Chihlee Institute of Technology

Chihlee Institute of Technology
Established 1965[1]
Type Private
President Dr Shin-Chang Shan
Location New Taipei City, Taiwan (ROC)
Campus Urban
Colors Gold, Blue, Red and White
Website [

The Chihlee Institute of Technology (CIT; Traditional Chinese: 致理技術學院; Hanyu Pinyin:zhì∙lĭ ji∙shù xué∙yuàn), is a private institution of higher learning in northern Taiwan. The main campus is in Banqiao District, New Taipei City. The campus lies within walking distance of Exit 1 at the Xinpu station of the Taipei's metro rail line.[2]

The Chihlee Institute (pronounced Jrr-Lee) serves over 10,000 full-time students. Test scores required for admission are among the highest for any private university in Taiwan. The Chinese word in the school's name describes a personal quality valued by ancient scholars. The word may be rendered in English as dedication; it connotes personal integrity, attention to accuracy, and diligence in pursuing worthy goals.



The school was founded in 1965 in Banqiao as the Chihlee College of Business, a trade school offering associate's degrees in fields related to commerce. The CLCB comprised four departments: International Trade, Business Administration, Accounting and Statistics, and Banking and Insurance. A Department of Secretarial Science was added three years later.[3] The school was also known in English as the Chihlee Institute of Commerce.

In 2000 the school was upgraded by Taiwan's Ministry of Education to a full baccalaureate degree-granting institution. The curriculum and range of majors expanded and the school was renamed Chihlee Institute of Technology.

Buildings on campus wear official names but are popularly known among students by letter names (B Building, C Building, K Building).

The 'E Building' at Taiwan's Chihlee Institute.

Academic programs

The Chihlee Institute offers two- and four-year programs leading to the bachelor’s degree. Graduate degrees are offered in some fields. The school continues to offer five-year associate's degree programs; these programs combine the upper levels of high school with the lower levels of college instruction.[3]

The institute features 14 departments in three main programs:[4]

Business and Management Program

  • International Trade Department
  • Business Administration Department
  • Finance Department
  • Accounting Information Systems Department
  • Insurance and Finance Department
  • Marketing and Logistics Management Department

Information Program

  • Information Management Department
  • Commerce Automation and Management Department
  • Information Network Technology Department
  • Multimedia Design Department

Humanities and Life Science Program

  • Applied English Department
  • Applied Japanese Department
  • Economic and Financial Law Department
  • Sports, Health and Leisure Department

Student life

The school boasts dozens of student organisations. Societies exist for fine arts research, jazz, world music, brass bands, traditional Asian music, ballroom dance, choral singing, travel and tourism, Taiwan Strait affairs, aboriginal culture, psychotherapy, photography, debate, professional studies, computer science, culinary arts and horticulture. Intramural sports include tennis, baseball, badminton, volleyball, basketball, swimming, ping-pong, bowling and billiards.[5]


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