NSYSU School of International Finance led by Dean Ray B. Dawn starts recruiting on April 7
NSYSU School of International Finance, recently inaugurated in the presence of President Tsai Ing-wen, is the first school of this kind in Taiwan that is the result of collaboration between 22 financial institutions of the industry, government, and academia across Taiwan. According to NSYSU, the management committee of the School of International Finance has unanimously elected the Chairman of the Bank of Kaohsiung Ray B. Dawn as the Dean, and promised it will build a strong national team for international asset management for Taiwan and nurture international finance talents. The enrollment schedule has just been announced: applications will be accepted from April 7 to 21, interviews will be held on May 7, admission results will be announced on May 20, and classes will officially start in June. (Admission information: https://exam-oaa.nsysu.edu.tw/p/412-1065-23309.php?Lang=zh-tw)
Dean of the School of International Finance Ray B. Dawn graduated in Economics from Vanderbilt University in the US, specializing in financial management, economic analysis, and digital finance (FinTech). He previously served as Chairman of First Financial Holding and First Bank, Chairman of EasyCard Investment Holding, President of Mega Holdings and Chairman of Mega Bills, Chairman of Central Deposit Insurance Corporation, Chairman of Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation, Director-General of the Finance Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government, and Director of the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research.
Dean Ray B. Dawn pointed out that NSYSU School of International Finance was established on the mission to act as a bridge between the financial sector and the academia in Taiwan. The gap between theory and practice is filled by the industry-academia cooperation, however, he said, this is only a cooperation between individual enterprises and the academia, which benefits can hardly be expanded. He emphasized that “to change the overall financial industry in Taiwan and minimize the gap between theory and practice, a comprehensive change must be made in the nature of the industry.” Besides, it is a top-priority task to narrow the gap between Taiwan's current financial industry and the international financial industry. “We need to start with the faculty,” he said. The faculty of NSYSU School of International Finance is formed of international lecturers with experience as top managers in the financial sector and international financial organizations. They will teach at the School together with professors from Taiwan, and the students from the industry will work together with people with financial or regulatory background to develop innovative business models suitable for the financial industry in the Internet Age. The School aims to provide an international learning environment to cultivate talents in international asset management with an innovative vision, international mobility, high-end financial product development and design, as well as operation managers able to internationalize financial institutions for Taiwan to become the center of corporate capital deployment and high-end asset management in Asia.
According to NSYSU, the School of International Finance has previously established the Institute of Global Asset Management, providing microprograms in Sustainable Finance and Digital Finance taught in English, directed towards mid-level executives in the financial sector, government regulatory bodies, and upstream, midstream, and downstream companies of the technology industry, who have at least three years of relevant industry experience with a minimum TOEIC score of 850 or equivalent. The curriculum will explore innovative business models in practice and build a more diversified professional knowledge and practical skills in finance. In addition, NSYSU will provide approximately NT$ 2 million (approximately US$ 75,000) in scholarships each year for selected outstanding students to study abroad, as well as integrate Kaohsiung City’s 5G AIOT development and move in the 85 Sky Tower in the future to cultivate talents for the field of industrial services, technology finance, and information security by combining cross-disciplinary finance and technology, and continuously drive the city's innovation and sustainable development.
NSYSU School of International Finance: https://sif.nsysu.edu.tw/