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About Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance

Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance is a full-time general higher education institution offering distinctive accounting and finance programs. It was formed in June 2016 by amalgamating Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce and Shanghai Finance University. The name Lixin comes from a saying from the Analects of Confucius, Without credibility, you won’t have a place in the world. The history of the University can be traced back to 1928, when Shulun Pan, a famous educator and accountant honored as the “Father of Modern Accounting in China” founded Lixin Accounting School. In 2011, it was qualified for conferring the professional master's degree in auditing. Running for over 90 years, it has been hailed as one of the birthplaces of modern accounting education in China and the cradle of future financiers. In December 2018, SLU was named a pilot university for the development of high-quality application-oriented universities in Shanghai. In February 2022, School of Business and Administration was awarded full accreditation of five years by AACSB international.

The University has three campuses in Pudong, Songjiang and Xuhui respectively, covering an area of more than 1,200 mu (about 800,000 suqare meters). In 2019, SLU’s Pudong new campus came into construction. There are more than 18,000 full-time students in the University, including over 320 graduate students. The students have good prospects of employment, with the employment rate of graduate students being 100%, and that of undergraduates over 98%, and thus was selected as a “National Model University for Graduate Employability” by the Ministry of Education.

The University remains committed to the fundamental task of educating integrity in students and helping them become high-quality application-oriented talents with “integrity, practical ability, creativity and an international vision”. The University offers distinctive programs for different majors and there are 15 schools. The University has 39 undergraduate programs, two jointly run education programs, two state-level characteristic disciplines. It has a national accounting professional training model innovation experimental area, nine national-level undergraduate construction programs, 13 municipal-level undergraduate programs. It has 10 municipal-level reform pilot programs, and 13 municipal-level applicable undergraduate pilot programs. It has become a standing executive member of China Industry-University-Research Institute Collaboration Association (CIUR), a standing executive member of China University-Enterprise Collaboration Innovation Alliance and one of the first batch of integrated pilot universities in Shanghai curriculum ideological and political education reform. The virtual teaching and research department of finance was selected into the pilot list of virtual teaching and research department construction of the Ministry of Education. In 2018, the University was among the first to be selected for the “First-Class Undergraduate Education Initiative of Shanghai Colleges and Universities”. In 2019, it was among the first to be selected for the “First-class Graduate Education Initiative of Shanghai Colleges and Universities”.

The University views human resources as the foremost resources and constantly improves its faculty. There are more than 1,640 faculty members, including more than 1,240 full-time teaching staff. More than 460 of the full-time teaching staff obtain senior titles. More than 700 teaching staff have a doctorate. More than one-third of full-time teachers have overseas study experience and study abroad background, and more than half of the teaching faculty have academic-practical teacher qualifications. The University has also invited influential visiting and part-time professors from the industry and academia. In 2021, the University was approved as the Shanghai Pudong New Area Postdoctoral Innovation Practice Base.

The University regards academic research as its driving force. It is committed to serving the national economy and the whole society. The University develops towards constructing first-tier disciplines and building a system of disciplines at the service of industries and international financial center of Shanghai. Based on interdisciplinary integration and collaboration and coordinates the development of multiple subjects in the disciplines of economics, management, science, law and arts, and equal importance to economics, management and science, It emphasizes on first-tier disciplines construction of business administration, applied economics, statistics and Marxist theory. Finance and accounting at core, It deepens the integration between  economic management and computer science, statistics, law and art. Its business administration is listed as a Class I Plateau Discipline in Shanghai Universities, and applied economics as a Class II Plateau Discipline in Shanghai universities. So far , it has 2 Innovation Research Centers for Arts and Social Sciences of Shanghai Higher Education Institution, 2 Shanghai University Think Tanks, 4 Municipal-level Research Institutes (Platforms), and 2 Municipal Key Programs of Construction on Modern Industrial College. The Journal of Accounting and Economics published and publicly distributed by the University was qualified as a CSSCI source journal. 

Stepping up its effort to build a strong campus culture and in terms of cultural inheritance and innovation, the University puts emphasis on honesty, and heads the National College and University Honesty Education Alliance. It has been successively honored as Shanghai Civilized Unit and won Shanghai Civilized Campus for many years. Promoting the accounting history and culture, the University built the first Accounting Museum globally, that is China Accounting Museum. Educating Five Domains Simultaneously, It is home to Shanghai Art Education Evaluation Center and Shanghai Physical Education Evaluation Center. SLU Xinhai Art Troupe won first prize of National College Student Art Performance for many times. The University's fencing team and women’s football team were awarded Shanghai high-level sports team. Its Taekwondo, Rowing and Dragon Boat program are featured university sport programs.

SLU keeps on promoting open education and deepening international exchanges and cooperation. It has established a cooperative relationship with more than 100 universities and research institutes outside mainland China, and cooperated with the International Business Academy, Denmark to establish a Confucius Institute. It joined hands with the New Jersey Institute of Technology to develop an undergraduate Sino-foreign joint program in financial engineering (specialized in fintech), which was approved by the Ministry of Education of China in 2019. It has 10 years of experience on Staff and Student Mobility Programs under Erasmus Plus Project with partner universities from European countries. It joined in China-CEEC Higher Education Institutions Consortium, Association of Sino-Russian Economic Universities and Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region.

Looking forward to the future, the University will remain committed to developing a University with socialist characteristics, take root in China, and strive to be an internationally renowned, domestically influential and distinctive high-end application-oriented university of finance and economics.

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