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The Inauguration Ceremony of Dishui Lake Advanced Finance Institute, SUFE Held


On May 22nd, the Inauguration Ceremony of Dishui Lake Advanced Finance Institute, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), and "Shaping Future Talents in Finance and Empowering Shanghai as International Financial Center" Conference was held at the Dishui Lake Conference Center in the Lin-gang New Area.

Weng Tiehui, member of the Party Leadership Group and Vice Minister of the Ministry of Education, Chen Jinshan, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, Secretary of the Party Working Committee of the Lingang New Area, and Director of the Lin-gang New Area Administration and Xu Tao, Secretary of SUFE Party Committee of attended the ceremony and delivered speeches.

Under the witness of Chen Jinshan and Xu Tao, Liu Yuanchun, President of SUFE, and Yuan Guohua, Deputy Secretary of the Party Working Committee of Ling-ang New Area, Secretary of the Party Committee, and Chairman of Lin-gang Group, jointly unveiled the plaque of Dishui Lake Advanced Finance Institute, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics(SUFE-DAFI).

24 units from the domestic financial industry (banking, security, insurance, and financial technology) signed a talent training cooperation agreement with SUFE-DAFI and will continue to empower high-quality financial talent cultivation and jointly help the development of emerging financial industries.

Liu Qiao, Dean of the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, Erik Solheim, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Geoff Perry, Executive Vice President, Chief Membership Officer, and Managing Director of the Asia Pacific, AACSB delivered speeches successively. The unveiling ceremony was presided over by Chen Xinyuan, Vice President of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Shang Fulin, the former chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, Jean Tirole, the Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics (2014), Honorary Chairman of the Foundation JJ Laffont-Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) in France, Huang Qifan, the former mayor of Chongqing, delivered keynote speeches, Xiao Gang, the former chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and Angus Deaton, the Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics (2015), a professor at Princeton University, and Li Yang, the Academic Member of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, delivered keynote speeches via video. Liu Yuanchun, President of SUFE, presided over the keynote speech segment.

The conference also has four sub-sessions, inviting experts and scholars from both domestic and foreign countries, financial leaders, and heads of financial institutions, We conducted in-depth discussions and exchanges on issues in the economic and financial fields, such as "global financial fluctuation and financial regulation", "green finance and sustainable development", "fintech and financial risks", "challenges and solutions to discipline development and talent cultivation in finance, SUFE-DAFI".

The establishment of SUFE-DAFI is to implement President Xi Jinping’s instructions for the development of Lin-gang, serve China’s economic growth and Shanghai’s Five Centers Construction, and accelerate Lin-gang’s construction of a new financial center focusing on intelligent finance, opening-up, integration, synergism, and good governance. The institute, set to be a world-class business school, is cofounded by the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Lin-gang Special Area Administration, and Lingang Group in March 2023. It will help foster integrated development of the industries, city, and people of Lin-gang and make a better play of Lin-gang’s role as a test field of China’s reform and opening-up.

SUFE-DAFI will offer degree programs including a Master’s Degree in Finance, MBA in Finance, and EMBA in Finance, as well as non-degree programs. Dedicated to becoming a world-class finance school leading the development of new finance, DAFI will follow the new talent cultivation model offinance+ industry+technological innovation” and establish new programs focusing on areas like ESG finance, fintech, cross-border finance, and off-shore finance. Under the premise of running the school in a market-oriented manner, DAFI will strive to assume social responsibilities and cultivate high-caliber talent with financial expertise for various entities such as financial institutions, state-owned enterprises, private enterprises, and government agencies.

( From SUFE-DAFI )