Yunnan University of Finance and Economics

Why Study at Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, China

Brief Introduction

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE) was founded in 1951, and designated as one of the key provincial institutions of higher education by Yunnan Provincial Government in 1995. YUFE is a comprehensive university that pivots on economics and management and develops such disciplines as philosophy, law, humanities at the same time, and it is entitled to grant bachelor and master degrees. The university is capable of offering effective service to teaching and learning with its well-built infrastructure and modernized technological equipment. All classrooms are spacious and bright, and are equipped with multimedia. The campus environment is pleasant and all necessities are provided to students for their convenience. 

1. History 

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE) was established in 1951. In 1981, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, the school was upgraded and renamed as Yunnan Finance and Trade College. Since then the college has dedicated to full-time undergraduate education and authorized as a provincial key university by the People’s Government of Yunnan Province in 1995. Since 1998 Yunnan Cadre School of Economics and Administration was integrated into the college. In 2003 the college became the first experimental unit of higher education reform in Yunnan Province. In 2006 with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Yunnan Finance and Trade College was officially renamed as Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE). The same year YUFE successfully passed the Undergraduate Teaching Quality Level Assessment with the recognition of “excellence”. In 2009, approved by the Ministry of Education, the university’s doctoral degree programs are currently under construction. 

2. Discipline and programs

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE) established 22 schools and 1 department. YUFE offers 50 Bachelor’s programs in the fields of economics, management, laws, philosophy, liberal arts, natural science, engineering and arts. Moreover, YUFE is entitled to grant first-class Master’s degrees in 13 areas, including Theoretical Economics, Applied Economics, Management Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Law, Marxist Theory, Mathematics, Computer Science and Technology, Public Management, etc. There are a total of 59 second-class master’s degree programs and 13 professional master’s degree including philosophy, economics, laws, natural science, engineering and management. The University has established a training system that focuses on undergraduate education with graduate education, overseas student education and further education, creating more and better employment conditions for the students. In 2013, YUFE was officially approved to confer the doctor's degree, and applied economics, statistics, business administration are the first-class disciplines that were approved.

3. Academic facilities and Scientific research

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE) facilities are among the best ones in the business-oriented universities in China. The campus environment is pleasant and all necessities are provided to students for their convenience.  The university has an advanced multifunctional library that hosts collection of 1,870,000 books volumes and high-tech laboratories, multimedia conference centers, electronic reading rooms and modern multi-function gymnasium. The clean and comfortable dormitory, equipped with complete supporting facilities, is much appreciated by students and teachers alike. In addition to teaching, YUFE has established 69 full-time and part-time research centers. The university publishes an academic periodical, namely Journal of Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, aiming at promoting the globalization of higher education and academic research. Since 2008, YUFE has established inclusive cooperation with more than 100 higher education institutions, research institutes as well as enterprises and institutions in China, as well as local governments in Yunnan, undertaken 61 national research projects and 289 provincial research projects. We have established a series of substantial inter-university or university-enterprise cooperation programs and practice bases such as state-level innovative experimental area for international accounting talents training mode reform, provincial innovative experimental area for internationalized and regionalized tourism talents training mode reform, innovative experimental area for statistics talents training mode reform and innovative experimental area for human resource management talents training mode reform. 

4. Yunnan University of Finance and Economics Achievement

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics has 34 Principal Professors and Distinguished Professors; 1 state-level candidate of the project of "Hundreds, Thousands, and Ten Thousands of Talents for the New Century. YUFE has won 1 second prize of state-level teaching award, 12 provincial teaching awards, 1 first prize of excellent teaching materials awarded by the Ministry of Education of China; 10 teaching materials for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan; 7 provincial outstanding teaching materials; 3 provincial exquisite teaching materials. YUFE has been approved by the Department of Education of Yunnan Province as university for undergraduate innovative experimental program. The university won model university for college English teaching reform and small language talents training unit, and also chosen by the government of Yunnan as the international talents training base for regional economic cooperation of Yunnan. 

5. Communication and international cooperation

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics has established close links with more than 80 universities in nearly 30 countries around the world by recruiting overseas students, conducting faculty and student exchange programs as well as joint degree programs. Now, more than 30 foreign teachers and over 700 long-term or short-term overseas students are teaching or studying at YUFE every year. In addition, YUFE has also created a set of international courses taught in English for the discipline of International Commercial Chinese. YUFE has joined 4 universities in China and Australia to found the "Shangri-la University Alliance" that enrolls students from all over the world. Currently, the student number of the five Sino-foreign joint education programs approved by the Academic Committee of the State Council has increased to 2500.



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