On June 30th, the establishment ceremony of the SAIF Qinglan Fund was held. Professor Guangshao Tu (Adjunct Professor at SJTU and Executive Director of the SAIF Board) and Professor Chun Chang (Executive Dean, Professor of Finance and Huifu Chair Professor at SAIF) delivered speeches. All SAIF professors and members of the management team attended the ceremony.
Professor Guangshao Tu emphasized that the Qinglan Fund was established to promote young scholars to direct their efforts in teaching and research toward advancing SAIF's academic research and contributing to its think tanks.
Professor Chun Chang said in his speech that SAIF, with its top academic research and extraordinary educational programs, takes the lead in the financial disciplines in China. The SAIF Qinglan Fund, an endowment fund jointly established by Professor Tu, along with many SAIF professors and alumni, will further support SAIF's lead position in the finance arena.
The SAIF Qinglan Fund, one of the funds donated to by professors, introduces and cultivates of high-level young academic talent and provides targeted support for junior faculty in academic research. It will be used for the Qinglan Research Award and the Qinglan Scholars Program, and can also be used to support junior faculty at SAIF.
The Qinglan Fund has set up a sub-fund, the Qinglan-Pudong Science Investment Fund. According to fund management regulations, people and enterprises from all areas can now donate to it. Anyone who donates more than a certain amount can become a director of the fund; he or she would then also have the right to rename the sub-fund.