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Ant Financial Services President Eric Jing Makes $5 Million Gift to the Carlson School

The following is an excerpt of an article originally published by the Carlson School of Management:

During a recent visit, Ant Financial Services President and China Executive MBA alum Eric Jing announced a $5 million gift to strengthen the Carlson School’s relationship with China.

The gift will advance teaching and research, increase access to graduate programs, and establish a faculty exchange program. It marks the largest gift from China in the University of Minnesota’s history, and one of the larger gifts made to the Carlson School... Jing’s gift will support four initiatives.

First, a portion will endow a professorship for faculty who teach or conduct research in China... Second, it will fund an endowed China Executive MBA (CHEMBA) graduate fellowship to enable more students from China to earn a Carlson School Executive MBA through its partnership with Lingnan College of Zhongshan University... Third, it will support an endowed MBA fellowship to help graduate students from China who wish to study at the Carlson School in Minneapolis... Finally, the gift will establish a faculty exchange program to bring top Carlson School faculty and Ph.D. candidates to Shanghai Jiao Tong University to interact with Chinese scholars and business leaders through conferences, collaborations, and events.

Date Published: April 2016