Partnerships: East China Normal University

ArtDesignBox in the person of Sergio Battimiello as Project Consultant, is in charge by East China Normal University, to research sponsors and partners in Italy and Europe for projects and international events and exhibitions, in Design, Food, Fashion and Contemporary Art markets (attached “Letter of Commission, Jan 17th 2017 Shanghai, East China Normal University”).

East China Normal UniversityFounded in Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China and is sponsored by the national programs “Project 211” and “Project 985”. Since China opened up to the world in 1978, ECNU has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the University has three faculties, 27 full-time schools, two colleges,8 advanced research institutes, a college of further education, and a national training center for secondary principals with 58 departments offering 80 undergraduate programs in humanities, education, science, engineering, economics, management, philosophy, psychology, law, history and art (GADA: Global Art & Design Academy). Besides that, the University also offers 27 doctoral programs of the State Primary Disciplines, 38 master’s programs of the State Primary Disciplines, one professional doctoral program, 19 professional master’s programs and 25 post-doctoral mobile research stations.

ECNU attaches great importance to the internationalization of its development and enjoys a wide influence and an excellent reputation around the world. The university has established exchange and cooperative partnerships with more than 200 internationally renowned universities and academic institutions. ECNU is one of the Chinese universities that first began establishing Confucius Institutes with foreign universities and institutions. So far, the university has set up 9 Confucius Institutes around the world.

Adhering to the university motto of “Seek truth, foster originality, and live up to the name of a teacher”, ECNU has  made enormous achievements in talent-training, scientific research, community service and international exchanges.

In so doing, it has significantly contributed to the development of Chinese basic education and teacher training, and the advancement of economics, sciences and society, both locally and nationally.

The development and transformation of the country and the modern international metropolis of Shanghai bring huge opportunities to the university for its progress. ECNU is steadily and enthusiastically working towards its goal of establishing itself as an internationally renowned high-level research university, with a number of first-class disciplines and a well coordinated discipline development, while also taking the lead in the development of China’s teacher training. 

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