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院长牛华勇在2017级新生开学典礼上的发言

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尊敬的各位嘉宾、国际商学院全体同仁以及2017级的同学们:

首先请允许我对今天来到典礼现场的700多名同学表示诚挚的祝贺,祝贺你们有机会进入到这个充满热情与活力的商学院,开启一段充满挑战而又难以忘怀的人生旅程。今年加入国商大家庭的同学,来自全世界38个国家,以及中国的大江南北。自2005年开始,我们就变成了全校本科教育规模最大的院系,到现在“规模最大”这个形容词,已经不再是我们关注和追求的目标。我们现在所关注的,是这所商学院可以在接下来的几年中,能够带给大家怎样的未来。

北外国际商学院所追求的愿景,是一所“多语种、跨文化、多区域的全球化商学院”。这不是写在纸上的一句话,而是实践在每一个培养环节中的一句话。我们努力把自己置身于当今这个开放社会中,主动去接受全球化带来的机遇与挑战。商业是人类社会最伟大的发明之一,它为我们带来了价值观、技术以及生活方式的变化。自从工业革命以来,人类所有的经济成就,都是伴随着全球化而产生的,世界上不存在任何一种不参与全球化的经济增长模式。我们有必要建立这样一种价值观:以开放的心态拥抱全球化,而不是以邻为壑地远离全球化。这个观点值得反复强调,因为民粹主义和孤立主义正在严重侵蚀全球经济合作与发展的前景。

正如大家了解到的,过去的四十年,中国经济经历了飞跃式的发展。中国从一个全球最贫穷落后的国家,迅速发展成为一个具有中等收入水平、商业高度繁荣的国家。中国的发展,有赖于两个关键词:一个是越来越宽松的国内政策,我们称之为改革;另一个是越来越自由的国际交往,我们称之为开放。尽管人们对中国经济有着各种不同的解读,但没有人否认市场化、渐进改革与高度参与国际分工在其中的重要作用。

到去年,从宏观数据看,中国不仅仅是全球GDP排名第二的经济体,也是全球第一的货物贸易国,全球第二的对外投资国。从企业层面看,在互联网时代,中国催生了全球领先的互联网公司,是全球商业零售电子商务率排第一的国家,同时也是手机电子支付普及率最高的国家。

人们从各种角度来解读这样的增长。包括强有力的政府政策、积极而隐忍的传统文化、具有创新思维的年轻一代。但我也必须清晰地指出,尽管中国的经济增长独一无二,但今天,我们也同样受到了民粹主义和孤立主义思潮的威胁和冲击。这种冲击,对于中国来说,有着与其他国家不同的表现形式:他们外在、我们含蓄;他们公开,我们私下;他们旷日持久地争论,我们一眨眼就能把想法变成政策。今天,我们有着所有民粹主义和孤立主义得以滋长的肥沃土壤——经济增长下降、财富分配失衡、社会思潮分裂——如果不小心应对,随时都有可能为我们的视而不见付出代价。

这时,我们有必要再一次重申北外国际商学院所一直坚持的价值观——那就是坚持以开放的心态,将自己融入到全球化的大潮,与不同文化背景的人展开对话与合作。在这一价值观的统领之下,你们在北外国际商学院的学习,将会是对知识、视野及人生经历的全面丰富。国际商学院为大家准备了前沿的课程、高水平的学术讲座、多彩多姿的社会实践、全球各地的交换机会。

从个人的方面,你们也应该积极地利用图书馆、互联网和现代科技,拓宽商业以外的知识体系,关注全球最新的科技发展,塑造自己对知识的判断能力和学习能力。在互联网时代,人们学习知识最重要的能力,已经从接触知识的多少,变成了对过度泛滥的信息的辨别判断能力。互联网让学习不再有边界,但也带来了各种似是而非的极端观念和博人眼球的阴谋论。我们需要通过严格的学术训练,寻求形成独立的判断能力,这是对大家宝贵时光的保护措施。判断力是建立在逻辑、经验、数据和科学的方法之上。对于没有判断力的人来说,越多的认知自由,就意味着越崎岖的前进之路。

探索的道路永远都不是一帆风顺的,学习如此、工作如此、生活如此。最为可贵的,是永远都能够保持一颗探索的好奇心。可以预见的是,在接下来的几年,我将和国际商学院全体教师一道,竭尽所能为大家提供最好的学习发展平台,探索商业、探索中国、探索世界,成为各位未来发展中最坚定的后盾和支持者。你们任何人取得的进步,都将是北外国际商学院的荣耀。

谢谢大家!

 

撰稿:牛华勇

 

SPEECH AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF CLASS 2017

Distinguished guests, dear colleagues and students from class 2017,

First of all, please allow me to extend heartfelt congratulations to over 700 students who are present here, congratulations on securing the opportunity to be part of this passionate and energetic business school and embark on a journey which might be challenging but unforgettable. This year, we embraced students both from China and 38 other countries. Since the year of 2015, IBS has been the largest school in BFSU in terms of bachelor education. Now being the largest school is no longer a goal which we concentrate our efforts on pursuing. The goal we now pay attention to is what kind of future we are going to bring to all IBSers with the development of our school in the next few years.

The vision we hold is to become an international business school featured multilingual, cross-culture and multi-regions. This vision is not merely printed on paper but put into practice in each aspect of our education programs. We make every effort to embrace the open world we are in today and we take the initiative to confront opportunities as well as challenges presented by globalization. Business is one of the greatest inventions of mankind. It allows us to make changes in values, technology and life style. Since the industrial revolution, the emergence of all economic achievements of mankind has be accompanied by the globalization. There is no economic growth model existing in the world but has nothing to do with globalization. We need to build such values that are to embrace the globalization with an open heart rather than shifting our own trouble to others or isolating ourselves from globalization. These concepts of values deserve our full attention, because nowadays populism and isolationism are eroding the prospects for global economic cooperation and development.

As we all know, the past 4 decades witnessed China’s economy development in leaps. From an impoverished and backward country, China has rapidly grown into a relatively prosperous country with a medium income level and a highly developed business. China’s growth cannot be achieved with two keywords; one is Reform; that is the adoption of increasingly loose domestic policies; the other is Open; that is the exchanges with the rest of the world in an increasingly free manner. People have different interpretations to China’s economy, but no one denies the importance of marketization, gradual reform and participation in the international division of labor in a high degree.

Statistically, by last year, China has been the second largest economy in terms of GDP, the largest goods trader and the second largest outbound investor. In the era of the Internet, with world leading Internet companies, China ranks number one in global commercial retail e-commerce rate and in the penetration rate of mobile payment.

People have been trying to interpret China’s economic growth from various perspectives, including strong government policies, active yet tolerating traditional culture and innovative younger generation. However, we need to see it clearly, despite the unique economic growth, today we are opposed to the threat and repercussion of populism and isolationism. Such repercussion present itself to China in forms different from other countries, such as outwards VS inwards; public VS private; long lasting argument VS rapid integration to policies. Nowadays, populism and isolationism can find fertile soil to grow in; that is the declining of economic growth, imbalance in wealth distribution and the split of social ideological trends. If not dealt with carefully, it will cost us much at any time.  

At this time, we feel it necessary to reiterate the values we IBS holds; that are to immerse ourselves into globalization with an open mind and carry out dialogues and cooperation with people of various cultural backgrounds. With such values, you will enrich not only your knowledge but also your life with a broad vision during your study here in IBS, BFSU. IBS is ready to provide you with a great number of cutting-edge courses, high-level academic lectures, and various extra-curricular activities as well as exchange programs with other university outside China.  

From your side, you should enrich your knowledge besides business by using resources from library, the Internet and other modern technologies. You should also follow the latest development in science and technology and therefore improve your capability in judgment and learning. At the age of Internet, the most important ability for people to possess is the ability of judgment rather than the amount of knowledge you are exposed to; that is being able to distinguish useful knowledge from others. The Internet has torn down the boundaries of learning. But come with it are the extremism and conspiracy in all kinds of forms. We have to be trained academically before we develop independent judgment. This is also a protective step to your precious time. Judgment is built on logic, experience, statistics and scientific approach. For people with poor judgment, the more freedom they have, the more rugged way they will face.

The path of exploration is never out of trouble, the same to study, work and life. The most precious is to keep curiosity for exploration constantly. It is foreseeable that in the following years, the whole IBS faculty including me will make our utmost efforts to provide you all with the best platform to study, and to explore business, China and the world. We will be your staunch stone and supporter for your future development. The progress made by any of you will be the glory of IBS BFSU. 

Thank you all!