The signing and unveiling ceremony of the “CSCSC – SWUFE Overseas Study Training Base” was held at Zhu You Yuan, SWUFE on the morning of April 21, 2009. Top leaders and representatives of CSCSC, International Cooperation Office, Education Office of Sichuan Province and SWUFE attended the ceremony chaired by Vice President Ding Renzhong.
Bai Zhangde, director of CSCSC, expressed his good wishes and high hope at the signing ceremony. He said that Southwestern University of Finance and Economics was not only a significant base for high-level talents cultivation and scientific researches, but also an international communication center for finance and economics study in the southwest. He also hoped that the overseas study training base being jointly established, we could finally regulate the order of the overseas study market and find a brand new way to cultivate the international talents.
Head of IED Su Ping, on behalf of the Education Office of Sichuan Province, also extended warm congratulations. She said that it was a great honor of Sichuan education circles and SWUFE to have the training base established here. Meanwhile, she also hoped that SWUFE would continue to make initiative and innovative contribution to the talent training.
President Zhao Dewu expressed his heartfelt thank to CSCSC and to those who were concerned with the development of SWUFE. He added that SWUFE would fully take on the great responsibilities. Over the years, SWUFE had been cooperating with more than 50 educational institutions, well-known universities, financial institutions and other famous enterprises from approximately 30 countries and regions. Now, with the help of the fifth overseas study training base in China, SWUFE would further contribute to the development of the society and the regional economy.
During the ceremony, Director Bai Zhangde and President Zhao Dewu signed the cooperative agreement, marking the official establishment of the overseas study training base in SWUFE. This was the first time for the base to be established in a finance and economics university in the southwest. PHD Ji Songtao, Dean of overseas study preparatory school, made a detailed presentation of the agreement, and expressed his great resolution to build the top overseas study platform in the southwest.
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics enjoys high-quality faculty members and teaching resources. The overseas study training base aims at providing students with full training and first-rate educational resources and services. The undergraduate and master course (preparatory course) programs of studying in USA, Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Australia will be introduced to Chinese students; certain information and services will also be offered to those foreigners who want to further their study in China.
Representatives of some universities and high schools in Sichuan also attended the ceremony. SCTV, SCTV8, Sichuan Economic Daily, Sichuan Online and CDTV were here to cover the news.