Surrey International Institute at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (SII-DUFE) is a joint academic partnership between the University of Surrey and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) in Dalian, China.

Our approach

Now celebrating its 10th year of operation SII-DUFE provides students with a combination of academic knowledge, professional qualities and life skills, ensuring high levels of employability on graduation.

It offers programmes that develop vocationally relevant skills and strengthens key areas such as project management, analysis and communication, in line with the demands of today's employers.

It also offers the Professional Training placement experience to students who transfer to Surrey campus for the third year of their studies. 

Surrey and DUFE openly collaborate to ensure students are well-managed and can participate in important committees, including the relevant Learning and Teaching Committee, Staff-Student Liaison Committee or Students' Union.

Academic staff at both locations provide personal tutoring and regular consultation times so students can freely interact with teaching staff. Open communications are encouraged for all our students.

Management structure

SII-DUFE is governed through a joint management committee (JMC), which in turn is run by its appointed Executive Group.

The Vice-Chancellor of University of Surrey leads Surrey’s JMC team. A senior member of Surrey staff is appointed by the JMC as the Chair of the Executive Group in charge of the operations of the joint venture. Professor Vince Emery, Senior Vice-President (Global Strategy and Engagement) currently holds this post.

SII-DUFE is monitored and approved by the Ministry of Education China and is audited by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in the UK and the China Education Association for International exchange (CEAIE), ensuring that quality standards in teaching, learning and assessments are continually improved.

The partnership is an approved Sino Foreign Joint Cooperative School (SFJCS).

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics

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