International Business School Suzhou boasts excellent teaching facilities and study areas. In addition, all students have access to XJTLU’s extensive library resources and databases.

The new IBSS building on the South Campus has been put into use since early 2018.

To realise our fast-expanding research goals we also have a range of laboratories and hubs that facilitate research and foster business-academic collaboration, including:

Financial Lab and Trading Floor

We opened this financial lab, the first of its kind in Mainland China, in 2014. It is the result of a collaboration with Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.

Located in a dedicated space within the IBSS building, the Financial Lab serves as a training centre for students, business and staff. It aims to solidify the School’s standing not only as a leader of academic excellence, but also as a bridge between the study and application of business in a practical setting. The lab is equipped with Thomson Reuters “Eikon”, the company’s flagship financial trading system, providing students with insight into how financial professionals access and utilise information.

Innovation Hub and the International Technology Transfer Centre

The XJTLU China Innovation Hub and the International Technology Transfer Centre provide a collaborative ecosystem of innovative programmes and partnerships that drives economic and entrepreneurial development among XJTLU students and staff, as well as the broader community.

The hub organises conferences, competitions and events, and undertakes research, consulting and funding, provides mentoring, advice and support. It aims to be the leading university incubator of start-ups in China.

Research laboratory

IBSS is currently establishing a research laboratory that will support studies demanding intensive computational resources. The lab will also enable IBSS to centralise and share research resources, maintain essential data and archive academic staff and graduate student research and seminar papers.

Within this laboratory, some valuable research resources, such as Datastream, Lingo, SPSS and Matlab, will be moved to a new and powerful platform to satisfy the demand of computation-based, quantitative research such as solving complex optimisation/operational problems, simulation and calibration.

This laboratory will provide additional space for academic discussion and joint research, as well as for archiving seminar papers and backing up important research data.

IBSS Biometrics Lab

This is a new initiative to facilitate cutting-edge behavioural research that incorporates biometrics readings e.g. eye-tracking, skin-conductance, heart rate and emotion-recognition. The array of 'choice process' data allows researchers to better understand the neuro-psycho-physiological processes behind individuals’ preferences and decision-making. Hosted in IBSS, the Biometrics Lab aims to connect researchers from different disciplines, both within the business school and with other departments.

IBSS Centre for FinTech Studies

IBSS Centre for FinTech Studies (CFTS) is a first step for IBSS to consolidate all its FinTech-related research and development efforts under a common platform. The CFTS vision is to bring together the research efforts of academics with technical expertise in data science and machine-learning models, and those who require such technical expertise in various research applications pursued by the main disciplines of a business school. The CFTS mission is to establish research links with strong data-science research centres of overseas universities.