Signing Ceremony of 2021 Industry Research Team Successfully Held

Office of Alumni and External Relations    2021-04-02

On April 1, 2021, the signing ceremony of 2021 Industry Research Team of Industry Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was successfully held in Antai College of Economics & Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Chen Fangruo, dean of Antai College of Economics & Management and dean of Industry Research Institute; Yang Jie, director of Academic Affairs Office of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and former party secretary of ACEM; Li Hourui, deputy director of Information Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Tian Xinmin, deputy dean of ACEM and deputy dean of Industry Research Institute; Wu Wenfeng, Liu Shaoxuan and Yin Haitao, deputy dean of ACEM; Yu Leng and Zhang Donghong, deputy secretaries of the Party committee of ACEM; and Chen Hongmin and Yan Shifu, vice deans of Industry Research Institute, attended this event.

Since the end of 2018, ACEM has put forward the college strategy of "cultivating interdisciplinary talents proficient in theory and practice", and established the Industry Research Institute to observe and study the business ecosystem from a vertical industry perspective. After more than two years of exploration and accumulation, ACEM has gradually formed the path and method to carry out industry research, produced diversified research results, served the government, society, enterprises, teaching and scientific research, and received extensive attention and support from all walks of life. The signing ceremony of 2021 Industry Research Team was hosted by the vice dean Tian Xinmin.

At the signing ceremony, dean Chen Fangruo signed contracts with representatives of all 32 industry research teams on behalf of ACEM and Industry Research Institute. In 2021, a total of 111 Antai teachers participated in industry research. At the same time, a research team headed by teachers from Sino-US Global Logistics Institute and Koguan School of Law was also established. In the future, the Industry Research Institute will further introduce research forces from outside the Institute, outside the university and even the industry, so as to form a healthy, diversified and three-dimensional research ecosystem.

Yang Jie, director of the Academic Affairs Office of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and former Secretary of the Party Committee of ACEM, SJTU, delivered a speech. He pointed out that ACEM held high the banner of industry research and had achieved remarkable results since the establishment of the Institute. He hoped that the Institute would make greater achievements in theoretical improvement and innovation, form an "Antai paradigm" of industry research, summarize the development experience of Chinese enterprises, and convert the cases of industry research to make contributions to undergraduate teaching and realize the full coverage of talent training.

Yin Haitao, vice dean of ACEM and head of research team of new energy power generation and energy storage industry, delivered a speech to share the experience and feelings gained from the industry research. He believed that industry research has changed the mode of teaching and scientific research, as well as the professional ecology of teachers. He hoped to promote communication and cooperation with alumni enterprises based on industry research.

Lu Lin, head of the research team of human resource service industry, delivered a speech on behalf of all newly established research teams and shared her understanding of industry research. She pointed out that there is a trend of "hollowing" in the research field of organizational behavior and human resource management, and there is a "Tower of Babel Effect" that make it difficult to intercommunicate between learning and practice with language, and industry research can just become a bridge between them.

Finally, dean Chen Fangruo made a summary. He believed that industry research is of vital significance for national development, business school development and talent training. The current external environment is very conducive to the development of industry research, and the research achievements of ACEM are worthy of pride. Chen suggested that teachers should have the courage to walk out of the comfort zone, learn from the enterprises humbly, and gradually form and share ideas, concise the essence of ideas, and keep on improving the mode of academic industry research. Finally, he congratulated all the research teams that successfully signed the contract, in hope of promoting the reform of business schools with collective strength.

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