From July 26th to 27th, the Third Session of Auditing and Accounting Research Training Camp, co-sponsored by the Center for China’s Governmental Auditing Research and the Research Institute of Economics and Management of SWUFE, was successfully held in the Emei Xueya Hotels. Prof. ZHUO Zhi, Chairman of the University Council, together with the directors of the Research Institute of Economics and Management, the School of Accounting and the Center for China’s Governmental Auditing Research attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. Prof. Clive Lennox from the University of Southern California, who has won the Lifelong Achievement Award of American Accounting Association, was invited to give a keynote speech. International renowned auditing accountants, Prof. LI Chan from the University of Kansas, Prof. ZHANG Yun from George Washington University and Prof. ZENG Xiaoliang from York University in Canada as well as nearly 200 experts and scholars from more than 60 universities at home and abroad participated in the Training Camp.
In his speech, ZHUO Zhi, on behalf of SWUFE, expressed warm congratulations on the hosting of the Training Camp and warmly welcomed experts, scholars and guests at home and abroad. He introduced SWUFE’s educational history, discipline characteristics and achievements in recent years, reviewed the development history of SWUFE’s accounting and auditing disciplines and their important position in the discipline group of SWUFE, and gave full recognition to the work done by the Center for China’s Governmental Auditing Research in promoting the innovation of auditing theory, developing auditing discipline and cultivating talents. He hoped that the auditing and accounting theorists in the new era could further emancipate their minds and dare to innovate with Chinese characteristics for a new era, so as to make great contributions to the construction of auditing and accounting theory system and discipline system with Chinese characteristics.
After the opening ceremony, the Training Camp held two days of academic discussions and exchanges. Prof. Lennox gave a keynote report entitled “Using New Data to Conduct Innovative Research”, and systematically shared his experience and methods of innovative research by using new data. Ten professors and scholars reported their work papers, and 10 commentators made brilliant comments. Experts and scholars actively interacted with each other and expressed their opinions freely.
Prof. TAN Hongtao, Vice Dean of the School of Accounting, presided over the closing ceremony and made a concluding speech. Prof. CAI Chun, Director of the Center for China’s Governmental Auditing Research, awarded Prof. Lennox the appointment letter of member and special researcher of the Center’s Strategic Advisory Committee, and awarded 13 other well-known scholars the appointment letters of special researchers. Ms. MIAO Xueying from the supporting organization Golden Finance Education Group made a speech. CAI Chun and Lennox presented awards to the two winners of Best Paper.
Since 2017, the Auditing and Accounting Research Training Camp has been held for three consecutive years. It has set up a high-end academic platform for domestic scholars to exchange and learn from world-class scholars, which is conducive to improve the research ability of young scholars, expand and enhance the academic influence of auditing and accounting disciplines of SWUFE, and promote the construction of a “Double First-class” university. It is of great significance to help China’s auditing and accounting academic research to connect with the world. (Center for China’s Governmental Auditing Research of SWUFE)