(Correspondents: Fan Guoqiang, Guo Ning, Bai Xuchao and Pang Jianing) On June 6, “A Series of Forums on the Construction and Development of New Financial Specialty in the Age of Digital Intelligence” and “the Activity of 100 Academic Masters Entering the Campus among a Series of Activities for the 90th Anniversary of the University” was held in School of Economics & Management. Li Yaoping, Secretary of Party Committee of the School, participated in the activity and made a speech. Directors of all departments, teachers and students also participated in the activity. Chai Jian, Executive Dean of the School, presided over the activity.
Professor Wu Wenfeng, Vice President of Antai College of Economics and Management, SJTU, Yu Le’an, Academician of International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences, Professor in School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, adjunct professor from School of Economics & Management, Xidian University, Professor Qian Shuitu, Dean of School of Finance, Zhejiang Gongshang University, President of Zhejiang Institute of Financial Reform and Development, Professor Zhu Mengnan, Assistant Dean of School of Economics, Xiamen University, Professor Hu Haifeng, Director of Department of Finance, BNU Business School, and Professor Ouyang Zisheng from Business School of Hunan Normal University were specially invited to make wonderful speeches to both teachers and students.
As pointed out by Li Yaoping in his speech that, finance plays an important role in the development of the Party and state-building. Financial specialty has a brilliant future in the age of digital economy i.e. on the occasion of the centenary of the founding of the Party. In terms of national development plan, fintech will play a major role in the real economy, and the development of financial specialty and talent training is also facing new opportunities and challenges. He introduced the platform resources, outstanding achievements and significant results in economy and management, and also emphasized the indispensability of finance by focusing on the strategic objective of the School i.e. grasping the opportunity of national financial development, giving full play to the characteristics of School of Economics & Management, Xidian University, and integrating the outstanding advantages in ICT of Xidian University. He also encouraged both teachers and students of the School in Xidian University, a high level research university, to strengthen basic research, aim at major scientific and technological breakthroughs, and make contribution to the development of national real economy.
Then Wu Wenfeng, Qian Shuitu, Zhu Mengnan, Hu Haifeng, Ouyang Zisheng and Yu Le’an successively delivered keynote speeches titled “Mutual Risk Sharing and FinTech: The Case of Xianghubao”, “Financial Risk and Financial Regulation in the Context of FinTech Innovation”, “Problems Faced During the Construction of Financial Discipline in the New Era and Reform Proposals - From the Perspective of Xiamen University”, “Strategic Thinking on Accelerating the Training of Financial Professionals in the World of Unprecedented Change”, “On the Construction of First-class Undergraduate Curriculum in the Background of New Liberal Arts -- Taking Financial Risk Management Curriculum as an Example” and “Basic Logic and Development Trend of New Finance Discipline” to teachers and students. Wu Wenfeng introduced how Fintech could promote risk sharing, discussed risk sharing mechanism by taking “Xianghubao” as an example, and also analyzed outstanding advantages and application prospect of Fintech. Qian Shuitu analyzed the connotation and advantages of Fintech, expounded the risks in Fintech innovation, and also explained current situation and trend of Fintech regulation. Zhu Mengnan introduced the experience in discipline construction from the perspectives of teaching staff, mechanism optimization, curriculum reform and system platform construction in combination with practice in Xiamen University. Hu Haifeng analyzed high-quality development of financial sector and the demand for financial talents, and discussed the changes and unchanged part in financial talent cultivation. Ouyang Zisheng elaborated the main contents of basic cognition and construction of first-class undergraduate courses, and analyzed the teaching status, the changes and unchanged part in teaching, teaching principle and contents, etc. Yu Le’an introduced the development background, connotation and logic of new finance, analyzed the development trend and path of new finance discipline, and also shared his thinking on new finance discipline education. Their wonderful speeches were highly praised by teachers and students. After that, the leading group, teachers and the above experts had a panel discussion.
It is reported that, in the first year of the 14th Five-Year Plan as well as at the important node of disciplinary evaluation and undergraduate education audit and evaluation, the School of Economics & Management has carried out such activities as “A Series of Forums on the Construction and Development of New Financial Specialty in the Age of Digital Intelligence” and “A Series of Forums on Characteristic Construction and Development of High-level Economic and Management Disciplines in 2021” in order to continuously optimize discipline layout and enhance professional strength. These activities have offered chances for both teachers and students to learn from the best practices from others and have discussion with high-level experts and scholars who can offer wise guidance for discipline and specialty construction and development of the School. In this way, the social influence of the School can be steadily improved, thus promoting “Double First-class” construction and development of the University.