on sept. 19, tongji university’s party committee secretary prof. yang xianjin and deputy secretary prof. fang shouen along with the delegation visited the sino italian design exchange center (florence base) constructed by dobe for an investigation and inspected tongji university’s new campus in florence about to come into use.
on behalf of the university, mr. yang thanked shanghai & florence - sino italian design exchange center for its support to tongji university’s florence campus, and commented that as the cooperation between the two sides deepened, the new campus’ functions and role would certainly be developed and improved, the overseas campus’ physical space would be further optimized, making this campus a pivot for tongji university’s cooperation with europe.
tongji university’s sino-italian campus is the first government educational cooperation program between china and italy. in sept. 2006, it was officially founded and began to recruit students for the sino-italian undergraduate dual degree international class. as one of the eight platform campuses of tongji university, sino-italian campus has developed from the sino-italian undergraduate engineering dual degree cooperation program at the beginning to the current multi-level educational cooperation involving 15 disciplines and majors, including design, architecture, law, forming a cooperation network with 18 italian universities.
tongji university’s sino-italian campus (florence) officially settled down in shanghai & florence - sino italian design exchange center (florence base) in june 2014. as the first campus to settle down in florence base, hand in hand with sino italian design exchange center, the overseas campus has kept expanding the resources for cooperating with chinese and italian universities, governments, institutions and enterprises, and made rich achievements in the past one year. with the promotion by tongji university’s sino-italian campus and sino italian design exchange center, tongji university’s florence campus will surely welcome a desirable prospect for development.