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In the beginning of the twentieth century, having realized the call for their service in China which was then at war and in poverty, Mother Marie Gratia Luking (1885-1964) and five sisters from the American Sisters of Providence sailed from the United States to China to begin their tough work with only their faith and typewriters. In 1920, Mother Luking arrived in China for the first time and began her preaching and education career. In 1948, she went to Taiwan and established the Catholic English Supplementary School in the following year. In 1956, Providence Junior College for Women was officially established as the forerunner of the Providence University. In 1963, Providence Junior College for Women was promoted to become the Providence College of Arts and Sciences for Women for its excellent performance in running the school. It was the only women's college in Taiwan, and also the first evening college in central Taiwan. In 1987 autumn, Providence University was moved to the present address in Shalu Town, Providence University 200 Taiwan BLVD, Sec. 7 Taichung 43301, Taiwan. In 1989, it was promoted to the Providence Girl's University. In 1993, it was renamed as Providence University and began to recruit male students. The university was named Providence to commemorate the Sisters of Providence to which the founding sisters belonged; and its Chinese name Ching-yi is named after the Chinese name of Mother Luking. The University is comprised of six colleges: 1.) Foreign Languages and Literature, 2.) Humanities and Social Sciences, 3.) Sciences, 4.) Management, 5.) Computing and Informatics, 6) International College. Within the colleges there are twenty-three departments, nineteen graduate programs, two Ph.D. programs, and four EMBA programs. In addition, Providence has six centers: Foreign Language Center, Chinese Language Education Center, Center for Teacher Education, The Research & Development Center of Idea Generation in Reading & Writing, Service Learning Center and Center for General Education
靜宜大學是一所天主教大學，由來自美國印第安那州的主顧修女會（Sisters of Providence）的六位修女所創辦。
天主教大學的教育特色在於強調「全人陶成」與「追求真理」（a Holistic Formation and the Search for Truth），培養學生完整的專業知識，同時協助學生瞭解自己人生的意義。
As prescribed by the school motto, Virtus cum Scientia and Virtue with Knowledge, Providence University values general education as well as professional training since established in 1956.
In accordance with the university objectives of "Holistic Formation and Professional Guidance", we aim to educate our students to realize the value of life with Truth, Goodness, Beauty, and Ethics; to expand global vision and communication ability; to foster the desire of knowledge seeking and problem solving; and to possess specialized knowledge with proper use of technology. These core competencies illustrated above define student employability before graduation and are integrated into all courses offered.
In other words, Providence University consistently strives to foster students' abilities with a focus on long-term career development in specialized fields, which can also be transferred into different professional areas. In the recent years, the practice of service-learning has become the core value of the university to promote campus culture, emphasizing on teaching, research, humanity, morality, and services.
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|International Business Administration Program||Bachelor||Social Science, Business and Law||International College||All in English||2017-02-01||2017-06-01|
|Graduate International Programs-Master of Business Administration||Master||Social Science, Business and Law、Science||All in English||2015-11-11||2016-05-30|