On the 9th of March, a ceremony was held in support of developing RUC’s think-tanks, and a forum titled ‘Global Governance and China’s think-tank development’ was held in Beijing. Jufeng Gold Control Company announced its gift to the RUC Education Foundation for the purpose of establishing the Global Governance Research Centre during the ceremony. RUC executive vice President and Chongyang Institute of Finance Board Chair WANG Liming was present at the ceremony and gave a speech to promote the RUC’s latest research centre. Prior to this, RUC University Council Chairwoman JIN Nuo, andRUC President LIU Wei called on Fengju Gold Control Company Board Chair MA Lin and General Manager LI Di to extend their gratitude.
The Centre will be managed by the Chongyang Institute of Finance. Appointed as the inaugural Director of the Centre is former Foreign Ministry deputy Minister HE Yafei, and the inaugural Chair of the Centre’s Academic Committee is ZHANG Yanling, who will now get to the task of developing the Centre. Present to accept the donation on behalf of RUC was the Dean of the RUC School of Finance GUO Qingwang. The ceremony was presided over by Chongyang Insitute of Finance executive Director WANG Wen.
Following the donation ceremony, the forum on the topic of ‘Global governance and developing China’s think-tanks’ was held, and all those in attendance gave valuable input on how the Centre should be developed.
The Chongyang Institute of Finance was established on the 19th of January 2013, using the generous funding of C¥200 million provided by the Chongyang Group board Chair QIU Guogen, an alumnus of RUC. the Institute has received many donations from society and business circles since its establishment. Some of the funding received at this ceremony will be used to support the creation of the RUC Ecological Finance Centre. This year, on the 25th of January, in the University of Pennsylvania ‘Global think tank report 2016,’ Chongyang Institute came it at number 37 of 45 of the world’s best new think tanks.