BRICS students bid farewell to Shanghai Summer School
Updated: 2016-08-18

Some 29 students from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa, came together at Fudan University in Shanghai from July 8 to Aug 3 to attend the 2016 Shanghai Summer School (3S) BRICS Program.

The program, designed by the Shanghai Municipal Education Committee and organized by Fudan University, was aimed at providing an opportunity for students from other BRICS member countries to boost mutual exchanges and friendships with Chinese students, and better their understandings about China and Chinese culture.

The Center for BRICS Studies at Fudan University split the curriculum into three modules, including academic lectures on China’s politics and diplomacy, global governance and cooperation among BRICS countries, and ‘Happy in Shanghai’, an activity course on local culture.

All the lectures were given in English by professors from both top Chinese and foreign universities, such as Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Tufts University in the US and the University of Federal Fluminense in Brazil. The students explored the topics of global economic system reform to the operational mechanism of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB). The NDB offers support to the infrastructure and sustainable development of BRICS member countries and other developing countries.

The program also featured cultural tours around Shanghai and surrounding cities, a visit to the NDB, and the Youth 20 China 2016, an outreach program of the 2016 Group 20 Summit, as well as hosting a Model BRICS Summit. All activities contributed to the students’ deep and comprehensive understandings of the city and its development of international education.


Student representatives pose for a group photo at a Model BRICS Summit. [Photo provided to]


Students take a cruise on the Huangpu River. [Photo provided to]


Students at a classic garden in Suzhou. [Photo provided to]


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