The Top 10 Most Influential Foreign-owned Undergraduate Universities in China Award.
A Brief Induction to Sias University
Sias University was founded in 1998, and is the first solely American-owned University in Central China. Affiliated with Fort Hays State University of Kansas, USA, and formerly with Zhengzhou University, it was developed and designed in response to the most current educational demands. It is the first full-time undergraduate university approved by the Degree Committee of the State Council in China to grant both Chinese and American Bachelor's Degrees. Sias is also fully accredited by China's Ministry of Education, and in 2018 it was given approval to function as an independent private undergraduate university.
Combining Chinese and Western educational philosophies, Sias aims to nurture talent and develop sophisticated and specialized individuals that can contribute to the modernization and economic development of China. To achieve these goals, Sias broadens its students’ views and encourages creativity and independent thought among both students and faculty through an innovative curriculum and diverse campus activities, all in a modern and beautiful environment. The participation of foreign faculty members and the use of English-language teaching materials also enhances bilingual communication skills among the students. All this encourages Sias' students to explore global strategies to develop and evolve their problem-solving abilities.
Study and life of the International Students
International students are integral part of Sias College, and they have been infusing new blood into the development of Sias. Meanwhile, Sias also provides a good learning environment and expansion space for the international students. In Sias the international students have access to take advantage of the richness of the elective Chinese culture course, such as Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Chinese Folk Songs, Chinese Martial Arts, and so on. Exposed to both Chinese educational philosophies and a West model of education, students could benefit more from alternative ways of thinking about Culture, liberal arts and science.
Apart from the learning environment, Sias University also provides a warm accommodation for international students. For example, it offers standard double rooms, four bed room and six bedroom for students, which allows the students to choose as their wish.