Shih Chien University

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Shih Chien University
Shih Chien University Main Campus 20151129.jpg
Motto 力行實踐,修齊治平[1]
(Pinyin: Lìxíng Shíjìan, Xīouqí Zhìpíng)
Motto in English
Knowledge is the beginning of practice. Doing is the completion of knowing.[2]
Type Private University
Established 1958, as Shih Chien College of Home Economics.
1997 upgraded as Shih Chien University
Chairman Milton Mung-Shiung Shieh
President Michael J. K. Chen
Academic staff
387 (2008, full-time)
837 (2008, part-time)
Administrative staff
301 (2008)
Students 9,538 (May 2009)
Location ,
Affiliations U12 Consortium
Website Taipei
Shih Chien University
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Shih Chien University (USC; Chinese: 實踐大學; pinyin: Shíjiàn Dàxué) is a private university in Taiwan. It has two campuses: one in Dazhi, Zhongshan District, Taipei and the other in Neimen District, Kaohsiung. Its professional performance and courses in design has been regarded in the '60 top D-schools in the world' by BusinessWeek in 2006.[3] Its Master in Industrial Design program was selected into "the best 30 design programs" in the world by BusinessWeek in 2009.[4]


It was established in 1958 by Hsieh Tung-min, who was the speaker of the Taiwan Provincial Consultative Council in 1972-1976 and the Vice President of the Republic of China in 1978-1982. Formerly known as Shih Chien School of Home Economics. In 1979 the school was renamed Shih Chien School of Home Economics and Economics, in 1991 the school was upgraded to become Shih Chien College of Design and Management. In 1997 the school was again upgraded to become Shih Chien University.


Taipei Campus; Kaohsiung Campus

  • College of Human Ecology
    • Department of Food and Beverage Management
    • Department of Social Work
    • Department of Music
    • Department of Family Studies and Child Development
    • Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Nutraceutical Biotechnology
  • College of Design
    • Department of Fashion Design
    • Department of Architecture
    • Department of Industrial Design
    • Department of Communication Design
  • College of Management
    • Graduate Institute of Creative Industries
    • Department of Business Administration
    • Department of Information Technology and Management
    • Department of Finance and Banking
    • Department of Risk Management and Insurance
    • Department of International Business
    • Department of Accounting
    • Department of Applied Foreign Languages
  • College of Business and Information
    • Department of Accounting Information System
    • Department of International Business Management
    • Department of International Trade
    • Department of Marketing Management
    • Department of Finance
    • Department of Information Management
    • Department of Information Technology and Communication
    • Department of Computer Simulation and Design
  • College of Culture and Creativity
    • Bachelor Program in Computer Animation
    • Department of Tourism Management
    • Department of Recreation Management
    • Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising
    • Department of Fashion Styling and Design Communication
    • Department of Applied English
    • Department of Applied Chinese
    • Department of Applied Japanese

Research Units

Taipei Campus; Kaohsiung Campus

  • College of Human Ecology
    • Research Center for Early Care
  • College of Design
    • Studio for Design Psychology
  • College of Management
    • Research Center for Financial Development
    • Cardif Bank Research Center for Insurance

Other education facilities

Taipei Campus; Kaohsiung Campus

  • Kindergarten

Notable alumni

Sister schools


The university Taipei campus is accessible within walking distance North from Dazhi Station of the Taipei Metro.

See also


  1. ^ "President's Remarks". Shih Chien U. Archived from the original on 2014-12-03. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  2. ^ "Introduction". Shih Chien U. Archived from the original on 2014-12-30. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  3. ^ The Global List of Design Schools, 2007 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2008-01-06.
  4. ^ World's Best Design Programs by Business Week (2009)

External links

  • Taipei Campus, Shih Chien University
  • Kaohsiung Campus, Shih Chien University
  • Shih Chien University (English)

Coordinates: 25°05′21″N 121°32′45″E / 25.0892°N 121.5458°E / 25.0892; 121.5458

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