[photopress:UIBE.jpg,full,alignright]The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), formerly known as the Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade (BIFT), is based in Beijing and offers thirteen master’s and two doctoral degree programs in addition to twenty-two undergraduate major fields.
In 1988 the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York acknowledged UIBE’s granting the degree of Master Business Administration in International Trade, which leads to the recognition of the above program by all American universities.
At present, UIBE has over 20,000 students from China and 600 international students from more than 30 countries. It was founded in 1951 as a training institute for foreign trade and has been selected as a key university by the Chinese government. It absorbed the former China Institute of Finance in early 2001.
UIBE is the home of The Beijing Center, a program for American students studying in China who reside at UIBE and take language courses at the university as well as other courses from a consortium of professors from Beijing’s top universities taught in English on campus.
Some members of the administration have nicknamed the university ‘the Switzerland of China’, noting its compact size. Opinions as to the validity of that claim vary but it is compact, it is international, it does handle many nationalities. The small lake (pond, perhaps, would be more accurate, in the illustration is known, ironically, as the Black Sea.
Source: UIBE and research.