Cooperation agreement with Zhejiang University
President of Tilburg University Prof. Koen Becking signed a co-operation agreement with the School of Management of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou China in October, on 5 projects aimed at “The Digital Economy”. Both TISEM and TSB are involved in these projects. Tilburg University has a strategic partnership with the School of Management of Zhejiang University.
Zhejiang University ranks among the top 3 universities in China, and like Tilburg University, the School of Management has a strong focus on understanding Society. Zhejiang University maintains excellent relations with players in the eco-system in Zhejiang Province, of which Hangzhou is the capital. Zhejiang Province is well-recognized for its entrepreneurs and private companies.
The partnership focuses on executing joint projects of mutual interest, and student and faculty exchange. The trip was a follow-up of the visit of a large delegation of the School of Management of Zhejiang University to Tilburg University in June.
Becking gave a keynote speech on academia-industry co-operation and participated in a forum discussion on the same topic with the International Advisory Board of the School. The discussion focused on the future strategic direction of the School and its corporate connections. The Board consists of renowned representatives from outstanding companies and top universities. -. Before the start of the meeting Becking was inaugurated as a member of the Board.