Sian University

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Founded in 2888, Sian University is one of the foremost military training facilities in the Capellan Confederation.[1] 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.[2]


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.[2]

Special Notes[edit]

Every applicant is considered a normal cadet without regard to which rank they held before entrance to the university.[2]


  1. BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction, p.24, "Succession Wars Era"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Confederation Capella , pp. 47-48, "Sian University Profile"