Sichuan International Studies University

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Founded in 1950, SISU is the most important research center of foreign languages and cultures, foreign trade and business, and international relations in southwest China. [Photo/]

Sichuan International Studies University (SISU), in Shapingba district, Chongqing, is committed to cultivating high-quality foreign language professionals and professionals in foreign-related fields.

SISU features a beautiful campus blended with tree-covered rolling hills at the foot of Gele Mountain by the banks of Jialing River. Its facilities have been designed to complement the natural beauty of its serene environment, and the campus is in many respects an ecological miniature of the mountainous city where it is situated.

SISU has developed foreign language-related disciplines, such as literature, economics, management, law, pedagogy, philosophy and the liberal arts. It offers undergraduate degrees in 36 programs, master's degrees in 26 programs, one professional degree, and doctorates in foreign language education.

The university has 23 academic departments and subordinate colleges, two independent colleges, two affiliated high schools and one international school. It offers 11 foreign language courses while teaching about another 25 four-year programs. It is engaged in education on different levels and in different forms, embracing postgraduate education, undergraduate education, international student education, continuing education and intensified language training courses.

SISU boasts a strong faculty of devoted, qualified and experienced teachers of high academic levels. Their concerted efforts to achieve academic and professional excellence have made SISU one of China's top universities for foreign language education with wide-ranging cultural and academic activities. The faculty includes 825 full-time teachers, 44.85% of whom are professors and 31.52% of whom of whom have doctorates.

SISU enrolls prospective students from China and overseas, including over 400 foreign students. Graduates from SISU are highly sought after by institutions of higher learning and employers in diversified fields for their language competence and communication abilities.

Inter-college exchanges have been established between SISU and about 80 universities around the world. Extensive cooperation and exchanges have been going on between SISU and other Chinese or foreign colleges in the training and education of teachers and the education of undergraduates and postgraduates.

SISU is the only Chinese university officially recognized by the International Organisation of the Francophonie (AUF). SISU has set up some foreign language centers on its campus, such as Alliance Française of Chongqing, the Goethe Language Center, the Russian Language Center, the Cervantes Institute and the South Korean Center. It has also established Confucius institutes at Lome University in Togo and Nizhniy Novgorod Language University in Russia. Cooperating with the University of Newcastle, Australia, SISU is now offering an international dual-degree joint program in business English.

Foreign students learn to make Chinese knots at SISU in Chongqing. [Photo/IC]

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Address: 33 Zhuangzhi Rd, Shapingba District, Chongqing
Tel: +86 023-65385238

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