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                CEIBS became the first business school in mainland China with its own campus when it established a facility in Shanghai’s Pudong district in 1994. In 2013, the school opened Phase III of this main campus in Shanghai. The expansion doubled the size of the campus to a total floor area of approximately 84,000 square metres.?CEIBS also has campuses in Beijing, Shenzhen, Zurich and Accra (see details below).

                CEIBS’ main Shanghai campus was designed by world-renowned architects Pei Cobb Freed and Partners; and the school’s architectural style combines Western architecture with the subtlety of Chinese beauty and grace. Phases I and II use Suzhou tiles to band and lattice the school’s windows, creating a unique identity for the 8-hectare site in Pudong. Completed between 1994 and 2008, the first two phases are connected with an arcade walkway that encloses the main garden, often referred to as the bamboo forest. The school’s world-class facilities are impressive, comfortable, and technologically advanced. Wi-Fi is available in virtually all the rooms from the cafeteria to the 720-seat conference hall, providing students with an easily accessible high-speed connection to the school’s information network and databases.

                Shanghai Campus Phase III

                A glass pyramid surrounded by CEIBS' signature black-granite-floor indoor lake is the focal point of CEIBS Shanghai Campus Phase III, which was put into use in 2013. The third phase is linked to the others by a corridor that wends along the lake's surface. The main entrance is via the East Gate. Located on 38,000+ square metres, this phase is a continuation of the Pei Cobb Freed & Partners' (PCF) architectural vision seen in Phases I & II.

                Phase III consists of lecture halls in Academic Centre IV, a faculty building, two student residences, a commons building and a conference hall.

                Buildings were designed to maximise the shape and specific characteristics of the land available. The end result is an optimised open space with a heavy emphasis on transparency, reflection and light.

                The Central Pavilion
                The Central Pavilion

                This breath-taking building is a single-layer steel structure which covers an area of 848.87 square metres. Its giant pyramid-shaped glass pinnacle – 12.5 metres above the ground at its peak – covers a square glass box. Surrounded by pools of water, the transparent pyramid sparkles inside the courtyard and provides a peaceful rest area along the path to the conference centre.

                Shanghai Campus Phase III
                Academic Centre IV

                This three-storey building, which covers an area of 5,500 square metres, is the main teaching venue. There are three lecture theatres on the ground floor, each with an area of 190 square metres, along with facilities for state-of the-art simultaneous interpretation and video conferencing links to CEIBS Beijing Campus and Shenzhen facility. There are 4 to 5 discussion rooms conveniently located close to each lecture hall. Five more lecture halls (with a flat flooring structure) are on the second and third floors. AC IV also houses the administrative offices of the Executive Education Programme on its 3rd floor.?

                Faculty Building
                Faculty Building

                Located towards the south of the pyramid's base and centrally located between the earlier and newer phases, this 5-floor 6,000-square-metre administrative building is easily accessible. In addition to housing faculty offices, the ground floor will be used for meetings and small forums, press conferences, etc. More faculty offices, including those of the members of the Management Committee, are on floors two to five.

                Student Residences
                The CEIBS Residence

                Shanghai Campus Phase III features two 4,700-square-metre student residences known as the CEIBS Residence. The ground floor of each building has 12 guest rooms, while floors 2-to-7 have 16 guest rooms each. There are two common areas on each floor for group discussion assignments as well as casual conversations. The floorplans are designed to enhance communication outside the classroom between residents of the guest rooms. Half of the rooms feature a stunning view of the glass pyramid.
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                Commons Building
                Commons Building

                The Commons Building is a two-floor 3,500-square-metre building. It has three dining halls on the second floor, each providing a unique view of the campus. The first floor includes the check-in area for student residences, two spacious lounges, as well as smaller areas for relaxation. A waterside terrace provides a tranquil backdrop to the architecturally stimulating design.?

                Academic Centre IV
                Conference Centre

                This four-floor?8,000-square-metre facility, located next to the glass pyramid, was completed at the end of 2014. It houses a 720-seat auditorium on the first floor with two smaller meeting rooms on the 2nd?floor and a multi-functional hall on the 3rd.


                Shanghai Campus Phase II


                Located on Phase II, CEIBS library is a 3-floor, 2,500-square-meter building. It contains shelving space for 45,000 books, provides access to the school's campus-wide high-speed Wi-Fi, and offers seating for 240 students and faculty.

                The library now houses over 57,000 volumes of books in English and Chinese, and subscribes to 211 printed journals. In addition to its traditional collection, the library provides a variety of electronic resources that are accessible through the Internet.

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                Shanghai Petrochemical Auditorium

                Seating over 300 people, the school's auditorium – with its impressive technology – allows for simultaneous translation, making it a desirable location for major events.?


                Student Residences

                The school's five student residences provide a comfortable housing for almost 300 students living on campus. Each room is equipped with a telephone, computer network connections, a satellite TV hook-up, and a private bathroom.


                Completed in Phase II, the gymnasium offers an appealing two-level, air conditioned facility. Offering a broad range of fitness equipment, it accommodates both novice and experienced athletes with treadmills, stationary bicycles, and weight training equipment. Table tennis and basketball courts are also available at the gymnasium.

                The China Europe International Business School opened its Beijing Campus on April 24, 2010, a gleaming new facility located on 3.3 hectares within Beijing’s Zhongguangcun Software Park, alongside the research centres of IBM, Oracle, Neusoft and more than 200 other leading technology players.

                Designed by renowned Spanish architectural firm IDOM, the impressive campus is a fitting facility to host CEIBS EMBA programme and Executive Education courses held in China’s capital city. Each year, the CEIBS Beijing Campus graduates over 260 EMBA students and nearly 3,000 Executive Education participants. The campus is also a central meeting point for CEIBS alumni as Beijing is home to CEIBS’ second-largest alumni chapter (after Shanghai) with 1,800 members.

                The construction of CEIBS Beijing Campus is in compliance with the long-term strategic development plan of the China Europe International Business School. The campus plays an important role in the following aspects: facilitating the school’s contact and communication with China’s central government, accelerating CEIBS’ development into an important think tank, extending high-end business management education in North China, training senior management, strengthening the school’s research capability in management theories, practices and methodologies, and increasing the school’s competitiveness and influence.


                The Beijing Campus brings CEIBS a high-profile presence in China’s nexus of politics, academics and research, but also assists the school in maintaining a rigorous pace of expansion. The new facility doubles the school’s total number of classroom seats. CEIBS already operates the largest Executive MBA Programme in the world, with nearly 800 students enrolling per year. The Beijing campus focuses on its EMBA and Executive Education programmes while CEIBS’ Shanghai Campus also offers the MBA and FMBA Programmes.

                Deep Roots in Beijing

                CEIBS’ history in Beijing dates back even earlier than the school’s official launch in 1994, in Shanghai. The school’s predecessor, the China-EC Management Institute, operated in Beijing from 1984 to 1994, making CEIBS the first and longest running China-based business school in operation. Even after relocating to Shanghai in 1994, CEIBS classes resumed in Beijing as early as 1996.


                In addition to hosting the EMBA and Executive Education programmes in Beijing, the CEIBS Beijing campus has become a hub for the school’s alumni clubs, business forums, VIP speeches and class reunions. In particular, the campus is the venue for a number of high-level annual events hosted by CEIBS.

                The Zurich Institute of Business Education (ZIBE)?is CEIBS’ European base, located in Horgen right on the shore of Lake Zurich. The campus helps create the perfect mix of innovation and tradition. Two modern lecture halls are nestled between two picturesque buildings that used to belong to a winery, and are connected by a futuristic-looking glass facade.?

                Behind these walls you will also find the?Restaurant Imperiale. Group rooms now occupy the area where the wine press used to stand, offering open, brightly lit space for study and conversation.

                In this beautiful and peaceful?location, it is easy to?forget that you are just 15 minutes away from Zurich’s?buzzing city centre and?that you can take a train?directly to Zurich airport.?With its hotels, restaurants and opportunities for relaxation, Horgen itself is ideally situated to making your stay as enjoyable as possible.

                Given that the ZIBE primarily serves as a meeting place or marketplace where you can instantly explore cutting-edge ideas and the latest findings without red tape, the management team has opted out of having their own offices. All staff work at desks in the lobby, giving you unrestricted access to ask questions or discuss any suggestions or feedback you have.

                Read more on Zurich campus website.