As one of the first batch of professional foreign language institutes established in the early stage after the New China was founded in 1949, Sichuan International Studies University is a designated university for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Department of the Central Committee CPC to employ graduates in the southwest, an important base for foreign language education and scientific research and information consultancy center in the southwest as well. Over the past six decades, plenty of foreign language teaching and research talents have gathered here in the university, who have accumulated rich experience in foreign language teaching, made remarkable achievements in foreign language research, built advanced philosophy for foreign language teaching, created good environment for foreign language learning, and deposited profound cultural heritage on the campus.
As an independent institute approved by the Ministry of Education, Chengdu Institute Sichuan International Studies University (CISISU) is a regular institution of higher education in line with the new mechanism and model. Building on the glorious legacy of Sichuan International Studies University(SISU), absorbing her cultural heritage, and employing her education resources, the institute adheres to education and management innovation, positions to be one focusing on foreign languages, integrating related disciplines, and cultivating high quality and inter-disciplinary generalists in foreign language among the same type of institutes, holds the mission of disseminating advanced world cultures, promoting international cooperation, cultivating innovative talents, and serving economic and social development, and aims at becoming a nationally famous institute making our students happy, our staff proud and the society satisfied.
The institute is located in the western high-tech area of Chengdu，Sichuan province. Currently, we have 11 majors including English, German, Spanish, Japanese, French, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Italian, and Arabic, and over 10 professional directions such as trade, translation, foreign affairs management, tourism, teacher training, international logistics management, e-commerce, hotel management, foreign-oriented secretary, finance, international media, and teaching Chinese as a second language. We have full-time teaching staff with high degrees, high academic titles, and rich experience and foreign teachers from the U.S.A, Britain, Canada, German, Switzerland, Japan, Spain, and France. Currently, our full-time students number more than 13,600.
To grow healthily and to be a useful person are the fundamental criteria of our education quality, and we advocate rigorous scholarship, precise teaching management, and strict student management. In line with the guidelines of moral to be the soul, learning the fundamental, talent the basis, and health the guarantee, we build the talent cultivation model of “1+N”, that is one diploma and multiple certificates, and focus on building learning, practice, and innovative capacities of the students. We have signed cooperative agreements of mutual visit of teachers and student exchanges with overseas universities in the U.S.A, German, Japan, the Netherlands, France, Spain, S. Korea, and Thailand since our institute was founded.
Based on education development rules and social and economic development demands, a set of teaching plans, teaching management regulations, and teaching assessment systems in keeping with characteristics of our own have been built. Under the prerequisite of teaching plans closely linking the syllabus, applied teaching is emphasized, and applicability, openness, and diversity are highlighted. In teaching process, students are considered as the main part, and elicitation method, interactive teaching, and modern teaching techniques are used to arouse their interest, guide their thinking, stimulate their potentials, and strengthen teaching effect. Also, such talent cultivation projects as PETS, China Aptitude Test for translators and Interpreters(CATTI), National Computer Rank Examination, Teachers’ Certification System, Tour Guide Certification System, Putonghua Proficiency Test, and Car Driving are opened, which are very popular with the students. Such kind of trainings optimize their knowledge structures, and equip them with multiple vocational skills at the same time of mastering solid and basic professional knowledge, thereby sharpen their competitiveness and increase their choices in employment. Employment of our graduates has been good in the past few years, for they have been employed in provinces or municipalities such as Beijing Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangdong, Hainan, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Sichuan. So far, we have cultivated many excellent graduates.
Our enrolment is brought into the national plan, and our qualified students are issued a diploma by ourselves. It is stipulated in the No. 26 Document of the Ministry of Education that a bachelor’s degree of CISISU will be issued to our graduates if qualified since the year 2008 on. This year,we are planning to enroll students of general higher education from 26 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions including Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Hebei, Henan, Shan’xi, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Yunnan, Hainan, Anhui, Gansu, Ningxia, Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Jilin.