Introduction toChongqing Finance and Economics College
ChongqingFinance and Economics College (hereafter referred to as “the College or“CFEC”), originally Rongzhi College of Chongqing Technology and Business University was founded in April 2001 and approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education as a full-time general independent undergraduate college with undergraduate-level education in Dec. 2003. In 2011, the College was officially allowed to award bachelor’s degree. In 2020, the College got its present name as a new non-profit private college under the support of Chinese Ministry ofEducation.
CFEC covers an area of about 1,100 acres and is located in Ba’nan District,Chongqing Municipality. It has a faculty of more than 600 and around 12,000 students on campus. CFEC offers undergraduate degrees in 35 majors, covering the fields of economics, management, engineering and literature. The Finance Discipline Group was recognized as municipal discipline group with specialtiesby the Chongqing government. Five majors, including economics, finance, logistics management, accounting and software engineering are recognized asmunicipal programs with specialties. Finance, accounting and exhibition economy and management have been included in the list of Chongqing’s first-class programs and finance has also been included in the list of national first-class programs recently.
Teaching: In recenty ears, CFEC has won 3 Third Prizes of Chongqing Teaching Achievement Award andis one of the first batch of pilot colleges and universities for the “NewFinancial Smart Learning Workshop (2020)” Project launched by the National Center for Schooling Development Programme. Teachers have presided over 6 Industry-universityCollaborative Education Projects of the Ministry of Education, 5 pilot projects aimed at Deepening Comprehensive Reform of Education in Chongqing, 60 ChongqingMunicipal Education and Teaching Reform Projects (including 2 major projectsand 7 key projects), and 8 Chongqing Municipal First-class Courses. Thirtythree textbooks edited by CFEC teachers have been published and brought into use; 19 school-level teaching teams and 11 teacher studios have been built. In November 2016, the college was approved as the second batch of pilots for theoverall transformation to application-oriented colleges and universities inChongqing.
Scientific Research: Recent years has witnessed that CFEC has been approved to build 1 key laboratoryat ministerial and provincial-level, 1key industrial laboratory at bureau level, 1 municipal scientific and technological innovation research group, and 1 municipal collaborative innovation research and cultivation team of philosophy and social sciences. CFEC has alsoco-built 5 collaborative innovation platforms with associations, research institutions, and market entities. Accomplishments have been prosperous ininitiating projects at various levels, including 5 national social science fundprojects, 4 humanities and social science projects of the Ministry of Education, and 140-odd scientific research projects at provincial andministerial level. 94 projects commissioned by various enterprises andinstitutions have been undertaken by teachers and researchers of CFEC. 916 academic papers have been published; 30 invention patents and 2 authorizedpatents have been registered; 7 decision-making suggestions have been commented by provincial and ministerial leaders.
International Exchanges and Cooperation:Adhering to the opening-up schooling idea of rooting in Chongqing, serving the west of China, facing the whole country, and going to the world, and activelyconnecting with the “Belt and Road” initiative, CFEC has been successively establishing relations with 30 colleges and universities from 17 countries (regions), including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Czech Republic,Australia, South Korea, Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, Mali, Benin and New Zealand. Multiple programs issuing Bachelor’s and Master’s degree have been operating by CFEC and institutions of the United Kingdom and Spain, and exchange programs are provided for students to study in well-known oversea universities. CFEC also offers 3 international project classes of finance and economics, ACCA (the Associationof Chartered Certified Accountants), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). In addition, International Language Study Center and Service Centerfor Scholarly Exchanges are in operation to provide teachers and students with a one-stop service for studying and exchanging abroad.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship:CFEC has established an innovationand entrepreneurship education center to systematically carry out innovationand entrepreneurship education. A characteristic roadshow hall, maker markets and an industrial park entrepreneurship base have been built. CFEC has become ad ually-licensed unit of the “Maker-Space” by the Chongqing Municipal Education Commission and Chongqing Municipal Science and Technology Bureau thanks to advancing the “Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation”. An entrepreneurship training incubation base covering and benefiting more than 840 students has been built with 56 student team projects and 16 teacher-student co-creation projects starting up. Till now, 14 companies have been incubated.
Students Employment:Until now, CFEC has cultivated more than 20,000 graduates. In recent years, the average graduate employment rate has exceeded 90%. Graduates successfully signed contracts with major banks, securities companies, Party and government institutions and other large enterprises and institutions. Also, some graduates have successfully been enrolled as postgraduates of famous universities at home and abroad, such as University of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, FudanUniversity, University of Science and Technology of China, Nankai University,Hunan University, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.