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SWUFE at a Glance

Top University of Finance and Economics


The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) is a top university specialized in finance, economics, and business. It is known for its entrepreurial character and unremitting endeavours to address the needs of the people and society through academics, research, and influence on alumni, drawn from the legacy of its founders and generations of excellent alumni. SWUFE is located in Chengdu, the engine-city for the development of Western China and the fourth-largest aviation hub in China.

Established in 1925

The university traces its origin back to the year of 1925, when a group of students and academics from St. John's University in Shanghai, led by the prominent scholar Zhang Shouyong, left the school and founded the Kwang Hua University (Guanghua University) in Shanghai. In 1938, following the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War, the university relocated its headquarters to Chengdu. This move was mirrored by other major universities in the east of China who relocated their operations to Western China during that time. In 1946, the Chengdu branch of Kwang Hua University formed an independent private univesity called Chenghua University. After 1952, the university became a public school and was renamed and restructured several times until it received its current name, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), in 1985. In 1995, SWUFE became a Project 211 University, in 2011, SWUFE was listed as 985 Innovative Platform for Key Disciplines Project University.

International Accreditation

In 2014, SWUFE's School of Business Administration (SBA) became the first business school in Western China to be accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The EFMD Quality Improvement System is a school accreditation system that specializes in higher education institutions of management and business administration. It is run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). As of February 2017, EQUIS has accredited 167 institutions in 41 countries around the world. Since 2014, SWUFE now belongs to this exclusive group of business schools.

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Academics

The university has 27 schools, colleges, and institutes with 33 undergraduate majors. SWUFE has approximately 24,000 students of which are 16,000 registered full-time undergraduate students. SWUFE is one of the earliest universities to offers graduate programs following the education reforms in the 1970s. The university has around 8,000 graduate students, of which there are roundabout 6,000 Master degree candidates and 900 doctoral degree candidates. SWUFE currently has around 600 international students and 140,000+ alumni.

The university employs 2000+ faculty members of which are approximately 250 professors, 490 associate professors, and 260 doctor supervisors. SWUFE was the first institution authorized to grant MBA and CPA credentials in Southwestern China. It offers 4 national key second-rate disciplines and 4 post-doctoral research centers. Marketing, Economics, Finance, Financial Management, Statistics, Insurance, law, Human Resource Management at SWUFE are in the national ranking marked feature majors.


Top National Ranking

Top 3 in Finance & Business orientation
Top 6 in Applied Economics (MOE)
Top 12 in Management (MOE)
Top 13 in Theoretical Economics (MOE)
Top 98 in Wushulian China Comprehensive University Ranking 2014


Top Research Ranking

Top 13 of all Asian Universities


130+ International Partners in 36 Countries and Regions


3.8 Million Volumes' Library


380 Acres' Campuses

Air-conditioned Accommodation
Well-established service facilities


7 Research Institutes and Centers

Research Institute of Economics and Management
Institute of Financial Studies
Chinese Finance Research Institute
Social Work Development Research Center
Beijing Research Institute of SWUFE
Research Department of Psychical Education


20 Schools and Colleges

School of Finance
School of Insurance
School of Securities and Futures
School of Economics
School of Business Administration
School of Accounting
School of Public Finance and Taxation
School of Statistics
School of Economic Information and Engineering
School of Law
School of Foreign Language for Economics and Trade
School of International Business
School of Public Administration
School of Economic Mathematics
School of Humanities
School of Marxism
College of International Education
Western Business School
Study Abroad Institute
School of Continuing (On-line) Education

Life @ SWUFE