About Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
The Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), founded in 1917, is a top-ranked, world-renowned research university. As the oldest financial university in China, SUFE has developed its own spirit over the years. SUFE places much emphasis on being industrious, having a consciousness of all things economic, and making contributions to society. With SUFE now increasingly opening itself to the outside world, it aims to showcase this spirit as well as its outstanding teaching quality. FE has four campuses. The main campus, the undergraduate education hub, is on Guoding Road. The North Zhongshan No.1 Road Campus is home to MBA programs, international students and many talented professionals. The Wuchuan Road Campus is a new education base for both undergraduate and graduate students. Finally, there is the Wudong Road Campus, which is currently under construction.
Focusing on Applied Economics and Management Science, SUFE’s approach is multidisciplinary, utilizing elements of finance, economics, management, law and science. China’s rapid economic expansion has much impacted SUFE, which is now bustling with activity. In 1981, SUFE became the first financial university awarded the right to grant doctoral degrees. In addition, it was among the first nine schools to be selected as an MBA Experimental Education Base and one of the first schools to set up a post-doctoral program in economics. In 1996, SUFE joined the “211 Project,” a program to build 100 key universities, after a fierce competition, and in the same year, it also became a member of another national project to build outstanding universities. In 2002, SUFE became the first mainland university to offer master’s programs in Hong Kong. Moreover, all of its programs continue to exceed world standards and are imbued with modernity, internationality and cutting-edge information.
SUFE’s guiding principle is that scientific research is necessary for the evolution of academic disciplines and that such development in turn fosters economic growth. Accordingly, SUFE houses many dynamic think-tanks. Among the most renowned of these are the Institute of Accounting and Finance, the Institute of Finance & Economics Research, the Institute of Higher Education, the Research Center for Regional Economics, the Research Center of Public Policy, the Modern Finance Research Center, the Research Center of Marketing, the Center for Economic Philosophy Studies, the Research Center for Applied Statistics, the Research Institute of Marxism, the Institute of World Expo Economics, the Financial Education Performance Evaluation Center, and the Research Center for Top 500 Enterprises.
SUFE has quite advanced teaching resources. For example, there is a brand-new E-center for Independent English Learning that houses a rich selection of English-learning tools. The university also uses the Blackboard Academic Suite, which helps teachers and students electronically connect, communicate and collaborate most effectively. In addition, there are cutting-edge laboratories and abundant research materials on campus serving the fields of Finance, Economics, Accounting and Economic Journalism. Furthermore, SUFE has an internet-enabled computer network that links administrative offices, academic departments, student dormitories and classrooms.
Shanghai or “Hu” for short, is a renowned international metropolis located on the estuary of Yangtze River, and serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, cultural, science and technology center in East China. Additionally, it is a popular destination for visitors to experience the pulse of China. The city’s modern, multicultural flair, endows it with a unique glamour. Shanghai has a perfect blend of cultures: modern and traditional; western and oriental. New skyscrapers along with old Shikumen together create the skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwine to form Shanghai’s culture, making visitors’ stay in the city truly memorable.
- Host Institutions usually organize orientation activities for exchange students, with some mandatory, which take place 1 week before the start of the term. As stipulated by the host institution, there may be extra quarantine measures required by the host institution on top of the mandatory measures imposed by the government. You should refer to the acceptance package and pay attention to all the important information provided by your host institution.
- You should only depart after finishing all the final examinations (including resits) since host institutions will not make special arrangement for taking any examinations other than scheduled.
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As stipulated by the host institution, students from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland China
will be accepted. International students who are proficient in Mandarin may also be considered on a case-by-case basiss.
Students wishing to apply for this program are required to apply via the central exercise, HKUST Mainland Outbound Undergraduate Exchange Program. Please check details regarding eligibility, language requirements and application process by CLICKING HERE