Speech - Becoming A First Class Economics University By Reform and Innovation-Inaugural Speech as the Dean of School of Economics at the Shanghai

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Becoming A First Class Economics University By Reform and Innovation ---Inaugural Speech as the Dean of School of Economics at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Guoqiang Tian July 12, 2004 Dear colleagues, my fellow friends, ladies and gentlemen: The topic of my inaugural speech today is “becoming a first class economics university by reform and innovation”. China is facing an unprecedented development opportunity, Shanghai has special geographical advantage, and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) is taking an important historical responsibility. My speech consists of three parts: (1) opportunity, advantage, and responsibility, (2) development strategy for the school: becoming a first class economics university by reform and innovation, and (3) adaptive solution: six specific tasks. . Opportunity, Advantage and Responsibility 1. The Unprecedented Development Opportunity Facing China An unprecedented development opportunity is facing China. China’s economic institution is at a critical point of transition to a free market economy and such market reform is irreversible. If China wants to coalesce with the global economic system, there will be an increased demand for people who are familiar with modern economics and business sciences. Hence, it becomes necessary for China to cultivate a mass of individuals who can master modern economic theories, do theoretical research, take part in economic reforms, and who can provide policy suggestions regarding China’s prevalent situations and practical problems. For such increasing demand, the economics education and research in China should catch up with the trend of development. In contrast to the Western countries, Chinese undergraduate students that major in economics and business sciences extend to excel above students from all other subjects. This will provide us a good opportunity to bring out excellent undergraduates and some of them may become top economists after they are further trained in the West. Under these circumstances, there are both opportunities and challenges for universities in China. Every university would take this opportunity to be in a dominant position in theoretical research and cultivating students. There are already some key universities that have made strides in the reconstruction of economics subject and education reforms. For instance, the School of Management at the Qinghua University employs more than 20 prominent scholars in the fields of economics, finance, and management. The Guanghua Management School and China Economic Research Center at the Peking University also has recruited a number of faculty members from
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abroad. The Wuhan University appropriated a great amount of money and made some attractive policies supporting its dual degree program in mathematics and economics/finance. Coinciding with these changes, many excellent students have been receiving admission from first class, international universities every year for further Ph.D. education. The Huazhong University of
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Speech - Becoming A First Class Economics University By Reform and Innovation-Inaugural Speech as the Dean of School of Economics at the Shanghai

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