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 Pan Xulun, a famous educator and accountant honored as the “Father of Modern Accounting in China” founded Lixin Accounting School.
The University has three campuses in Pudong, Songjiang and Xuhui respectively, covering an area of more than 1,200 mu (about 800,000 m2). In December 2019, SLU’s Pudong new campus came into construction. There are 17597 full-time students in the University. 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 views human resources as the foremost resources and constantly improves its faculty. There are nearly 1,650 faculty members, including more than 1,100 full-time teaching staff. Nearly 110 of the full-time teaching staff obtain senior titles and 350 deputy senior titles. More than 660 teaching staff have a doctorate. It has a group of experts and scholars who have been selected into national and provincial-level talent programs and are academically influential in their professional fields. 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 will deepen the comprehensive reform of education, enhance its teaching quality, human resources and the open University-running strategy, and strive to be an internationally renowned, domestically influential and distinctive high-end application-oriented university of finance and economics.