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Located in downtown Beijing,the capital of China, and established in 1949, Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE),under the leadership of the Ministry of Education, is one of the leading comprehensive universities covering extensive disciplines in law, arts, sciences and engineering, and it is also distinguished in economics and management. It is one of the 100 universities to which the Chinese government has attached top priority for the 21st Century.

History of CUFE

In 1949, shortly after the founding of the People's Republic of China, the first university of finance and economics was created by the China central government. During more than five decades' development, it has been one of the leaders in business and financial studies. The name of the school when it was first established was the Central Institute of Taxation. It later went through several development stages. In 1996, the Institute was officially renamed the Central University of Finance and Economics in honor of the Ministry of Education.

On the occasion of the university's 50th anniversary, former President Jiang Zeming dedicated the following massage: "Strive continuously to make great progress to provide large numbers of well-qualified management personnel to aid China's modernization."


Globally recognized for its academic excellence, CUFE today is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that has inherited the traditions of service to the entire nation and striving for excellence.

CUFE has developed into a key resource for first-class personnel in all areas of economics and management, as well as offering comprehensive education in law, liberal arts and the sciences.

The new campus, located in Shahe, Changping District, is currently under construction and will have a final area of 80.4 hectares.

CUFE strives for continuous improvement and attaches great importance to:
- selecting outstanding teachers;
- recognizing and encouraging the highest standards of scholarship and research among both faculty and
  students; and
- supporting students who face economic hardship in the quest to fulfill their potential through academic

Schools and Research Institutes

CUFE consists of over 30 schools, departments and research centers. The University awards bachelor's degrees in 39 academic disciplines, master's degrees in 42 disciplines, and 17 doctoral degrees in applied economics. In addition, four special programs are offered: MBA, MPAcc, MPA, and J.M. Key majors are in Applied Economics. There are also three post-research programs including applied economics, theoretical economics, business administration.


Currently there are more than 15,000 students registered at CUFE, including 8,000 full-time students. Among these students, 5494 are undergraduates, 2275 are graduates and PhD candidates, and about 300 are international students. The others are adult students from the schools of Continuing Education and Online Education.

CUFE has trained more than 60,000 experts in economics and management who have made , and continue to make, significant contributions to the development of China'economy. Many CUFE alumni hold key positions in government, including the General Auditor, and in education, business and industry throughout the world.


The university currently is home to more than 1067 full-time faculty and staff, including 110 professors and 237 associate professors as well as 50 foreign teachers. 78% of the faculty members have pursued master's and doctoral degrees.


Our goal for the future is to achieve responsible, managed growth through continuous improvement of our services, thereby developing a unique and multi-disciplinary research institution of international standing.

Welcome to study at Central University of Finance and Economics(中央财经大学)