About Sichuan International Studies University
Sichuan International Studies University (SISU), located in Shapingba District, Chongqing, is a full-time general university approved by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and affiliated to the Chongqing Municipal Government.
The University adheres to the fine school spirit of “unity, diligence, rigor and truth-seeking”, carries forward the spirit of the school motto of “accepting all the rivers and learning from all over the world”, forms the characteristics of “international orientation, foreign language co-core and diversified development”, and develops a path of “connotation development, quality first, Sino-foreign cooperation and classification training”.
The university has developed into a multidisciplinary foreign language university with foreign language and literature as the main subjects, and Chinese language and literature, journalism and communication, education, economics and economics, management, law and other disciplines in a coordinated development, and has a complete system of doctoral education, master’s education, undergraduate education, foreign student education, continuing education and intensive training in multiple forms and levels. The university also has a postdoctoral research station for foreign languages and literature, and has established academic journals such as Foreign Languages and English Studies. The school has become an important base for training foreign languages and foreign-related talents as well as research on foreign languages and cultures, foreign economic and trade, and international issues in the southwest region.
Sichuan International Studies University (SISU) was founded in 1950 under the kind care and guidance of Deng Xiaoping, Liu Bocheng, He Long and other old proletarian revolutionaries. In 2013, it was renamed as Sichuan Foreign Language University and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council in the same year. In 2013, it was renamed as Sichuan University of Foreign Languages, and in the same year it was approved by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council as a doctoral degree granting unit.
The university is a mini mountain city in a big mountain city, with the back of Gloria and the face of Jialing, and the campus extends in a staircase towards Gloria Mountain, with green trees, elegant environment and beautiful scenery.
The university has a multi-level system of full-time undergraduate, master’s and doctoral education, with 22 teaching units, one affiliated middle school and one affiliated elementary school. The university offers 47 undergraduate majors, including 24 foreign language majors (22 foreign languages), and enrolls undergraduate students in 29 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government, with more than 15,000 full-time students. The employment rate of undergraduate and graduate students is always above 90%.
The university is mainly engaged in foreign language and literature, and has a coordinated development of literature, economics, management, law, education, philosophy, art and other disciplines. The university has one first-level discipline authorized for doctoral degree, including 13 second-level disciplines; 5 first-level disciplines authorized for master’s degree, including 49 second-level disciplines; 6 professional master’s degree authorized categories, including 45 professional master’s degree authorized fields; the first-level discipline of foreign language and literature has been approved as a postdoctoral research station. The university has 4 national specialty construction points, 8 provincial specialty construction points, 11 national first-class specialty construction points, 11 provincial first-class specialty construction points, 18 provincial first-class specialty project construction projects; 1 national comprehensive reform pilot specialty, 2 provincial comprehensive reform pilot specialty; 12 Chongqing “three special action plan” project specialties There are 12 specialties of Chongqing “Three Special Action Plan” project and 3 special discipline professional groups.
The university adheres to the strategy of “strengthening the university with talents” and comprehensively implements the faculty construction project. There are 1,362 faculty members including non-staff, 863 full-time teachers, of whom 52.72% are professors and associate professors and 37.66% are doctors. There are 5 national talents who enjoy the special allowance of the State Council, national outstanding educators and national model teachers, 13 members of the Steering Committee of Foreign Language Programs of the Ministry of Education, 2 provincial experts with outstanding contributions, 20 provincial academic and technical leaders and reserve candidates, 13 Chongqing Bayu Scholars and Talent Program, “Teaching Master “”Model Teacher”” “Top Ten Teachers” “Excellent Teachers” “Excellent Educators “”Advanced Individual of Teacher Virtue” and other honorary titles 17 times, the second batch of Chongqing propaganda and culture “five batch” talents, “322 key talent project “4 times of the second-level talents, and 39 times of the selected candidates of “Excellent Talents Support Program for Universities”, “Young and Middle-aged Backbone Teachers in Universities” and “Financial Support Program for Young Backbone Teachers in Universities The number of candidates for the “Outstanding Talents Support Program for Colleges and Universities”, “Young and Middle-aged Backbone Teachers in Colleges and Universities” and “Young Backbone Teachers Funding Program for Colleges and Universities” is 39. There are 8 presidents and vice-presidents of national first-level societies and second-level societies.
The university has built 3 provincial key research bases of humanities and social sciences, 3 cultivation/record bases of country and regional studies of the Ministry of Education, and 2 Chongqing 2011 Collaborative Innovation Center. The school’s academic journal Foreign Languages is a national “core journal of Chinese foreign languages”, and English Studies is a CSSCI source journal. The university has established the BRICS Research Institute, Chongqing International Strategy Research Institute, Institute of Contemporary International Discourse System, Chongqing International Education Development Research Center, Chongqing Education Rule of Law Research Center and other applied research platforms, which have produced a number of valuable and highly visible research results. The university is the president unit of the second-level societies of national society organizations such as the China Foreign Language Interface Research Association, the Chinese Language Education Research Association, the Chinese and Western Language and Philosophy Research Association, and the Chinese Society of Cognitive Communication.
The university has established inter-university cooperation and exchange relations with more than 100 universities and institutions in more than 30 countries or regions, and has established two Sino-Australian Business English and Sino-French Logistics Management programs approved by the Ministry of Education, as well as three Confucius Institutes with Nizhny Novgorod State Linguistic University, Lomé University in Togo, and Eastern Ohio Central Education Service Center in the United States. In recent years, the university has been actively developing various types of undergraduate and doctoral talents training, teacher training, scientific research cooperation, and overseas intellectual attraction, receiving more than 400 overseas students, more than 70 foreign teachers, more than 100 expatriate teachers, and more than 600 students annually. The university is one of the universities of the Global Association of Foreign Language Universities (GAFSU), a full member of the Association of Universities of French-speaking Countries (AUF), and has established foreign-related educational and cultural exchange institutions such as Goethe Language Center, Cervantes Language Center, Italian Language Center, Russian Language Center, and Belarusian Center in cooperation with foreign governments and educational institutions.
The school covers an area of 71 hectares and has complete teaching facilities, including the most complete multimedia classrooms for foreign language teaching in Southwest China, a speech laboratory, a simultaneous interpretation laboratory, a translation laboratory, a business practice simulation laboratory, a comprehensive communication skills laboratory, a mediated language corpus laboratory, and the Chongqing Foreign Affairs Experimental Center. The university library has 1.25 million volumes of original foreign language and literature books, humanities and social sciences, economic management and other types of paper books (including combined periodicals), 1,683,125 electronic books, 656 Chinese and foreign language paper newspapers and periodicals, and 868,588 electronic periodicals.
The university serves the society with the advantages and characteristics of foreign languages, providing intellectual support and talent support to enhance the construction of Chongqing’s inland open highland, create a better open economic environment, and promote the internationalization and diversified development of Chongqing industries. The university is one of the members of the alliance of universities in the twin-city economic circle in the Chengdu-Chongqing region. Volunteers of the university have provided reception, translation, liaison, coordination, etiquette and guide services for many international large-scale events and foreign affairs activities in Chongqing, such as the Beijing Olympic Games, the Shanghai World Expo, the Guangzhou Asian Games, the Chongqing Smart Expo, the Dialogue between the Communist Party of China and the World, and the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which have been well received by friends at home and abroad. Over the past 70 years since its establishment, Chuanwai students have spread all over the world, making positive contributions to promoting national economic construction and social development, promoting foreign exchanges and cooperation in Chongqing, promoting China’s diplomatic career and cultural dissemination, and enhancing friendship between China and people all over the world.
In the new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics, Sichuan University of Foreign Studies (SUCFS) will take the fundamental task of “building moral character and educating people”, lead the construction of “double first-class”, and improve the quality of talent training as the core, further optimize the structure of disciplines and majors, deepen the reform of education and teaching, enhance The University will further optimize the structure of disciplines and majors, deepen the reform of education and teaching, enhance the strength of scientific research, increase international exchanges, strengthen cultural heritage and innovation, and improve the level of social services, in order to accelerate the construction of a distinctive high-level applied research university.