Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Business Administration, Ranking Of Chinese Universities


Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (also known as SWUFE), Chinese is a key national university in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. The university is under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education and it is ranked as one of the top 3 universities among finance and business oriented universities in China. The school is listed in both Project 211 and the 985 Innovative Platforms for Key Disciplines Project as part of the national endeavor to build world-class universities. In December 2014, SWUFE’s school of business administration became the first business school in western China to be accredited by the European Quality Improvement System.

After the end of World War II in 1946, the university moved its main operations back to Shanghai and the university in Chengdu became a branch campus of Kwang Hua University. That same year, the campus in Chengdu separated from the university and formed an independent private university called Chenghua University. Kwang Hua University was later merged with other universities and formed the current East China Normal University. Another university in western China that can trace back its origins to similar events is Yunnan Normal University in Kunming, which evolved from an association of Peking University, Tsinghua University and Nankai University.

Established in 1925, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, known as SWUFE, is one of the Ministry of Education’s 71 key universities and within which, one of the only five universities of finance and economics. It now consists of 2 campuses, 27 departments and schools. As a top leading university in finance and economics, SWUFE offers most of the finance, economics and management disciplines. SWUFE started to enroll overseas students in 1996 and was listed as a key university for overseas student education by the Ministry of Education in 2001.


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