The University of Haifa Launches Joint Campus in Shanghai
Courses offered at the campus will primarily focus on interdisciplinary studies in biomedicine, neuroscience, or environmental sciences
East China Normal University (ECNU), the largest university in Shanghai, and The University of Haifa inaugurated a joint campus in Shanghai on Tuesday. The joint campus will award advanced degrees to students of both institutions and will host lecturers from the two universities. Courses offered at the campus will primarily focus on interdisciplinary studies in biomedicine, neuroscience, or environmental sciences.
The 4500-square-meter campus will be built as part of the Zizhu International Education Park in Shanghai, and will include offices, advanced laboratories, computer classrooms, and seminar rooms. The University of Haifa professors will have access to the campus’ research facilities and to grants from ECNU, and when in China, lecturers will receive their salaries from the Chinese University.
This joint campus is not the first collaboration between Israeli and Chinese research institutions. The Technion Israel Institute of Technology and Shantou University inaugurated a joint venture, the Guangdong-Technion Israel Institute of Technology, last December. Former Israeli president Shimon Peres led the venture’s opening ceremony together with Hong Kong-born entrepreneur Li Ka-Shing.