Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (hereinafter referred to as DUFE) was founded in October 1952, originally located in Shenyang and under the name Dongbei Institute of Finance and Economics which was established by joining Dongbei School of Banking (1946), Dongbei School of Business (1949), Dongbei School of Finance (1950) and Dongbei Institute of Statistics (1951), Dongbei School of Cooperatives (1951). The university was renamed Liaoning Institute of Finance and Economics after being moved to Dalian and amalgamated with Liaoning Institute of Business in 1959. The Institute was taken over by the Ministry of Finance in 1979 and the name “Dongbei University of Finance and Economics” (DUFE) was adopted in 1985.
DUFE is located west to Xinghai Park, a state-level scenic spot in Dalian. It has been well-known for the tranquility and beauty of the campus since the mid-1990s.
DUFE serves as a multidisciplinary, teaching-and-research-oriented university focusing on economics, management, law, arts, and science. It offers full-time as well as part-time education programs; for full-time programs, DUFE is now offering 3 first-level mobile stations for post-doctoral research — applied economics, theoretical economics and business administration; 4 first-level disciplines for PhD programs — theoretical economics, applied economics, business administration, management science and engineering; 38 second-level PhD programs, 72 master’s degree programs and 31 undergraduate programs. In all the disciplines, there are two key state-sponsored disciplines — industrial economics and public finance (including taxation); one key state-supported disciplines — quantitative economics; and 3 state-level majors with their own characteristic — accounting, finance and business administration.
Taking education quality as the lifeline of the development, DUFE gives constant priority to fostering qualified professionals. For this reason, DUFE integrates both in-class teaching and extra-curricular learning to make appropriate training schemes for students so as to enhance students’ social responsibility, professional dedication, and sense of community. In the past decade, the employment rate of DUFE graduates has kept above 95 percent. Noticeably, many of DUFE graduates hold important positions in various kinds of organizations ranging from financial institutions, business companies to government agencies; many of them have been promoted to leadership positions in administrative departments.
Taking academic research as the engine of the development, DUFE lays great emphasis on scientific research in order to give a boost to teaching. At present, the University boasts one Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education, 6 key research institutes of humanities and social sciences at the provincial level and 41 research centers and institutes of various disciplines at collegiate level. Over the years, DUFE has followed the practice of holding Famous Scholar Tribune, Doctoral Supervisor/Candidate Forum, or Professor Forum at least once a week; at the same time, the University also invites famous scholars to give academic lectures.
To further broaden education horizons, DUFE began to encourage international cooperation and exchange from 1994, under the guideline of “high standards and internationalization”. With the experience of more than one decades, the University has gradually brought about internationalization in terms of instructional languages, teaching materials, curriculum systems and administration patterns. So far, DUFE has established friendly cooperative relations with 75 universities and one international agency from 18 different countries or regions.
All in all, in more than 50 years since its foundation, DUFE has formed its own charm and characteristics, has established itself as a university with competitive edge and reputation home and abroad, and has achieved much progress in its teaching facilities, education quality, disciplinary systems and scientific research.
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