Sino-Italy Innovative Design Center and Tsinghua University Milan Art and Design Institute officially opened in Milan

Post Time:2018-04-19

On the afternoon of April 17, 2018, local time, the “China-Italy Innovative Design Center” jointly established by Tsinghua University and Milan Polytechnic University and the opening of the Art Design Institute of Tsinghua University in Milan were held in Milan. This is the first education and research base set up by Tsinghua University in Europe, marking an important step in the global strategy of Tsinghua University.

Chen Xu, secretary of the Party Committee of Tsinghua University and director of the school council, attended and delivered the keynote speech. Song Xuefeng, Consul General of the Chinese Consulate in Milan, Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan, Ferruccio Nesta, President of the Polytechnic of Milan, and Giuliano Nozie, Vice President, "father of Italian postmodernist design" Alessandro Mendini, a famous contemporary Italian designer, architect and design critic, and Han Jingyang, deputy director of the Tsinghua University School Committee, attended the ceremony. More than 300 representatives from China and Italy witnessed this historic moment.

Chen Xu giving the speech

Chen Xu said in her speech that in February last year, under the joint witness of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Italian President Matarella, Tsinghua University and Milan Polytechnic University signed a cooperation agreement in Beijing to jointly establish a Sino-Italian design and innovation base. In November last year, the launch of the Sino-Italian Design Innovation Base and the unveiling ceremony of the Art Design Institute of Tsinghua University were held in TusPark. Today, just five months later, in Milan, the Sino-Italy Innovative Design Center was officially launched, and the Sino-Italy Design Exhibition was held. The Tsinghua University Milan Art and Design Institute was also unveiled. This means that the cultural exchanges between the two countries will be further deepened, and the educational and scientific cooperation between the two universities in the design field will be further deepened. It also represents the vital step in the global strategy of Tsinghua University after the Global Innovation Institute in Seattle. An other big step of the idea of “more innovative, more international, and more humane” for Tsinghua.

Song Xuefeng giving speech

On behalf of the Chinese Consulate in Milan, Consul General Song Xuefeng expressed his congratulations on the listing and opening of the center and the college. He said the history of friendship between China and Italy has a long history, and the two ancient civilizations have always attracted each other and complemented each other. Today, with the in-depth development of China-Italy comprehensive strategic partnership, it is hoped that more Chinese enterprises will achieve innovative development through the platform of Sino-Italy innovative design center. At the same time, I hope that Tsinghua will make more contributions to the development goal of “Made in China” to “Created in China”. The Chinese Consulate General in Milan will provide comprehensive support for the development of the center.

Mayor Giuseppe Sarah delivering a speech

In his speech, Mayor Giuseppe Sala said that the Milan government will be closely linked with partners such as Tsinghua University, providing assistance and suggestions in the development process to gather more innovative achievements, technology companies and talents in Milan, and establish with China. Comprehensive cooperation.

Speech by President Feluccio Nesta

President Felucio Nesta said that the launch of the Sino-Italy Innovative Design Center marked the beginning of a new era in cooperation between Tsinghua University and Politecnico di Milano. We attach great importance to cooperation with Tsinghua and China. We believe that this is an incentive and responsibility that will guide us to create a new history of China-Italy design and innovation base, a new history of China and Italy.