Overview of the Faculty
Since its founding half a century ago, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics has established a well-structured team of academic staff with comparatively strong capabilities in teaching and research, which guarantees its constant development. The university has 804 full-time faculty members, among which 130 are full professors, 214 are associate professors, 62 are doctoral instructors, and 464 are Master¡¯s Degree (or higher) holders. Not only a large number of reputable professors in Economics and Management, including Liu Shibai, Zeng Kanglin, He Zerong, Zhao Guoliang, Yuan Wenping, and Jiang Mingxin, are occupied in teaching at SWUFE, but also over 200 domestic and international economists, bankers, entrepreneurs are hired as part-time professors and visiting professors. Those well-known economists, such as Chen Baoying, Li Xiaotong, Peng Dixian, Mei Yuanmou, and Yang Youzhi, have once been teaching in SWUFE.
In order to improve the quality of teaching and the level of research, faculty members in the University especially the young teachers are highly encouraged to attend in advanced studies. A large number of young scholars, who have acquired Doctoral and Master's degree by foreign universities, have gradually returned to join the faculty of the School. These young scholars are very active in academic thinking, experienced and knowledgeable, and full of vigor and vitality. With the support and assistance from elder professors, these young scholars play an important role in research and teaching. Some of them have become academic leaders in their respective fields.
Faculty members in the School have frequently produced original research results and published numerous academic papers. Dozens of their research findings have won awards which have received high acclaim from leaders and academic circles. The State Council has awarded 21 teachers of the faculty ¡°the Special Allowance from the Government of the State Council¡±, and the Ministry of Education has awarded one professor the title of ¡°National Excellent Teacher¡±, and three the ¡°Award for Outstanding Young Teachers in Colleges and Universities¡±. Two have won ¡°the Henry Fok Ying-tung Fund Award¡±. 18 scholars from SWUFE are titled as middle-aged and young experts in Sichuan Province who have made outstanding contributions etc. All of these scholars are playing an important role in national and local economic development.