The delegation from Shanghai University (SU), China led by Xu Xu, Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, visited University of Oulu on the 7th of December to open Shanghai University Nordic Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base, an office at Tellus Innovation Arena. The planning of the SU office at University of Oulu started when the Oulu Delegation visited Shanghai in March of 2017.
The office will increase Shanghai University visibility on our campus and will help both universities to learn from each other, pursue and deepen active collaboration in the areas of education, research, alumni activities, culture exchange and launching joint activities. In addition to that, Shanghai University Nordic Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base will function as a platform for staff exchange and summer and winter school programs.
- The next step of the cooperation is establishing a similar office for Tellus in Shanghai University. It will be a similar type of coworking space as Tellus Innovation Arena and the plan is to establish it in 2018. The staff exhange starts next year, as well. The project will have funding from the Government of China and the goal is to proceed further with the cooperation between University of Oulu and Shanghai University, summarized Xu Xu, Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The opening ceremony took place at Tellus Innovation Arena on Thursday the 7th of December. The day started with the introduction to Tellus Innovation Arena in English and Chinese followed by an official meeting and discussion of the collaboration. After that, it was time for the official ribbon cutting ceremony accompanied by Chinese snacks. The delegation group and the representatives of Tellus continued their day with lunch in the city center of Oulu.
Last updated: 7.12.2017