On their educational tour through Germany, around fifty executives of China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Limited (CRRC), China’s largest manufacturer of rail vehicles and one of the world’s largest companies stopped at Paderborn University. Shen Aonan and Dr. Josef Noeke presented the cooperative study program to their Chinese guests. The almost 500 students of this program began their mechanical engineering studies at the CDTF in Qingdao and continued them in Paderborn. Following an advanced post-graduate Master’s program in Mechanical Engineering in Germany, the majority of graduates found interesting positions in China or Germany. Additionally, Dr.-Ing. Vera Denzer and Yang Chunqing presented the options within the program major Mechanical Engineering China ”mb-cn“ that are available to an increasing number of German students such as a summer school, a semester abroad and writing a Master’s thesis in China. The technical focus of this visit was on the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) at Paderborn University. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Christian Lindemann explained selected DMRC-research approaches, first in a presentation and then during a tour of the lab.