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International Experience is Central to our Mission

Switzerland benefits from a strong internationally focussed economy. Swiss exports of goods and services represented 63.15 % of GDP in 2020 according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, a figure significantly higher than our main neighbours Germany, France and Italy. Internationalisation is central to the Swiss economy and central to our purpose in…

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Planning for All Contingencies – Ensuring The International Student Projects Achieve Their Goals In 2021

If the first half of 2020 was a period of rapid reaction and response, the second half has been about planning for the future. The International Student Projects are working on their plans for 2020/21 and including contingency planning in case the current pandemic has not passed. In early 2020, the projects were confronted with radically…

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The UBS Experience in Hong Kong

Written by Philippe Muff It was the last company visit of this year’s Insight China iteration. However, the information we received conveyed a tremendous amount of economic and developmental background knowledge to the members, mostly pertaining to the current topic “40 Years Opening and Reform”. After being cordially welcomed by Mr. Dominic Schnider, introductory words…

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ChemChina

Written by Changeetha Chandresegaran For the first time since establishing the International Student Project Insight China, the delegation had the chance to visit the company ChemChina at their headquarters in Beijing. ChemChina is a state-owned enterprise established by reorganizing the subsidiary companies under the former Ministry of the Chemical Industry, People’s Republic of China. ChemChina…

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Learning about Sustainability at the Universities in the US and Canada

Written by Barbara Matic In line with the topic “From Waste to Wealth” did the connectUS delegation not only visit companies at their On-Site study trip but also did the project explore the environmental challenges universities are facing in the corresponding countries. In the United States connectUS was learning about the sustainability goals of the…

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Meet Panalpina & Google – Two Giants In Logistics & Technology!

Written by My Linh Nguyen Having an over-120-year history, Panalpina is one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain focusing on Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Logistics and Manufacturing, and Energy and Project Solutions. With more than 500 offices in around 70 countries, Panalpina is organized into four regions and the headquarter resides in Basel,…

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