Launching the new Birkbeck-SWUFE dual-degree programme

Birkbeck’s School of Business, Economics and Informatics launched a new dual-degree programme with the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, China. 

The new dual-degree undergraduate programme recently introduced by Birkbeck and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) was formally inaugurated on Friday 28 September 2018, at the magnificent campus of SWUFE in Chengdu, China. The event organised by the School of International Business (SIB) and the SWUFE’s Office of International Exchange and Cooperation also doubled as an opening ceremony for the first two cohorts of the dual degree programme. Professor Kevin Ibeh, Pro-Vice-Master (International), Birkbeck, travelled from London to join the event, which was also graced by the Deputy Director of the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation, the Dean of School of International Business, and other staff and students of SWUFE.

In his welcome remarks, the Dean of SIB, Professor Jue Wang, an alumnus of Birkbeck, expressed delight at the Pro-Vice-Master’s visit and the continuing success of the academic partnership between SWUFE and Birkbeck, which has already produced several Doctoral and MSc graduates. He highlighted the strong appeal of the new dual degree Bachelor’s programme to prospective students and reaffirmed SIB’s commitment to a deeper and broader collaboration with Birkbeck in view of the two institutions’ shared interests in enhanced student learning, research excellence and societal relevance.

Professor Ibeh thanked his hosts for the invitation to be part of this important milestone in the development of Birkbeck-SWUFE collaboration and conveyed fraternal greetings from the Master of Birkbeck, the Executive Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Head of Department of Management, and the entire Birkbeck community. The Pro Vice Master congratulated the 100 students already enrolled on the Birkbeck-SWUFE dual degree programme on their selection and noted that he looked forward to welcoming them as they transition to Birkbeck’s Bloomsbury campus for the final year of their undergraduate studies. Professor Ibeh further congratulated the SIB’s leadership and staff, including some Birkbeck alumni, for their demonstrable commitment to developing mutually beneficial collaborative arrangements with world-class institutions such as Birkbeck. He assured them that Birkbeck shares their enthusiasm for high quality, win-win international collaborations.  

The event featured additional remarks, notably by the Deputy Director of the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation at SWUFE, Associate Professor Dr GU Xuan. Dr GU underlined her Office’s unflinching support for the SIB’s partnership with Birkbeck and noted its alignment with SWUFE’s overall international strategy. The event was finely compered by Dr Yuanyuan Liu, who successfully defended her doctoral thesis at Birkbeck this past summer.


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