Located in the picturesque city of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics (ZUFE, website) is a prestigious institution of higher education. ZUFE, founded in 1974, was formerly known as Zhejiang Academy of Public Finance and Banking. Then In 1991, the university was authorized as a bachelor’s degree granting institution. In 2003, it starts to grant master’s degree. In 2012, ZUFE became an institution qualified to grant doctoral degree.
ZUFE now includes three campuses: Xiasha Campus (main campus), Wenhua Campus and Chang’an campus. The university has 14 schools, 2 teaching centers, 1 independent college, 51 research institutes and centers, and it is entitled to confer bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree and is accredited to enroll international students and students from Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions. There are more than 24,000 full-time undergraduates and postgraduates studying here (9651 of them are in the independent college). The university possesses fixed assets under management as high as 1.647 billion, 10% of which are for teaching- and research-related equipment and facilities, the 71 specialized laboratories for instance. The university library holds a collection of more than 2.33 million volumes, 2035 academic journals, 4.67 million e-books and 30,000 e-journals; moreover, it has set up a featured sub-library particularly for the collection of the works of the Nobel Economics Prize Winners, works of ZUFE faculties and works related to Zhejiang Businessman.
ZUFE has 1326 faculty and staff members, among whom 910 are academic staff (85% of them are doctors and masters) including 155 professors and 324 associate professors, which accounts for 53% of the total number. The university has over ten top-level outstanding experts, including those who are nominated in the national project of “Hundred, Thousand, Ten Thousand Talents”, who are supported by Ministry of Education Program for New Century Excellent Talents, who receive the Government Special Allowance of the State Council, and those who are province- or ministry-level middle-aged and young experts for their outstanding contributions. In addition, the university has 91 experts supported by the New Century 151 Talents Project of Zhejiang province, 30 experts supported by Provincial Middle-aged and Young Talents project, 2 figures supported by Provincial Propaganda and Cultural System “Group of Five” Talent Program, 1 National Model Teacher and other 22 teachers who are Provincial Master Teachers, Provincial Teaching New Stars, Provincial Excellent Teachers and Advanced Individual of Provincial Teacher’s Ethics.
In recent years, ZUFE has got 6 Excellent Research Achievement Awards (Humanities and Social Sciences) of the Ministry of Education and other 24 province- or ministry-level Research Achievement Awards. The university has undertaken many top-level research projects including the followings: 1 Major Project of National Social Science Fund, 2 Sub-projects of National Science and Technology Major Project, 103 Projects of National Social Science Fund and National Natural Science Fund, 1 Major Project of Key Projects of Philosophy and Social Sciences Research of the Ministry of Education, 378 other province- or ministry-level projects of humanities and social sciences. The above numbers rank forefront among Zhejiang provincial universities. The university has published 2769 academic papers in the journals indexed by CSSCI such asSocial Sciences in China,Economic Research,Management World, and Philosophical Researches, as well as 218 academic monographs. The two publications issued by our universityCollected Essays on Finance and Economicsand Year Book of The Non-Public Sectors of The Economy in Zhejiangare published openly at both home and abroad while the former is listed as one of “national top hundred” Journals of Social Sciences，Chinese Core Journals，Chinese University Core Journals of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Chinese Social Science Citation Index (CSSCI) Journals.
ZUFE has constantly given high priority to the improvement of student quality by promoting educational reform and encouraging excellent students to take bi-degrees or change their original majors to their favorites. The university attaches great importance to a full range of cooperation and exchanges in international education. It has established close academic relations and collaborations with 73 universities in 21 countries by advancing international programs such as Teachers Exchange Program, Students Exchange Program and Credit Transfer System. Besides, the university has conducted several teaching programs like ACCA, CGA, Sino-US cooperation class and Sino-Canada cooperation class. Undergraduate supervisory system is now in full operation in ZUFE, which provides a good environment and system insurance for the development of students. During the past 5 years, ZUFE students have received 11 international, 41 national and 984 provincial awards in various disciplines and science and technology contests. The ZUFE graduates (either undergraduates or postgraduates) are widely welcomed by employers so that the initial employment rate has reached 95%.
Inspired by its school motto “Achieve with moral excellence, progress with the Times” and adhering to the policy of “Managing school by law, making decisions democratically, respecting the talents, and governing academic studies by Professors”, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics is vigorously implementing the development strategy of “running school with quality, improving school with talents, and strengthening school with research”, and striving to develop itself into a high-level university of finance and economics and a prestigious university with an outstanding reputation.
Getting to ZUFE
(1) From Shanghai Pudong Airport
If you take a plane to Shanghai Pudong Airport, you can take the airport bus to Hangzhou, and then change to a taxi to Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics after arriving in downtown Hangzhou. The fare is about RMB 80-90. The Hangzhou station is at the Huanglong Tourism Distribution Center or Tiyuchang Road Civil Aviation Bus Center.
(2) From Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Taking a taxi to Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics is the most convenient way. It takes about half an hour by taxi . The fare is about RMB 90-100. You can also take the airport bus to Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics. Take the shuttle bus from Hangzhou Airport to Xiasha Higher Education Park. It takes about 1 hour, and the bus ticket is 20 yuan/person. Take off at Xiasha Civic Center then take a taxi for about 10 mins and about 10 yuan.