On September 21st, the School held the launch ceremony of five research centers at Tsinghua Auditorium. Under the Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research, they are the Center for Global Merger Acquisition and Restructuring, Finance and Development Research Center, XIN Real Estate FinTech Research Center, Phoenix Health Finance Research Center and Listed Company Research Center. Associate Dean ZHAO Cen hosted the ceremony.
Executive Associate Dean LIAO Li addressed the ceremony. He emphasized that to utilize the subject distribution is fundamental to School’s mission “to promote excellence in the finance industry and financial regulation through top-notch education and cutting-edge research”, and to establish high-level research centers is significant to the building of a world-class top school of finance. The newly-established research centers aim to exert a profound influence on the development of finance discipline, as well as China’s financial reform, innovation and practice. LIAO also expressed thanks for the donation and support from School’s alumni, entrepreneurs and financiers.
School’s Chairwoman and Dean WU Xiaoling announced ZHOU Yanli, Former Vice Chairman of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission, as the Honorary Chairman of the China Insurance and Pension Research Center which was previously launched in June.
Center for Global Merger Acquisition and Restructuring dedicates itself to promoting academic research and frontier practice in global mergers, acquisitions and restructuring, contributing to the national “Going Global” strategy and the reform of the side-supply. The Center is established with a donation of 30 million RMB from China Oceanwide Holdings Group, King Sun Group and Kunwu Jiuding Capital Co., Ltd. ZHOU Jianmin, alumnus of School’s EMBA program, was announced as the Co-chairman of the Center.
Finance and Development Research Center is funded with 30 million RMB donations from Shanghai Zhuyuan Capital Management Ltd. Focusing on the academic and policy research, the primary objective of the Center is to promote industrial convergence in financial and treasury industry, and the implementation of “One Belt, One Road” and “Transformation and Upgrading” strategies. LIN Zhen, alumnus of GFD Program first cohort, was announced as the Co-chairman of the Center.
XIN Real Estate FinTech Research Center is committed to pushing forward the development and innovation in real estate financial technology. The Center is established with a donation of 30 million RMB from Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ZHANG Yong, alumnus of Executive Program, was announced as the Co-chairman of the Center.
Phoenix Health Finance Research Center focuses on the research on the industrial convergence of finance and health industry and explores the best mechanism for medical resources allocation trough financial innovation. The Center is funded by Phoenix Healthcare Group with a donation of 30 million RMB. LIANG Hongze, alumnus of Master of Finance Program, was announced as the Co-chairman of the Center.
Listed Company Research Center is to provide strong academic support for listed companies and capital market development, through drawing on cutting-edge concepts and best practices from international capital markets. The Center is supported by Huachuang Zhiye Capital Co., Ltd. with a donation of 30 million RMB. ZHONG Sheng, alumnus of GFD Program third cohort, was announced as the Co-chairman of the Center.