During a tour of the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) guided by director Dr.-Ing. Eric Klemp, twenty-five high-ranking business leaders/executives of Chinese industrial firms and research institutions expressed their interest in a cooperation of Paderborn University and Qingdao University in the engineering sciences. Dr. Josef Noeke gave an overview of courses offered for Chinese students at both universities. The cooperation of these two universities began 20 years ago and was intensified by the joint founding of the CDTF in 2001. In his presentation, Yang Chunqing, M.Sc., focused on „Mechanical Engineering China“ (mb-cn), a specific orientation within the Master’s program Mechanical Engineering. This program enables German students to learn about Chinese language, culture and technology through a number of stays in China.