Located in Yunnan Province, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE) has been striving to meet the needs of provincial socio-economic development over the past half century. YUFE has constantly followed the school spirit of “working hard and cultivating virtues” to make great progress by innovation and reform. The education at YUFE takes a focus on training “well-rounded” professionals for local development and designing academic courses to meet the demands of South and Southeast Asia. The university has turned itself into a multidisciplinary, education and research oriented high-standard university that is superior in Yunnan, influential in China and well-known among surrounding countries
Aiming at promoting the globalization of higher education and academic research, YUFE has established close links with over 70 universities or educational agents in nearly 30 countries such as Vietnam, Japan, Australia, Thailand, USA, UK, and France. There are more than 20 foreign teachers and over 500 long-term and short-term overseas students are teaching and studying in YUFE each year. In order to introduce up-to-date information about Chinese economy and society, a set of special courses taught in English is introduced to overseas students. YUFE also setup ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). School to help overseas students in regard to their daily life and study. Moreover, the three joint education programs cooperating with Chairs Sturt University, Keuka College, and University of Greenwich were officially approved by the Academic Committee of the State Council and enrolled more than 2500 students.