Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL) is an institute of higher education directly administrated by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China with economics, law, and management as its core disciplines and coordinated with other six disciplines including philosophy, literature, history, science, engineering, and art.
ZUEL has a long history and makes a steady and fast development. The predecessor of this university is Zhongyuan University which was established in 1948 during the War of Liberation by Central Plains Bureau of the Center Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) with Deng Xiaoping as the first General Secretary and the second General Secretary Chen Yi as the director of Preparatory Committee. During the adjustment of national institutions of higher learning in 1953, amalgamating with other institutes’ disciplines of Finance and Economics, Politics and Law in six provinces of South Central China, Zhongnan Institute of Finance and Economics and Zhongnan Institute of Politics and Law were founded respectively at the base of Zhongyuan University of Finance and Economics and Zhongyuan University of Politics and Law.
ZUEL has abundant qualified teachers and has achieved striking science and research results. Up to now, our faculty has reached over 2400 members, among which there are about 1400 full-time teachers, over 300 professors, more than 560 associate professors and over 190 doctoral supervisors. Five people were selected as the celebrity of culture and in the talent program of “Excellent Person in Four Fields” supported by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China, ninehave been listed in the “Ten Thousand Talent Program”, eight were elected as the member of the Teaching Advisory Board under the Ministry of Education, ten were awarded the title of National Model Teacher, National Outstanding Teacher, National Outstanding Educator or Top National Higher Education Teacher, 82 experts enjoys the special allowances of the State Council, 31 were selected in the “New Century High-level Talents of Hubei province”, 56 were awarded as Young Experts Who Make an Outstanding Contribution to Hubei Province and by Special Government Allowance of Hubei Province.
ZUEL has a comprehensive training system and high teaching quality. The university now serves over 20,000 full-time undergraduate students, over 8,000 graduate students, over 1,300 doctoral candidates, over 500 international students and over 6,500 adult students. The university has 58 undergraduate programs, 17 first-level master programs, seven first-level doctoral programs, six post-doctoral programs. We own four national key disciplines, one national key discipline, four National Experimental Teaching Demonstrating Centers and three bases of the first batch of “Outstanding Legal Talents Cultivating program”.