Founded in 1948, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL) is located in Wuhan, a metropolis of Central China. It is an institution of higher education under the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China with economics, law, and management as its core disciplines. These are coordinated with the development of six other disciplines including Literature, History, Philosophy, Science, Engineering, Art, etc. ZUEL has established itself as a top university directly under the Ministry of Education and has been appointed as a participant in the “211 Project” and “the 985 Project Innovation Platform”, two national development projects committed to achieving first-rate education and scholarships that meet international standards.
ZUEL is comprised of the School of Marxism Studies, School of Philosophy, School of Economics, School of Finance and Taxation, School of Banking, Law School, Criminal Justice School, School of Foreign Studies, School of Journalism and Mass Media, School of Business and Administration, School of Public Administration, School of Accountancy, School of Statistics and Mathematics, School of Information and Safety Engineering as well as School of MBA, School of Intellectual Property Rights, School of Further Education, International Education School and Wenlan School. There is a full-time teaching and administrative staff of over 2,600 members at ZUEL, including over 1,600 teachers, among which there are over 200 professors, 500 associate professors, and 160 doctoral supervisors. ZUEL has 1 key research base of humanities at the state level, 4 key disciplines at the state level, 5 key research bases of humanities at the provincial level, 10 key disciplines at the provincial level, 51 undergraduate programs, 89 master programs, 51 doctoral programs, and 6 post-doctoral programs. The university is also authorized to award MBA, EMBA, JM, MPAcc, MPA, ME (Master of Education) degrees, and enrolls students from overseas as well as from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao. It also enrolls approximately over 20,000 full-time undergraduates, over 6,000 postgraduate students, 900 doctoral students, and 9,000 adult students.
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law covers an area of over 210 hectares, and has a combined floor space of 1,100,000 square meters. The university has a collection of over 3 million volumes in its libraries, possessing the national and global information retrieval system and offering its students ready access to the cyber world. In addition, it has 8 modern stadiums, two of which were used as the major sports field for the National University Games, the National Series-A Football Match, the Finals of College Men’s Soccer Tournament of China, as well as the East Asia College Soccer Match. It has two state-of-the-art auditoriums and over 30 apartment buildings that are used as student dormitories. Beautiful and spacious, ZUEL campuses are decorated with lakes, trees, grass and flowers.
ZUEL has a group of learned scholars who have prestige in the academic world of management, economics, and law, both at home and abroad. 49 professors are sponsored by the State Council of China, and 23 professors have been awarded the title of Young Experts of Hubei Province with Prominent Contributions to the Country with expert allowance. Since year 2000, the faculty has accomplished over 800 items of key research projects at the state and provincial level. Among which, over 200 items were the projects of the State Social Science Fund, the State Natural Science Fund, and the key project of the Ministry of Education, over 600 of these being the key projects were sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Justice.
In the fields of international academic exchange, ZUEL has developed a worldwide cooperative research and academic exchange relationships with universities and research institutions of more than 20 countries and regions in Asia, Europe, America, and Australia. By now, more than 400 foreign students from over fifty countries study in the University.
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law is open to all educators, scholars, and students from all over the world.