On September 20th, the Shenzhen Audencia Financial Technology Institute (SAFTI) welcomed its first 248 bachelor and 95 new master students in an Opening Ceremony in Shenzhen, co-organized by Audencia and Shenzhen University.
The new students were greeted virtually by Christophe Germain, Dean of Audencia, Desi Schmitt, Director of International Affairs at Audencia, the General Consul of the French Consulate of Guagdong, Sylvain Fourriere, and the General Director of Campus France in Guagdong, Nylam Gauthier. School directors from Shenzhen University were present during the ceremony, including Du Hongbin, Vice President of Shenzhen University. Pierre Shi, Dean, Institutional & Academic Affairs of Audencia China, was also present to welcome Shenzhen's new students.
Recently, Shenzhen Audencia Business School has been officially renamed Shenzhen Audencia Financial Technology Institute (SAFTI) and is now recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education as a Sino-French institution. Its new name better illustrates the expertise taught and the hybrid themes of the three new Bachelors of Science programmes that are offered from September 2022.