology. Working as Junior Project Manager for swissnex China will allow you to take a deep dive into emerging trends while gaining real-world experience at an official representation of Switzerland in one of the most dynamic regions of the world. As Junior Project Manager, you are able to work across disciplines, happy to embrace and lead change, and ready to help us bring swissnex China’s outreach to the next level. Our international, super friendly and supportive team will be there to help guide you on this extraordinary journey.

Responsibilities

  • Project Management: Active support with the organization of startup, innovation and technology related activities and events, including project planning, fundraising and logistics. Assist with the design and implementation of in-house and external startup and entrepreneurship projects, events, delegation visits, conferences, workshops and fairs. Project reporting and catchy storytelling for blogs, social media etc.
  • Research and Trend Scouting: Conduct research on specific topics which are of relevance to startups and/or innovation mandates. Identify new trends and developments in the fields of innovation and technology. Prepare and hold presentations introducing the Sino-Swiss innovative landscape to visiting delegations.
  • Communications: Create promotional online and offline material. Actively contribute to social media presence.
  • ‘Connecting the dots’ & Networking: Cultivate and develop network with partners and stakeholders from the Sino-Swiss startup, innovation and technology scene. Attend relevant events, conferences and meetings in China.
  • Assist the team with the organization of special events, science diplomacy projects and high-profile delegation visits.
  • Other administrative and support duties such as organization of weekly staff meeting as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN/CH citizenship only)
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (not older than 1 year), preferably from a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • Prior experience in event organization and/or project management in a similar field preferred
  • Strong interest in startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem as well as in science, technology and innovation
  • Enthusiasm for swissnex’s mission: furthering and promoting Swiss excellence in education, research and innovation
  • Strong competency in conducting research and writing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; avid networker and enthusiastic presenter
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team
  • Proactive, reliable, organized, flexible and creative
  • Serious attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as knowledge of international and local social media
  • Fluency in one Swiss National language (German, French, Italian or Romansh); excellent written and oral command of English; knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin) highly preferred

General Conditions

Please note that expenses for accommodation, traveling, visa and residence/working permit are not 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 June 30, 2019!

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. No phone call inquiries please.

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