On July 2nd, the School welcomed 56 international students from 21 countries and regions, representing 21 world renowned universities and institutions, including the University of Cambridge, King’s College, Georgetown University, Washington University, Central Bank of Hungary and other exchange partners of Tsinghua PBCSF. Associate Dean Kang Yitong addressed the program opening ceremony, wishing the participants could establish strong networks with fellow students in the same field of expertise and benefit from the two-week program in Beijing.
The program instructors consist of professors from Tsinghua University and industry elites with extensive experience at top financial entities. Lectures are delivered systematically to introduce China’s financial markets and help students gain a comprehensive understanding of Chinese financial system and culture. Topics range from monetary policy, banking, securities, insurance, funds, to Chinese society and politics, as well as intercultural communication. “Learning about the Chinese Financial markets and culture was a really great opportunity to bring new perspectives about China and advanced education system.” said one participant of the program.
In addition to lecture studies, the program organized a study trip to the headquarter of the Bank of China to gain a deeper understanding of Chinese banking industry and the history, and current development of the Bank of China. A variety of cultural and social activities, including Great Wall tour, museum visit, culture lessons including calligraphy, martial art and Chinese paper-cutting, were organized to enrich participants’ student life. Students with different cultural backgrounds enjoyed local food and were fascinated by Chinese history and traditional culture.
After two weeks, the summer program concluded on July 14th with a graduation ceremony featured group presentations and certificate awarding.
The Financial Leaders of Tomorrow Summer Program, in its fifth year, is a two week international program hosted by the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University. First started in the year 2013, the program has attracted over 260 students from finance and related majors.