Holistic Education to Cultivate World-class Talents
NCKU values holistic education, providing creative and lively instruction that combines large- and small-class study and emphasizes interdisciplinary learning. Selected courses taught entirely in English are offered in 27 departments. The school seeks to cultivate world-class, internationally competitive individuals with sincerity and high moral integrity, characteristics that put NCKU graduates among the candidates most sought after by the business community. Having laid down a solid foundation in engineering and then expanded into liberal arts and science, NCKU gradually developed into a comprehensive university, establishing colleges such as Medicine and Social Sciences, and even an Art Center and a Museum. The school has repeatedly received funding from the Ministry of Education under the “Aim for the Top University Project" and is widely recognized as a leading university in Taiwan. Looking to the future, NCKU aims to become a worldclass research university with equal emphasis on outstanding teaching quality. Our development strategy has three foci: human resource development, developing distinctive academic strengths, and sustainable infrastructure, in order to keep abreast of other top universities in the world.
The outstanding faculty and abundant teaching resources at NCKU have helped create extraordinary research achievements in both quality and quantity terms. According to the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database for 2016, in 16 disciplines the number of NCKU papers cited in 10 years was among the top 1% of research institutes worldwide, and also ranked second in Taiwan. Such achievements only encourage the students and faculty at NCKU to redouble their research efforts and go on to even greater success.
Encouraging Creative Thinking
The Research and Services Headquarters at NCKU is the first unit of its kind in Taiwan higher education. It integrates school resources to maintain close cooperation with industry and our home city, working through eight cutting-edge research centers to promote academia–industry cooperation for innovation. They are the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, the Research Center for Energy Technology and Strategy, the Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, the University Center for Bioscience and Biotechnology, the Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, the Center of Infectious Disease and Signaling Research, the Medical Device Innovation Center, and the Sustainable Environment Research Laboratories. The aim is to ensure that research results make a real contribution to Taiwan by meeting the needs of both industry and society.