Shih Hsin University

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Shih Hsin University (SHU; Chinese: 世新大學), founded in Beiping in 1932, is a private university in Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan.

As a leading comprehensive private university in Taiwan, Shih Hsin University is renowned for its best quality professional education for journalists and media people. There are four colleges at SHU, including the College of Journalism and Communication, the College of Management, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Law, offering 22 bachelor’s, 24 master’s and 3 doctoral programs. In the 2019-2020 academic year, the total enrollment of SHU is around 12,000 students, and 8% of the students are foreign students, which was ranked the first out of 113 non-medical private universities.

Shih Hsin University has more than 170 partner universities around the world and has actively participated in various cross-strait and international academic exchange activities. The university has been awarded national grants successively from two major higher education enhancement programs initiated by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education: “The Grants for Teaching Excellence Universities” from 2005- 2017 and “Higher Education Deep Plowing Project” since 2018. Besides, SHU has become the first university partner of CNN in Taiwan since March 2019.

Shih Hsin University has stayed true to the mission of “Cultivating Morality and Intelligence, Integrating Theory with Practice” to nurture both moral integrity and intellectual capabilities of students, and to integrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills in teaching, which is highly appraised by both entrepreneurs and students.

Shih Hsin University
Chinese: 世新大學
Shih Hsin University
Shih Hsin University
Motto in English
Master virtue and wisdom through practicality[2]
Type Private
Established 1956
Chairman 周成虎 (Dr. Nathan Chow)(Alma Mater : University of La Verne[1]
President Dr. Joe Y. C. Wu (Alma Mater : University of Washington)[3][4]
Location ,
Affiliations U12 Consortium
Transparency International[5][6]
University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific[7]
Taiwan Economic Association[8]
Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research(Inter-library agreement)[9]
Science Communication Research and Development Center (collaboration with Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan))[10]
AWS Educate[11]
Cisco Networking Academy[12]
Website English Website
Chinese Website
Office of International Affairs
Shih Hsin University
Traditional Chinese 世新大學


Shih Hsin University was re-established in Taiwan in 1956 as Shih Hsin School of Journalism by the journalists and publishers Cheng Shewo and Yeh Ming-hsun.[13] Originally an institution devoted to training professional journalists, the school became a full-fledged university in August 1997.

Now it has four colleges, including the College of Journalism and Communication, the School of Management, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Law, and with an enrollment of around 10,000 students.[citation needed]

In Chinese, shih means "the world", and hsin means "new" or "news".

Schools and programs

With four colleges, Shih Hsin University has 19 departments and three graduate institutes; 19 offer bachelor's degrees, 17 offer master's degrees, and three offer PhD degrees.

College of Journalism and Communication
  • Communications (PhD)
  • Journalism (BA, MA)
  • Radio, TV & Film (BA, MA)
  • PR & Advertising (BA, MA)
  • Graphic Communication (BA, MA)
  • Speech Communication (BA, MA)
  • Information Communication (BA, MA)
  • Digital Multimedia Arts (BA, MA)
  • Communication Management (BA, MA)
College of Management[14]
  • Information Management (BA, MA)[15]
  • Tourism (BA, MA)(ranked top in Taiwan in TSSCI)[16]
  • Finance (BA, MA)[17]
  • Public Policy and Management (only innovative Management specialization-oriented Undergraduate PPM course in Taiwan[18][19], including Management Mathematics)[20](BA, MA, PhD)
  • Business Management (BA, MA)[21]
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Economics (BA, MA)
  • Graduate Institute for Social Transformation (MA)
  • Graduate Institute for Gender Studies (MA)
  • Social Psychology (BA, MA)
  • English (BA, MA)
  • Chinese Literature (BA, MA, PhD)
  • Japanese (BA)
College of Law(ranked 5th among Private Universities in Taiwan)[22]
  • Graduate Institute for Intellectual Property Rights (BA, MA)
  • Law (BA, MA)

Cooperative/Sister schools

Shih Hsin University's notable sister/cooperative schools include but are not limited to:[23]


  • Kokugakuin University
  • Meisei University
  • Tsurumi University
  • Meijo University
  • Kansai University of International Studies
  • Mejiro University
  • Rissho University
  • Prefectural University of Hiroshima
  • Keisen University
  • Saitama University
  • University of Shimane
  • Tohoku Gakuin University
  • Hiroshima University
  • Tohoko University of Community Service and Science


  • Sungkyunkwan University
  • SungKungHoe University
  • Myeongji University
  • Keimyung University
  • Busan University of Foreign Studies
  • Chung-Ang University
  • Gimcheon University

【Hong Kong】

  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Chu Hai College of Higher Education
  • Hang Seng Management College


  • One World Hanxing College of Journalism & Communication
  • New Era University College
  • Han Chiang University College of Communication
  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • In-House Multimedia College


  • University of Leeds
  • Griffith College
  • Tomas Bata University in Zlín
  • Roma Tre University
  • Nicolaus Copernicus University
  • University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • ISTC Strategies and Communications
  • University of the West of England
  • Liepaja University
  • Pan-European University
  • University of Presov


  • University of South Florida
  • John Marshall Law School
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Kansas
  • California State University at Fullerton
  • California State University at Los Angeles
  • Juniata College
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • State University of New York at Fredonia

Notable alumni


The Shih Hsin University Chorus was established on March 22, 1965. It offers scholastic performances, a Winter Music Camp, external performances in spring vacation, and annual performances in June.[24][25]


SHU is in Muzha, southern part of metropolitan Taipei City, a 10-minute walk from Jingmei Station of the Taipei Metro.

Address: #1 Lane 17 Sec. 1, Mu-Cha Rd. Taipei, 106 Taiwan, R.O.C.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Chairwoman's Remarks (in Chinese)". Shih Hsin U. Archived from the original on 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2014-11-03. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "History". Dept. of Business Admin., Shih Hsin U. Retrieved 2014-11-03.
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  4. ^ "Office of the President". Shih Hsin U. Retrieved 2014-11-03.
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  13. ^ "Yeh Ming-hsun memorial held". China Post. 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2014-04-21.
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  18. ^行政管理學系-學士班.pdf
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  20. ^課程設計/
  21. ^五年一貫學位學程/
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  24. ^ SHUC Website (Chinese only) Archived February 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ SHUC Website (old version)

External links

  • Official site

Coordinates: 24°59′24″N 121°32′43″E / 24.9899°N 121.5454°E / 24.9899; 121.5454

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