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Uni.li goes Asia: study trip of the Executive Master’s programmes

From 6 to 12 October 2013, 60 students and five professors from the University of Liechtenstein took advantage of a study trip to Hong Kong and Singapore to gain insights into the Asian financial centres, and to present the financial centre Liechtenstein.

From 6 to 12 October 2013, 60 students and five professors from the University of Liechtenstein took advantage of a study trip to Hong Kong and Singapore to gain insights into the Asian financial centres, and to present the financial centre Liechtenstein.

On 6 October 2013, around 60 students and five professors from the four Executive Master’s programmes at the Institute for Financial Services met up high above the rooftops of Hong Kong to kick off their study trip. During the first three days in Hong Kong, the students visited several different universities, banks, law firms and authorities and further institutions of interest. 




They gained an authentic insight into the Asian business world and, as “ambassadors” of the principality and the University of Liechtenstein, were able to represent the financial centre Liechtenstein vis-à-vis the Asian financial centres in discussions with renowned experts from the worlds of science, administration and practice. 


Experiencing Asian financial centres live

In Hong Kong, the students were welcomed by UBS, LGT and HSBC, major banks with international reputations. The programme also included a visit to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. The trip was rounded off in an academic fashion, with workshops at the City University of Hong Kong – one of the city’s most renowned universities – and the Chinese University. 




Visits to prominent law firms such as Boughton and consulting companies such as First Advisory Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited and Deloitte AG provided the participants with insights into the practical aspects of law, finance and taxation in Asia. 


Continuing education with an international network


The focus was on knowledge transfer between the hosts and the students, and on linking theory with practice while taking cultural and historical aspects into consideration.




Comparative analyses looking at Honk Kong as a tax location in comparison with Liechtenstein and Switzerland took on an important role. 

The students on the Executive Master’s programme in International Asset Management, as well as the three Executive Master of Laws (LL. M.) programmes in Corporate Law, Banking and Securities Law and International Taxation took advantage of this unique opportunity in the scope of their continuing education, in order to make new contacts and obtain ideas from the Asian business world for their activities in the financial centre Liechtenstein.




Impressions from the study trip and additional information