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HBUE at a Glance


Located in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and a major hub of transportation in China, Hubei University of Economics is a full-time comprehensive university under the administration of Hubei Provincial Department of Education. Just beyond this bustling city’s center to the south lies the picturesque campus of over 286 acres, with an expansion area of 660,000 square meters, an oasis nestled on the bank of Tangxun Lake. Hubei University of Economics is highly recognized as Central China’s epicenter for cultivating brilliant talents majored in Economics and Management, as well as a superior training center for excellent talents majored in Literature, Law, Natural Science, Engineering and Art.


HBUE has built a team of high-level teaching staff of ambitious and energetic teachers, including four specially-appointed professors, six chair professors, eight professors from“Chutian Scholar Project”, one national academic leader, thirteen experts funded through a special allowance of the State Council and provincial government, three young experts with demonstrated contribution to Hubei Province, four cross-century academic leaders and academic notables in Hubei, three candidates for Hubei New Century Talents Project (Phase II). It has 872 full-time teachers, 123 professors and 322 associate professors that form a solid foundation. A number of young and middle-age academic leaders continue working at the frontier of research and education, growing their promising talents in Economics and Management and beyond.


Over 16,000 enrolled students, including post-graduate and undergraduate students.


HUBE currently maintains 16 teaching units: School of Economics and Environment Resources,School of Finance, School of Finance and Public Administration, School of Business Administration, School of Accountancy, School of Information Management and Statistics, School of Tourism and Hotel Management, School of Law, School of Ideology and Politics, School of Arts, School of Journalism and Communication, School of Foreign Languages, School of Logistics and Engineering Management, School of Information Engineering, School of Physical Education, School of International Education with 59 majors for undergraduate students. They form a coordinated and comprehensive system. Economics and Management are the function primary of this system with Law, Literature, Natural Science, Engineering, and Art developed to balance.


The university has a professional complete discipline system of economics and management. Currently, the university has 4 project units for key discipline at the provincial level, 14 distinguished professor position disciplines of “Chutian Scholar”, 1 major for master’s degree recruitment, 59 majors for bachelor’s degree recruitment,4 national featured disciplins,4 national pilot program of specialty comprehensive reform,1 national experimental teaching demonstration center,3 provincial pilot programs of specialty comprehensive reform,5 provincial brand specialty,3 experimental demonstration centers at the provincial level. The university forms a main trunk of economics and management science with coordinated development of related discipline system of law, literature, science, engineering and arts. The university also has national and provincial projects of national activity base for university students, provincial-level excellent courses and prominent teaching teams at the provincial level. There are over 16,000 enrolled students, including post-graduate and undergraduate students and the graduate employment rate consistently maintains a high rate of more than 90%, ranking at the front in provincial universities.


The university insists the idea of science research of guidance of theoretical research and focus of application research. It has 1 Hubei subcenter of national collaborative innovation center, 1 provincial collaborative innovation center, 7 provincial key research base of humanities and social sciences,3 Provincial scientific research platform,2 reform think-tank of Hubei provincial Party Committee. Over the past few years, HBUE has undertaken 70 National Social Science Fund Projects of the Ministry of Education,6 National Natural Science Fund Projects,46 Humanities and Social Science Fund Projects of the Ministry of Education, 25 scientific research prizes above provincial and ministerial level,30 research reports instructed from provincial and ministerial leaders. A number of research results are directly transformed into national and local policy laws or government planning and decision-making.


HBUE has co-established Confucius Institutes with Auburn University at Montgomery, USA and run a graduate and a junior college education program with Auburn University at Montgomery (US) and Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) respectively. HBUE has conducted student exchange program with Pace University (US), California State University _ Stanislaus (US), Umea University (Sweden). In addition, HBUE has also built close partnerships with many key universities and institutes from the UK, the US, France, New Zealand, Ireland and etc., in terms of visiting professor/student program, research collaboration and other forms of cooperation.


(Numbers last updated: August 2016; Source: President’s Office)