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 (Jialing Cheng)[1]
President Joe Y. C. Wu[3]
Location Taipei, Taiwan
Affiliations U9 League
Shih Hsin University
Traditional Chinese 世新大學

Shih Hsin University (SHU; Chinese: 世新大學), founded in Beiping in 1932,[4] is a private university in Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. Shih Hsin University's College of Journalism and Communications is the oldest and most prestigious in the ROC.[5] Shih Hsin University is a member of U9 League. Its journalism, information technology and broadcasting scholars were hosting and recipients of Fulbright Program.[6] Outstanding students of Graduate Institute of Intellectual Property Rights have participated an intensive summer program in Japan.[7] Transparency International's Chinese Taipei Chapter is headquartered in Shih Hsin University.[8][9] Shih Hsin University has extensive inter-library agreements among research institutes, universities and technological universities in the Greater China region.[10]


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.[11] 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)
  • Finance (BA, MA)
  • Public Policy and Management (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
  • Graduate Institute for Intellectual Property Rights (BA, MA)
  • Law (BA, MA)

Sister schools

Shih Hsin University's notable sister schools include but are not limited to Sungkyunkwan University[12], Ritsumeikan University [13], John Marshall Law School (Chicago), University of South Florida[14], New York Film Academy, University of Missouri, University of Kansas, Osaka Institute of Technology, Meijo University, Saitama University[15], Nanjing University [16], City University of Hong Kong[17], Sun Yat-sen University[18], Jilin University, Tongji University and University of Leeds.[19]

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.[20][21]


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. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  2. ^ "History". Dept. of Business Admin., Shih Hsin U. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Office of the President". Shih Hsin U. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
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  11. ^ "Yeh Ming-hsun memorial held". China Post. 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
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  20. ^ SHUC Website (Chinese only) Archived February 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ SHUC Website (old version)
  22. ^ 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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