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Joint Efforts in Educational Excellence: Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance and HKUST Business School Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Time: 2024-07-08 16:43 Print

The Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance and the School of Business and Management of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance their collaborative endeavors.

The MOU aims to initiate a series of cooperative projects within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, focusing on the following strategic initiatives:

1. Joint launch of the Pioneers 50 Global Program.

2. Exploration of collaborative opportunities in master's and doctoral degree programs, as well as executive training.

3. Establishment of comprehensive exchange programs for students and faculty members.

The partnership seeks to leverage the unique strengths of both institutions to foster academic exchange, research, and strategic cooperation in education and training.

The MOU was signed under the auspices of HKUST President Prof. Nancy IP (in the middle of back row), with the presence of representatives from both institutions. Prof. JIAO Jie (in the front right), Dean of Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance, and Prof. HUI Kai-Lung (in the front left), Acting Dean of HKUST Business School, formalized the agreement to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Dean of Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance Prof. JIAO Jie said, "“Building on the years-long fruitful partnership between Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance and HKUST Business School, this strategic cooperation does not only mark the in-depth integration of these two leading institutions in business education and research, but also a shared commitment to cultivating talents in finance, technology, and industry with international outlook and local insight. In the future, we wholeheartedly commit to deepening and broadening our partnership with the HKUST Business School in a spirit of openness and cooperation, and working hand in hand to advance the development of the nation’s business sector and foster national prosperity."

Acting Dean of HKUST Business School Prof. HUI Kai-Lung said, “As the economic landscape undergoes rapid development, driven by technological disruption and other geopolitical factors, this collaboration between our two schools will usher in exciting new possibilities for the economy and society. These collaborative efforts will allow the participating students and faculty to engage with practices in an international financial center and mainland China’s fast-developing economic prowess. Looking ahead, we're hopeful that our partnership can be further strengthened, allowing us to host more academic exchange, nurture talents, and drive industry innovations."

*Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance:*

The PBC School of Finance (PBCSF), Tsinghua University’s 17th school, was founded on March 29, 2012 as a joint venture between the University and the People's Bank of China (PBC). It was built on the successes of the Graduate School of PBC, an esteemed school founded by the Central Bank in the early 1980s. 

With the mission of promoting excellence in the finance industry and financial regulation through top-notch education and cutting-edge research, Tsinghua PBCSF, following advanced education modes of international financial programs and business schools, is committed to building a world-class platform for financial education and finance and policy research.

*HKUST Business School:*

The School of Business and Management of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School) is young, innovative and committed to advancing global business knowledge. The School has forged an international reputation for world class education programs and research performance.