Starting from the academic year of 2019-2020, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) offers a dual degree programme (DDP) together with Department of Financial Mathematics (FMA), Peking University (PKU). Under this framework, students of this programme will obtain Bachelor degree of Engineering in Financial Technology offered by CUHK and Bachelor degree of Science in Financial Mathematics offered by PKU upon completion of the graduation requirements of the concerned programmes.
PKU has been a CUHK partner for student exchange since 2003 and has collaborated with many CUHK units on student training and research. Founded in 1898, PKU is the oldest higher education institution in China. It is a comprehensive and national key university which has been consistently ranked as the top academic institution in China, embracing diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, sciences of medicine, management, and education. It is among the most selective universities for undergraduate admissions in China. It is a Class A institution under the national Double-First Class University (雙一流大學) programme.
The School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS), PKU, under which FMA operates, has long been proud of its strong faculty team and excellent students. Among 119 regular academic staff, there are 7 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 11 Cheung Kong Scholar awardees (長江學者), and 24 National Distinguished Scholar awardees (國家傑出青年學者). It also attracts the most outstanding students, especially young mathematics talents, from all over China every year. SMS is widely deemed as the most prestigious research and education institution in mathematical sciences in China.
The CUHK Programme emphasizes on the education of essential knowledge and capabilities to apply technological innovations to financial services. The PKU Programme focuses on the study of quantitative modelling and analysis in financial and actuarial sciences. Combining the strengths of the two programmes, students participating in the DDP will benefit from rigorous training in both mathematics and engineering. That will significantly enhance the competitiveness of graduates from the proposed DDP, as the practice of modern finance puts great demands on talents equipped with analytical and technological abilities. The DDP also helps students widen their horizon through immersing in a different learning environment.