Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE)
SWUFE is a national key university under direct administration of the Ministry of Education and is listed in both “Project 211” and “985 Innovative Platforms for Key Disciplines Project”of the Chinese government as part of the national endeavor to build world-class universities in the 21stcentury. It is also selected as one of the trial spots for nation-wide educational reform. Located in the city of Chengdu, SWUFE now has two campuses, the Guanghua Campus and the Liulin Campus. With an overall area of about 380 acres (or 2300 Chinese Mu), SWUFE is also known for its picturesque campus scenery.
SWUFE with long and fine cultural and revolutionary legacy was originally founded as the Shanghai Guanghua University in 1925. Since the founding of the university, generation after generation SWUFERs shoulder national responsibility spontaneously, and thus the university motto of “diligently striving for the well-being of the people and the society” has been recognized by the public, and thus earns credit and trust for SWUFE. As a key training base for senior level management personnel in the financial and economic sectors and key research base for the development of the financial industry as well as the socio-economic development of western China, SWUFE has become favorably known as “China’s financial talent pool” and “the think-tank for addressing financial and economic issues in western China”. The university has nurtured an array of excellent leading figures in finance among its 130,000 school fellows.
The university forms advanced finance-related disciplines as the key discipline and Economics and Management disciplines as the mainstream, ensuring a coordinated development of various disciplines. As a result, SWUFE has gained reputation and academic influence profoundly.