Business School event strengthens links with China

Business School event strengthens links with China

The University of Aberdeen Business School held a one-day workshop on the Chinese Financial and Banking System last weekend.

The workshop, which was supported by the University of Glasgow, China’s National Institution for Finance & Development (NIFD), Fordham University (US), and the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT), aimed to seek broad collaborations with NIFD in research, knowledge exchange and impact.

The keynote speaker was Professor Yang Li from NIFD, a well-known figure in academia, financial industries and government organisations in China. He was the former Vice-President of China Academy of Social Science and is one of the chief financial advisors who reports directly to the President of China, Xi Jinping.

The workshop attracted a number of applications and ten high-quality papers were selected for presentations. Among the presenters were researchers from Yale, Rutgers, Cardiff, Swansea, Macquarie, BOFIT, NIFD, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Professor Phil Hannaford, Interim Senior Vice-Principal and Vice-Principal for Digital Strategy at the University of Aberdeen, was among those in attendance. 

He said: “It was an honour to welcome Professor Li and colleagues from China for this prestigious event, part of our continuing activities to strengthen partnerships in China”.

The conference was organised by the University of Aberdeen’s CPD Services in Research and Innovation.