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Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, located in Chengdu, is a university directly under the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, a national “world-class discipline construction university”, a university jointly established by the Ministry of Education and Sichuan Province, and a national “ 211 Project ” and “ 985 Project Advantage Discipline Innovation Platform” construction Colleges and universities, selected by the national " 2011 plan ", "111 plan", outstanding legal talent education and training plan, basic discipline top-notch student training plan 2.0 base, national college student innovative experimental plan, national college student innovation and entrepreneurship training plan , national construction of high-level universities Public Postgraduate Program , Chinese Government Scholarship Hosting Institutions for International Students in China, National Demonstration Universities for Deepening Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Reform, National University Practice Education Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base, National Education System Reform First Batch of Pilot Universities, China-Europe Business School Alliance, University of California, Berkeley Founding member of the International Risk Data Analysis Alliance.


The school started at Guanghua University, founded in Shanghai in 1925. In 1938, Guanghua University moved to Chengdu to run a school during the war of resistance against Japan, and the Chengdu branch of Guanghua University was established. In 1946, it was renamed Private Chenghua University. In 1952, the private Chenghua University was changed to the public, and some colleges and departments were transferred to form the Sichuan College of Finance and Economics. By 1953, the departments of finance and economics from 17 colleges and universities in the southwestern region had been gathered. In 1960, Sichuan University of Finance and Economics and Sichuan University of Science and Technology were established separately. In 1961, they merged and renamed Chengdu University. In 1978, it was restored to Sichuan University of Finance and Economics. In 1979, the Sichuan Provincial People's Government was placed in charge of the People's Bank of China. In 1985, it was renamed Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. Transferred to the Ministry of Education in 2000.


As of October 2019, the school has two campuses, Guanghua and Liulin, covering an area of more than 2,300 acres; there are 27 colleges (centers) and other teaching units, 35 undergraduate majors; 4 national key disciplines, 5 post-doctoral mobile stations, 7 first-level discipline doctoral programs, 13 first-level discipline master programs, and 19 professional degree master programs.


As of June 2018, the school adheres to the principle of talent-oriented and academic as the soul. In the magnificent course of running the school, the school has gathered humanities and famous teachers. Masters such as Hu Shi, Qian Zhongshu, Xu Zhimo, and Ye Shengtao preached and lectured here; famous economists such as Xie Lin, Chen Baoyin, Tang Xianglong, Xu Tingxing, Liu Shibai, and other famous economists gave lectures here. There are more than 1,380 full-time teachers, including more than 290 professors, more than 530 associate professors, more than 280 doctoral supervisors, more than 260 full-time overseas returnees, and 7 specially-appointed overseas deans. 16 experts enjoy special government allowances from the State Council, 3 in the "Ten Thousand Talents Program", and 4 in "Outstanding Youth" and "Excellent Youth".


As of June 2018, the school has 108 master's degree programs (including 18 master's degree programs) and 57 doctoral degree programs; there are theoretical economics, applied economics, business administration, law, management science, and engineering5 There are 4 first-level disciplines authorized by doctoral degree, 11 first-level disciplines authorized by master's degree; 4 national key disciplines of finance, political economy, accounting and statistics, 5 provincial key first-level disciplines; theoretical economics, 4 post-doctoral mobile stations for applied economics, business administration, and management science and engineering.


As of April 2015, the school has 9 national-level quality courses, 44 provincial-level quality courses, 8 national-level characteristic majors, 16 provincial-level characteristic majors, 6 national-level teaching teams, and 2 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 1 national-level virtual simulation experiment teaching center, 1 national excellent legal talent education training base, and a national economics basic talent training base. In the 2012 second batch of national college students' innovation and entrepreneurship training program selection. The school has a total of 114 college students’ innovation and entrepreneurship training projects that have passed the review and approval, including 75 innovation training projects, 30 entrepreneurship training projects, and 9 entrepreneurial practice projects.


The school's 2007 doctoral student Lu Dong's doctoral dissertation "Research on State-owned Enterprise Governance and Corporate Value from the Perspective of Government Control: Based on the Empirical Data of State-owned Listed Companies" won the National 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertations in 2012.


As of June 2018, the school adheres to the concept of internationalization and strives to improve the level and level of international exchanges and cooperation, and its international influence has increased significantly. Establish Sino-foreign cooperative education projects and educational institutions, recruit and train international students, hold international academic conferences, and carry out international educational and cultural exchanges. At present, it has established extensive cooperative relations with nearly 100 well-known universities, financial institutions, and well-known enterprises in nearly 50 countries and regions. There are 2 Confucius Institutes. The influence of the brand project Discover SWUFE summer school has continued to increase. The influence of the Guanghua Forum has increased. Many Nobel Prize winners and other well-known scholars have visited our school to conduct high-level and cutting-edge dialogues and seminars with teachers and students.


"Economy to benefit the people" is the understanding of the term "economy" by ancient Chinese sages. "Baopuzi·Shenju," said: "So I wear Hongfan and know that Jizi has the tools of the world, and you can see Fan Shenghuai's strategy of governing the country by reading the nine skills." "Jin Shu·Yin Hao Biography (Sima Yu) Answer Book": " It’s enough to learn and understand, learn and understand, and it’s enough to be economical.” It can be seen that “Economy helps the world, strengthens the country and enriches the people” is the lofty ideological realm of the aspiring and promising intellectuals in China in all generations, and economics should be “Economy of the world”. The study of "helping the people" fully embodies the humanistic thinking of economics to benefit the people and the people. "Economy to benefit the people" is the unremitting goal pursued by Economists who are seeking the laws of economic operation as their responsibility. It contributes personal knowledge and abilities to society and integrates personal ambitions for success into the benefit of the vast majority of people. This is The improvement of individual qualities and the sublimation of personality beliefs required by social progress.


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