Culture, Media and Education Section

Tasks and objectives

The Culture, Media and Education Section of the Consulate General deals with various topics. In the field of culture, its main aim is to foster mutual understanding by encouraging cultural contacts between Switzerland and the consular region (Shanghai and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui). It acts as a support for Swiss artists who want to present their work to the Chinese public. It also contributes to implement Switzerland’s cultural external policy. In order to do that, this section stays in close contact with all relevant cultural institutions in Switzerland, with all Swiss official representations in the consular region, with local Chinese officials and non-official cultural institutions as well as local artists.

As for the media, this section acts as focal point for all issues related to media institutions active in the consular region, be they Chinese or foreign.

In the field of education, the goal of this section is to encourage and intensify the exchange and cooperation between institutes and schools of Switzerland and the consular region. This section also provides information and guidance about the processes for studying on a high-school level in Switzerland. Last but not least, this section is entrusted with the implementation of the “Presence Switzerland” program in the consular region.

We deal with the following areas in particular in the consular region (Shanghai and provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui)

  • Supporting Switzerland’s cultural policy as well as Swiss artists in their projects
  • Presenting Switzerland in its diversity to the Chinese public in order to foster a better understanding of Switzerland’s realities, notably by implementing “Presence Switzerland“’s projects
  • Supporting the work of journalists working for Swiss media
  • Acting as interface between the Swiss government and the media, both Chinese and international
  • Consulting about Swiss boarding schools (up to high-school level)
  • Spokesperson of the Consulate

Your contact

Mrs. Huiying (Heidi) ZHANG

Deputy Head, Culture, Media and Education Section


About swissnex China

swissnex China is an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), managed in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs as an annex of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai. 

The team is mainly based in Shanghai, and additionally represented in Beijing, embedded at the Embassy of Switzerland, and in Guangzhou at the Consulate General of Switzerland. swissnex China is part of the swissnex network, with main offices in Bangalore, Boston, San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro, and outposts in New York and Sao Paolo. 

swissnex China started operations in August 2008 and promotes Switzerland’s excellence as one of the world’s leading countries in the fields of innovation, research, technology and higher education. swissnex China builds and facilitates to connect academia and innovators by offering open platforms. swissnex China always thrives to foster cooperation between China and Switzerland, and allows new ideas to grow and become interesting projects and collaborative opportunities. 

For more details, please refer to the following link:

Your Contact

swissnex China in Shanghai

Dr. Felix Moesner

CEO swissnex China

Tel: + 86 21 6235 1889