Chairman introduced

Dr. Shawn Chen Dr. Shawn Chen American Chinese, Original family from Xiangxiang, Hunan, China, and was born in Chongqing, China.
As an advocate of lifelong learning, Dr.Shawn Chen's educational career began and continued 30 years ago, including a bachelor's degree from Chongqing University, a master's degree in education from Linfield College, a master's degree in business administration from Willamette University and UCLA, and a certificate from the Harvard University. In 1997, he received an honorary doctorate in education from the American University of Literature and was appointed as the chairman of the American University of Literature. Since 2011, he has received honorary degrees from the University of the Philippines, the University of Galati, Romania, and Caucasus university, Georgia. He is currently the director of the Board of Directors of the California Institute of Technology, the President of Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific, the Executive Director of the International Association of University Presidents, and the Chairman of Sias University.
In 1998, Dr.Shawn Chen founded the Sias University . This is a university that adheres to the new educational concept of Chinese and Western culture. It aims to enable students and scholars to experience the blending of Chinese and Western cultures in the bilingual environment and enjoy the quality educational resources of China and the West. Thanks to Dr. Shawn Chen’s extensive resources accumulated in the education and business circles in China and abroad for many years, Sias University has been supported by many universities, multinational corporations and celebrities in the United States, which has enabled many Chinese and foreign scholars and professors to use the world's most advanced teaching content and methods to train high-level professionals who are in urgent need of modern economic construction in China. After 20 years of development, Sias University has grown into a comprehensive college with an area of more than 2,600 acres, 15 professional colleges, 35 undergraduate majors, 14 specialties, and more than 27,000 students.
Since 2011, Dr. Shawn Chen has partnered with Rahim Amidi, President of the Amidi Group in Silicon Valley, USA, and founder of Plug and Play, to establish an AC fund, focusing on the investment of high-tech innovative companies around the world. Introduce quality projects to China. In 2012, in response to the country's call for “innovation and entrepreneurship”, Sias University cooperated with Amidi Group to establish the China-US Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubation Center at Sias University to actively help and encourage university students to start their businesses. In 2014, in order to further introduce the successful innovation and entrepreneurial experience and advanced management system of Silicon Valley in the United States, Dr. Shawn Chen cooperated with Plug and play to establish Plug and play China. and became the executive director. At present, PnP China has established PnP incubation centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Xi'an, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Hangzhou to contribute to the country's dual innovation and scientific and technological progress.

Chairman's honor

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Dr. Chen was appointed as “Zhengzhou Ambassador for Talents” by Zhengzhou Municipal Party Committee and Government.

November 2017
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Dr. Chen received the "US-China Outstanding Contribution Award" from the US-China Business Association.

February 2015
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Dr. Chen was appointed as the President of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP).

2014 - To this day
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Dr. Chen co-founded Plug and Play China and serve as the executive director.

May 2013 - To this day
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Dr. Chen was appointed as the Executive Director of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)

June 2010 - To this day
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Dr. Chen received the "Outstanding Contribution Award" from the City of Los Angeles, California.

2009
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Dr. Chen received the "Special Contribution Award" from the Kansas State Government of the U.S.

2007
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Dr. Chen received the "Shangdu Friendship Award" from the Zhengzhou Municipal Government.

October 2005
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Dr. Chen received the "Yellow River Friendship Award" from the People's Government of Henan Province and served as the "investment ambassador".

2004
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Dr. Chen founded Sias University and has been serving as the Chairman of the Board.

July 1998 - To this day
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Dr. Chen received the "Outstanding Youth Award" from the State Department of the United States

1995
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Founded Sias Group and has been serving as the Chairman of the Board

July 1992