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The University of International Business and Economics (abbr. as UIBE) (Simplified: 对外经济贸易大学, traditional Chinese:對外經濟貿易大學, pinyin: Duiwai Jingji Maoyi Daxue, abbr. 经贸大学, Jingmao Daxue), is a university in Beijing, Chinamarker. Currently, UIBE has over 11,000 students from China and over 2,500 international students from more than 100 countries.


Founded in 1951 and formerly called Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade,previously as a only academic institute for training talents related to foreign trade, finance etc. It was firstly designated as a key university by the Chinese government as early as 1960 for its outstanding academic programs, and then redesignated as a national key university in 1978. Since the "Reform and Opening up", UIBE witnessed unprecedented development and expansion, and in 1984 was renamed the current name, University of International Business and Economics. In May 1997 UIBE was put on the list of "Project 211" universities of the first batch, a governmental program aimed at turning about 100 Chinese universities into exceptionally world renowned high-quality academic institutions in 21st century. In the year of 2000, UIBE has become one of the state universities under the leadership of the Ministry of Education, and in June of the same year it merged with China Institute of Finance, from then on, it has become one of the leaders not only in the studies of economics and business management, but also in finance. Since its establishment, UIBE was committed to make high emphasis on academic research and business practice,preparing students to work in the areas of business, economics, finance,foreign trade,foreign languages etc.


The University main areas of study are related to business, economics, foreign languages and finance, including trade, management or commercial law. It absorbed the former China Institute of Finance in early 2001.

The university has traditionally had a reputation as a training ground for top civil servants in the Ministry of Commerce (previously known as Ministry of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade and Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation) under the Chinese government. Until 1989, graduates went to work either for the Ministry or the many state-owned import & export companies throughout the country.UIBE is the home of The Beijing Center, a program for mainly Americanmarker students studying in China who reside at UIBE and take Chinese language courses, as well as other courses taught in English, by a vast array of professors from Beijing's top universities.

Schools and Departments


School of International Trade and Economics
  • 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
School of Banking and Finance
  • Department of Banking
  • Department of Financial Engineering
  • Department of Investment
School of Business
  • Department of International Business Administration
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Corporate Finance
  • Department of Human Resources Management
  • Department of Markeing
  • Department of Statistics
School of Law
  • Department of International Law
  • Department of Civil Law
  • Department of Economic Law
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
School of English Studies

School of Information Technology and Management Engineering
  • Department of Information Management
  • Department of Electronic Business
  • Department of Computer Software Application
School of Humanities and Social Science
  • Department of Politics
  • Department of International Politics
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of History
School of Public Adminisration

School of Insurance and Econoics

School of Chinese and Literature

School of Public Adminisration

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



A new library building was opened in October 2008. Seven buildings are either dormitories or classrooms. There is a major teaching 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 at the southeastern side,named Ningyuan(宁远楼). There is also an imposing structure in the middle of the campus, named Chengxin(诚信楼).

Apart from the sports areas, the rest of the campus is pleasantly landscaped, grassy lawns, Chinese garden (south side), bird cage, and a water pond dubbed (with irony) the "Back Sea" (see Houhaimarker) by the students.

Some members of the administration have nicknamed the university "the Switzerlandmarker of Chinese universities", noting its compact size and high quality. 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; re-doing the website was a top priority, UIBE now sports a new, and very attractive international website. As a niche University in the Chinese landscape, UIBE works hard to be innovative and welcoming to international students.


[72867] Some photos of UIBE (CC) can be found here.

Notable Figures



Foreign students

Over 70% of the foreign student population hails from the Republic of Koreamarker (South Korea). Students from the DPRKmarker, (North Korea), however, despite that country's proximity to Chinamarker, are very rare. Recently, there has been an influx of Western European (Finlandmarker,Francemarker, Germanymarker, Italymarker) and North American students. Japanesemarker, Indonesianmarker and Vietnamesemarker students also account for a sizeable 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 Spanishmarker students with the prestigious Comillas Pontifical Universitymarker.


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