学院拥有一个安徽省高等学校人文社会科学重点研究基地（工业信息与经济研究中心）、共建一个省级工程中心（安徽省生态工程技术研究中心）。学院内设创新经济、经济发展、数量经济、国际经济与贸易、产业经济、金融、区域经济、数字经济与创新发展等7个研究所/中心。近5年来共获批各类国家级基金项目32项，其中2018年吴华清教授获批国家社科基金重大项目，2021年洪进教授获批国家社科基金重点项目。在《经济研究》《经济学（季刊）》等国内著名期刊，以及《Environmental and Resource Economics》、《European Journal of Operational Research》、《Technovation》、《China Economic Review》等国际知名期刊发表高水平论文100余篇，获国家及省级教学与科研成果奖10余项，出版学术专著20余部。多个智库报告被国家级、省部级等领导批示和党政部门采纳；50余项产业与区域发展规划被地方政府采用。
学院高度重视国际交流与合作。与美国克拉克大学的本科生联培项目是5657威尼斯唯一经教育部批准的中外合作办学项目，并与其签署了博士层次联合培养协议，学院还拥有澳大利亚国立大学“2+1”研究生联培项目和波兰华沙大学 “2+2”本科联培项目。近年来分别举办了“中国留美经济学会（CES）2018中国年会”、“数据包络分析（DEA）2017国际学术会议”等大型国际学术会议， 2021年承办了世界制造业大会“现代化都市圈与先进制造业论坛”。学院还与美国、英国、澳大利亚以及台湾地区等10余所高校开展了一系列的教学与科研合作。
School of Economics (SOE) at Hefei University of Technology was founded in 2011. Its history can be traced back to the mid-1980s when it offered a major in industrial foreign trade. In the early 1990s, it significantly impacted the study of China's industrial economic benefits. The school began recruiting undergraduate students in Trade Economics (which was renamed Economics in 1999) in 1993. In 1996, it started offering undergraduate programs in International Economics and Trade, Finance, and other disciplines. In 1999, it was authorized to offer a master's degree in Industrial Economics. In 2006, it was authorized to offer another master's degree in Regional Economics and Quantitative Economics. In 2010, it was authorized to offer a master's degree in Applied Economics. In 2014, it was approved to offer a master's degree in Finance (MF). In 2018, it was approved to offer a master's degree in Theoretical Economics. In 2019, its major of Financial Engineering was approved as a “National First-Class Undergraduate Major Construction Site”. In 2021, its major in International Economics and Trade was approved as a “National First-Class Undergraduate Major Construction Site” as well, and the major in Economics was approved as a “Provincial First-Class Undergraduate Major Construction Site”.
The school has a high-quality faculty team. There are currently 111 faculty members, including 93 full-time teachers, among whom there are 20 professors and 40 associate professors. They mainly graduated from famous domestic and foreign universities such as Renmin University of China, University of Science and Technology of China, Nanjing University, Wuhan University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and University of Western Australia. Five people have obtained overseas doctoral degrees, and 27 people have overseas visiting experiences. Among the full-time teachers, there is 1 academic and technical leader in Anhui Province, 1 candidate for the academic and technical leader in Anhui Province, 1 expert enjoying special government allowances from Anhui Province, 2 “teaching masters” in Anhui Province, and 4 “promising teaching talents” in Anhui Province; 1 “Overseas Famous Teacher” of the Ministry of Education(MOE), 5 “Huangshan Scholars” distinguished professors (not full-time), 4 doctoral supervisors, and 57 master's supervisors.
The school has a teaching and office area of 5,000 square meters, with departments including the Department of Economics, International Economics and Trade, Financial Engineering, and Economics and Trade (Xuancheng Campus). There are five educational support centers including the International Education Center (IEC), the Experimental Teaching Center, the Master of Finance Education Center, the Academic Exchange Center, and the School-Enterprise Cooperative Education Center. The school offers three undergraduate majors in Economics, International Economics and Trade (Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in running schools), and Financial Engineering, and an Innovative Pioneer Class in International Economics and Trade (digital economy and global economic and trade governance). SOE is accredited to grant master’s degrees in Applied Economics and Theoretical Economics and is also authorized to offer a professional master’s degree in Finance. The school has 1,413 undergraduate students, 19 foreign students, and 385 graduate students.
In 2021, the school was approved for the Ministry of Education's New Humanities and Social Sciences Research and Reform Project and also became a pilot school for the Ministry of Education's High-Level International Talent Cultivation Project. The faculty teams of International Economics and Trade (Chinese-foreign cooperation in running schools) and Financial Engineering are “Provincial Teaching Teams”, and the Financial Engineering major has been approved as an “Anhui Higher Education Revitalization Project”. The school has 1 national-level quality video open course, 5 school-enterprise collaborative education projects of the Ministry of Education, 3 provincial-level school-enterprise cooperation practice bases, 2 provincial-level demonstrative experimental training centers, 1 textbook for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's “14th Five-Year Plan”, 2 first-class textbooks in Anhui Province, and 17 provincial first-class course construction projects. In the past five years, the school has won 48 quality engineering projects at or above the provincial level.
The school has an Anhui provincial key research base for humanities and social sciences in higher education (Industrial Information and Economic Research Center) and co-builds a provincial-level engineering center (Anhui Ecological Engineering Technology Research Center). The school has 7 research institutes, including the Institute of Innovative Economics, Institute of Economic Development, Institute of Quantitative Economics, Institute of International Economics and Trade, Institute of Industrial Economics, Institute of Finance, Institute of Regional Economics, and Institute of Digital Economics and Innovation Development. In the past five years, a total of 32 national-level funding projects have been approved. Professor Wu Huaqing was granted the major program of the National Social Science Foundation in 2018, and Professor Hong Jin was granted the key program of the National Social Science Foundation in 2021. Over 100 high-level papers have been published in well-known domestic journals such as Economic Research, and Quarterly Journal of Economics, as well as internationally renowned journals such as Environmental and Resource Economics,European Journal of Operational Research, Technovation, and China Economic Review. More than 10 national and provincial-level teaching and scientific research achievement awards have been received and more than 20 academic monographs have been published.
The school attaches great importance to international exchanges and cooperation. The Chinese-Foreign cooperative educational program with Clark University was approved by the Ministry of Education and has been proven to be very fruitful. The school has also established doctoral-level collaboration with Clark University. In addition, the school has a “2+1” graduate-level joint educational program with the Australian National University and a “2+2” undergraduate joint educational program with the University of Warsaw in Poland. In recent years, the school has hosted/organized large-scale international academic conferences, such as the “China Economic Society (CES) 2018 China Annual Conference” and the “Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) 2017 International Academic Conference”, as well as the “World Manufacturing Convention 2021: Modern Metropolis and Advanced Manufacturing Forum”. The school has also carried out a series of teaching and research cooperation with more than ten universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, etc.
Over the years, with the goal of building a “high-level, international, and distinctive research-oriented school”, the School of Economics has continuously promoted talent cultivation through high-quality scientific research and made significant contributions to the economic and social development of the country and the local area.
Updated in March 2023