Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JUFE), founded in 1923, is located in Nanchang City, the capital of Jiangxi Province. It’s a well-known university in China, ranking 7th among all the universities of Finance and Economics. On February 6, 2008, Premier Wen Jiabao spent the New Year's Eve with the faculty and students of JUFE and delivered an important speech, praising it as an excellent university, which inspires our university to keep a high spirit and fulfill the satisfactory education for the people.
JUFE is a high-level financial and economic institution jointly sponsored and governed by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, and the People's Government of Jiangxi Province. It has been a comprehensive institution of higher learning specialized in economics and management with other disciplines such as law, engineering, humanities, science, and art developing in a coordinated way. Since its founding, our university has been adhering to the motto of “Integrity, Industriousness, Incorruptibility and Perseverance” and its philosophy “Dedication, Harmony and Striving for Perfection.” It is characterized with cultivating entrepreneurs who can represent the motto and philosophy and adhere to build a university featured with high quality, specialty, talents, rule of law and morality. Harboring the development goal of “high-level and internationally renowned financial university”, JUFE has been marching towards the dream of “a century-old famous school” with solid foundation, distinctive characteristics, and people's satisfaction.
There are four campuses in our university. It covers an area of more than 2,200 mu (around 1.46 million square meters) and has a construction area of over 900,000 square meters. The university has a collection of 6.436 million books (including 2.8 million e-books). The campus has a beautiful scenery and unique landscape. It is one of the 300 best greening units in China.
JUFE has 16 teaching colleges including School of Business Administration, School of Finance, Taxation and Public Administration, School of Accounting, School of International Trade and Economics, School of Economics, School of Finance, School of Statistics, School of Information Management, School of Tourism and Urban Management, School of Software and Internet of Things (UF Software College), School of Foreign Languages, School of Humanities, Law School, School of Arts, School of Physical Education (Department of National Defense Education), School of Marxism. It also has four management colleges and an independent college. The management colleges are EMBA Education College, International College, Entrepreneurship Education College (Vocational School), and College of Continuing Education. Besides, the university has more than 40,000 students and over 30,000 full-time students, among which 22,000 are full-time undergraduates and nearly 5,000 are graduate students.
In terms of discipline, JUFE has economics, management, law, engineering, literature, science, art and other disciplines. There are five mobile postdoctoral stations in applied economics, theoretical economics, management science and engineering, business management and statistics. Besides, the university has 7 first-level doctoral degree programs in applied economics, theoretical economics, management science and engineering, business administration, statistics, law, principle of Marxism, 28 second-level doctoral degree programs, 14 first-level master’s degree programs, 70 second-level master’s degree programs, 17 professional master's degree programs and 52 undergraduate majors. In 1998, JUFE was approved as the first university to host MBA in Jiangxi Province and the first university to host EMBA in 2009 in Jiangxi Province. It has one national key discipline (industrial economics) and six national specialties (finance, marketing, accounting, information management and information systems, finance, and law). There are three high-level disciplines, seven key disciplines and three demonstration master's degree programs in the “12th Five-Year Plan” of Jiangxi Province.
The university has 2,179 faculty members and 1,294 full-time teachers, including 257 senior professional technicians and 444 associate senior professional technicians. Two of them are rewarded "Changjiang Scholars", two are granted National Teaching Excellence Award, 27 are awarded Special Government Allowances from the State Council and two are listed as National Model Teacher. There are 10 National Outstanding Teachers, four teachers in the "New Century Excellent Talents Support Program" of the Ministry of Education, one teacher in the “ten thousand top young talents plan”, one teacher enjoying the honorary title of national “young and middle-aged experts with outstanding achievements”, and there are also three members of National Professional Degree Master Teaching Steering Committee. Academician Wang Qikun and He Wei of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Li Jingwen, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Zhou Yuanqing, president of the Chinese Higher Education Association, and Hong Yinxing, former party secretary of Nanjing University, serve as consultants of our university, and more than 330 famous scholars, experts and entrepreneurs at home and abroad are appointed as visiting professors of JUFE.
JUFE has made great achievements in scientific research work. In 2017, the university obtained 23 projects of the National Social Science Fund Annual Project including two key projects, 19 general projects and two youth projects. The number of projects ranked first in Jiangxi Province and the second in national financial and economic institutions. In recent years, more than ten research results have been compiled into the National Planning Office of Social Science's "Outcome Report" and sent to the central leaders for decision-making. More than 100 research results and research reports have been approved by the central and provincial leaders. The university obtained more than 100 projects of the Humanities and Social Science Program of the Ministry of Education, and over 600 papers have been published in international first-class publications and domestic authoritative journals. It has won more than 150 awards such as the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Research by the Chinese Universities under the Ministry of Education, the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Research of Jiangxi Province, the Outstanding Achievement Award of Social Sciences of Jiangxi Province. The university has one Jiangxi Engineering Technology Research Center, two national key laboratories, one key laboratory of Jiangxi Province, and one national soft science research base. The "Contemporary Finance and Economics" (monthly) held by JUFE was selected as "National Top 30 Social Science Journals" and "Top 100 Excellent Journals of the Press and Publication Administration". The "Theoretical Economy" column was selected into the Ministry of Education's famous column construction project and "Journal of Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics" ( Bimonthly) was selected as the "National Excellent Social Science Journal", both of which are CSSCI source journals.
Relying on the advantages of disciplines, talents and intellectuals, JUFE attaches great importance to Jiangxi's economic and social development, focusing on the major economic and social development problems as well as the construction of Jiangxi, and conducts in-depth research to provide important research results, policy recommendations and advice with great reference value for the decision-making of the government, enterprises and social management departments. The results of relevant papers have been repeatedly affirmed by the provincial leaders, giving full play to the role of our university in serving the local economic and social development of "think tanks" and "decision banks."
JUFE pays high attention to the globalization of higher education and academic activities. It has established stable cooperation and exchanges with 96 universities in 34 countries and regions. The universities included are Stony Brook University, New York, the University of Regina, the University of Southampton, Audencia Nantes, Monash University, Oulu University, Aalborg University and so on. Since 1998, JUFE has been awarded the postgraduate program of Sino-US cooperation and Sino-Australian cooperation in cultivating MBA. In 2010, it officially became the first member university in mainland China to join the International Exchange Organization (ISEP). Since 2003, more than 2,000 students have exchanged with students form universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, France, Finland, and the Netherlands. Over 400 students graduating from JUFE have continued their study in top 100 universities around the world such as Oxford University and Cambridge University for their master's or doctoral degrees. In 1999, our university recruited the first batch of international students from the Vienna University of Economics in Austria. Currently, it offers an international business course in English for overseas undergraduate students studying in JUFE and four courses including international trade, finance, accounting, and statistics for overseas postgraduates and doctors studying in JUFE. In 2016, it recruited 363 international students from more than 40 countries. In May 2016, the Confucius Institute, which was established in cooperation with the University of Coventry in the UK, was officially unveiled.
Adhering to the motto of “Integrity, Industriousness, Incorruptibility and Perseverance” and its philosophy “Dedication, Harmony and Striving for Perfection”, JUFE has made great achievements in talent-cultivating, scientific research, community service and international exchanges, significantly contributing to the advancement of economy and society, both locally and nationally. Now, JUFE is committed to building up a distinctive high-level university of Finance and Economics.