Another major university of commence sets up in Sanya
The Dongbei University of Finance and Economics will set up a branch school in Sanya. An unveiling ceremony for the Hainan Institute of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics was held in Sanya on June 10th, 2018.
Several dignitaries attended the unveiling ceremony, including the following: A Dong, Mayor of the Sanya Municipal People’s Government; He Shigang, Deputy Mayor of the Sanya Municipal People’s Government; Du Benwei, Secretary of the Party Committee of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics; Wu Yaoting, Party Secretary of the CPC and President of Hainan University; and Chen Rui, Principal of the Hainan Tropical Ocean University.
The establishment of the institute is part of an effort to transform Hainan Island into an international pilot free trade zone by 2020, and also to continue to transform the region into a national ecological civilization pilot zone and an experimental zone for international tourism and consumption. Those projects were recently announced by the Chinese central government as key moves in the country’s further opening-up.
The Hainan Institute of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics is located in the Whale Marine Sci-Tech and Research Centre at Yazhou Hi-Tech Science Park, in Sanya’s Yazhou District.
The institute will be positioned as a top comprehensive and open educational cooperation platform integrating scientific research, think-tank consultation, talent training, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The region will be dedicated to the cultivation of innovative talents in the fields of tourism, modern finance, and free trade zone construction, with the aim of further promoting Sanya’s social and economic development.
“We will work to turn the institution into a high-level educational base that supports the construction of the China (Hainan) Pilot Free Trade Zone, and to make it a demonstration project for comprehensively deepening Hainan’s reform and opening-up, and a talent training base for international tourism and finance innovation, offering services and support for the country’s major strategic undertakings,” said Xia Chunyu, President of the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.