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ACEM's New Year Greetings for 2024 2024-01-01

Dear Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

Happy New Year!

It is a time that profound responsibilities are placed on the shoulders of higher education institutions like ours to develop talent and advance scientific research in service to our country. In 2023, Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) continues to align our focuses with the national and regional development goals, industry transformations, and universal challenges facing humanity. With a commitment to scientific rigorand innovations, 
ACEM has dedicated itself to contemplating and resolving complex issues, and working towards the ultimate goal of improving the society, the world and benefiting human beings as a whole.

ACEM continues to be recognized as one of China's top business schools, with our domestic and international standings remaining impressively high. We are proud to announce that ACEM has once again secured the five-year AMBA accreditation. Our Master in Management program has ascended to the 12th place in the FT global rankings. In the QS global rankings, our full-time MBA program has been ranked in the top 3 in the Chinese Mainland for five consecutive years, and three economics and management subjects are ranked among the top 50 worldwide—with "Business and Management" achieving the 32nd globally and the first in Mainland of China. In the THE world subject rankings, “Business and Economics” has achieved the 25th place globally, and our three first-level subjects have ranked A+ in China Subject Ratings for the third consecutive year.

Our faculty members and professors have excelled in their research and educational endeavors, securing an unprecedented number of project grants and achieving significant research work. The college has established an extensive network of research platforms that includes nine major centers and one key laboratory of philosophy and social sciences affiliated directly under the Ministry of Education. The international stature of our three academic journals continues to rise. The China MBA Entrepreneurship Competition, Corporate Business Model Competition, and the First Science & Technology Achievement Transformation Competition have exhibited the increasing student spirits of innovation. Our thematic forums have been instrumental in stimulating technological innovation and vitality. Our students have excelled in their academic pursuits, applying their knowledge to real-world business, and showcasing their talents across various competitions and industries.

The past five years have seen the robust implementation of our "Two types of scholarship, horizontal (academic) and vertical (industry), reinforcing each other and connecting theory with practice”. This strategy of integrating academic research with industry is being significant in propelling ACEM to unprecedented heights. ACEMers continue to advance implementation of the strategy with determination, providing deep business insights into various sectors. Over the past five years, research has been conducted on a wide variety of enterprises, yielding numerous industrial findings. Our faculty members have been active in providing consultancy and advice support for government policies and are valued members of major government think tanks.

ACEM remains deeply rooted in China, with a strategic multi-point layout that extends our reach to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and the Asia-Pacific region. Our College’s Singapore Asia-Pacific Center has just celebrated the 30th anniversary of  establishment and operations in Singapore. Meanwhile, the Shenzhen Research Institute pioneers industrial innovation, fostering talent growth, facilitating technology transfer, and applying research outcomes, which not only benefits the GBA  and the wider Asia-Pacific region, but also perfectly aligns with the strategy of global development. In partnerships with leading industry players, ACEM fosters profound integration of industry, academia, research, and talent development. The SJTU-BOC Institute of Technology & Finance exemplifies our commitment to converting scientific and technological advances into dynamic forces for socio-economic progress.

This year marked ACEM's inaugural release of its Greenhouse Gas Emission Report and Climate Action Plan, underscoring our dedication to carbon neutrality. Our first Sustainable Development Forum, alongside philanthropic initiatives like "SHE Power" and "Sunshine Education," and our series of research work on post Covid-19 production resumption, affirm our commitment to social responsibility. The deep integration of academic theory and industry practice, as well as our innovative pedagogy, have garnered widespread media and public attention.

Our alumni continue to embody the spirit of devotion to family and country, making impactful contributions across various sectors and enhancing the development of both their alma mater and society. This year, we celebrated the successful public listing of four alumni-founded enterprises, multi-million-yuan investment funding secured by dozens of alumni-related companies, and some prestigious awards won by our alumni around the globe. The establishment of the Antai Alumni Association heralds the development of a home for ACEMers worldwide. The Antai Alumni New Year Concert, hosted once again in the resonant Wenzhi Hall, lifted the curtain of 2024 with great fanfare.

As we stand on the threshold of the new year, we are poised to move onward. With an expanded outlook, renewed confidence, and steadfast resolve, we are ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Together, we aspire to reach new heights and stride further toward our goal of becoming a world-class business school deeply rooted in China.

On behalf of Antai College of Economics and Management Shanghai Jiao Tong University, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your collaborations and contributions. May the new year bring you and your loved ones happiness, successes, peace, and prosperity.