14 to 18 March 2016: ILF Delegation Visited Universities in Southern and Western China

On 14 March 2016, a delegation of the ILF consisting of Dr. Rolf Friedewald, Managing Director, Ms. Shen Dee Kobbelt, Head of Programs and Marketing, and Ms. Chongxiang Chen, Admissions and Marketing Manager, visited the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). They were cordially welcomed by Prof. Christopher Gane, Dean of the Law Faculty, Prof. Robin Hui Huang, Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the Center for Financial Regulation and Economic Development, and Prof. David Donald. Prof. Donald was a former research associate of Prof. Andreas Cahn who worked at the ILF in Frankfurt am Main. In a later meeting with students, the ILF delegation had the opportunity to introduce its LL.M. in International Banking, Securities and Finance (LL.M. International Finance) program to interested students of CUHK.

In the evening, the ILF delegation met representatives of Shenzhen University Faculty of Law and spoke about Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the ILF, its master programs and the possibility of a cooperation between Shenzhen University and the ILF. Shenzhen University was represented by Prof. Shuangchen Ruan, Vice-President, Dean Prof. Aidan Kelly, Dean and Professor of Management, Mr. Weiwei Chao, Directory, Dr. Xiaogang (Patrick) Peng, Deputy Director, Mr. Liwen (Kevin) Liu, Program Manager, Mr. Jixing Liu, International Office, Mr. Xiao Zhang and Dr. Yi Zhang, LL.M. (Munich).

Sun Yatsen University, School of Law, Guangzhou, was the next venue for a meeting with Prof. Yijian Chen, Associate Professor, on the opportunities of a future cooperation between the institutions on 15 March 2016. This meeting was a follow-up meeting to the initial visit in 2015 to specify the benefits of ILF´s International Finance Program for Asian students. 

In the afternoon, the ILF delegation continued its tour in Guangzhou and visited Jinan University School of Law and spoke to faculty and students interested in continuing their studies at the ILF. Prof. Kexiang Zhao, Dean and Director Yongbiao Li represented Jinan University at this meeting.

On 17 and 18 March 2016, Ms. Chongxiang Chen, Admissions and Marketing Manager visited two more universities located in Chongqing and Chengdu.

The first visit was at Sichuan International Studies University School of International Business in Chongqing. She was cordially welcomed by Prof. Jiang Li, Vice-Dean of School of International Business, Director of Project Management Center. After Prof. Li introduced the School of International Business and its exchange programs with foreign universities, Ms. Chen introduced the ILF and the LL.M. International Finance program. It is the first time that the ILF visited this university and both parties showed interest in having a future cooperation.

On the next day, Ms. Chen travelled to Chengdu and visited the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE). At SWUFE, She was cordially welcomed by Prof. Bo Jiang who has visited the ILF twice in the past years. Ms. Chen had the opportunity to introduce the ILF and the LL.M. International Finance program to the students. The ILF and SWUFE have been cooperating since 2011.