The Erasmus University Rotterdam and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) have extended their collaboration. Part of this collaboration is the exchange of scientists and students and joint research.
This morning, Kristel Baele (chairman of the Executive Board) and prof. dr. Fan Liming (chairman of SUFE) signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two universities. This MoU, which has been extended for the third time, covers joint activities like the exchange of scientists and students, joint research, co-organization of conferences and the exchange of academic material.
Because of the healthy economic connections between Rotterdam and Shanghai, the relationship between the Erasmus University and SUFE has been strong for a long time.
The first MoU with SUFE was signed for the first time in June 2008. Since then, the two universities has seen a strong level of exchange: from Rotterdam for studies and research in Shanghai and from China for teaching and degrees. In 2016 Erasmus University counted 360 Ba and Ma students in initial education with the Chinese nationality.
Different parts of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics have set a strong collaboration with the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). For example: SUFE and RSM started a double degree in 2015.
Last April a delegation of SUFE academics visited the Erasmus University. The delegation discussed, among other things, the possibility of a Double Master degree program in international finance in collaboration with the Erasmus School of Law.
This week, a delegation of the Erasmus University will visit China, together with the mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb. Participants from Erasmus University include dr. Inge Hutter (rector International Institute of Social Studies), prof.dr. Steef van de Velde (dean RSM) and drs. Kees van Rooijen (dean Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies).
The Erasmus University has active contracts with 23 Chinese partner institutions. Internationalisation is an important part of the university’s strategy.
SUFE was established in 1917 and is the first modern higher educational institution in China to focus on economy and management. SUFE counts more than 1.500 scientific staff members and more than 15.000 students. On the topics Accounting & Finance and Economics & Econometrics, the Chinese university has a place in the top 200 of the QS World University Ranking (2016).