Guangzhou International Economics College (referred as “GIEC” hereafter) is located in the Baiyun District of Guangzhou, adjacent to Guangzhou Nanhu Tourism Park. At the foot of the scenic Baiyun Mountain, GIEC has superior geographical location, and the transportation is extremely convenient. It is an ideal place to cultivate one's sentiment and pursue studies. In March 2004, approved by the Guangdong Provincial Government and filed by the Ministry of Education, it was officially named Guangzhou International Economics College and became a provincial full-time general higher vocational college. In March 2009, the Education Working Committee of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China approved the establishment of the Guangzhou International Economics College and Technical College Committee of the Communist Party of China.
The college covers an area of 1,096.82 acres, with a total construction area of nearly 300,000 square meters. The library has over 950,000 books, teaching and scientific research instruments and equipment worth more than 55.87 million yuan. There are 95 training rooms, 211 multimedia classrooms and 8 language studios. It has an advanced network center suitable for the network information age and is equipped with an independent high-speed Internet across all student dormitory.
The college is well known with its financial characteristics, that is, to train high-quality and high-skilled talents with specialized knowledge in foreign languages, international economics and global trade. The school has 10 faculties and a secondary vocational departments, including the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Finance and Economics, Faculty of Business, Faculty of Information Engineering, Faculty of Design, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Chinese and International Education, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Marxism, and Faculty of Music and Dance. This year, 44 courses have been opened. The college currently employed 485 full-time teachers, including: 150 senior professional titles, 3 provincial private excellent teachers, 7 excellent teachers from southern Guangdong, 243 normal full time, and 11 foreign teachers. Combined as the core, a professional team with specialization teaching has been formed.
The college pays close attention to the cultivation of students' foreign language ability. In order to highlight the characteristics of "globalisation", bilingual teaching is carried out in many majors, and more bilingual courses will be carried out, with plans for over half of the majors in the next five years. The school has opened up many avenues for students and to travel around the world, with programs such as "international short-term study", "student exchange programs", "overseas vacation courses" and "long term studying abroad". The college has successively established cooperative relations with overly 20 universities including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other regions, and has successfully carried out multi-level international study programs.
In order to adapt to the new pattern and changes in the international economy, General Secretary Xi Jinping put forward the strategic concept of the "Belt and Road Initiative", which will expand China's influence and help the formation of a new Eurasian business channel and economic development belt. With this in mind, the Chinese education will be particularly important. Therefore, GIEC has made solid progress in Chinese education. At present, GIEC's Chinese language school has conducted enrolment work in countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Germany, Portugal and other Middle East countries and African countries.
GIEC currently has 13,661 full-time tertiary students. In the past 16 years, GIEC has trained countless talents for the growth of our country's modernization, allowing thousands of young students to change their future through knowledge and skills. Many of them went abroad to further their studies and development, and founded their own businesses, factories, and shops, others displayed their talents and made achievements in many fields and areas, becoming the backbone in our current industries and enterprises.
GIEC effectiveness in running the college has been recognized by government officials and the general public. In the past three years, GIEC has won awards and honors such as the "2017 Guangdong Provincial Advanced Collective for Foreign Exchange and Cooperation of Colleges and Universities", "2017 National Education Reform and Innovation Demonstration (College) School", "2018 Guangdong Provincial Advanced Unit for Vocational Capacity Building", "2018 Guangdong University (Higher Vocational College Group) New Media Influence", "2018-2019 Top 100 Vocational College Officials", "2019 Guangdong Contemporary Quality Private School", etc. In 2015, it was named as "Guangdong Provincial Social Organization 5A Level Unit" by the Guangdong Provincial Civil Affairs Department, and has won the "Excellent" grade in the employment supervision of the Guangdong Provincial Education Department.
Under the guidance of General Secretary Xi Jinping's series of important speeches, GIEC will fully implement the Party's educational policy; Adhere to the education-oriented, teaching center, service purpose, employment orientation and ability improvement; We will implement a talent training mode featuring school-enterprise cooperation, combination of work and study, integration of "teaching, learning and practical" and cultivation of "globalized" talents. GIEC will serve as the front-line to supply the local economic talents, basing ourselves in Guangdong, and radiate across the country.
Adhere to the education-oriented, centralized teaching as service purpose, adhere to the education is the key for future pathway, and continuously ability to improve.
Strategic ideas of GIEC
Based on the current global market, basing on higher vocational education; focusing School-enterprise cooperation, combination of work and study; building quality talents and strengthen the college continuously.
Talent training model
GIEC implements a talent training model featuring school-enterprise cooperation, combination of work and study, integration of "teaching, learning and practice" and training of "globalized" talents.