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2024 Global Graduate Student Summer Forum

Central University of Finance and Economics, China
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The forum aims to strengthen international educational cooperation and promote cross-cultural exchange by providing a platform for doctoral students. Spanning disciplines such as economics, finance, business administration, and data science, the forum is a week-long program that includes academic workshops, visits to local businesses, and cultural outings.

Forum Dates:

Registration Date: June 30th, 2024
Forum Date: July 1st to July 7th, 2024

Participating Disciplines

1. Economics (including Economics, Finance)

2. Management (including Business Administration, International Business)

3. Data Science and Business Artificial Intelligence (including Statistics and Mathematics, Information Science)
The forum has invited world-renowned experts to provide academic guidance. We welcome participants from a broad range of disciplines that are relevant to our program.


1. The Forum Organizing Committee warmly welcomes full-time doctoral students from various countries worldwide to apply, aiming to select participants with diverse cultural backgrounds.

2. Applicants are required to submit a CV, and a paper manuscript or a research proposal (less than 50 double-spaced pages). These documents should be sent to our contact email with the title "Name + University Name + Summer Forum." The Forum Organizing Committee guarantees applicants' submission materials will remain confidential.

3. Application Deadline: May 14, 2024. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Forum Schedule

The schedule for the doctoral student forum includes the following series of activities:

1. Academic guidance and exchange: Each academic expert will be responsible for a specific academic sub-forum. The expert will deliver an academic lecture and engage in academic discussions with the participating students. Students will have the opportunity to present their academic perspectives and the experts will participate in discussions and provide feedback.

2. Excursions to local businesses: Participants will have the opportunity to visit companies in China's digital economy (Internet), finance, new energy vehicles, as well as other emerging industries.

3. Culture related outings: Participants will travel on China's high-speed rail system and visit various cultural landmarks. They will also be introduced to classical Chinese culture, such as traditional drama, music, and dance.

Funding Support

The Forum Organizing Committee covers all expenses for participants during the forum, including meals, accommodation, etc. 


Ji Ting (Division of International Cooperation)
Telephone: +86(10) 62288337

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