AIA welcomed a delegation from Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance (SLUAF) and Metro Education this week to celebrate our 20-year partnership. By working together with common values and innovative qualifications the partnership has produced thousands of graduates through the AIA & Lixin International Programme and it is upon this already successful basis that the delegation travelled to the UK to discuss expanding the provision of globally recognised, high quality qualifications and skills training for finance professionals.

AIA’s collaboration with Metro Education and SLUAF offers a global undergraduate opportunity that has proved attractive to students, delivering the skills, knowledge and professional aptitude that is desired throughout the finance profession. AIA will shortly be launching its new professional qualification, and this provides many opportunities for AIA to develop its strategic partnerships and develop new pathways for students to obtain academic and professional qualification.

The delegation included Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance Vice President, Zhu Yabing, Deputy Dean of the School of Law, Su Hongfeng, Director of the Academic Affairs Office, Wang Pinling, Dean, School of Continuing Education, School of International Finance, Xie Danyang and Project Manager, International Office Chen Baisong and Metro Education chief executive, Eugene Tan.

SLUAF Vice President, Zhu Yabing said: “AIA and Shangahi Lixin University have been successful partners for many years, and I am pleased to be in the UK to discuss how that relationship can be expanded for the future. Together we have many shared values which when combined offer great benefits to our students and I am looking forward to developing new professional qualification pathways with the AIA."