Yuan Ze University (YZU), established in 1989 through a private endowment fund given by Yu-Ziang Hsu, the founder of the Far Eastern Group, is one of the fastest growing universities in Taiwan. Designated by the Ministry of Education in 2006 as one of 12 first-tier research universities in Taiwan, YZU has embarked on a strategic plan that will ensure that the university continues to inspire excellence in research, teaching and community service in the decades ahead. As a major intellectual and cultural focal point, the beautiful YZU campus is located at the centre of a high-tech corridor in northwestern Taiwan, approximately 30km south of the capital city, Taipei, and 12km east of Taoyuan International Airport. On campus, there are more than 420 faculty and academic staff and students from every corner of Taiwan and various foreign countries. One third of the students are in graduate programmes. The students and faculties are affiliated with five different colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Informatics, Management, Engineering, and Electrical and Communication Engineering.