On September 12, Linda Essig, Provost and Senior Vice President of CUNY Baruch College, and Yan Rong, International Program Specialist of Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College, visited SWUFE. Vice President Li Zhisheng met with the guests in the VIP Hall of Tengxiang Building. Officials from the School of Accounting and the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation attended the meeting.
At the meeting, Li Zhisheng warmly welcomed the delegation of CUNY Baruch College and introduced the latest developments and strategic planning of SWUFE. He pointed out that SWUFE had been comprehensively promoting upgrading the “New Finance” strategy and focusing on creating a scientific and technological innovation highland for finance and economics universities. As the first joint education program approved by the Ministry of Education, the Accounting Program, co-organized with CUNY Baruch College, has come out top by the quality of students in the past ten years with excellent operation capability and a good reputation and brilliant achievements of talent training. More than 70% of graduates continue their education while others secure satisfying jobs. Both sides firmly believe in the leading role of talents, have engaged many outstanding Chinese and foreign teachers to ensure the quality of teaching, and actively carry out academic exchanges, joint scientific research, teacher training, and other cooperation to build a team of highly qualified teachers. It is hoped that both sides will focus on the frontier fields of financial and technological innovation, improve the quality of program training, deepen teacher exchanges and cooperation, and jointly build a model program of Sino-US educational exchange and collaboration based on the long-term mutually beneficial and win-win partnership in the future.
Linda Essig expressed her gratitude to SWUFE for the warm reception. She said that students from the SWUFE - Baruch College Joint Education Program had been showing excellent academic results continuously at CUNY Baruch College, and the talent training quality of the Program is impressive. The SWUFE - Baruch College Sino-Foreign Cooperative Education Program is an essential part of the international strategic planning of CUNY Baruch College. It is hoped that the two sides will continue to deepen cooperation and promote joint development in the future.
Both sides had in-depth discussions on sustainable faculty, joint training, cooperative scientific research, and other programs at the meeting.
After the meeting, the delegation of CUNY Baruch College attended the Opening Ceremony of SWUFE - Baruch College Accounting Program(Joint Education Program) for the cohort of 2023. Linda Essig delivered a speech at the Ceremony.