Introduction to Hebei Finance University
Hebei Finance University grew out of Baoding Banking School which was established in 1952. It was a trade school founded directly by People’s Bank of China to train specialized personnel for banks. Then it underwent the stage of Hebei Financial School and Hebei Banking School, and upgraded to a junior college named Baoding Financial Junior College in 1984, which was changed to Baoding College of Finance in 1991. In 2000, it was put under the People’s Government of Hebei Province and co-administered by the central and local governments, with the latter assuming the chief responsibility of supervising its operations. In March, 2007, our university upgraded to undergraduate university and transferred its name to Hebei Finance University; it was the only co-constructive university with distinct financial feature in north and northwest China.
Display virtue and maintain honesty, pursue truth and advocate practice is the university motto refined from the process of over 50 years’ school running. With specialized majors, creative sponsoring concept and remarkable school effectiveness, our university has provided the society with tens of thousands of excellent talents. At present, thousands of the alumni working in economic and financial field have become officials of economic and financial administrative departments or experts and scholars of the fields, and this has earned the reputation of Huangpu Military Academy of Finance which means our university is one of the top financial universities in China.
Hebei Finance University is located in Baoding city which is honoured as the South Gate of Beijing with the convenient transportation and is 140km to the south of Beijing and 145km to the west of Tianjin. Our campus is beautiful and delicate with a lake; it covers an area of 900,000 square meters. Our university has 11,993 students and 775 faculties. There are 598 full-time teachers, 36% of which are at associate professor level and 77% with master degree or above. Our teaching team of finance, accounting and information management and system are “excellent teaching team” of Hebei higher education. To improve the students’ application level of English, our university is employing more and more foreign teachers. We also possess a library with more than 830,000 books, 1,100 kinds of journals and 3,400 electronic magazines.
There are 9 departments in our university: Finance, Insurance, Accounting, Information Management and Engineering, Economy and Trade, Management, Law, Business English and International Education; 4 teaching divisions: Department of Society Science, Department of Basic Courses, Department of Physical culture and Sports and Department of Foreign Language Teaching. We have 39 undergraduate and specialized majors which have formed a distinctive professional system of finance with the subjects of Economy and Management as its main part, and all other subjects are complementary. Finance and Accounting are named key discipline of Hebei province; finance and insurance are provincial extraordinary majors and have been honoured as innovative highland of finance and insurance undergraduate education. The Finance major was named national extraordinary major in 2008. Accounting, computer information management, insurance, marketing management, international economy & trade and business administration are 6 majors of provincial educational reform experimentation Currency Banking, Commercial Bank Management, Security Investment, Banking Accounting, etc., have been authorized as the provincial elaborate courses and the C language programming has been ratified as the provincial elaborate course in 2009.
Our university has got many co-constructed laboratories such as: Financial Risk and Monitor Experimental Center, Marketing Surroundings and Business Managing Experimental Center, Trade Payment Experimental Center. We also have two provincial experimental teaching centers, the Financial Experimental Teaching Center and Information Management Experimental Center. Besides, there are 35 specialized labs equipped with advanced facilities and complete functions that could enable interactive education. With the advantage of national enrollment and widespread alumnus, our university has signed school-enterprise agreements with lots of financial institutions and enterprises, which indeed provided favourable external environment for students’ internship and employment, teachers’ research and practice.
Hebei Finance University is the Financial Research base of Hebei province and has the only critical laboratory of arts in Hebei province: Hebei Science and Technology Financial Critical Laboratory. During the latest 5 years, our university has published about 500 monographs, teaching materials and teaching references, 1,800 academic thesis and undertakes 130 provincial projects or above. We have won 19 provincial achievements in scientific research and more than 60 municipal achievements. The Analysis Report of Global Financial Crisis’s Impact on Hebei Economy and The Difficulties and Strategies of Capital Raising in Cao Feidian Industrial Estate Development were highly valued by the provincial officials. The periodical journal of our university Financial Teaching and Research has been named national excellent social science journal, provincial excellent journal and top-ten social science journal of Hebei province.
Hebei Finance University always makes much account to international exchange and cooperation. Our teaching methods and materials are of international level. Until now, we have signed agreements with universities in U.S.A, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Korea, Belgium and Mongolia. In April, 2009, our university was qualified to recruit overseas students and the Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools Project with Irish Griffith College was ratified by the Ministry of Education. The student-exchange memorandum signed with Korean Woosuk University has paved a smooth way for our students to study in Korea. We have also signed cooperative agreement with Indian RVS Education Group to enable the stuff training and students exchange. With Ikh Zasag University in Mongolia, our university signed an agreement on student exchange.
In 2008, our university was awarded Hebei advanced collective in ideological and political work and provincial Civilized Unit. Our university also emphasizes the cultivation of the students’ overall quality and follow-up development, so we have carried out after-class education to help the students to develop all-round. We have been on the top of the provincial passing rate of CET4 and CET6. The students of our university have won prizes in many kinds of competitions, such as Hebei Undergraduate Debating Contest, National College Student EPR Sand-Table Contest, National Undergraduate English Competition, Challenge Cup National Undergraduate Career Panning Competition, Challenge Cup National Undergraduate Scientific and Technical Works Contest, Century Star English Speech Contest. In the 2010 Challenge Cup Hebei Undergraduate Career Planning Contest, the students of our university won 3 first awards. The sports team has done excellent performance in Hebei University Games. Because of the various students’ organization activities and social practices, our university has won the name of national and provincial Advanced Collective of Undergraduate Social Practice in Summer Vacation.
Hebei Finance University would carry forward the fine tradition of 50 years and fulfill the university motto Display virtue and maintain honesty, pursue truth and advocate practice. With our inimitable coherence and forceful teamwork spirit, we would work hard and efficiently to develop our university into a superior university with strong competitive power. Our university would be of appropriate scale, reasonably structured, with distinguishing feature, dignified culture and enviable reputation in the future!
Address: No.3188, Hengxiang North Road, Baoding City, Hebei Province, China
Zip Code: 071051
FAX: +86-312-3338102; +86-312-3338126