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School of Finance, Renmin University of China

The School of Finance of Renmin University is a dynamic research and educational institute, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of finance and investment economics in China.

The School of Finance, one of the oldest schools in Renmin University of China, dates back to 1950 when its forerunner - the Dept. of Public Finance & Credit was founded. Early at that time, the School of Finance had established itself as an intellectual powerhouse already. After the reconstruction of Renmin University in 1978, the School set up its Dept. of Public Finance under which there were teaching and research sections on public finance, finance and accounting. And later the teaching and research section of international finance was also added in. From then on the School has gained huge progress and adapted itself to meet the country's needs for economic construction, social development and scientific advancement.

Since its official open in May 1997 when the Dept. of Finance and the Dept. of Investment Economics were merged together, the School of Finance has been the leading school for advance in the field of finance throughout the country. The School is running 2 undergraduate programs, 2 master's degree programs, 2 Ph.D programs and post-doctoral programs at post-doctoral stations. And both of the two core disciplines-finance and public finance were among the first being approved to grant Master's and PhD Degree, and have been appraise to be the best of same kind key disciplines in the nationwide examines held by the government for scores of years. In addition, the textbooks on the Money & of Banking and Public Finance written by professors of our school were adopted by many other colleges and universities.

At present, the School of Finance consists of four departments - the Dept. of Monetary Finance, the Dept. of Applicable Finance, the Dept. of Public Finance, and the Dept of Insurance. And the School has set up Computer Application Center as well as modern classrooms and laboratories with hi-tech equipment providing a good environment for teaching and research. The School of Finance benefits from the concentration of famous and prominent scholars in the field of finance and investment economics of our country. Of the School's faculty, 22 are professors and 27 are associate professors among whom 20 are directors of doctoral program. Their academic achievement is in the leading position of our country's finance discipline, and the devotion they make to financial studies deserves respect and admiration. In its history of about 50 years, the School of Finance has trained over 6000 undergraduates and postgraduates. These graduates have been known for their solid foundation and great potential, and many of them have already entered government offices for financial policy making or senior management sectors of financial institutes as financial experts. The School's graduates are all over the world. At present our school has a student of 1219, of whom 765 are undergraduates, 432 are postgraduates, and 12 are international students.

The School of Finance is an important center for both personnel training and academic research. With its strong research forces and advanced research facilities, the School has gained remarkable achievements. And with the School's academic support, the Financial Policy Research Center of China was established in 2000, and it was among the first group of national humanity & social science research bases in the field of finance that were approved by the Ministry of Education. Now the Center becomes an influential research institute of national and international renowned fame and propels the development of China's financial policy research due to its open-minded research mechanism, first-class service platform and close connection with some other fundamental research centers. The School of Finance takes an active part in international academic communication. In recent years, hundreds of faculty members and students have been sent abroad for advanced studies, academic visits or joint research projects. And the School has built up links with worldwide famous colleges and universities such as Chicago University, Columbia University, Cambridge University and so on for joint personnel training and cooperative research. Foreign economists like Professor Mundell, Professor Stigliz and Professor Mishkin were invited to our school to give lectures. In 2001 the School officially launched "Huang Da - Mundell Lectures on Economics" named after the famous economist Professor Huang of our school and the 1999 Nobel Laureate, "Father of Euro" Professor Mundell, which became a very important platform for academic communication. In 2002, the School of Finance started the Program in Economics and Financial Policy Management (PEFPM) cooperated with Columbia University.

The School of Finance of Renmin University has established itself by the early 21st century as an internationally influential financial school with excellent faculty and staff, characteristics of its own and widely ranged academic exchanges. Along with other institutes for financial education and research, the School will certainly make more contributions to its country and the finance discipline.