On January 10th Babson College President Dr. Kerry Healey visited ShanghaiTech, together withMr. Fred Kiang, member of the Babson Board of Trustees. Following VicePresident Gong Jinkang’s detailed introduction of ShanghaiTech, Dean May Lee ofSchool of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM) talked about the school’slatest developments and reflected on the ongoing communication and dialoguebetween Babson and ShanghaiTech. Dr. Healey invited ShanghaiTech to joinBabson’s “Collaborative”, which is a membership organization that bringstogether educational institutions seeking to build and grow entrepreneurshipeducation, and she also proposed a dual degree collaboration, along with executiveeducation and student exchange.
President Jiang Mianhengjoined the meeting and welcomed the visitors. He said he wished that the two universitieswould have substantial cooperation by leveraging Babson’s strength inentrepreneurship education.
BabsonCollege is a private business school in Wellesley, Massachusetts, established in 1919. Babsons centralfocus on entrepreneurship education has made it the most prestigiousentrepreneurship college in the United States.In 2016, two SEM professors participated in the Price-Babson Symposium forEntrepreneurship Educators Program.