[photopress:mba_fudan.jpg,full,alignright]The BI-Fudan MBA Program at Fudan University is a co-operation between the Norwegian School of Management (BI) and Fudan School of Management in Shanghai. The program has been designed to suit Chinese company managers who want to combine education with full-time work. It started in 1995.
Now the Nordic Centre is launching a major project to rebuild a ‘new’ Nordic Centre within Fudan University campus on Handan Road. The project will be funded through sponsorships and will involve Nordic universities, the five Nordic governments and private companies based in China.
The idea is that it will become a showcase for Nordic cooperation in education, Nordic culture, society and design. Partially it will be used for short term, specialized seminars. An example is that being arranged by the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology working with Fudan University Centre for Urban Planning and the Nordic Centre.
This is a three day course for PhD-candidates on ‘Planning for Sustainable Urban Development’ and is running from March 3-7. Attending it will be 18 students from the 5 Nordic Countries, and 18 from China.
Another area of development is among the alumni — the ex-students — of the BI Norwegian School of Management. As it has been operating in China for over ten years it has an impressive number of alumni. They are partly from the BI-Fudan part-time MBA program. But also from the specialist prgram for companies such as Ericsson, Alcatel and UTStarcom. In addition, BI also has a considerable number of Chinese alumni from the Msc and MBA programs run in Norway
Now there is a BI-Fudan Alumni Forum working through the BI Liaison Office in Shanghai creating a forum where both alumni and faculty can exchange knowledge and experience.
Each year the Nordic Centre hosts and co-organizes a number of different activities including workshops, seminars and conferences along with open lectures which are not restricted to alumni.
Source: Nordic Centre