Guangdong University of Business Studies

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Guangdong University of Finance and Economics
Type Public
Established Founded in 1983
President Wang Hua (2009--now)
Academic staff
Undergraduates 13,818
Postgraduates n/a
Location Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
Campus Urban, 159.06 ha
Colors Blue and White

Guangdong University Of Finances and Economics (Simplified Chinese: 广东财经大学; Pinyin: Guǎngdōng CaiJing DaXue) established in 1983 is a public university in the capital of Guangdong province. It is sometimes referred to as Guangdong Business Studies or Guangdong Commercial College.

It is near to the Guangzhou International Meeting and Exhibition Center (where part of the Canton Fair is held every year). There are 11 faculties and 13,818 full-time students at the moment.

The Guangzhou Campus of the university of business is at No. 21, Luntou Road (仑头路) or Chisha Road (赤沙路), Haizhu District (海珠区), Guangzhou, Guangdong, CHN. There is a bus terminal at the gate of the college: buses Nos. 14 and 37 serve the university.

GUFE is one of the key universities in Guangdong Province and its emphasis on economics and finance attracts numerous students from China every year. For this reason, the admission process is extremely competitive. Chinese students have to get more than 80% in Chinese National University Entrance Examination to enroll in GUFE.


Guangdong University of Finances and Economics was established in 1983. As one of the key institutions of higher learning in Guangdong Province, GUFE offers undergraduate and graduate programs in economics, management, law, English and Chinese literature, science and engineering which confer bachelor's degree or master's degree, in addition to a second bachelor's degree for law students.

GUFE has over 17,228 full-time students (including postgraduates and overseas Chinese students and those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan).


It comprises two campuses. The Guangzhou Campus is in the southeast of the city in the vicinity of Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center. The Sanshui Campus is in the Yundonghai Tourist Economic Zone in Sanshui, Foshan. Moreover, the university and Zengcheng Sun City Ltd. in Guangzhou have run an undergraduate independent college, Huashang College.


GUFE covers an area of over 2383mu (1,590,675 square meters). The total value of all equipment for teaching and scientific research amounts to 91.4 million yuan, including such modern facilities as multimedia teaching equipment, language labs, simulated law courts, judiciary technical experimental center and commercial science labs. Intranet has been built in classrooms of all teaching buildings, which make possible teaching activities by means of multimedia facilities.


The university has a number of faculties:[1] Management, Law, Accounting, Economics and Statistics, Taxation and Public Finance Administration, Finance, Foreign Languages, Information, Humanities and Communication, and Tourism and Environment.

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GUFE has established 14 schools and departments offering 16 master-degree programs and 36 undergraduate specialties. Most specialties are in dire need after China’s entry into WTO, among which constitution and administration law and enterprise management are of provincial priority specialties, and marketing, law, accounting, information management & information systems,Finance, International Economics & Trade, Public Finance are classified as provincial brand specialties.

GUFE owns several priority laboratories including the Guangdong Laboratory of E-commerce Marketing Applied Technology, which is ranked as the priority laboratory by the province and two other priority laboratories: Economy & Management Laboratory and the Experimental Center of Enterprise Resource Planning (which are ranked as priority laboratories by the Educational Department of Guangdong Province). (The former one is the first major laboratory of liberal arts among institutions of higher learning of Guangdong Province.) GUFE owns the Research Center of Law Build-up & Economic Development (one of the key research bases of humanities and social science in the provincial institutions of higher learning) and the Journal of Guangdong University of Business Studies, one of the excellent journals on social science in China.

GUFE has a high-qualified and capable, young and energetic teaching staff of sound structure. It has more than 894 professional teachers, among whom there are 135 professors and 228 associate professors, 180 teachers who are doctoral degree holders or are studying for doctor’s degree, and 480 teachers who hold master's degree. This university has also engaged over 100 Chinese and foreign well-known experts on economics, management and law as part-time or guest professors.

GUFE insists on the practice of centering on teaching, with the construction of specialty as the mainstay and scientific research as an impetus to propel teaching improvement. GUFE practices the systems of credits for their degrees offered, second bachelor's degrees and minor studies and is rigorous in its teaching management. To adapt to the new situation of economic and social developments at home and abroad, GUFE is optimizing its construction of specialties and subjects, consolidating its ascendant specialties, developing its applied specialties and propping up modern specialties. As a result, a specialty system of brilliant features has been taking shape.


GUFE’s library, with a collection of 2.45 million items and its digital library with a collection of 300,000 books, is one of the most advanced libraries among colleges and universities in Guangdong Province. The GUFE Intranet connected with the Internet makes worldwide information sharing possible and is conducive to teaching and scientific research.

An NIC is provided for every student in the dormitory on all the campuses. In addition, the development of academic research and research outcomes, which have been awarded prizes of the ministerial or provincial level, will greatly enhance the standard of teaching and the quality of talents cultivation in GUFE.


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Coordinates: 23°05′22″N 113°21′17″E / 23.0894°N 113.3546°E / 23.0894; 113.3546