International Talent Development and Management Forum

On May 4th, the "International Talent Development &Management" forum was held in Antai College of Economics & Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University. We invited guests from 25 different companies, who are employers or potential employers for graduates from the Master of International Business program, to discuss how to develop capable international talents and facilitate their career development in China.

 

The forum started with a speech from Dean Zhou Lin. He warmly welcomed all the guests and talked about the internationalization process of ACEM, starting from inviting faculty from overseas to development of a specialized postgraduate program attracting outstanding international students to ACEM from all over the world. Moreover, he expressed his expectation for close and innovative collaboration between ACEM and the industry to train high-quality international talents for international business. Then Professor Lu Lin, Director of the MIB program, introduced the program. The diversity of the student’s background and the specially designed curriculum and various activities impressed the industry guests.

 

China has recently issued new policies about foreigners’ employment, including graduates from Chinese universities. In this forum, we invited a guest speaker Miss Lisa Liu to the visa and residence permit policies. The guests understood that the national policy is opening up to foreign residents and it is easier for foreigners to work and live in China. Additional policy changes are expected within the next couple of years. Shanghai currently has the most flexible visa/residence permit policy for foreigners.

 

The second session is a panel discussion hosted by Professor Tang Ningyu, Associated Dean of ACEM. Three guests were invited to join the panel and they respectively represent foreign invested companies, private companies and state-owned enterprises in China. They held a discussion on the challenges of international personnel management, the employers’ expectation of international talents, as well as how to collaborate efficiently with the university to recruit and develop international talents for the future business in China. The guests responded actively to the discussion.

 

The forum finished with a close speech from Dr. Zhang Dong Hong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee in ACEM. He expressed confidence and expectation for future collaboration between ACEM and the industry.