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SWUFE Held Virtual Meeting with Allianz Group

On November 16, 2021, Prof. Zhuo Zhi, President of SWUFE held a virtual meeting with Mr. Uwe Michel, Executive Vice President of Allianz Group and visiting professor of SWUFE, in the meeting room of School of Insurance. Officials from the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation and School of Insurance attended the meeting.


President Zhuo reviewed the collaboration between SWUFE and Allianz and expressed thanks to Mr. Uwe Michel for his efforts and support in building a close tie between the two institutions. He mentioned that due to the impact of Covid-19, the student overseas internship program and the exchange between the two sides were affected for the time being. Zhuo reassured Mr. Michel that the university will continue to step up collaboration with Allianz despite the presence of the pandemic. SWUFE would promote the Allianz Scholarship Program university-wide and encourage more students to further their studies in Germany. He then discussed the possibility of setting up a domestic internship program with Allianz Group’s China branch and jointly hold academic exchanges. President Zhuo also expressed his gratitude to Mr. Uwe Michel for his annual lectures on the latest developments of global insurance sector, and proposed that in the future, the two institutions would make more joint contributions to the development of the global insurance industry.


Mr. Uwe Michel firstly expressed his gratitude for the arrangement of the virtual meeting. Then, he gave a brief introduction to the students' overseas internship program and the Allianz Scholarship Program. He stressed that Allianz highly valued the collaboration and exchange with SWUFE and expected more SWUFE students to study in Germany through the Allianz Scholarship Program in the future.

Later, relevant leaders of the School of Insurance and the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation had a discussion with the Allianz side regarding scholarship programs, students' internship, international academic conference and other related issues.


In the same afternoon, Mr. Uwe Michel attended the virtual Guanghua forum and offered an insightful lecture to SWUFE students. Under the theme of “Global Transformation towards Sustainability”, Mr. Uwe Michel talked about the contribution of the financial industry to mitigating the impact of climate change and the action plans of the world's large financial institutions.

Headquartered in Munich, Allianz Group is the largest insurance company in Europe and one of the largest insurance and asset management groups in the world. At present, Allianz Group is working with SWUFE and its School of Insurance in the student overseas internship program. Under this collaborative program, the School of Insurance selects 2 outstanding students every year to do a three-month internship at the Allianz headquarter in Munich, Germany. Uwe Michel, Executive Vice President of Allianz SE was appointed as an honorary professor of SWUFE in 2019. He brings to SWUFE students an annual lecture with the latest developments in global insurance industry. In March 2021, Allianz Group announced the launch of Allianz Scholarship together with China Scholarship Council. The scholarship aims to support outstanding young talents from China to pursue master's degrees in related fields at three prestigious German universities.



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