2018 CAS UNIVERSITY AWARD WINNER - RENMIN UNIVERSITY OF CHINA
Renmin University of China’s actuarial science program, led by Professors Shengwang Meng and Xiaojun Wang, has nine actuarial faculty members and 110 actuarial students. The university impressed the judges with its focus on property and casualty insurance across curriculum, research, industry engagement and innovation.
- Its strong and responsive curriculum which, in addition to covering basic technical courses, incorporates mentorship from P&C professionals and a mandatory internship. The program also places an emphasis on programming languages, soft skills, and emerging issues, including telematics and machine learning.
- The faculty has authored seven textbooks used to teach property and casualty concepts and it offers courses specific to property and casualty, paving the way for students to pursue the P&C actuarial career path.
- The university’s wide-ranging research, including P&C topics like telematics, which have been published in international journals, as well as its abundant research connections to government organizations, insurance institutes, and private companies in the P&C industry.
“It is a great honor for Renmin University of China to receive the 2018 CAS University Award. We are very proud of our distinguished alumnus, hard-working students and dedicated faculty members. We appreciate it very much that the CAS has internationally recognized the efforts and achievements of our faculty. This award will encourage us to continue doing our best in both research and teaching.”