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2019 Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance Welcome Ceremony was Successfully Held

Time: 2019-09-20 15:55 Print

On September 18, 2019, along with the rhythm of national anthem, the 2019 Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance Welcome Ceremony was successfully held in Tsinghua Auditorium. over 500 new students from Ph.D. in Finance, Master of Finance, Cornell-Tsinghua Dual Degree Finance MBA Program, Finance EMBA, Global Finance GFD, Finance Media Fellowship Program and Global Entrepreneur Leadership Program along with the attendance of school leaders, faculties and department heads have celebrated the ceremony together. Gu Liangfei, Senior Associate Dean of Tsinghua PBCSF, presided over the welcome ceremony.

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(Gu Liangfei presided over the welcome ceremony)

Zhang Xiaohui, Dean of Tsinghua PBCSF, extended her warm welcome to the new students. She expressed high expectations to the students by sharing three epigrams. First, “Although people’s talents vary, knowledge can only be acquired through continuous learning.” She hoped students will tirelessly explore knowledge and wisdom and consistently renew the understanding of the world with financial knowledge. Second, “One should devote and sacrifice himself to the benefits of the world.” Students should have a clear idea of the significance of learning and what finance means to the nation thus bringing benefits to the whole world. Third, “Hardworking, Innovative, Collaborative, Contributive” It is also the PBC Spirit put forward by Liu Hongru, Honorary Chairman of Tsinghua PBCSF. Zhang Xiaohui remarked that all the students should be expected to carry forward the spirit and make improvement with the aspiration to make contribution to the nation. 

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(Zhang Xiaohui delivered her speech)

Zhang Xiaohui said China’s ongoing financial reform and development is still in the stage of arduous exploration. The difficulties and risks of which far exceeded those of other sectors. Through the development from Graduate School of the People's Bank of China to Tsinghua PBC School of Finance, the school has always combined finance with education and current financial reform with future changes. On the new starting point of history, she hoped our students will actively engage in China’s financial reform and draw lessons from practice and knowledge to become financial pioneers with ambition and down-to-earth spirit.

Zhang Xiaohui’s inspiring speech was received with prolonged applause.

Kuang Xiaohong, Deputy Director-General of the People's Bank of China Research Bureau attended the ceremony and gave a speech. As a 1991 alumni, she expressed her gratitude to the school and teachers’ cultivation. Entrusted by Wang Xin, Director-General of the People's Bank of China Research Bureau, Kuang Xiaohong put forward five issues regarding quantitative easing and inflation rate, "Double-Pillar" regulation of monetary policy and macro-prudence policy, coordinated cooperation between financial policy and monetary policy as well as influence of digital currency to traditional financial system. She hoped the above issues will inspire students to think and explore, and she encouraged students to conduct in-depth study and research on major issues of high concern at home and abroad.

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(Kuang Xiaohong made her speech)

Ya-Ru Chen, Academic Dean for China Initiatives, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, and a chair professor of Management, stated in her address that against the backdrop of current China-US relations, Cornell University has determined to enhanced the communication with China’s academic institutions. Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management would like to continue the close cooperation with Tsinghua PBC School to strive for the goal of knowledge innovation and talents cultivation. 

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(Ya-Ru Chen made her address)

Liao Li, Executive Associate Dean of Tsinghua PBCSF delivered a school report by presenting a comprehensive introduction of school’s work on faculty, talent cultivation, students work, scientific research, academic platform, international development and social responsibility. He also called for joint efforts to build Tsinghua PBCSF into a world-class school of finance. 

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(Liao Li delivered speech)

Afterwards, seven new student representatives made separate speeches, expressing their longing and expectations for future study in PBC school as well as the confidence and determination to respond to the age’s call and the courage to shoulder the responsibility. 

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(Student representatives made speeches)

The development of PBC School of finance receives consistent support from alumni, society and industry. The Award and Unveiling Ceremony of the Research Centre for Green Finance Development, Research Center for International Digital Capital and Research Center for Industrial Finance were also held on the welcome ceremony. 

Before the welcome ceremony came to an end, all the new students took a group photo in front of the auditorium with School leaderships, faculty, and guests. The 2019 Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance Welcome Ceremony successfully concluded.

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(2019 Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance Welcome Ceremony)