Shih Chien University

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Shih Chien University
實踐大學
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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]
Established 1958, as Shih Chien School of Home Economics
1997 upgraded as Shih Chien University
Type Private University
Chairman Milton Mung-Shiung Shieh
President Michael J. K. Chen
Academic staff 387 (2008, full-time)
837 (2008, part-time)
Admin. staff 301 (2008)
Students 9,538 (May 2009)
Location Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan,  Republic of China
Website Taipei
Kaohsiung
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]

History[edit]

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.

Organization[edit]

Taipei Campus; Kaohsiung Campus

Research Units[edit]

Taipei Campus; Kaohsiung Campus

  • College of Design
    • Studio for Design Psychology

Other education facilities[edit]

Taipei Campus; Kaohsiung Campus

Sister schools[edit]

Transportation[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "President's Remarks". Shih Chien U. Retrieved 2014-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Introduction". Shih Chien U. Retrieved 2014-10-31. 
  3. ^ The Global List of Design Schools, 2007 http://bwnt.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/talenthunt/index.asp?chan=innovation_special+report+--+d-schools_special+report+--+d-schools
  4. ^ World's Best Design Programs by Business Week (2009) http://www.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/dschools_2009.html

External links[edit]

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