Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

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Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

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Introduction to Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE, Jobs) is a national key university under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, which is also one of the first batch of “double first-class” universities in China, built on the “211 Project” and “985 Project” superior discipline innovation platform. It is also one of the first “double first-class” universities in China. The university is located in Chengdu, the “Land of Heaven”, a famous historical and cultural city in China, with two campuses, Guanghua and Liu Lin, covering more than 2,300 acres of land. The campus is a famous “garden-style college” with lakes and willows, green grass and trees, and fluttering scholars, making it an ideal place to study and study.

The university was founded in 1925 as Guanghua University in Shanghai, and in 1938, the Chengdu branch of Guanghua University was established due to the internal relocation of the war. 1952-1953, the finance departments of 17 colleges and universities in southwest China were grouped together to form Sichuan University of Finance and Economics, which was one of the four finance colleges and universities in the subdivision of the national higher education institutions at the beginning of the founding of the country. In 1979, it was transferred from the People’s Government of Sichuan Province to the People’s Bank of China, and gradually formed a unique financial industry background and excellent financial discipline advantages. In 2010, it became a pilot university of national education system reform, and in 2011, it became a national “985 Project” superior discipline innovation platform construction university, and in 2017, it became the first national “double first-class” construction university.

The university is committed to cultivating outstanding talents in the field of finance and economics with a sense of social responsibility, innovative spirit and international vision, and is committed to the all-round development of morality, intellect, physical fitness and aesthetics. There are 28 colleges (centers) and other teaching units with 41 undergraduate majors; there are more than 24,600 full-time students, including more than 15,800 undergraduates, 7,900 master’s students and 820 doctoral students. Since its establishment, the university has delivered a large number of outstanding talents for national economic construction and social development, and has become an important base for training high-level talents in finance, economics and management sectors of the country. The employment rate of undergraduates has reached 95.92%, the rate of further studies at home and abroad is 40%, and a large number of financial industry leaders have emerged from more than 180,000 alumni, which is known as “China’s financial talent pool”.

The university has a number of teaching and research institutions with strong faculties, such as the National Base for Cultivating Basic Talents in Economics, the National Base for Cultural Quality Education of College Students, the Base for Cultivating Top Students in Basic Disciplines 2.0, the National Practice Base for Legal Education, and the Base for the Innovative Practice Program for Cultivating Talents in International Organizations; it has one national There are one national model center for teacher teaching development, three national model centers for experimental teaching, and one national pilot program for comprehensive professional reform. The Economist” and “Science of Finance and Economics” sponsored by the university have been awarded as national famous journals of social science and high-quality journals of colleges and universities respectively; the English academic journal “Financial Innovation” has become the first academic journal in the field of finance included in SSCI in the past ten years; the university has a modern digital library with rich collections, which is also the largest financial literature center in the southwest region at present; there is The university has the only monetary museum in the southwest region: the Museum of Money and Finance.

The university constantly strengthens the strategic leadership of discipline development and strives to build an ecological system of disciplines with distinctive features, outstanding advantages, reasonable structure and vitality. There are 7 first-level disciplines authorized for doctoral degree, 6 first-level disciplines authorized for master’s degree and 19 professional degree authorization points in the fields of theoretical economics, applied economics, business administration, management science and engineering, statistics, sociology and jurisprudence; 4 national key disciplines in finance, political economy, accounting and statistics, 5 provincial key first-level disciplines; 7 first-level disciplines in the fields of theoretical economics, applied economics, business administration, management science and engineering and statistics. There are five post-doctoral stations in the fields of theoretical economics, applied economics, business administration, management science and engineering, and statistics. Applied economics has entered the ranks of world-class disciplines, and three disciplines, namely, economics and business, social science, and engineering, have entered the top 1% of the ESI. The university has been ranked 501-600 by the Times World University Rankings 2021, the first of its kind in China.

The university has been implementing the innovation-driven strategy, insisting on the combination of serving the major needs of the country and the frontiers of disciplines, focusing on major real-life problems, strengthening applied research, and producing a large number of high-level research results. The university has been awarded the first batch of “National Research Center of Socialist Political Economy with Chinese Characteristics” by the Ministry of Propaganda of the People’s Republic of China, and has the “China Financial Research Center”, “Financial Security and Development” and “Financial Security Collaborative Research Center”. It also has a number of new high-end think tanks, such as “Financial Security Collaborative Innovation Center”, “China Household Finance Survey and Research Center” and “West Finance Think Tank”. It strengthens research on major theoretical and practical issues of national, industry and regional economic and social development, and strives to build a national “financial think tank” and a “western financial think tank”. With the advantages of academic disciplines and talents, the university actively responds to the national strategy of precise poverty alleviation, actively carries out counterpart assistance work, and takes the social responsibility of the university.

The university vigorously implements the strategy of strengthening talents, and in the course of its magnificent education, the university has gathered many humanities and famous teachers. Hu Shih, Qian Zhongshu, Xu Zhimo, Ye Shengtao and other masters preached and taught here; Xie Lin, Chen Bao Yin, Tang Xianglong, Xu Tingxing, Liu Shibai and other famous economists taught and solved problems here. There are more than 2,000 faculty members, more than 1,300 full-time teachers, including more than 336 professors, more than 567 associate professors, more than 320 doctoral supervisors, more than 300 full-time returnees and 113 national talents, forming a “clustering effect” of talents from home and abroad.

The university has deeply implemented the strategy of deep openness and strengthened international exchanges and cooperation at high levels, in a wide range of fields and through multiple channels. The university has established extensive cooperative relationships with more than two hundred famous universities, research institutions and famous enterprises in more than 40 countries and regions in the world. The university has been granted three Sino-foreign cooperative programs and one Sino-foreign cooperative institution, offering all-English majors and establishing scholarships for students going abroad and “One Belt, One Road” international student scholarships. The University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and State Street Bank have established the International Risk Data Analysis Alliance, the Financial Risk Research Center and the International Joint Laboratory of Financial Technology. Two Confucius Institutes and the first “Chengdu Base for the International Promotion of Chinese Language” in Sichuan. The brand program Global Academy Summer International Academic Camp continues to grow in influence. Many Nobel Prize winners and other famous scholars have visited our university to have high-level and cutting-edge dialogues and seminars with our students and teachers.


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About Chengdu

Chengdu (Panorama), located in southwest China, is the capital of Sichuan province. Since 1999, drawing the support of “Western development Policy”, Chengdu has made earthshaking changes. In 2010, Forbes unveiled top 10 fastest growing cities in the next decade and Chengdu won the first place. In 2015, Chengdu was also selected in The New York Times’ list of the world’s 52 must-see places. Till now, Chengdu has become the most important economic, cultural, and transportation center in Western China. Chengdu enjoys nice weather and is also widely known as “The City Impossible to Leave after Coming”.


More than four thousand years ago, the pre-historic culture of Jinsha was established in this region. The fertile Chengdu Plain, on which Chengdu is located, is called Tianfuzhiguo in Chinese, which literally means “the Country of Heaven”, or “the Land of Abundance”. Second only to Beijing, Chengdu owns five UN World Heritage sites. Numerous gorgeous scenic areas, including The Giant Panda Breeding Base, have solidified Chengdu’s reputation as an ultimate tourist destination.


China’s state council has designated Chengdu as the country’s western center of logistics, commerce, finance, science and technology, as well as a hub of transportation and communication. It is also an important base for manufacturing and agriculture. By June 2015, 265 Fortune 500 companies had set up branches in Chengdu, ranking as the first in terms of the number of Fortune 500 companies in Central and Western China.


The United States Consulate General at Chengdu opened on October 16, 1985. It was the first foreign consulate in west-central China since 1949. Currently fourteen countries have consulates in Chengdu. The United Kingdom also has a visa application center in Chengdu.


Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CDIA) is 16km southwest to the center of Chengdu City. The airport is connected with downtown through highway. It also has long-distance buses to major cities within Sichuan Province and buses and taxies services as well. Until December, 2014, there are altogether 241 routes, 78 of which are international (regional) routes. Chengdu airport realizes air traffic to 187 domestic and international (regional) destinations. Chengdu International Airport is the largest aviation hub in central and western China, and aims to form the national aviation hub in mainland China and the World Best 10 airport.


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