Overview of College of Economics
The history of college of Economics can be traced back to the Agricultural Economics Teaching Group of Agricultural department of Sichuan University in 1943. After the College of Agriculture was independently established in Ya’an in 1956, the Agricultural Economics Teaching Group was expanded to the department of Agricultural Economics in 1983. Then in 1993, the department was reconstructed into College of Economics and Trade. In 2003, it was developed and renamed as College of Economics and Management. In February 2011, the College of Economics and Management moved to Chengdu Campus of Sichuan Agricultural University. At the beginning of 2015, the college was divided into two parts: College of Economics and College of Management.
There are around 70 staff members in the college of Economics, including 9 professors, 12 associate professors, 40 lecturers with PhD title and 15 lecturers with Master degree title. The college of Economics mainly consists 4 departments, which are Economics Department, Financial Department, Investment Department, International Economics and Trade Department. Besides, the College of Economics owns Economic Experimental Center and part-time Student Educational Center (in charge of MA,MPA, adult education,distance education and self-study).Institute of Regional Economy and Finance(IREF),Zentrum Fuer Deutschlandsforschung(ZDF) and Southwest China Research Center for Poverty Alleviation and Development are all affiliated to the College of Economics.
The college possesses 1 post-doctoral research stations in the major of Economics and Management of Agriculture and Forestry, 2 disciplines with the right to award doctoral degree（Economics and Management of Forestry ，Rural and Regional Development）, 1 disciplines with the right to award Master degree (applied economics), 5 full-time academic master's degree (Economics and Management of Forestry, Regional Economics, Finance, Industrial Economics), 2 full-time professional master's degree (MPA and MA).There are 9 doctoral tutor and 51 master’s tutor inside and outside of the college, and 4 undergraduate majors (Economics, International Economics and Trade, Finance, and Investment).There have over 1,900 full-time undergraduates and 150 postgraduates, which include 50 international students. Besides, there also have over 400 on-the-job postgraduate students.
The college of Economics had successfully undertaken almost 100 research projects respectively received from National Natural Science Foundation and National Social Science Foundation, as well as from other national- and provincial-level foundations and international cooperation projects. Until now, we published around 30 monographs, and over 100 academic papers cited by SCI, SSCI, EI, and CSSCI (Chinese Social Science Citation Index). More than 10 research achievements had been get awarded scientific progress prizes or excellent social achievement prizes by provincial government.