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School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg becomes part of a new network for European and Chinese business schools

The Alliance of Chinese & European Business Schools, ACE, is a new collaborative venture between ten European and ten Chinese business schools. The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University is the only Swedish centre of education to be invited to be one of the founding members.

ACE is a network based on bilateral agreements governing student and teacher exchange programmes as well as research collaboration between the 20 members. The Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law, Per Cramér, recently attended the inaugural meeting at the Essca School of Management in Angers in France.

The involvement of the School of Business, Economics and Law in ACE is expected to reinforce the School's relations with more Chinese centres of education in addition to those with which the School already co-operates. Relations between the School of Business, Economics and Law and the European schools in the network will also be developed. ACE will become operative in January 2014.

The Chinese centres of education have been selected by the Chinese Ministry of Education and are located in what is termed 'Greater China', which apart from the mainland also includes Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

This collaboration will reinforce the internationalisation of the School of Business, Economics and Law. The School already has over 180 partner universities around the world. Many of the School's students spend part of their degree programme abroad and even more international students will come to the School through exchange programmes or as students on the international master's programmes.

The founding members of ACE are:
• Antwerp Management School (Belgium)
• Beijing Jiao Tong University (China)
• Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
• EBS Business School (Germany)
• ESSCA School of Management (France)
• School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
• Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
• Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
• Leeds University (United Kingdom)
• National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan)
• Northwestern Polytechnic University (China)
• MIP Milan (Italy)
• Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands)
• Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (China)
• Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (China)
• Universidade Catolica Lisbon (Portugal)
• University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
• University of Macau (Macau)
• VSE University of Economics Prague (Czech Republic)
• Xiamen University (China)


For further information, please contact
Åsa Kultje, Director of Communications, +46 31-786 1443, +46 709-226685, asa.kultje@handels.gu.se