The predecessor of the School of Economics and Information Engineering was the Department of Economic Information Management established in 1985. In November 2001, it was renamed the School of Economic Information Engineering of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. For a long time, the college has adhered to the direction of socialist education, implemented the fundamental tasks of Lide Shuren, and adhered to the university spirit of “study of the economy and the people, and the pursuit of the economy”. The academic and management disciplines have formed a school-running entity with a comprehensive level of integration of engineering, economics, and management. In the context of the "Internet +" era, the college aims at the forefront of artificial intelligence and financial technology development, with financial intelligence and blockchain as the main development directions, and deepening the multi-disciplinary integration with modern information technology as the core, and fully implementing "modern information." Technology + "disciplinary development strategy, continuously improve the ability to transform scientific and technological achievements, continuously innovate the talent training model, and strive to cultivate a sense of social responsibility and innovation in mastering big data processing capabilities, financial information mining capabilities, intelligent management decision-making capabilities, and adapting to fierce competition in the future. And the international talents in the field of finance and economics, focus on building the college into a first-class information school with distinctive financial and economic characteristics and significant influence in China.
The college has two key disciplines of management science and engineering, technology economy and management; it has computer science and technology (financial informationization direction), information management and information system (business intelligence direction), e-commerce (payment settlement direction)3 Undergraduate majors and talents training special zones - "Financial Intelligence and Information Management Guanghua Innovative Talents Experimental Class", and undertake the training medium for outstanding engineers in Sichuan Province, with two major undergraduate majors in Sichuan Province: information management and information system, e-commerce; There are 6 master's programs, 3 doctoral programs and 1 engineering master's degree (project management field) including engineering, economics and management, and a post-doctoral mobile station for applied economics and management science. The College now has Department of Computer Science and Technology, Department of Information Management and Information Systems, Department of Electronic Commerce, and Information Technology Teaching and Research Center. It has artificial intelligence, financial technology, data science, technology economics and management, e-commerce and payment settlement, and business. Six Institutes of Intelligence; Established the “China Center for Payment System Research of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics” jointly established with the People’s Bank of China in 2005, and established the “Key Laboratory of Financial Intelligence and Financial Engineering in Sichuan Province” jointly established with the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2008, 2014 In the year, the “Internet Finance Innovation and Supervision Sichuan Collaborative Innovation Center” was established, and the China Blockchain Research Center was established in 2018.
The college has a faculty with excellent quality, reasonable structure, excellent academic background and strong annual strength. There are more than 80 full-time and part-time full-time teachers, including 17 doctoral supervisors, 14 professors, 6 lecture professors and 41 associate professors. Among the full-time teachers of the college, there is one national “Thousand Talents Program”, one expert from the State Council special allowance, two from the New Century Excellent Talents Program of the Ministry of Education, one member of the Education Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, and one thousand high-level talents introduced in Sichuan Province. There are 3 people planning, 7 academic and technical leaders in Sichuan, 1 Sichuan Science and Technology Award winner, and 1 Sichuan Teaching Steering Committee. The teachers of the whole hospital have made great efforts and made great progress in the discipline construction, with outstanding achievements.
The college insists on combining its own development with the national major development strategy needs, relying on the advantages of the discipline, giving full play to the role of think tanks, providing high-quality intellectual support for the party and government decision-making; actively integrating into the national precision poverty alleviation strategy, taking the road of “e-commerce poverty alleviation” , brave the social responsibility of the university.
The college attaches great importance to the cultivation of students' innovative spirit, international vision and practical ability. It has many well-trained domestic and overseas practice training bases, and is famous in many countries and regions such as the United States, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong. The university actively carries out exchange student projects for academic research cooperation and mutual recognition of credits. Each year, it fully supports dozens of outstanding students to exchange studies with famous European universities for one year. About 40% of graduates are postgraduate or go abroad for further study. The employment prospects are broad, and the salary level of graduates is among the highest in the school.
For more than 30 years, Swufe informants have devoted countless efforts, wisdom and sweat, and nurtured nearly 10,000 kinds of outstanding information talents with social responsibility, innovative spirit and international vision. They have passed the West in the motherland and around the world. The spirit of financial information, practicing the Swufe information culture, contributes to the youth and wisdom of the Western Finance informant for the happiness of the people, the prosperity of the country, and the rejuvenation of the nation. In the new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics, all the Western-invested informants are striving to build a first-class information school with distinctive financial and economic characteristics and significant influence in China with a spirit of never slacking and a stance of fighting forever!
(Data updated to September 27, 2018)