Under the auspices of the Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and during the eighth International Business School Shanghai Conference (IBSSC) hosted by Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, representatives of business schools around the globe endorse this declaration in recognition and support of the following values.
We believe that the trend of globalization is irreversible. Human beings are currently facing global challenges in public health, energy, environment, food, economics, education, and other issues. Properly handling diversity, seeking common ground while resolving differences, and strengthening cooperation are the ways to enhance the collective welfare of society.
We trust that business schools can play an irreplaceable role in advancing globalization through enhancing mutual trust and understanding and strengthening international economic integration. As the leading business schools around the globe, we have been committed and will continue to commit ourselves to carrying forward internationalization as one of the most important strategies for our schools. We will continue to invest in the internationalization of our schools’ governance structure, programs, curriculum, students, faculty and research.
We are committed to providing students with an education with global perspectives, so as to meet the growing needs of international business and the increasingly inter-dependent linkage across countries around the globe.
We will encourage our faculty to participate in the resolution of various global issues, provide support for policy formulation, promote cross-border knowledge sharing, strengthen scientific research and academic cooperation, and encourage academic freedom within the legal framework of various countries.
We will share with other business schools our experiences of taking part in international partnerships and our experience of implementing effective improvement measures, for the common development and advancement of business education around the globe.
We sign this in the spirit of collaboration and cooperation, wishing to work closely with the higher education community around the world to advance gobal businss cooperation and economic integration for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of global community.