Shih Chien, which in Chinese means “practice,” was originated from the belief of Wang Yangming, a great Chinese philosopher (1498): “Knowledge is the beginning of practice. Doing is the completion of knowing”. Shih Chien University keeps this motto in mind while implementing and expanding its educational vision. Over the years, the institution was upgraded in 1991 and promoted to university status in 1997.
Shih Chien University, formerly known as Shih Chien College of Human Economics, was founded in 1958 by Dr. Tung-Min Shieh. Today, the university is made up of 2 campuses and 5 colleges and is home to approximately 16,000 students and 700 faculties and staffs. While Taiwan is relatively more mature, stable, liberal, and much livelier than other Chinese societies in the world and plays a crucial role in the cross-strait relationship. Our two campuses are located in the most important cities in the north and south of Taiwan. Shih Chien University not only is a learning community with great academic atmosphere and artistic environment, but also offers international students various opportunities to experience Chinese culture and explore the fast growing region in Asia.
College of Human Ecology - Taipei Campus
College of Human Ecology was established in
September of 1997, for the purpose of meeting the needs of modern society and
strengthening the founding principles of Shih Chien University, especially
basing on “Wholistic Education” and “Family Ethics” to be the central concepts,
and as the of the teaching resources.
Through placing emphasis on the teaching of
human accomplishments, nurturing skills of second professional specialty
course, and integrating the idea of innovation and industry cooperation with studies,
teaching, and life science knowledge, in order to equip students with abilities
of independent research and critical thinking.
College of Human Ecology aims at improving
the life quality, family health, child development, society harmony, and people's
well-beings in our country, as well as in the whole world.
College of Design - Taipei Campus
The college consists of four departments
and four graduate institutes, offering bachelor’s degree and master’s degree
(including on-job) programs in areas of Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Architecture
Design, and Communications Design. The common objective of these studio-based programs
is to educate students to have professional, inter-disciplinary, and innovative
The college participates extensively in
international and domestic design competitions, exhibitions, and
education-industry cooperative projects. In 2007, the College was selected by
the Business Week as one of the best 60 design schools in the world. In 2009,
its master's program in the Graduate Institute Design was included on the lists
of the world's best 30 design programs.
College of Management - Taipei Campus
In this college we place importance on the
cultivation of students' professional business administration ability,
engagement, professional ethics, as well as the idea of "innovation"
and spirit of "practice". Therefore, College of Management
particularly integrates fundamental business administration courses and ethical
values, together with the "Flexible Learning for Students In-service"
program, to offer students chances to take practical courses, intern in
enterprises, equip our students with distinctive business administration
abilities and engagement as well as rich and creative Pheromone, which are the
inborn advantages that other colleges of management cannot easily get.
Moreover, in order to ensure the career
development of students after graduation, we put special observation on the
main stream and rising industries that are greatly in need of manpower and correspond
to the specialized demand of WTO and cross-Strait economical style, accordingly
provide cross-discipline "profession model" system and various
cooperative relations with universities of different countries to help students
build up an extensive global vision.
College of Business and Information - Kaohsiung
The establishment of Kaohsiung campus was
rooted in the idea of Shih-Chien Domestic Science College founded by the late
Vice-President Shieh, emphasizing life education, environment molding and
cultivating professionals for the society based on the national policies and
future needs. Hence, in addition to cooperating with the entire development
strategies of Taipei Campus, Kaohsiung campus aims to become a localized
intemational university, catering the differences between southern and northern
parts of Taiwan.
Our educational aims are to cultivate
students with job-oriented skills composed of professional competencies,
linguistic competencies, technological competencies, international visions, and
healthy life attitudes.
College of Culture and Creativity - Kaohsiung
College of Culture and Creativity was
established in September of 2008.
Based on the founding principles of Shih
Chien University — innovation, practice, perfection and with the core spirit
that we are idea practitioners of creative life, the College orients itself
toward helping students of business major build up themselves as individuals
with humanistic concern, life creativity, and global vision. More than this, the College also aims at
promoting local culture of southern Taiwan and developing students' creative
A special program for indigenous students
starts from the 2010/1 1 academic year.