Founded in 2004, Fuzhou University of International Studies and Trade was upgraded into a non-government sponsored regular university upon approval by the Ministry of Education in 2011, and now it is the initiative and vice-president unit of the National Non-profit Privately-run Institutions of Higher Learning.
The University is located in Changle City of Fuzhou, the Capital of Fujian. Changle, a portal of Fuzhou, has long been known as a “Coastal Cultural City”. Situated at the foot of mountains, the campus is designed to fit into the beautiful scenery around. The campus covers an area of more than 1,200 mu (80 hectares) with building area of 440,000 square meters and owns the equipment with the total value of more than RMB 63 million yuan for teaching and scientific research, over 1.4 million paper books, and 120,000 electronic books.
Actively promoting the education concept of “Benevolence in mind, in words, and in action”,FUIST is prioritizing on offering education with good intention and cultivating talents to the highest standard. With the comprehensive implementation of the development strategy – “Building the University with quality, strengthening the University with talents and prospering the University with characteristics”, the University has been striving to be a private application-oriented university well known nationwide with distinctive characteristics, powerful overall strength and high teaching capacity, and focusing on the cultivation of high-quality practical talents who have solid theoretical basis, excellent practical ability, high moral standards and innovation spirit .
The University has 24 undergraduate majors; including English, Translation, French, Japanese, International Economics and Trade, Economic Statistics, Financial Engineering etc., covering discipline categories such as Economics, Literature, Management, and Art etc. The University has more than 14,000 full-time students. Now the University has more than 800 teachers and 45 teachers from over ten foreign countries such as Britain, United States, France and Japan as well as teachers from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
The University is among the first batch of pilot universities in Fujian Province cooperating with Taiwan universities in running schools and attaches great importance to international exchanges and cooperation between Fujian and Taiwan. The University has successively established teaching and scientific research cooperation with Massey University in New Zealand, Plymouth University in UK, Stony Brook University in United States, Dhurakij Pundit University in Thailand and Taiwan ChungYuan Christian University, Mingdao University, Shu-Te University and other universities.
With unremitting efforts, the University is widely recognized by all social sections for its high education quality and fruitful education achievements, and enjoys higher popularity and reputation. The University has successively been conferred with a myriad of honors, such as “Outstanding Privately-run Institution of Higher Learning in China”, “Outstanding University of Moral Progress” in the 10th and 11th selection of Fujian Province, “Outstanding Institution of Higher Learning in Fujian for Excellent Work in Employment Guidance for New Graduates”, “Outstanding Organization of Vocational Education of Fujian” and “Safe Campus”. Besides, our university has been covered from multiple angles by a number of mainstream media including CCTV, China Education Daily, People's Daily, China Economic Net, etc.
Standing at a new starting point, we will continue adhering to the motto of the University – “achieving mastery through integrating the essence of eastern and western education philosophies” and the spirit of “Virtue, Diligence, Practice, Innovation” to move towards the grand goal of “Centurial FUIST, First-class education institution”!