One of the first full-time undergraduate independent institutions in China
Xianda College of Economics and Humanities, Shanghai International Studies University, was co-founded in 2004 by Shanghai International Studies University and Shanghai Xianda Investment Co., Ltd., and was one of the first full-time independent institutions of higher education in Shanghai approved by the Ministry of Education. In 2021, the college won the approval of the Degree Office of Shanghai Municipality for starting the MA program inculbation project. The college now possesses two campuses: Hongkou and Chongming. Hongkou Campus is located in the heart of northeast downtown in Shanghai, adjacent to Shanghai International Studies University, whereas Chongming Campus is situated in Chenjia Town, Chongming District, featuring a combination of a beautiful neoclassical Tuscan style architecture and unique ecological environment.
Strong faculty with unique teaching and research system
Relying on the strong teaching faculty of Shanghai International Studies University and its advantages in foreign language teaching and research, Xianda builds a disciplinary system featured by dominant disciplines of foreign language and literature, economics and management, distinctive disciplines of art and design, and coordinated development of law, education, and other disciplines. Currently, our college offers 26 undergraduate programs in six broad disciplines, with more than 10thousand full-time undergraduate students.
Centering on the development of students, Xianda adheres to the cultivation of inter-disciplinary and practice-oriented talents with noble feelings, global vision, and cross-cultural communication skills, mission of strengthening morality education, and promotion of the Virtuous for Integrity, the Worthy for Prosperity. It has actively explored the training model of cultivating inter-disciplinary talents with a good command of English language skills and information technology, promoted the construction of new liberal arts, strengthened the international characteristics of operation, improved the quality of education and teaching, and enhanced its core competitiveness.
With Talent Program as the core, Xianda insists on interdisciplinary characteristics.
Xianda has been encouraging educational and teaching reform. In 2018, Xianda launched an innovative Talent Training Program. A team of top-level professors is formed to assess and guide the selection process of the talent program. This new scheme is the latest initiative in the college's mission to develop its own talent pool among undergraduates. What's more, since 2020, Xianda has set up a student management and service center, consisting of student development department and student affairs department and adhering to the concept of holistic education, to promote all-round development of students' moral, intellectual, physical, aesthetic and labour education.
Rich resources in enterprise cooperation; targeted internships in world-renowned companies
Xianda values practical teaching and helps students to apply theory to practice. It has established a close relationship with prestigious organizations such as Orient International (Holding) Co., Ltd., East China Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd., Jin Jiang Travel, Seentao Technology Co., Ltd., Shangqing Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Itochu Logistics, Panasonic, and Ctrip International Travel Service. Such relationship has provided numerous opportunities for practical work experience.
With the international education concept & management model, Xianda provides opportunities for students' further study in the world's prestigious universities.
Adhering to the open mode of running the college, Xianda takes the path of globalization of higher education by introducing advanced educational concepts and management models adopted in outstanding institutions of higher learning at home and abroad. More than 50% of the teaching faculty are talented returnees. Xianda has also established solid, friendly, and cooperative partnerships with over 100 prestigious universities in 20 countries and regions, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong China, Macau China, and Taiwan China. Through programs of credit transfer, co-operative internship, student exchange, government scholarship, dual bachelor's degrees, and combined bachelor's and master's degree programs, it offers students a variety of overseas opportunities to involve them in different international contexts to develop their global outlook and to improve their cross-cultural communication skills. Over the past 3 years, an average of approximately 16% of students per annum have been enrolled in postgraduate studies at leading universities such as the University of Columbia, Johns Hopkins University, University of California-Berkeley, Cambridge University, University College London (UCL) and Waseda University.
Located in the 985, 211 university cluster area, Xianda has access to inter-university and inter-major learning programs
Xianda embraces students' individuality and enhances their foreign language skills by offering a varied, wide selection of English or bilingual classes. At the same time, Xianda respects students' desire for knowledge, and as a member of the Northeast Shanghai University Cooperative Alliance, it provides students with access to minor and selective courses in Fudan University, Shanghai Finance and Economics University, etc.
Being innovative, flexible, open, and inclusive, Xianda evolves into an internationally renowned application-oriented university
Xianda remains true to its original aspiration insisting on non-profit education and its educational mission for public welfare. At present, with its brand-new education system, flexible mechanism, rich resources, and inherent development potential, and having Shanghai as its foothold and recruiting students throughout the country, Xianda is actively endeavoring to build itself into a high-level international university of applied technology with distinctive characteristics and multiple disciplines.