During September 19-20, the first Yangtze River Delta Forum for New Practical Business Talents Training co-sponsored by SLU, Anhui University of Finance & Economics, Nanjing Audit University, and Ningbo University of Finance & Economics and hosted by Ningbo University of Finance & Economics was held in Ningbo. At the forum, the four universities jointly initiated the establishment of the Yangtze River Delta Alliance for New Practical Business Talents Training. More than 200 experts and scholars from Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Anhui gathered in Ningbo, andSLU’s Chair of the University Council Li Shiping, Vice President Gu Xiaomin, as well as heads of the President's Office, Publicity Office, Teaching Affairs Office, and Office of Planning and more than 60 teachers attended the event. The next forum will be hosted by SLU. On behalf of SLU, Li Shiping expressed his gratitude to the Ningbo Municipal Government, Ningbo University of Finance & Economics and partner universities. He also extended sincere invitations to universities, experts and scholars in and outside the Yangtze River Delta region to gather in Shanghai in 2021, where they will write a new chapter in the training of new practical business talents. Moreover, Ningbo University of Finance & Economics handed over the hosting plaque to SLU.
By establishing the Yangtze River Delta Alliance, a concerted effort will be made to train new practical business talents. Adhering to the concept of integration and high quality, the Alliance is guided by the development of the new business science, and brings together strengths of the stakeholders in the Yangtze River Delta for complementary advantages and coordinated development to jointly promote the training of new innovative business talents. A platform for sharing and exchange in the Yangtze River Delta will be built to cultivate high-level new business talents by collective wisdom. Alliance members will jointly develop and share teaching resources, jointly build research and innovation platforms and expert think tanks, train high-level teaching staff, regularly co-organize discipline skills competitions, strengthen international exchanges and cooperation, and gather the wisdom of the Alliance to promote the development of high-level new business talents.
The first forum invited Professor Guo Jianru of Peking University, Professor Zhou Jialai, Vice President of Anhui University of Finance & Economics, Professor Dong Birong, Vice President of Nanjing Audit University, Professor Huang Youfang of Shanghai Maritime University, Professor Yang Guangyan of SLU, and Associate Professor Li Xiaolei of Ningbo University of Finance & Economics to deliver 6 informative keynote speeches. The forum, focusing on the theme of developing Golden Courses, selected 66 excellent teaching cases. Teachers of SLU enthusiastically contributed, and 26 cases were awarded.
(Photo by Wen Xin)