Shengda Economics, Trade and Management College of Zhengzhou
|Motto||勤俭朴实、自力更生 (Simplified Chinese)|
Motto in English
|Be thrift, be simple, be independent|
|Established||1994 (2011 independent from Zhengzhou University)|
|Founder||王广亚 (Wang Guangya)|
|10 foreign teachers (2017)|
ZhengZhou Shengda University Of Economics, Business & Management (simplified Chinese: 郑州升达经贸管理学院; traditional Chinese: 鄭州昇達經貿管理學院; pinyin: Zhèngzhōu Shēngdá Jīngmào Guǎnlǐ Xuéyuàn) is a private college located just outside Zhengzhou, Henan, China. The current campus is also called "ZhengZhou Shengda University Of Economics, Business & Management", and is intended to be a part of an eventual Shengda University. As of 2012, enrollment has surpassed 15,000 students.
The college was founded in 1994, through a partnership between the Taipei Guangxing Culture and Education Fund and Zhengzhou University, a national-level public university in Zhengzhou. Under the late-1990s program to expand higher education in China, regulations required new colleges had to find "mother schools" to supervise them.
Shengda College garnered international attention, when riots broke out among students on June 16, 2006. Students of the private college had been led to believe that their diplomas would read "Zhengzhou University", a respected public institution, without mention of Shengda. Students of Shengda, often unable to gain entry to Zhengzhou University, were willing to pay tuition of US$2500 per year as opposed to $500 for the public university under the promise of a diploma that only mentioned the parent university. However, regulations instituted in 2003 forced the school to include its own name and the diplomas received by the class of 2006 read "Zhengzhou University - Shengda Economic, Trade and Management College". The reaction was one of the larger and more prolonged violent student demonstrations since the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. As a result of the riot, the headmaster of the school resigned. The student reaction follows the steep rise in China of college graduates and tightening of the job market in the liberalizing economy.
- ^ Shengda Foreign Affairs Office
- ^ a b c d Joseph Kahn, Rioting in China Over Label on College Diplomas, The New York Times, June 22, 2006, Accessed January 8, 2008.