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University of International Business and Economics

University of International Business and Economics
Former names
Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade
Motto in English
Erudition, Honesty, Endeavour, Perfection
Established1951; 73 years ago (1951)
PresidentWang Jiaqiong (王稼琼)
Academic staff
1,237 (2015)[1]
Administrative staff
641 (2015)[1]
Students16,094 (2015)[1]
Undergraduates8,379 (2015)[1]
Postgraduates3,790 (2015)[1]
591 (2015)[1]
Other students
3,334a (2015)[1]
NicknameMàodà (贸大)
AffiliationsUnder direct administration of Ministry of Education and Ministry of Commerce
Mascot"Cross Global and universe" (Symbol – also forms part of the logo)
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese对外经济贸易大学
Traditional Chinese對外經濟貿易大學

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The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE; 对外经济贸易大学) is a public university located in Chaoyang, Beijing, China. It is affiliated with the Ministry of Education. and co-funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Commerce. The university is part of Project 211 and the Double First-Class Construction.

The university emphasizes on economics, finance, international business, management, business, law, foreign languages and foreign relations.[2] It was established in 1951 in Beijing by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of China.


The school was formerly known as the Senior Business Cadre School and was founded in 1951. In 1953, it was renamed Beijing Foreign Trade College. In 1954, the foreign trade major of the Department of Trade of Renmin University of China was merged into the Beijing College of Foreign Trade and the Beijing College of Foreign Trade was established. In 1984, it was renamed the University of International Business and Economics. In June 2000, the former China Finance Institute and the former University of International Business and Economics merged to form a new University of International Business and Economics, which was placed under the management of the Ministry of Education. In December 2010, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Commerce signed an agreement to jointly build the University of International Business and Economics.


The university offer a range of courses in international business, economics, international trade, finance, management, commercial law, foreign languages and related fields.

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.

Schools and departments

School of International Trade and Economics[3][4]

  • 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

The School of International Trade and Economics is one of China's leading centers for the study and research of international trade and finance. The School is an established, research-intensive institution including seven departments and ten research centers.

School of Banking and Finance[5]

  • Department of Banking
  • Department of Financial Engineering
  • Department of Investment

In 2001, the School of Banking and Finance in UIBE merged with the former China Institution of Finance which was widely known as the undergraduate school of the Peoples' Bank of China and received endorsement from the Chinese central government. Currently, about 1500 students are studying in SBF, with 950 being undergraduates, 179 graduates, and 33 doctoral graduates, including more than 100 foreign students. The school also has roughly 300 graduate students, specialized in finance, studying as part-time students.

School of Business[6]

  • Department of International Business Administration
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Corporate Finance
  • Department of Human Resources Management
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Statistics

The Business School at the University of International Business Economics (hereafter UIBEBS) was established in 1982 as Department of International Business Management. It is now the second largest among 16 schools on the campus in terms of enrollment and faculty team. Teaching and research at UIBEBS covers virtually all facets of business management with programmes in accounting, finance, marketing, business management and human resource management. UIBEBS uses textbooks and teaching materials from the United States in courses taught in English. The business school is currently [as of May 2014] a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as well as European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).[7] By the end of 2013, UIBEBS has 87 full-time and 31 part-time faculties, 2499 full-time and 1060 part-time students. Of the total number, 597 are international students.

School of Law

  • Department of International Law
  • Department of Civil Law
  • Department of Economic Law

Founded in 1984, the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) School of Law features a State-approved key discipline of international law and has around 50 full-time faculty members. Half of the full-time faculty have served as arbitrators of various domestic and foreign arbitration institutions. In 2010, UIBE ranks second in China’s National Higher Education Institution Rankings by Employment Rate. The university has enrolled many foreign students.

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 Portuguese
  • Department of Persian
  • Department of Modern Greek

The School of Foreign Studies (SFS), originally the second Department of the Beijing Foreign Trade College founded in 1954, is composed of eight departments and one centre, namely, Departments of Arabic, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese, as well as the Sino-Italian Language Training Centre. In its history of half a century, there appeared many known scholars and professors: Chen Tao, Song Wenjun, Shen Daming, Zhang Xiongwu, Zhao Run, Jiang Xindao, Xiao Tianyou, among others. Up till now, the school has produced about 1,000 undergraduates and 100 post graduates. Prominent among them: Shi Guangsheng as the ex-minister of Foreign Trades, Song Hai, now the vice provincial governor of Guangdong Province, Cao Weizhou, the deputy Secretary-General of the National Standing Committee of People’s Congress of China, Guo Li, the deputy director of the Hong Kong Liaison Office of China. The eight departments of the School are all members and/or standing members of their separate National Teaching Associations and Literature Societies. The faculty consists of 21 full professors and 33 associate professors. Among them, 34 are graduate supervisors, 21 have obtained PhD degrees. The SFS also employs some foreign teachers. There are 700 undergraduate and 100 postgraduate students enrolled. The school has exchange programs with 20 overseas universities.

School of International Studies

  • Department of English Linguistics and Literature
  • Department of Business English
  • Department of Translation and Interpretation
  • Department of General English

School of International Education (SIE) of UIBE is engaged in recruiting international students for UIBE’s degree and non-degree study programs, and provides related services. SIE offers language training programs, including the Chinese Language and Business Chinese at different levels, and Advance Studies on Chinese Economy and Culture.

Currently, there are more than 3,100 foreign students from 126 countries and regions studying at the University of International Business and Economics. Over 2,300 of them are taking degree courses and over 800 students are taking Chinese language courses and non-degree courses.

School of International Education has Dean's Office, Admissions Office, Office for Degree Education, Office for Non-Degree Education, Department of Students' Affairs, Department of Teaching and Service Center.

School of Information Technology and Management Engineering

  • Department of Information Management
  • Department of Electronic Business
  • Department of Computer Software Application

School of International Relations

  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of International Politics
  • Department of International Political Economy
  • Department of Diplomacy

Research Institute for Global Value Chains

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 is located in the southeastern corner, 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, there is a Chinese garden (south side), a bird cage, and a pond dubbed the "Back Sea" (see Houhai) by students.

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.

Israel campus

In August 2021 UIBE opened a new campus in Petah Tikvah in Israel, in a ceremony that was attended by UIBE's Party Chief Jiang Qingzhe, UIBE's President Xia Wenbin, Israeli Ambassador to China Matan Vilnai and Petah Tikva's Mayor Rami Greenberg.

Notable Figures



  • Ba Shusong
  • Fred Engst
  • Shi Jingxia
  • Wang Linsheng
  • Xue Rongjiu

Foreign students

UIBE was one of the first Chinese universities to admit foreign students, with the first group enrolling in 1954.[8]

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, Vietnamese and Thai students also account for a sizable 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 Comillas Pontifical University. Other dual diplomas partners are Paris-based business school ESCE and Cardiff University.

UIBE is one of the first universities in China to launch an international student program taught entirely in English. This program has become very popular among foreign students both in China and outside.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Fast Facts". University of International Business and Economics. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  2. ^ "About UIBE". University of International Business and Economics. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Welcome to School of International Trade and Economics, UIBE!". Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  4. ^ "瀵瑰栫粡娴庤锤鏄撳ぇ瀛︺兓鍥介檯缁忔祹璐告槗瀛﹂櫌". Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  5. ^ "【唯一合法】☆入金送好礼☆入金奖不完☆入金抽iphone☆-永盈会】". Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  6. ^ "对外经济贸易大学国际商学院". Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  7. ^ "AACSB Membership | Educational Member Listing". AACSB International. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Landmarks". University of International Business and Economics. Retrieved 16 March 2014.

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