A new adventure in the ZIBS Metaverse campus

Haining, China- (work wire) –Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) has officially launched its Metaverse Campus! Academics, business leaders and experts from around the world gathered to celebrate and watch this great achievement.

During the event Professor SE LianzhenVice President of Zhejiang University; Teacher Ben Shenglin, dean of ZIBS; Teacher Han Seung SooPresident of the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly and CAI JinCEO and Co-CEO of Sing Tao News Corporation Limited delivered a keynote address to the audience.

Giuliano NossiVice-Chancellor of the Politecnico di Milano; Fiona DevineDirector of Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester; John FinchDirector of the Adam Smith School of Business, University of Glasgow; Jose M Martinez SierraGeneral Director of the Barcelona School of Management at UPF; Alvin GraylinThe event was attended by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chinese company HTC, as well as business leaders and other experts.

Universities today face new challenges and opportunities. Online education has become a leading trend in the development of education, Zhejiang University hopes to explore the construction of the Metaverse campus through the latest technology, and introduce a series of immersive technologies represented by reality.In the higher education classroom, enhance the originality and interaction of student learning processes and enhance higher education and teaching quality to new Horizons. – His Excellency Lianzhen, Vice President of Zhejiang University

The search for metaverse applications is experiencing a new wave of enthusiasm around the world. Higher education institutions must be forward-looking, take advantage of opportunities, and embrace overseas with a positive and open mindset. From the perspective of the platform of the educational system, organization or learning resources, enabling education to shift to intelligence, interactive interconnectedness, virtualization and provide immersive and realistic experiences to students will undoubtedly help higher education under the influence of the pandemic to seize new opportunities and cultivate excellent talents that meet the needs of the times. – Professor Han Seung-soo, President of the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly

“The ZIBS Metaverse Campus is a dedication to the 125th anniversary of Zhejiang University, a milestone for us. Founded in 2018, in the heart of the Yangtze River Delta, ZIBS has a world-class ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship, especially the digital economy. It has always been our goal” Connecting the world, shaping the future”, focusing on the five “I” principles: innovative, international, multidisciplinary, comprehensive and integrated, to build a leading global business school for the future and for the world. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. We look forward to Your support and partnership as we continue our journey to connect the physical and transversal realms, and shape our common future! Ben Shenglin, Dean of ZIBS

“For over 80 years, Sing Tao News Corporation Limited has had a strong presence in the Chinese community with extensive global coverage in Mainland China, Hong Kong, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The company is currently promoting the “dual disk” model, combining traditional and new media to create a more competitive multimedia platform. Sing Tao and ZIBS’ collaboration to promote the Metaverse campus is a breakthrough in the metaverse, aiming to usher media and higher education into a new era. –CAI Jin, Co-CEO of Sing Tao News Corporation Limited

Deans of the world’s leading business schools He also expressed concern and expectations about advanced exploration in the Metaverse of ZIBS. They suggested that by integrating various emerging technologies, Internet applications, and social forms that combine virtual and reality, the Metaverse campus can provide immersive learning experiences for future students and help educators and researchers transcend the limits of physical space and reach barriers. Free communication with a new interactive experience. These new endeavors in the field of business education are very relevant and deserve consideration in light of the new opportunities and new challenges arising from the current globalization.

Through the Metaverse campus, ZIBS attempts to achieve three main goals:

  • Immersive Learning Experience: Using virtual reality to build a global classroom for teachers and students, reinventing online learning and international academic interaction.
  • Metaverse Gallery: Combine classroom learning and work with companies to create a VR showroom for the audience to better understand the real environment of the industry.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship TourBuilding a Metaverse platform for industry-university collaboration to support startups toward new successes.

In addition to creating the Metaverse Campus, we are also preparing ZIBS Metanomics Research CenterWhich will open a new chapter for higher education in business administration of the future through an interactive course of theory and practice with the Metanomics campus.

Finally, we will also call Leslie GohFormer Chief Technology Officer of the World Bank Group; Leon OlsaExecutive Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs and International Relations at ESCP Business School; Mauro GilonDean of Cambridge Judge Business School; Alex addicts, Professor of Finance at London Business School; and other special guests at the ZIBS Metaverse campus for great lectures.

For those who wish to participate in the events en masse, please click on the following link to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/84742116294. You will immediately receive a zoom link and our team will send you more details near the event.

About ZIBS

Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) was established on the International Campus of Zhejiang University (ZJU) in Haining in November 2018. Headquartered in the Yangtze River Delta – the center of innovation and one of the most dynamic regions in the world – ZIBS’ vision is to become a global ecosystem A pioneer with business education as one of its main pillars, with a particular focus on new technologies, new economics, and new finance. Learn more: http://zibs.zju.edu.cn/eng/

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