Department of Economics The Department offers an undergraduate program in economics and one graduate program in technological economics and management and one graduate program in regional economics. The objective of the Department is mainly to cultivate advanced specialized graduates to meet the need of the economic development. The students in this Department are required to own modern theoretical and applied knowledge in economics, have a high competence in English language, apply modern informational technology and show high innovation in economic research. The Department Chair is Prof.Zhang Zongqing. The Department is one of the principal basses doing research on technological economics among domestic universities. The Department has presided the concerning research programs subsidized by state departments and provincial and municipal governments and made great achievement in corporate technological innovation theories, knowledge-based economy, Hi-Tech zone development and the cooperation between the Eastern and Western Regions in China. The Department attaches great importance in fostering students who develop in an all-round way with strong sense of making innovations and high aspirations based on solid training in both theoretical and practical aspects.