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. The University has one campus in Taipei and another in Kaohsiung and is home to approximately 15,000 students and 700 faculty and staff.
Chinese Language Learning
The Chinese Language Center (CLC) of Shih Chien University was established in September 2012. We sincerely welcome students around the world to learn Mandarin with us. We provide a professional teaching program and there's a student group called "Study Mates" affiliated with CLC that hold various activities and language exchange programs for foreign students. By joining in these activities with local students, you will not learn alone.
Internatioanl Student Activity
Shih Chien University encourages students to participate in international affairs through multiple ways. For example, joining the overseas camps, City Tours or Speech of International Guests held by Office of International Affairs. In addition, through organizing cultural and festival activities of various countries with international student associations, students will enhance their global perspective, such as organizing Halloween & Christmas parties and international cultural weeks. Not only that, in order to let international students adapt to the life in Taiwan as soon as possible, the Chinese Language Center provides evening Chinese classes as well as language exchange and cultural experience activities so that students can have more chances to improve Chinese or get along with Taiwan students.