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Best universities in Taiwan 2022

Explore the top universities in Taiwan using data from Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2022

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Top 10 universities in Taiwan

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World University Rank 2022 Taiwan Rank 2022 University  City 
=113 1 National Taiwan University (NTU) Taipei
201–250 2 Taipei Medical University Taipei
301–350 =3 China Medical University, Taiwan Taichung
301–350 =3 National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University Taipei
351–400 5 National Tsing Hua University Hsinchu
501–600 6 Asia University, Taiwan Taichung
601–800 =7 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Taichung
601–800 =7 National Taiwan Normal University Taipei
601–800 =7 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) Taipei
801–1000 =10 Chang Gung University Taoyuan
801–1000 =10 National Sun Yat-Sen University Kaohsiung

Taiwan is a popular destination for international students. 

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Taiwan’s bustling cities, along with its breathtaking tropical forests, green and marble mountains, hidden gorges and enormous sea cliffs can also make it seem like a paradise for students.


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Many of the region’s universities rank in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, and are successful across a range of academic fields, including engineering, management and medicine.

The capital city of Taipei has a lot to offer culturally, too. Its temples are used not only for prayer but also to host cultural festivals and art-house events.

Highlights of Taiwanese cuisine include steamed dumplings, shrimp rolls and a shaved ice dessert, all accompanied by fresh juices and local teas and beers. International students can get the full culinary experience at the regular night markets.

Top 3 universities in Taiwan

=3. National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

-National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University was created in 2021 through the merger of two universities: National Yang-Ming University, which focused on biomedical research, and National Chiao Tung University, which focused on electronic communication research. 
-There are currently 19 colleges and 74 research centres.

Faculties at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University include: artificial intelligence and green energy, biological science and technology, computer science, dentistry, humanity and social science, Hakka studies, law, life sciences, medicine, nursing, management and general education.

The university hospital is based in Yilan and offers practical teaching experience within various departments outside of the classroom.

There’s also the National Yang-Ming Chiao Tung University Arts Centre, which was established in 2021. It combines artistic activities and resources accumulated over the years from students. 

=3. China Medical University (CMU)

-Founded in 1958 and located in Taichung, a city in central Taiwan, China Medical University (CMU) was the very first non-profit academic institution offering degree programs in Chinese medicine and pharmacology in Taiwan.
-The university's healthcare system, which owns four international-accredited hospitals and 11 subsidiaries with a total of over 5,000 beds, is the second largest healthcare system in the entire nation of Taiwan.

It consists of eight colleges, which together offer educational, research, and practical programmes in western medicine, Chinese medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, healthcare, biopharmaceutical and food sciences, public health, and humanities and sciences. Interdisciplinary courses are also available for students that wish to integrate and subsequently broaden their learning experiences. 

2. Taipei Medical University

-Taipei Medical University has been providing healthcare education for 60 years.
-The university has six affiliated hospitals – the Taipei Medical University, Shuang Ho and Hsin Kuo Min hospitals, Wan Fang Medical Center, Taipei Cancer Center and Taipei Neuroscience Institute.

Many of its courses are taught in English. The university is well known for its medical elective programmes, which attract students from all over the world, including Japan, Europe and the United States. Visiting students are able to work with researchers and clinical professionals to reinforce their learning in different contexts.

The university is located in the heart of Taipei, not far from the city’s many shops and restaurants. Public transport in the city is well organised, and close to Taipei are many famous hiking trails.

1. National Taiwan University (NTU)

-Set up in 1928, the National Taiwan University (NTU) is one of the most prestigious institutions on the island, with its main campus situated in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei.
-Outstanding alumni include the Nobel laureate in chemistry Yuan T. Lee, computer scientist Andrew Yao and several major regional political figures, including Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen.

The university’s wide-ranging programmes cover liberal arts, science, social sciences, medicine, engineering, agriculture, management, public health, law, computer science and education. Many of these courses are available to study in English, although Chinese languages are widely spoken on campus.


Top universities in Taiwan 2022

Click each institution to view its full World University Rankings 2022 results. 

World University Rank 2022 Taiwan Rank 2022 University  City 
=113 1 National Taiwan University (NTU) Taipei
201–250 2 Taipei Medical University Taipei
301–350 =3 China Medical University, Taiwan Taichung
301–350 =3 National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University Taipei
351–400 5 National Tsing Hua University Hsinchu
501–600 6 Asia University, Taiwan Taichung
601–800 =7 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Taichung
601–800 =7 National Taiwan Normal University Taipei
601–800 =7 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) Taipei
801–1000 =10 Chang Gung University Taoyuan
801–1000 =10 National Sun Yat-Sen University Kaohsiung
1001–1200 =12 Chung Yuan Christian University Chung Li
1001–1200 =12 Fu Jen Catholic University New Taipei
1001–1200 =12 Kaohsiung Medical University Kaohsiung
1001–1200 =12 National Central University Jhongli
1001–1200 =12 National Chengchi University Taipei
1001–1200 =12 National Dong Hwa University Hualien
1001–1200 =12 National Taipei University of Technology Taipei
1001–1200 =12 National Yunlin University of Science and Technology Yunlin
1201+ =20 Chang Gung University of Science and Technology Taoyuan
1201+ =20 Chaoyang University of Technology Taichung
1201+ =20 Feng Chia University Taichung
1201+ =20 I-Shou University Kaohsiung
1201+ =20 Ming Chi University of Technology Taipei
1201+ =20 Ming Chuan University Taipei
1201+ =20 National Changhua University of Education Changhua
1201+ =20 National Chi Nan University Nantou
1201+ =20 National Chiayi University Chiayi
1201+ =20 National Chin-Yi University of Technology Taichung
1201+ =20 National Chung Cheng University Min-Hsing
1201+ =20 National Chung Hsing University Taichung
1201+ =20 National Ilan University Yilan City
1201+ =20 National University of Kaohsiung Kaohsiung
1201+ =20 National Taipei University New Taipei
1201+ =20 National Taiwan Ocean University Keelung
1201+ =20 National United University Miaoli City
1201+ =20 Tamkang University New Taipei
1201+ =20 Tunghai University Taichung
1201+ =20 Tzu Chi University Hualien
1201+ =20 Yuan Ze University Taoyuan City

 

 

 


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