The Unveiling Ceremony of the China-Italy Design Innovation Hub and the Tsinghua Arts and Design Institute in Milan

On the afternoon of April 17th (local time), the China-Italy Design Innovation Hub and the Tsinghua Arts and Design Institute in Milan were officially unveiled in Milan, Italy. This is an important constituent part of Tsinghua’s Global Strategy, and the first teaching and research base Tsinghua has established in Europe. Simultaneously, the Tsinghua University Alumni Center in Italy was also inaugurated. The China-Italy Design Innovation Exhibition, co-organized by Tsinghua’s Academy of Arts & Design, the Politecnico di Milano, and the China-Italy Design Innovation Hub, formally commenced during Milan Design Week 2018.

Chen Xu, Secretary of the CPC Tsinghua Committee and Chairperson of the University Council, Song Xuefeng, the Chinese Consul General in Milan, Giuseppe Sala, the Mayor of Milan, and Ferruccio Resta, Rector of Politecnico di Milano, along with other distinguished guests, took part in the opening ceremony.

Chen Xu delivers an address

Chen Xu noted that the inauguration of the China-Italy Design Innovation Hub is an important step in the implementation of Tsinghua’s Global Strategy in Europe. It will make the most of the advantages of Tsinghua and the Politecnico di Milano in arts and design, forge a comprehensive platform for the Sino-Italian cooperation in design and innovation, and endeavor to become a design and innovation center with global influence.

Song Xuefeng delivers an address

Giuseppe Sala delivers an address

Ferruccio Resta delivers an address

As a crucial part of the University’s Global Strategy, the Tsinghua Arts and Design Institute in Milan will integrate excellent educational resources worldwide, provide interregional, interdisciplinary, and intercultural research opportunities and vacancies for practice to students from all over the world, and cultivate innovative talents who possess a global competence and are capable of dealing with global challenges.

Chen Xu visits the China-Italy Design Innovation Exhibition

Writer: Zhu Lvhe

Source: Tsinghua University News