University of International Business and Economics
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|University of International Business and Economics|
|Motto in English||Erudition, Honesty, Endeavour, Perfection|
|President||Shi Jianjun (施建军)|
|Location||Beijing, People's Republic of China|
|Website||Official website (English)
official website (Chinese)
The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE; simplified Chinese: 对外经济贸易大学; traditional Chinese: 對外經濟貿易大學; pinyin: Duiwai Jingji Maoyi Daxue abbr. 经贸大学, Jingmao Daxue), is a university in Beijing, China. China's leading university in the field of economics, finance and international business, which has been called the "Oriental Harvard" and widely recognised as one of the best universities on economics and finance in China(merged China Institute of Finance and Banking in 2000). Currently, UIBE has over 11,000 students from China and over 2,500 international students from more than 100 countries.It receive directly administration from The Ministry of Education and The Ministry of Commerce of People's Republic of China, it is also one of the first tier university in Project 211 university which receives support and endorsement from the Chinese central government and literally means 100 top universities in 21st century in China.
The university was founded in 1951 as the Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade. It provided education and training for government officials responsible for China’s economic and international business administration under the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation and Ministry of Education. It was first designated as a key university by the Chinese government as early as 1960 for its outstanding academic programs, and then designated as a national key university in 1978 after suspension in the Culture Revolution. Following the onset of Chinese economic reform under Deng Xiaoping, UIBE witnessed unprecedented development and expansion, and in 1984 was renamed the current name, University of International Business and Economics. In May 1997 UIBE was put on the list of "Project 211" universities of the first batch, a governmental program aimed at turning about 100 Chinese universities into exceptionally world renowned high-quality academic institutions in 21st century. In the year of 2000, UIBE has become one of the state universities under the leadership of the Ministry of Education, and in June of the same year it merged with China Institute of Finance, from then on, it has become one of the leaders not only in the studies of economics, business management and Law, but also in finance. Since its establishment, UIBE was committed to make high emphasis on academic research and business practice, preparing students to work in the areas of business, economics, law, finance, foreign trade, foreign languages, etc.
The university has traditionally had a reputation as a training ground for top civil servants in the Ministry of Commerce (previously known as Ministry of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade and Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation) under the Chinese government. Until 1989, graduates went to work either for the Ministry or the many state-owned import/export companies throughout the country.
UIBE is the home of The Beijing Center, a program for mainly American students studying in China who reside at UIBE and take Chinese language courses, as well as other courses taught in English, by a vast array of professors from Beijing's top universities.
Academic Ranking 
UIBE typically ranked top 1 or 2 in the fields of economics, finance, and international business among 200 Chinese universities according to China education ministry and independent education evaluation system. Its business school which called international business school ranked top 5 in China's business school according to forbes magazine China's business school ranking 2012 which also called Oriental Stanford Business School.
Entry Standards Ranking 
UIBE is one of the Top 10 most competitive universities to enter for undergraduate education in China, which was nationally on 9th and 6th respectively (out of nearly 2000 universities) at Overall and Liberal Arts Students Admission in 2010.
UIBE Ranking Info.
The World Entrepreneurs Summit announces its 2008 results, UIBE's MBA and EMBA programs rank 6th among China's Universities.
Schools and Departments 
- Department of International Trade
- Department of Finance
- Department of Economics
- Department of Transportation and Logistics
- Department of Political Economy
- Department of International Economic Cooperation
- Department of Mathematical and Quantitative Economics
School of Banking and Finance
- Department of Banking
- Department of Financial Engineering
- Department of Investment
- Department of International Business Administration
- Department of Accounting
- Department of Corporate Finance
- Department of Human Resources Management
- Department of Marketing
- Department of Statistics
- Department of International Law
- Department of Civil Law
- Department of Economic Law
School of Foreign Studies
- Department of Arabian
- Department of Korean
- Department of German
- Department of Russian
- Department of Japanese
- Department of French
- Department of Italian
- Department of Spanish
- Department of Vietnamese
- Department of English Linguistics and Literature
- Department of Business English
- Department of Translation and Interpretation
- Department of General English
School of Information Technology and Management Engineering
- Department of Information Management
- Department of Electronic Business
- Department of Computer Software Application
- Department of Political Science
- Department of International Politics
- Department of International Political Economy
- Department of Diplomacy
School of Public Administration
School of Insurance and Economics
School of Chinese and Literature
Sino-French International Management School
Zhuoyue International School
China Institute for WTO Studies
Institute of International Economics
School of Distance Education
School of Executive Development
The campus has been nicknamed "Hui Garden" (惠园). Seven buildings are either dormitories or classroom buildings. There is a major academic building at the northwest of the site, which used to belong to the China Institute of Finance, named Boxue (博学楼). Another modern teaching building at the southeastern side,named Ningyuan (宁远楼). There is also an imposing structure in the middle of the campus, named Chengxin (诚信楼). A new library building was opened in October 2008.
Apart from the sports areas, the rest of the campus is pleasantly landscaped, grassy lawns, Chinese garden (south side), bird cage, and a water pond dubbed (humorous) the "Back Sea" (see Houhai) by students.
Some members of the administration have nicknamed the university "the Switzerland of Chinese universities", noting its compact size and high quality. The University recently hired a foreign branding expert - Alexander Goldsborough - as Director of International Marketing and Communications, to revisit the brand image of the University. As a niche University in the Chinese landscape, UIBE works hard to be innovative and welcoming to international students.
Notable Figures 
- Lin Jianhai (林建海)- Secretary of International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- Shi Guangsheng (石广生)- Former minister of China Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation.
- Zhou Keren (周可仁)- Former vice minister of China Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation.
- Gao Xiqing (高西庆)- CEO of China Investment Corporation, one of the largest SWFs in the World, former vice President of National Social Security Fund (NSSF), former vice President of China Securities Regulatory Commission(CSRC).
- Zhou Wenzhong (周文重)- Former ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United States of America from 2005 to 2010.
- Shan Weijian (单伟建)- Partner of TPG Capital，former professor at Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, former Managing Director of JPMorgan Chase
- Lu Xiaoqiang (路小强)- Managing Director of Deutsche Bank AG，former Director of Citigroup AG
- Sun Yonghong (孙永红)- Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank AG, former Executive Director of JPMorgan Chase AG, former Executive Director of Goldman Sachs AG
- Li Jinyan (李金艳)- Interim Dean (2009-2010), Full Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada.
- Qiu Zhongqiang (仇中强)- General counsel of Procter & Gamble (P&G) AG
- Wang Jinlong (王金龙)- President of Starbucks AP, Senior Vice President of Starbucks International
- Zhang Libin (张利宾)- Partner of Baker Botts L.L.P.
- Qi Huanwu (齐奂武)- the former Ambassador of Poland to people’s Republic of China.
- Wu Weijun (吴卫军)- the first man in mainland China obtaining the membership of ACCA, and also the Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
- Zhang Jixun (张纪浔)- Professor, Josai University, Japan
- Jiang Wei (蒋伟)- the incumbent Chairman of Board of Directors of SZSE-listed Shandong Dong-e E-Jiao Group, the former CFO of Hong Kong Huarun Group.
- Lin Chaolun (林超伦)- Lead Interpreter (Chinese) of the Foreign Office of the British Government
- Windy Yuan (袁薇)- a successful entrepreneur and a community activist in Canada, now the President and CEO of Bradley Pacific Enterprises.
- Shen Daming(沈达明)- renowned professor of Law and a pioneer of International Trade Law and International Commerce Law in China.
- Xue Rongjiu(薛荣久)- renowned professor for his excellent research in the field of International Trade and Economics as well as WTO Regulations.
- Liu Huan(刘欢)- the assistant professor of UIBE, he performed the official theme song "You and Me" with British singer Sarah Brightman at Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Foreign students 
Over 70% of the foreign student population hails from the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Students from the DPRK, (North Korea), however, despite that country's proximity to China, are very rare. Recently, there has been an influx of Western European (Finland, France, Germany, Italy) and North American students. Japanese, Indonesian and Vietnamese students also account for a sizeable proportion of foreign students. Since 1998, the UIBE and Reims Management School have created a Franco-Chinese undergraduate program CESEM. It also has an exchange agreement for Spanish students with the prestigious Comillas Pontifical University. Other dual diplomas partners are Paris-based business school ESCE and Cardiff University.
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- Official website (Chinese) (English)
- University of International Business and Economics
- CESEM Site
- International Website
- School of International Trade and Economics, UIBE
- (Chinese) UIBE alumni website
- Some photos of UIBE (CC)