Vice President of University of Basel Visits ECNU



On December 5, a delegation led by Edwin Constable, Vice President of the University of Basel in Switzerland, visited ECNU. The major purpose of this delegation was to sign exchange student contracts and discuss collaboration between faculties, including the School of Advanced International and Area Studies, the School of Life Sciences, and the Department of Philosophy.

Tong Shijun (Center) meets the delegation.

Tong Shijun, Chairman of the University Council, met with the delegation. During the meeting, Tong expressed his expectation to strengthen cooperation between the two universities in teaching, research and cultural exchange, as well as to continue to promote the development of the Confucius Institute co-founded by the two sides.

 Constable and Bei Bing sign contracts on behalf of both sides.

Constable expressed his gratitude for the hospitality of ECNU, saying he believes that exchange between professors of the two universities would enhance collaboration on research projects, as well as foster encourage communication between teachers and students.

Mei Bin, Vice President of ECNU, also met with the delegation. On behalf of both sides, Mei and Constable signed contracts regarding exchange students from ECNU and the University of Basel.

The delegation visit ECNU Press

During the visit to ECNU Press, Constable had a talk with Wang Yan, head of the Press, about the publication and release ceremony of the album, Late Qing Empire in the Eyes of One Swiss. This album, co-edited by the two universities, will be released in Basel, Switzerland in February and in Shanghai, March.

Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is a famous public university in Switzerland. Its Biochemistry faculty ranks top in the world and two of its teachers, Tadeus Reichstein and Werner Arber, won Nobel prizes in 1950 and 1978, respectively.


Written by: Zhao Shuyu


East China Normal University