Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (TUFE) Established in 1958, the faculty of TUFE consisted of professors and experts from the economics and management specialties of Nankai University as a result of relocation, along with a batch of well-known scholars in economics and management from other prestigious universities in the Northern and Northeastern parts of China. At the time of founding, it was named Hebei Institute of Finance and Economics. On October 1, 1969, administered by Tianjin Government, it was renamed Tianjin Institute of Finance and Economics. With the approval of Ministry of Education, Tianjin Institute of Finance and Economics was renamed to Tianjin University of Finance and Economics on May 17, 2004. With over half a century’s endeavors, the university has experienced tremendous changes, and now it has been one of the top universities in Tianjin, as well as an important education base in the Northern part of China for cultivating prominent and practical talents in business and management areas.
The two campuses, TUFE covers an area of 1,000,000 m2 with a floor space of 500,000 m2. The total collection of the university library reaches 1,300,000 volumes. TUFE is one of the providers of key specialties at national level appraised by Ministry of Education. It has three authorized primary doctoral specialties and post-doctoral research stations under Applied Economics, Business Administration and Management Science and Engineering, seven primary master’s programs, including Applied Economics, Business Administration, Management Science and Engineering, Economics, Public Administration, Computing Science and Technology and Foreign Languages, and twelve professional master’s programs, such as MBA, EMBA, MPA, MPAcc, JM, etc. A talent cultivation system has been formed with various levels and models, which includes doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s education, adult continuing education, international students’ education, and practice qualification education.
TUFE’s current total number of students is 17,000, among which 15,000 are full time students with different levels from bachelor to doctorate. There are now 700 international students on campus. TUFE is one of the first universities in China approved to conduct joint degree programs with foreign institutions, and confer the MBA degree of the universities from the United States.
It is also one of the first two examination centers in China authorized by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Britain, as well as the only course provider and examination center in Tianjin approved by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in Britain. As one of the six learning providers in China appraised by ACCA headquarter, TUFE’s ACCA education has achieved the global top level at so-called ‘a platinum grade’. As the designated base for the study abroad programs of foreign universities, TUFE has cooperated with the Massachusetts institute of Technology (MIT) and conducted the winter camp program offering intense Chinese language training courses for the MIT students since 2013.