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Shih Chien University

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Established in 1958.
Upgraded in 1991. Renamed in 1997.
Shih Chien University, formerly known as Shih Chien College of Home Economics, was founded in 1958 by Mr. Tung-Min Shieh. The name “Shih Chien,” which in Chinese means “practice”, was originated from the belief of Wang Yangming, a great Chinese philosopher: “Knowledge is the beginning of practice. Doing is the completion of knowing” (1498). Shih Chien University kept this motto in mind while implementing and expanding its educational vision. Over the years, the institution evolved from a junior college to a bachelor’s degree granting institution and was renamed Shih Chien College of Design and Management in 1991. In 1997, the institution was promoted to university status. Today, the University is made up of the College of Human Ecology, the College of Design and the College of Management.


Shih Chien University is made up of 2 campuses and 5 colleges, with approximately 16,000 students and 700 faculty and staff. It is a learning community with friendly atmosphere and artistic environment. Shih Chien University has five colleges in two campuses.
The Taipei Campus is composed of three colleges.

(1) College of Human Ecology aims at integrating the idea of innovation and industry cooperation with studies, teaching, life science knowledge, and skill popularization in order to improve the life quality, family health, child development, society harmony, and people’s well-beings.

(2) College of Design dedicates to educate students’ professional, inter-disciplinary, and innovative capabilities, and to participate extensively in international and domestic design competitions, exhibitions and education-industry cooperative projects.

(3) College of Management focuses on nurturing practical management talents who have both innovative engagements and global insights. The college promotes “Flexible Learning for Students In-Service” Program, establishes cross-discipline “Profession Model” system, and develops cultivated teaching activities and academic exchange with international sister universities.

There are two colleges on Kaohsiung Campus.
(4) College of Business and Information, with the core idea that we are idea practitioners of creative life, orients itself toward helping students of business major build up themselves as individuals with humanistic concern, life creativity, and global vision.

(5) College of Culture and Creativity, based on the founding principles of Shih Chien University—innovation, practice, and perfection, aims at spreading out local cultural characteristic and bringing creative thinking into full play.

Establish year : 1958

Type of institution : Privates University

Feature area : Arts and humanities, Business, administration and law, Services, Unspecified

Contact : Office of International Affairs

Email | oia@g2.usc.edu.tw

TEL | +886-2-25381111 ext. 1151

Faculty : 410

Student : 1366

Undergraduate 13,968

Graduate 608 International Students 745

Academics : 51

College 5 Department 33 Grad. Inst. 13