Academic Relations

Academic Relations


We connect Swiss and Chinese universities at department, faculty, researcher and student levels; enabling the exchange of ideas and catalyzing collaborations. Through our curated programs, we promote higher education in Switzerland as well as connect Swiss academic institutions with key industry players in China.


Our Mission


Access and attract top researchers in China

Our office is located in the heart of Shanghai. It is in close proximity to top universities such as Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and East China University of Science and Technology. Through its subsidiaries in Beijing and Guangzhou, swissnex China is also well-networked with other world-class universities in China such as Peking University and Tsinghua University. We have cultivated a network of talented and innovative researchers in Shanghai as well as in other parts of China. Let us help you to engage with the best of the Chinese research community.

Grow your university’s visibility in China

We aim to increase our partners’ visibility through press outreach, customized activities and events, and targeted communications campaigns. Whether your objective is growing your reputation within a specific academic community or with the general public, we can work together to achieve it.

Get inspired with a customized “study tour”

Experience a specific industry or network in China or gain access to the Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen innovation and higher education systems at large. We can research and program an agenda tailored to your unique learning objectives.

Our services are customized to each individual partner. To explore how we can help to meet your goals, please contact our Head of Academic Relations, Ms. Libing GU.


Libing GU

Head of Academic Relations


swissnex China officially represents all Swiss Higher Education Institutions in China. We network Swiss and Chinese universities at departmental, faculty, research and student level, facilitate the exchange of ideas and cooperation. Our goal is to support the internationalization efforts of the institutions by providing them with a platform to increase their presence in China. We want to ensure that Swiss institutions have direct access to local universities and can build a reliable network with staff and students. In addition, it is our goal to keep Swiss institutions up to date with the latest news and developments.



Maintaining Contact




“Swissnex is a great platform for exchange of science and technology between Swiss and Chinese universities, research centers and education institutions. We highly anticipated Swissnex for their precious support for organization of such EPFL event at their premise.”
Ren Zhanbing
President at Shanghai SinoSwiss International Trading Co.


“Thank you for introducing Swissnex to Chinese & Swiss students from #HEIG-VD, Sino-Swiss Summer University Network. Great insights into the bridging of Sino-Swiss cultures to foster social and economic innovation.”
Prof. Anna Lupina Wegener
Full Professor at HES-SO


“Thank you Felix and the Swissnex team – looking forward to the next event in this series!”
Allegra Fonda-Bonardi
Chief Officer at DeTao Institute for Green Investment


“Thanks Felix. Looking forward to attend such wonderful event in Beijing in near future…”
Evita Ma
Professional Expert of Cross-border Investment