About School of Economics

The School of Economics is dedicated to cultivating excellent students and empowering their career development to prepare them as top talents for research institutions, financial markets as well as government organizations.——Prof. Zhang Jun, Dean of SOE

Though founded in 1985, the School of Economics (SOE) at Fudan University can trace its history back to the Business Division established in 1917 and the Department of Economics set up in 1922. Thanks to its impressive history and outstanding faculty in fields such as political economy, macro- and micro-economics, world economy, international finance, etc., it has become one of the best known institutions of economics education and research in mainland China.

With the mission to cultivate excellent students and help them start and advance their careers, the school has become a source of top human capital for research institutions, financial markets and government agencies. Especially since 1977 the school has graduated quite a few economists who work for famous universities or research institutions in China, North America, Europe and elsewhere: Dr. Min Zhu, Vice President of IMF, and Dr. Shangjin Wei, Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, to name but two.

National Ranking 2019

→Economics 3

→Finance 4

QS World Ranking 2020

→Economics and econometrics: 58