A new adventure begins on the ZIBS Metaverse campus

Haining, China, May 02, 2022– (Business Wire) –Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) has officially launched its Metaverse Campus! Researchers, business leaders and experts from around the world gather to celebrate and witness this huge success.

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A new adventure on the ZIBS Metaverse campus (Graphic: Business Wire)

During this event, Professor His Excellency LianzhenVice President of Zhejiang University; Mr Ben Shenglin, dean of ZIBS; Mr Han Seung SooPresident of the fifty-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, and CAI JinCEO and Co-CEO of Sing Tao News Corporation Limited, delivered the keynote speech.

Giuliano NossiVice-Chancellor of the Politecnico di Milano; Fiona DevineDirector of Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester; John FinchDirector of the Adam Smith School of Business at the University of Glasgow. Jose M Martinez SierraDirector General of the UPF Barcelona Management School; Alvin GraylinHTC President of China, business leaders and other experts attended the event.

“These days, universities are facing new challenges and opportunities. Online education has become a fundamental direction of education development. Zhejiang University hopes to explore the construction of the Metaverse campus using advanced technologies. Virtual reality, in higher education classrooms, enhance the authenticity and interaction of students’ learning processes and raise the quality of Higher education and education to new heights, ” His Excellency Lianzhen, Vice President of Zhejiang University . said

“Searching for metaverse applications is growing in popularity all over the world. Higher education institutions need to be proactive, know how to take advantage of opportunities and build the metaverse with a positive and open mindset. The platform view of the system, which is the organization or educational resources, allowing for teaching By shifting towards information, interactive interconnection and virtual stimulation, and bringing students to realistic immersive experiences, it will undoubtedly contribute that higher education, under the influence of the pandemic, can seize new opportunities and cultivate excellent talents that meet the needs of our times.” said Professor Han Seung-soo, President of the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

“Dedicated to the 125th anniversary of Zhejiang University, the ZIBS Metaverse Campus is a major historical landmark for us. Established in 2018 in the heart of the Yangtze River Delta, ZIBS enjoys a pioneering ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship, and more specifically in The digital economy We have always aspired to ‘connect the world and shape the future’, focusing on the five principles at first – innovative, international, multidisciplinary, inclusive and integrative – to build a leading international business school for the future and the world. A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step We look forward to benefiting from your support and partnership as we continue our journey to connect the world, physical and metafir, and shape our common future!” said Ben Shenglin, dean of ZIBS.

“For more than 80 years, Sing Tao News Corporation Limited has enjoyed a strong presence in the Chinese community, with significant global coverage in mainland China, Hong Kong, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The company is currently promoting the ‘dual drive model, which combines traditional media And modern to build a more competitive multimedia platform. The collaboration between Sing Tao and ZIBS to promote the Metaverse Campus is a breakthrough in the metaverse: it aims to usher media and higher education into a new era.” said CAI Jin, Co-CEO of Sing Tao News Corporation Limited.

Deans of the world’s leading business schools They also shared their concerns and expectations regarding ZIBS’ advanced exploration of metaverse. They suggested that by integrating various emerging technologies, Internet applications, and social forms that blend virtual and reality, the Metaverse campus can provide immersive learning experiences for future students and help teachers and researchers overcome physical space limitations to achieve barrier-free communication, with a new interactive experience. These new endeavors in the field of business education are particularly relevant and worthwhile given the new opportunities and challenges brought about by the current globalization.

With 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.

  • Gallery in MetaverseA combination of classroom learning and corporate collaboration, to create an exhibition hall and allow the audience to better understand the current industry environment.

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship TourTo build a Metaverse platform for collaboration between industry and academia, and to provide startups with a framework conducive to new successes.

In addition to creating the Metaverse Campus, we are also preparing ZIBS Metanomics Research Centerwhich will open a new chapter in higher education in business administration with an interactive theoretical and practical course on the Metanomics campus.

Finally, we call Leslie GohFormer Chief Technology Officer of the World Bank Group; Leon OlsaExecutive Vice President and Dean of University Affairs and International Relations at ESCP Business School; Mauro JilinDean of Cambridge Judge Business School; Alex addictsProfessor of Finance, London Business School; and other distinguished guests from the ZIBS Metaverse campus to deliver captivating conversations.

If you would like to participate in these events, 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 shortly before 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. ZIBS is headquartered in the Yangtze River Delta – a center of innovation and one of the most dynamic regions in the world. Its vision is to become a leading global ecosystem, with business education as a core pillar, with a particular focus on new technologies, new economics and new financial systems. For more information: http://zibs.zju.edu.cn/eng/

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Company: Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS)
Contact Person: Lisha CHENQI
Email: lishachenqi@intl.zju.edu.cn
Website: http://zibs.zju.edu.cn/eng/
Tel: +86 188 5718 8571
City: Haining Zhejiang, China

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