Building dykes and building bridges 

23rd October 2016  /  leadership challenges, news, highlight

Professor Paul Embrechts

October 23-24 2016, Professor Paul Embrechts from ETH Zurich in Switzerland visited Zhenjiang to inspire students from Chongshi Girls School and Jiangsu Province Dagang High School with advice from his life and career as a mathematician. He used the dykes of the Netherlands to highlight the importance of understanding risk, and challenged students with a series of mathematical puzzles. His stimulating speech gave students confidence in asking him further questions. This kind of interaction helps form bridges across diverse cultures and raises the students' awareness of the wider world.