Founded in 2888, Sian University is one of the foremost military training facilities in the Capellan Confederation. The university is located outside Sian's planetary capital with smaller installations spread around the planet. In the Officer Graduation Program (known as Hen gao Xiao-lu, or the High Path) every candidate must pass stringent background checks via the Maskirovka. In this program, the university produces some of its finest officers for the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces.
The high numbers of civil employees make the discipline little less among the cadres.[clarification needed] Failure in one test can end careers prematurely. The demands for graduation are extremely high and a focus is placed on knowledge rather than outright skill.
Every applicant is considered a normal cadet without regard to which rank they held before entrance to the university.
- BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction, p.24, "Succession Wars Era"
- Field Manual: Confederation Capella , pp. 47-48, "Sian University Profile"