Shanghai University of Finance and Economics is committed to becoming an internationally renowned research university specializing in finance and economics, and cultivating and uniting a group of experts and scholars with outstanding research and teaching abilities.

In recent years, the university has followed the guidelines for reform and innovation, development with leading talent, international competition, and equal emphasis on recruitment and cultivation. By doing so, it has been building a model to develop its teaching team following the opening-up of China, attracting a large number of outstanding foreign and domestic talent, and implementing the 1351 Talent Program. Moreover, the university aims to strengthen the training of young teachers, and guide and support every teacher in their pursuit of excellence. Up to now, there are more than 1000 teaching and scientific research staff in the university.