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

In early 2020, the projects were confronted with radically unexpected developments which required great flexibility and quick decision-making. Ultimately, the projects were not able to travel to their planned destinations and the study tours had to be cancelled at short notice. In the 2020/21, the projects have intensified their risk analysis processes and introduced a…

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COVID-19, the new normal? Will the pandemic change the way we work forever?

Uptake of technologyDuring the pandemic, many of the existing but unused digital communication channels suddenly became indispensable. Video conferencing was even introduced for social internal contacts, which Fent AG refers to as “e-coffee breaks”. Another example of digital transformation can be seen in the offices of EBL, sponsor company for connectUS, who has introduced Smart…

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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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Coopetition in ASEAN

Written by Anita Ferrara This year’s theme of exploreASEAN is called Coopetition in ASEAN, a mixture between competition and cooperation.Coopetition describes that the ten ASEAN countries are cooperating with each other while they are also competing in some aspects, which is crucial for each country’s economical and scientific development. Education, training, HR development, IT, tourism,…

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