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(Beijing)Central University of Finance and Economics

Jan 09, 2024


Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) is a prestigious university under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and jointly supported by the MOE, the Ministry of Finance and the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality. It is one of China’s top universities listed under the Project “Double First-Class” university and the Project 211,and in the first batch to become a Leading Academic Programs Innovation Platform.

In 1949, shortly after the founding of the People's Republic of China, CUFE, the first university of finance and economics in the Republic, was created by the China's central government. The former name of CUFE was Central School of Taxation. Later, it went through several stages of development, from Central Institute of Finance, Central Institute of Finance and Economics, to Central Institute of Finance and Banking. In 1996, the Institute was officially renamed as Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) under the direct leadership of the MOE. CUFE upholds "loyalty, unity, truth and innovation" as its motto, adhering to the philosophy of "pursuing truth and excellence". With over ninety-thousand graduates, CUFE is known as "the Cradle of Giants in the Field of Finance and Management ".

The university has established a base for the National Higher Education Institutions Academic Innovation and Talent Recruitment Plan. More than 500 international scholars and teachers come to visit or give lectures at CUFE each year. More than 50% of CUFE’s faculty members have had overseas experience.

The university supports nearly 600 students each year to go abroad for study or exchange through government-sponsored scholarships or exchange programs. Starting from 2005, CUFE has been accepting international students with Chinese Government Scholarships or scholarships awarded by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). Starting from 2006, CUFE has undertaken some international assistance projects, through which it has provided trainings to more than 1,000 high-level government officials from more than 90 developing countries and is widely applauded for these trainings.


Each year, CUFE undertakes more than 90 national scientific research projects, funded by the research support divisions of organizations such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China, China’s National Social Science Planning Office, Ministry of Technology, and Ministry of Education.

In addition, the CUFE Research Management Office runs a diverse range of support programs and resources to assist researchers at all stages of their careers. The University’s mission is supported by the following programs and initiatives.

China Institute for Actuarial Science

This research institute established cooperative agreements with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and the Zurich Insurance Group. It encouraged international recognition of the British actuarial system and actively contributes to the popularization and application of actuarial studies in China, as well as to the establishment of an institute for Chinese actuarial scientists.

Chinese Internet Economy Research Institute

This research institute serves as a member of the National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technology, and as a key research base for philosophy and social sciences in Beijing. It enlists government and corporate research projects from the National Key Technology R&D Program, National Natural Sciences Foundation, National Social Sciences Foundation, National Development and Reform Commission, and the Shougang Group. It delivers services for the development of corporate strategy and serves as a think tank for multinational corporations. At the 2015 China E-Commerce Innovation and Development Summit, CUFE’s Chinese Internet Economy Research Institute received the Most Influential Research Organization Award.

Research Institute of Finance and Economics

This research institute is a key research base for philosophy and social sciences in Beijing. It is divided into 10 second-tier research organizations including the Taiwan Economic Research Center and the International Investment Research Center, which conduct research in the fields of, among others, financial management, regional economics, population, resource and environmental economics, and country studies. It is developing cooperation arrangements and exchange programs with globally renowned universities, such as Harvard, Oxford and Victoria University.

CUFE-VU Centre for Research on Business and Economics

This research center addresses the vast demands of internationally innovative topics and Chinese–Australian socioeconomic development, and conducts open international cooperative research. It heightens the level of bilateral research results and CUFE’s international research reputation. Research fields include environmental and energy economics, tourism economics, international trade, public finance, public policy management, social welfare, social security, international finance reporting standards, and health and sports economics.

Chinese Overseas Development Research Center

This research center is an interdisciplinary research institute covering interdisciplinary fields such as sociology, anthropology, international politics, finance and economics. Encompassing the field of Chinese overseas development, the Center generates research results that are both academically innovative and well suited to real-world demands. It is an important cooperative institute for international development research on behalf of the China Development Bank and operates as a base of experts on overseas development research that catalogues related information, materials and data.

International Institute of Green Finance

This institute is China’s first open, internationalized research institute for the promotion and development of green finance. It is an executive council member of the Green Finance Committee of the China Society for Finance and Banking. It also established an organization for academic cooperation in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance. The institute is committed to establishing an economic environment and social atmosphere in the spirit of green finance, and strives to establish a top-tier national and leading international financial think tank with Chinese characteristics. The institute’s primary research orientations include climate finance, green finance, energy finance and pension finance. Public-private partnerships (PPPs), green financial product innovation, carbon finance, climate finance and green bonds are issues studied within the institute’s laboratory facilities.

Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian Research Center

This research center, with its scientific research strengths and unique academic advantages in the fields of monetary policy, finance and trade, conducts theoretical research and personnel training primarily in the fields of Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian national monetary and economic studies. In this way, the Center expands its international influence and external exchanges, aiding China’s socioeconomic development and openness.


Admissions Office for International Students

Add: Room 1017,CUFE Tower,39 South College Road,Beijing 100081,P.R.China

Tel: 86-10-62288286

Fax: 86-10-62288982

Email:lxs@cufe.edu.cn cufelxs@126.com

International Student Affairs Office

Add: Room 1015,CUFE Tower,39 South College Road,Beijing 100081,P.R.China

Tel: 86-10-62288007

Fax: 86-10-62288982


Teaching Department

ADD: Room 1021,CUFE Building,39 South College Road,Beijing100081,P.R.China

TEL: 86-10-62288166

Administrative Affairs Office

Add: Room 1018,CUFE Tower,39 South College Road,Beijing100081,P.R.China

Tel: 86-10-62288276

Fax: 86-10-62288982

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