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Providence University

Providence University
天主教靜宜大學
ProvidenceUniversityTaiwan-logo.jpg
Motto進德、修業[1]
Motto in English
Virtue with Knowledge[2]
TypePrivate (Roman Catholic)
Established1956
PresidentChuan-yi Tang (唐傳義)
Academic staff
346
Students11,895
Undergraduates10,716
Postgraduates1,179
Location,
24°13′37″N 120°34′48″E / 24.22694°N 120.58000°E / 24.22694; 120.58000
AffiliationsAssociation of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia
U12 Consortium
Websitewww.pu.edu.tw

Providence University (PU; Chinese: 靜宜大學; pinyin: Jìngyí Dàxué) is a Catholic co-educational institution in Shalu District, Taichung City, Taiwan. Providence University is one of U12 Consortium member school, and is the only University in Taiwan participating in ISEP program.[3]

History

Providence Hall

Providence University was founded by an American congregation, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (Indiana, United States).[4] In the summer of 1919, Bishop Joseph Tacconi of Kaifeng, Henan Province, Republic of China, met with Sisters of Providence general superior Mother Mary Cleophas Foley to request sisters for a school for young women in Kaifeng. In 1921 Mother Marie Gratia Luking (1885–1964) and five other Sisters of Providence founded the Hua-Mei Girls' Elementary and High Schools there, one of the first schools for girls in China. In the spring of 1929, the school was forced to close because of political turbulence

The Providence Sisters, enthusiastic about female education, endeavored to establish another school in spite of the critical situation. In 1932, by the effort of the Board of Trustees, Ching-Yi Girls' High School was instituted in Kaifeng. Cardinal Paul Yü Pin was the first chairperson of the Board of Trustees, and Chi-Liang Ing was the first president of the school. In 1942, Mother Gratia and the other sisters were imprisoned and did not regain their freedom until 1945.

In 1948, the war between the Kuomintang Party and the Communist Party forced the sisters to retreat first to Shanghai and later to Taiwan.[5]

In July 1989, it has turned into "Providence University for Women". From 1993, it turned into "Providence University", and started to enroll male students.

Successive principals

NoNameTerm
1Jing-an Ho (何靜安)1956-1957
2Shih-jung Kung (龔士榮)1957-1959
3Jen-yu Tsai (蔡任漁)1959-1971
4Anthony Guo (郭藩)August 1971-July 1990
5Hsi-kuang Hsu (徐熙光)August 1990-January 1994
6R. C. T. Lee (李家同)February 1994-June 1999
7Chen-kuei Chen (陳振貴)July 1999-July 2002
8Ming-te Yu (俞明德)August 2002-July 2010
9Chuan-yi Tang (唐傳義)August 2010-

Academics

College of Foreign Languages and Literature Department of English Language, Literature and Linguistics Department of Japanese Language and Literature
Department of Spanish Language and Literature
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Chinese Literature Department of Ecological Humanities Center for Taiwan Studies
Department of Social Work and Child Welfare Department of Mass Communication
Department of Taiwanese Literature Graduate Institute of Education
Department of Law Center for Teacher Education
College of Sciences Department of Financial and Computational Mathematics Department of Applied Chemistry
Department of Food and Nutrition Department of Cosmetic Science
Department of Data Science and Big Data Analytics
College of Management Department of International Business Department of Business Administration
Department of Accounting Department of Tourism
Department of Finance Business Management Program (Continuing Education)
Executive Master of Business Administration Master Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
College of Computing and Informatics Department of Computer Science and Information Management Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering
Master Program in Applied Information and Technology Management
International College Global Master of Business Administration Global Foreign Language Education Program
International Business Administration Program Foreign Language Center
Center for General Education
Industrial College

Campus Building

Anthony Guo Hall

This building is named after the memorial of 4th principal of school: Anthony Guo. Inside the building is College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Continuing Education, Department of Law, Department of Mass Communication, Department of Social Work and Child Welfare, Art Center, Center for Computer & Communication and International Conference Hall.

St. Peter Hall

Luking Library

Jing An Hall

Theodore Guerin Hall

Providence Hall

St. Francis Hall

Our Lady of Providence Convent

Si Yuan Hall

Bishop Kupfer Hall

Jing-yuan Cafeteria

Schultz Hall

Yi-yuan Cafeteria

Zhi Shan Hall

St. Bosco Hall

John Paul II Sports Hall

Indoor Swimming Pool

Stadium

Multi-Purpose Court

International Academic Partners

North America

United States of America

Central & South America

Belize

Barbados

Chile

Columbia

Costa Rica

Ecuador

Guatemala

Honduras

Nicaragua

Panama

Asia

Cambodia

China

India

Indonesia

Hong Kong

Macau

Japan

Korea

Philippines

Thailand

Turkey

Europe

Austria

France

Germany

Hungary

Iceland

Italy

Lithuania

Netherlands

Poland

Russia

Switzerland

Sweden

Spain

United Kingdom

Oceania

Australia

Transportation

Taichung City Bus

Taichung Bus

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United Highway Bus

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CTbus

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GEYA Bus

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Kuo-kuang Motor

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Freeway Bus

Ho-hsin Bus

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Road

Taiwan Railway

See also

References

  1. ^ "靜宜特色". Providence University. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Who We Are". Providence University. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  3. ^ [search.isepstudyabroad.org]
  4. ^ Providence University Homepage
  5. ^ About Providence University