On the basis of PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University (Tsinghua PBCSF), and jointly established by Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, School of Software and Law School at Tsinghua University, the Institute for Fintech Research, Tsinghua University (THUIFR) held the opening ceremony on December 7, 2017.

Based on the academic and industrial research, and achievement in communications, exchange, and talent cultivation accomplished by Fintech Lab, Sunshine Research Center for Financial Innovation and XIN Real Estate Fintech Research Center over the years, IFR aims to conduct research in the following areas: fintech laws, the full integration of emerging technologies including artificial intelligence and big data with finance, financial regtech, and the incubation of fintech startups.

As an interdisciplinary research institution, IFR would rely on the leading scientific research of those four institutes at Tsinghua University to better provide forward-looking research and practical guidance for fintech industry. IFR is committed to becoming a leading platform for interdisciplinary research, policy advisory, exchange and cooperation, and innovative incubation to make contributions to build a healthy, stable and sustainable fintech ecosystem in China.