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Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

After generations of hard work and unremitting efforts, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics has become a multi-disciplinary key university that focuses on finance and economics and maintains coordinated development in economics, management, law, arts and science.



SUFE's history can be traced back to the Fall of 1917 when a commerce program was established at Nanjing Higher Normal School. In 1921, the program was transferred to Shanghai and developed into Shanghai College of Commerce which was the vanguard in commercial education in Mainland China.


  • Schools & Departments - 20
  • SUFE currently has 7 first-level doctoral programs in theoretical economics, applied economics, law, Marxist theory, statistics, management science and engineering, and business management; 52 second-level doctoral programs; 12 first-level master's programs; 12 professional master's programs; and 7 post-doctoral programs. It also has 4 second-level national key disciplines (including training programs); 4 second-level key disciplines of the Ministry of Finance; 6 Shanghai second-level key disciplines; 2 Shanghai first-class disciplines (type A); 4 Shanghai first-class disciplines (type B); and 1 Class II Shanghai peak discipline for higher education.


  • Ministry of Education Key Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ministry of Education Key Laboratory
  • Ministry of Education Hanban Base
  • 2011 Collaborative Innovation Centers
  • Think-tanks of Shanghai Universities
  • Shanghai Innovation Research Bases for Social Sciences
  • Shanghai Key Laboratory
  • Decision-making Consultation and Research Base of Shanghai Municipal People's Government
  • Shanghai Social SurveyResearch Center
  • Shanghai Research Base for Educational Legislative Consultation and Service
  • University Research Institutions

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ICT services

The Educational Technology Center of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, founded in September 1999, is an educational auxiliary body directly subordinate to the university. It serves as an indispensable part of the university’s public service system.  

Medical services

The Medical Health Center is the university's internal medical service center, providing services for all students and staff of the university. Health care and outpatient services, including internal medicine, surgery and gynecology, are the main services provided.

Student Life

Campus life

The university covers an area of about 136 acres (826 mu) and consists of three campuses, with the main campus at No. 777 Guoding Road. 

  • Guoding Road Campus
  • Wudong Road Campus
  • Wuchuan Road Campus

Sports facilities

The College Cup is a large sports competition consisting of six events in basketball, volleyball, football, badminton, table tennis and tennis. Whilst providing a varied extra-curricular life, the activities also promote a strong and healthy physique and improve students' sense of competition and teamwork ability.

Student clubs

There are 78 student clubs at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, including the Accounting Association, the Forum of International Cooperation, the DIY Club, the Club of Tea Arts, the Karate Club, the Golf Club, Translover, the Association of Student Assistants, the Sunshine Public Welfare Club and the Hand-in-hand Environmental Protection club[Similar as above. According to our research online, we think this is an environmental protection club. Please let us know if this is incorrect.]. They can generally be classified into 5 categories of academia, art and literature, sports, practice and public welfare.


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