On January 29th, 2021, the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) held the 2020 Year-End Meeting & Award Ceremony. Professor Kuiling Ding, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Committee and Executive Vice President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU); Professor Guangshao Tu, Adjunct Professor at SJTU and Executive Director of SAIF and Professor Jiang Wang, Executive Director and Chair of Academic Council at SAIF delivered speeches, followed by an annual report by Professor Chun Chang, Executive Dean and Huifu Chair Professor at SAIF. Nearly 200 faculty and staff members were in attendance.
During his speech, Professor Kuiling Ding congratulated SAIF on its achievements in the “extraordinary year” of 2020, under the great impact of COVID-19 outbreak. He also pointed out that the next decade will be a critical period for SJTU to solidify its position at the forefront of leading universities and for SAIF to build itself into a world-class financial school. He hoped that SAIF faculty and staff would make a joint effort to kick off the upcoming new year and to develop SAIF into one of the SJTU’s best brands.
Professor Guangshao Tu delivered a speech on the theme of “Farewell to the Old and Welcome to the New”, in which he summed up the past and looked forward to the future with three key words: “celebration”, “appreciation”, and “blessing”.
Professor Chun Chang reviewed the overall development of SAIF in 2020, including organizational structure, faculty pooling, human resources development, academic research, policy think tank and partnerships. An award ceremony was followed on which several individuals and teams were rewarded for their outstanding performances during the past year.