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Shandong University of Finance is a university of higher learning mainly offering programs in finance and economics. The University was jointly established by Shandong Provincial Government and the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, and is co-administered by the central and local governments, with the latter assuming the chief responsibility of supervising its operations. The University was founded in 1986, the name of which was inscribed by the late Deng Xiaoping, the foremost architect of China’s reform and opening policy. As a state-run university, it is entitled to recruit students from all over the country and confer both undergraduate and graduate degrees with the endorsement of the Academic Degrees Appraisal Committee under the State Council.
Since its establishment, the University has seized opportunities to achieve a fast and steady development under the leadership of Ministry of Finance and Shandong Provincial Government. What’s more, under the guideline of building the University with characteristics and an optimizing structure to achieve a coordinated development, the University actively adapts itself to the requirements of socio-economic conditions and adjusts its disciplinary structure correspondingly in order to heighten its academic level. A comprehensive academic structure has taken shape, which establishes Economics and Management as its core and further combines Arts, Law, Science and Engineering.
The University is committed to giving prominence to scientific research and increasing the volume of research funds. As a result, the scientific research level is heightened and numerous research projects have been accomplished.
The University has moved to establish friendly intercollegiate relationships with about 30 universities and colleges in over 10 countries and regions such as the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Russia, Holland, Australia, and Korea. Extensive international research and cooperation have been conducted among the partner universities and colleges in such various forms as exchange of scholars, student exchange programs, jointly developed research and instructional projects, exchange of reference books and periodicals, hereby establishing multifaceted and diversified patterns of intercollegiate exchange and cooperation.
Shandong University of Finance was established during China's reform and opening to the outside world. By following the laws of higher education development, the University will be developed into a high-ranking comprehensive university both home and aboard.