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UBS sponsors the MIT - China Management Education Project

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UBS has entered a sponsorship agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management in support of the MIT-China Management Education Project ("the Project") over the next five years.

MIT Sloan established the MIT- China Management Education Project in 1996 with Tsinghua University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai. In 1999 the Project expanded with the addition of the Guangdong-based Sun Yat-sen University (Lingnan College). MIT Sloan also provides support for the MBA programme at Yunnan University in Kunming.

Contrary to the traditional approach of sending Western professors to teach in China, the premise of the MIT Sloan program is that China is best served by developing the skills of Chinese faculties to teach Chinese students in China.

Adopting a collaborative model, the MIT - China Management Education Project brings Chinese faculties of participating universities to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to work with the MIT Sloan School of Management faculty. Under the programme professors from Mainland universities incorporate and develop MIT Sloan's curriculum and teaching formats in their own curriculum.

"The introduction of Chinese-based case-studies and problems into class discussions and the cooperation between the Chinese faculties and MIT Sloan MBA students on class projects engender lifelong professional associations and enduring personal friendships," said Alan White, Senior Associate Dean of MIT Sloan School of Management.

"In addition to enhancing the standard of post graduate education in China, the sponsorship provides UBS with unparalleled access to some of the country's brightest talent - the kind of talent that will be vital to develop our rapidly growing businesses there," said Chi-won YOON, Head of Asian Equities at UBS.

"However, it is important to note that the initiative is not simply one-way traffic as teams of MIT Sloan MBA students will also travel to China to learn from their peers at various faculties in China," he added.


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