Jilin University of Finance and Economics is a Jilin Province key university under the joint construction of Jilin Province People's Government and the State Taxation Administration. Located beside the Moony Crescent with a vast forest and water, the picturesque campus covers an area of 1,080,000 square meters, whose construction is committed to "natural, elegant, extensive and profound "with over 300,000 square meters having been completed.
The university was initially the cadre's training class by Northeast Bank in Jiamusi in July 1946. In March 1950 the class was moved to Shenyang and renamed as Northeast Bank Cadre's School. In July 1950 the school was moved to Changchun preparing to establish Northeast Bank School. On September 15, 1950, Northeast Bank School was established as the very first post-secondary financial school in the People's Republic. During the national post-secondary schools restructuring in December 1952, the school was renamed as Changchun Bank School under the jurisdiction of the People's Bank of China.
In September 1958 Jilin Province People's Government consulted with the People's Bank of China to reconstruct Changchun Bank School as Jilin College of Finance and Trade. On September 29, 1958, Jilin College of Finance and Trade was founded to commence general undergraduate education, which was an earliest Chinese undergraduate school in finance and economics. In November 1969, Jilin College of Finance and Trade was dissolved. In August 1970, the former Jilin College of Finance and Trade merged several technical schools to establish Jilin Province Finance and Trade School. In May 1978, Jilin College of Finance and Trade was resumed under the approval of the State Council.
In May 1992, Jilin College of Finance and Trade was subordinate to the State Taxation Administration and renamed as Changchun Taxation College. On May 5, 1992, the inaugural ceremony of Changchun Taxation College was held, which boasted the first and only Chinese undergraduate school in taxation. In 2004, the college was selected as a key university in Jilin Province.
On September 2, 2009, Jilin Province People's Government signed an agreement with the State Taxation Administration for the joint construction of Changchun Taxation College. On March 18, 2010, Changchun Taxation College was renamed as Jilin University of Finance and Economics under the approval of the Education Ministry. On May 15, 2010, the inaugural ceremony of Jilin University of Finance and Economics was held.
The university is committed to enhancing its reputation by disciplines and programs, which has made considerable efforts to develop superior disciplines and feature disciplines, to build a practical and open disciplines system with a distinctive feature and sound structure, and to maintain a systematic growth of disciplines construction. The university now offers 6 fields of study in economics, management, law, arts, science and engineering, boasts 8 provincial key secondary disciplines; 7 primary disciplines conferring master degrees, and 50 disciplines or programs conferring master degrees; and trains graduate students in business administration, law, taxation, statistics, international commerce, accounting, and asset appraisal. It offers 31 undergraduate programs, including 6 state feature programs, 7 provincial feature programs; 1 state top-quality courses, 21 provincial top-quality courses; 1 state excellent teaching group, 4 provincial excellent teaching groups; and 1 provincial teaching demonstration center.
The university is committed to boasting its quality by faculty members, which has attracted numerous renowned professors and experts such as ZHAO Xixian, YUAN Mengchao, WANG Sili, YU Xingyuan, HU Jicun who have made significant contributions. The university now hires about 1000 staff members including 464 full-time faculty members, of which, nearly 300 have senior professional positions, 230 are doctors or doctoral candidates. The faculty boast Selects by the "Cross-Century Outstanding Personnel Training Program" of the Education Ministry, Selects by the "Excellent Young Teacher Support Program" of the Education Ministry, Selects by the "New-Century Outstanding Personnel Support Program" of the Education Ministry, Chief Experts of Significant Project Task Force of the Education Ministry, Experts for Evaluating National Social Sciences Foundation Projects, Members of the Teaching Guidance Committee on Economic Disciplines of the Education Ministry, Laureates of Governmental Special Allowance of the State Council, National Outstanding Teachers, National Outstanding Teachers in Taxation Sector, National Outstanding Teachers in Statistics, Chief Professors, Principal Professors and Leading Young and Middle-Aged Teachers of Jilin Province Post-Secondary Schools in the New Century, Senior Experts of Jilin Province, Young and Middle-Aged Experts of Jilin Province with Outstanding Contributions, Top Innovators of Jilin Province, Master Teachers of Jilin Province, Model Teachers of Jilin Province in "Imparting Knowledge and Educating People", Outstanding Teachers of Jilin Province.
The university is committed to raising its competitiveness by scientific research. In recent years, the university's research turns to the topics in revitalizing the old industrial bases in Jilin Province and in constructing Changchun-Jilin-Tumen development and open-up pioneering area, orients to the studies on significant practical issues, and aims at high-quality research findings, which has acquired considerable accomplishments and fine social benefits. Over 6 decades, the faculty members have first published about 10 monographs or textbooks in China, such as Introduction to Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, China Tourism Economics. During the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006~2010), the university had 4 research accomplishments receiving official comments from the state or provincial leaders; published 61 monographs or translations, and around 1000 papers in the core journals, including 561 indexed by SCI, EI, ISTP, CSSCI; won 3 state awards and 32 provincial or ministry's awards for research achievements, received a research fund of RMB 11,133,400; established 2 provincial key research bases in humanities and social sciences, Jilin Economic Research Center and Marxist Economic Research Center, offering a finer research platform for the faculty members and researchers. The university publishes Contemporary Economic Research, Journal of Chinese On Capital Research Society, Taxation and Economy, which enjoy a high prestige in the Chinese economic circle as state core journals in Chinese language, core journals in Chinese humanities and social sciences, and source journals of Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index. Every year the university conducts nearly a hundred seminars, sponsors or organizes a variety of international or national symposiums, and maintains a close academic exchange with other Chinese post-secondary schools nationwide.
The university has over 18000 registered students, including 10600 undergraduate students, 1175 master students and around 40 foreign students. The graduates are universally acknowledged for their proven ethics and professionalism, whose employments feature a high quality. According to the Phoenix Network, the employment rate and employment quality of our graduates in recent years was ranked No. 24 nationwide and No. 2 in northeast China among the non-“211" (top 100 universities in the 21st century) post-secondary schools. Over 6 decades, the university has educated about 90000 graduates, including noted experts such as China outstanding social scientists, Ph.D. student supervisors at Peking University, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and other prestigious universities or research institutes; top official such as 2 Vice Presidents of the People's Bank of China, Deputy Minister of Finance, 3 Deputy Governors of Jilin Province, Vice Chair of CPPCC (Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) Jilin Province Committee, Vice Chair of China Banks Regulatory Commission, President of China Agricultural Development Bank, Vice President of China Construction Bank, Vice President of China Everbright Bank, Vice President of China Exim Bank; and best-known entrepreneurs such as President of China Life Insurance Co., Ltd, CEO of China Everbright Group, CFO of China Everbright Group, President of Hopson Development, Vice President of Haier Group.
The university values international exchange and cooperation, who has established intercollegiate ties with over 30 universities in 11 countries including the US, Japan, etc, with which school leaders, scholars and academic research are exchanged annually. Sine 1988 the university has recruited foreign students, and accepted nearly 300 up to now. Since 1999 the university has offered a joint program with Charles Sturt University in Australia now with over 2000 graduates and about 2000 students. The "2+2" programs (2 years in China and 2 years abroad) with Kangnam University in Korea and Teikyo University in Japan have also enjoyed a promising tendency. Together with East China University of Science and Technology, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Tianjin University of Commerce, the university has established the "Shangri-la Universities Association (SUA)" with the University of Newcastle in Australia, pushing forward to a finer and higher Sino-Australian educational cooperation.
The university enjoys nice facilities. Within the new campus are a modern library with a collection of over 2 million volumes, a spacious lecture building, a fully equipped lab building, a standard gymnasium, and first-rate student dormitories and cafeterias.
The university was recently titled "Model Collective" of Jilin Province, model school in "Running School By Law" of Jilin Province, winner of "May Day Certificate of Merit" of Jilin Province, selected as a state base of cultural quality education for post-secondary students in 2006, and rated "A" in the national evaluation of undergraduate education by the Education Ministry in 2007.
Over 6 decades, the university goes together with the prospects of the country and along with the trend of the times. Committed to the mission statement of promoting truth, relaying cultures, updating know-how, producing talents, serving society and benefiting mankind, the university has offered considerable intelligence support and talent supply to the economic growth and social progress of the Republic. Looking ahead, the university will follow the motto of "Virtue and Reality" to build a university of finance and economics with an international influence and a national prestige.