The inauguration ceremony of Professor Fang Hai as the rector of Guangdong University of Technology, School of Art and Design took place on Friday October 27th in Guangzhou.
Professor Fang has done his doctorate dissertation in the Helsinki University of Art and Design in 2004 and he has studied and worked several years in Finland. Professor Fang has excellent networks among Finnish and Western designers. Finland was also well represented in his inaugural speech.
During the next few years several Finnish designers, for example Hannu Kähönen and Vesa Honkonen will be visiting Guangzhou and the Guangdong University of Technology.