Shih Hsin University

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Shih Hsin University
Chinese: 世新大學
Shih Hsin University
Shih Hsin University
Motto 德智兼修、手腦並用[1]
Motto in English
Master virtue and wisdom through practicality[2]
Type Private
Established 1956
Chairman 成嘉玲 (Dr. Jialing Cheng)(Alma Mater : University of Hawaii[1]
President Dr. Joe Y. C. Wu (Alma Mater : University of Washington)[3][4]
Location Taipei, Taiwan
Affiliations U12 Consortium
Transparency International[5]
University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific[6]
Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research(Inter-library agreement)[7]
Shih Hsin University
Traditional Chinese 世新大學

Shih Hsin University (SHU; Chinese: 世新大學)[8], founded in Beiping in 1932,[9] is a private university in Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. Ranked 57th overall out of 124 universities in Taiwan in 2018[10], Shih Hsin University's College of Journalism and Communications[11] is the oldest and most prestigious in the ROC.[12] Shih Hsin University is a member of U12 Consortium. SHU's journalism, information technology and broadcasting scholars were hosting and recipients of Fulbright Program.[13] Outstanding students of Graduate Institute of Intellectual Property Rights have participated an intensive summer program in Japan.[14] Transparency International's Chinese Taipei Chapter is headquartered in Shih Hsin University.[15][16] Shih Hsin University has extensive inter-library agreements among research institutes (including Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research[17]), universities and technological universities in the Greater China region.[18] Shih Hsin University is a member of University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific.[19] SHU is one of four ROC Northern Chinese Universities that resumed operation in Taiwan after 1949 besides National Tsing Hua University, Fu Jen Catholic University and Providence University. Empirically, Shih Hsin University Alumni have employment networking opportunities [20] and lifelong privilege to unlimited access of SHU's online e-book and e-journal databases remotely and by mobile phone, such as updated Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review and EBSCO Information Services with free of charge.[21]


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.[22] 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
  • Information Management (BA, MA)
  • Tourism (BA, MA)(ranked top in Taiwan in TSSCI)[23]
  • Finance (BA, MA)
  • Public Policy and Management (only Management specialization-oriented Undergraduate PPM course in Taiwan, including Management Mathematics)[24](BA, MA, PhD)
  • Business Management (BA, MA)
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)[25]
  • 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 National Defense University (Republic of China)[26][27], Sungkyunkwan University(top 5 University in South Korea)[28], Korea National University of Arts[29]Sungkonghoe UniversityRitsumeikan University [30], Indiana University Bloomington[31], John Marshall Law School (Chicago), University of South Florida[32][33], SUNY Fredonia[34]New York Film Academy, University of Missouri(Association of American Universities Member)[35], University of Kansas(Association of American Universities Member)[36], University of Wisconsin-River Falls[37]Hiroshima University(Top A Type University of Japan's Top Global University Project)[38], Osaka Institute of Technology, Meijo University, Saitama University[39], Shanghai Jiao Tong University[40], Nanjing University [41], City University of Hong Kong[42][43], Sun Yat-sen University[44], Jilin University, Tongji UniversityUniversity of Leeds[45][46]Swinburne University of Technology[47]、 and University of Macau.[48]

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.[49][50]


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.
  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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  22. ^ "Yeh Ming-hsun memorial held". China Post. 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2014-04-21.
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  49. ^ SHUC Website (Chinese only) Archived February 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  50. ^ SHUC Website (old version)
  51. ^ zh:台灣立報

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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