Southwestern University of Finance and Economics or SWUFE is a prominent national university located in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. It is one of the top 3 specialist finance and economic universities under direct administration of the Ministry of Education and has been selected as a Project 211 and 985 Innovative Platforms for Key Disciplines Project university by the Chinese government as part of the national endeavor to build world-class universities in the 21st century.In 2015 SWUFE became the first business school in Western China to be accredited by the European Quality Improvement System.
Sichuan University is one of China’s key universities under the direct supervision of Ministry of Education. Located in West China, it is identified as a key high-level comprehensive research university under Project 985 and Project 211. The CPC Committee Secretary of the University is Professor Yang Quanming, and the President is Professor Xie Heping.
Renowned as China's cradle for the national electronic industry, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (formerly Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering) is situated at Chengdu, the city of over a thousand-year-old cultural history in "the land of abundance". In 1956, instructed by Premier Zhou Enlai, UESTC was founded on the basis of the incorporation of electronic divisions of the then three universities including Jiaotong Universities, Nanjing Institute of Technology and South China Institute of Technology. As one of the seven earliest key universities in national defense, UESTC became one of the nation's key universities in 1960. Then, in 1997 it was included as one of the first universities into "Project 211", a project in China for developing 100 first-class universities and a number of key fields of research for the 21st century. In 2001, UESTC was admitted into the nation's Project 985, receiving special support for developing world-class universities and world-famous research-orient
Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) was founded in 1896 and is one of China’s oldest higher education institutions. Known as the cradle of China’s railway engineers and “the Cornell of the East”, SWJTU is the birthplace of China’s modern education in transportation, mining & metallurgy and civil engineering. Through its history, the university has adopted different names such as “Imperial Chinese Railway College at Shanhaiguan by Beiyang Railway Bureau”, “Tangshan Jiaotong University” and “Tangshan Institute of Railway”.
Sichuan Normal University is the oldest normal university (teacher's college) located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. It is the largest provincial key university with the most complete courses offered among the provincial universities and colleges in Sichuan province. It has about 35,000 students with 32,000 full-time undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students. There are about 3,000 faculty and staff, of whom 770 are professors and associate professors, and 150 have Doctorates. 17 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering have accepted SNU positions as chief, part-time or emeritus professors.
Southwest University for Nationalities (SWUN), founded in 1950, is one of the top Chinese minority universities in the country with 56 nationalities. This reflects a broad cultural diversity including rich minority customs, the literature, etiquette, folk arts, music, dance, food, medicine etc. SWUN has 23 colleges and over 29,000 full-time students. The three main campuses cover nearly 500 acres and are all located in Chengdu. Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan Province and a center of culture, science, and technology. The University library collection includes over 3,400,000 volumes providing a great resource to explore. SWUN has 2,000 staff members, including 680 professors and associate professors. SWUN offers 83 undergraduate majors, 110 postgraduate degrees, 7 Ph. D programs, and one Post-doctoral program. Currently, SWUN offers 15 double majors and has 11 key research and instruction labs. We offer many short courses and certificate programs as well as diplomas, undergraduate, postgraduate an
China West Normal University (CWNU), a Sichuan provincial key university high ranking tertiary institution, has been striving, over the past 6 decades, to “ be a cornerstone in education in Sichuan Province, serving China’s Western regions as well as the rest of the country”. The education philosophy embodies teachers’ devotion to professional ethics and to the student as a whole person in intellectual, professional, moral, cultural, social and physical spheres. CWNU has now evolved into a comprehensive normal university featuring teachers’ education and development.
Leaded by the Party Committee Sichuan Province and the People’s Government of Sichuan Province, the Sichuan Federation of Social Sciences Circle (the SFSSC) is the bridge and link between the Party, the Government and the personnel in the social science circle.
Main research orientations: macroeconomic study, theoretical study of socialist market economy, study of population development, study of labor economics, study of income distribution & social security, study of New urbanization and urban economy, study of resources & environmental economy, study of real estate economy, study of analysis and prediction of Sichuan’s Economic Situation.
Main research orientations: overall planning of urban and rural development, rural development theory & policy, rural industrial development & regional planning, rural community development, rural resources and environment.
Main research orientations: theory & practice of regional economy, strategy & planning of regional development, sustainable development, opening-up & regional cooperation, urban economic development, regional industrial development, study of energy& traffic.
Main research orientations: industrial economy, study of organization and operation of modern enterprises, study of modern service industry, study of industry investment & capital operation.
Institute of Finance and Trade in Economics （ Center for Sustainability and Opening-up ） was founded in 2007, based on the Center for Finance, Trade and Materials in Economics which was founded in 1979.
Main research orientations: Basic theoretical study of Marxism and Leninism , study of chinization of Marxism, study of Mao Zedong Thought, study of socialism system with Chinese characteristics, study of socialism road with Chinese characteristics.
Main research orientations: basic theoretical study of politics, study of socialist democratic politics, study of party politics and grassroots governance, comparative study of Chinese & foreign political institutions, study of political system reform, study of the building of CPC.
Main research orientations: study of sociological theories &methods, study of social development &policies, community study, rural sociological study, juvenile delinquency & education study, study of marriage, family & social gender, study of social stability & risks, study of demographic sociology, study of intellectual history of southwest sociology, study of social stratification &mobility.
Main research orientations: study of civil and commercial law, study of economic law, study of administrative law, study of procedural law, theoretical and practical study of law legislation &enforcement.
Main orientations: human resource management study, public management study, business management study, study of science &education management.
Main research orientations: study of China’s Development journalism, study of public opinion guidance, new media study, media operation study.
Main research orientations: literary aesthetics, contemporary literary &artistic trends, modern &contemporary Sichuan literature, literary criticism, Chinese classical literature & literary theories, art and literature about War of Resistance, art of Bashu, folk culture, cultural industry.
Main research orientations: study of cultural industry & undertaking, study of cultural system reform, study of Bashu culture, study of immigration &Hakka culture, study of intangible cultural heritage, study of Marxist philosophy, study of science and technology philosophy & strategies, study of eastern & western philosophy.
Main research orientations: study of specialized history, study of ancient Chinese history, study of modern &contemporary Chinese history.
Main research orientations: ethnology, religious studies
To date, the number of the documents stored in the center is more than 730 thousand. Besides, electronic resources like CNKI Database, Superstar Digital Library, Wanfang Database and MacroChina Database, etc. are also accessible in the center. In addition, there are 15 stack rooms of all kinds and reading rooms in the center.