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Connecting People around the Gotthard: Swiss Alumni Event 2016

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Credit Suisse

Level 88, International Commerce Centre

1 Austin Road West

Kowloon, Hong Kong

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The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong cordially invites Alumni of Swiss Public Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences currently living in Hong Kong and Macao (incl. former exchange students) as well as current exchange students from Switzerland in Hong Kong to the traditional Swiss Alumni Event 2016 entitled:

Connecting People Around the Gotthard: Swiss Alumni Event 2016

On June 1, 2016, Switzerland celebrated the opening of the world’s longest railway tunnel, which was a milestone of worldwide significance. For this occasion we invited Prof. Emeritus Christian Schlüchter – Assistant Professor between 1986 and 1983 at the Institute of Geology at the ETHZ and Professor and Chair in Quaternary and Environmental Geology at the University of Bern – to talk about this masterpiece in engineering from a geological point of view.

The Gotthard Base Tunnel is not only the world’s longest railway tunnel but also the deepest. In some places, there are 2000 meters of rock between the tunnel and the earth’ surface. Join us for this fascinating talk about the geology and the difficulties to cut a tunnel through the Gotthard Massive.

Additionally the Consulate General of Switzerland will present a small exhibition which documents the Gotthard Base Tunnel from sketch to construction, proudly brought to you by Presence Switzerland.


Program:

6.30 pm Arrival and Registration

7.00 pm Welcome by Representative of Credit Suisse and the Consulate General of Switzerland

7.10 pm Presentations of current Hong Kong based Swiss University Alumni Chapters (EHL/EPFL/ETH/HSG/UNIZH)

7.25 pm Introduction of Prof. Christian Schlüchter and the topic

7.30 pm Lecture by Prof. Christian Schlüchter

8.00 pm Q & A

8.15 pm Networking Reception

9.00 pm End of event

This event is free of charge thanks to our sponsors, Credit Suisse AG, Hong Kong Branch, Swiss International Airlines Ltd (Hong Kong) and Presence Switzerland. However, as space is limited, we kindly ask you to RSVP as soon as possible but not later as October 5, 2016.

We are very much looking forward to seeing many alumni of Swiss universities for a most interesting and interactive networking evening.

Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong

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Level 88, International Commerce Centre

1 Austin Road West

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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