The Ministry of Education of Taiwan places great emphasis on quality in higher education. Several innovative programs promote Taiwan’s international academic competitiveness. In addition, Taiwan’s strong technology sector guarantees high quality education in these fields and attracts students from developing countries to study bio-technology, semi-conductor technology, business, forestry, agriculture, animal husbandry, chemistry and so on. Taiwan’s infrastructure is advanced, and its law-enforcement and transportation, communication, medical and public health systems are excellent. In Taiwan, international students live and study in safety and comfort.
In Taiwan, ancient Chinese culture is uniquely interwoven in the fabric of modern society. Cell phones, luxury sedans and skyscrapers coexist with traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting, with tea culture and ornate temples, and with ancient holidays such as Chinese New Year, the Dragon Boat Festival and the Lantern Festival.
Under the trends of developing global economy, Taiwan has expanded its international trade market as Southeast Asia rises and global factories moved southward. With the advantage of Southeast Asia higher education market, NCNU superior foreign education continues to develop through foreign education and Southeast Asia education research; NCNU obtains the best Southeast Asia research institute, Southeast Asia research center and acquire numbers of students from Southeast Asia. NCNU will soon develop school-wide Southeast Asia featured education, cultivate NCNU graduates to expand international perspective and enhance students' international employment competitiveness.
Currently, we have about 6000 students and 500 faculties and staffs in the campus. Among the 6,000 students, there are more than 400 international students, representing about 20 different countries worldwide. Many of the international students are overseas Chinese students from, Macao, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Hong Kong and other areas. Each year, more than 100 students from China visit our campus as exchanges students. So the University is an exciting place to touch and learn about the diversified, and localized Chinese culture from different sectors of the world.
NCNU has a strong tradition of outreach and public engagement that goes back to the very beginning of the University. Many of our scholars and students address social and environmental issues by partnering with local communities. Each year our students provide more than 50,000 hours of community service through the required public service course managed by the General Education Center and various student organizations on campus. Due to its geographic location, NCNU campus suffered dramatically from the 921 earthquake. Together with Nantou citizens, NCNU faced the difficulties of reconstruction recovery, through the recovering process NCNU and Nantou citizens gradually developed a close bond. Shuishalian is nourished from its cultural, natural, and tourism richness, has developed into local care and recognize for its educational characteristics.
The University also offers a wide array of opportunities for a meaningful international experience. Many students choose to study abroad, conduct fieldwork, participate in an internship, or engage in service learning. This year, we have several international volunteer groups that went abroad to share their loves in various disadvantaged areas of India, Indonesia, North Thailand and Philippines.
In addition, our university also embraces the mission to bring educations to kids from remote areas and wish to offer them a solid academic foundation. In 1995, we have started an online tutoring project that helped 10 aboriginal kids in, Chun-Yang Tribe, which is about 2 hours of driving to the remote mountain areas. Some volunteer students in our campus helped those kids to learn Chinese, Math through one-to-one online tutoring.
In our online learning project, we develop certain synchronous online learning tutoring model using various advanced online multimedia conferencing technologies. The project has been appreciated by the society and the Ministry of Education, that kindly allocated much more funding and resources to promote and expand the project significantly. In this year, there are about 1500 college students, from 27 universities, have participated this project. About 1000 disadvantaged kids have been helped. Overall speaking, for the past 7 years, after the launch of this project by our University, more than 8000 college students in Taiwan have participated this project. More than 5000 disadvantaged kids have benefited.
Tuition at NCNU is more affordable than in other developed countries because of innovative government policies. International students do not have to pay high “out of country” tuition as required by many other international universities and colleges. To encourage promising students from foreign countries to learn Chinese, and pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in Taiwan, R.O.C. Government provides many kinds of scholarship.
We plan to be a comprehensive university with colleges of Humanities, Social, Education, Management, Technology, Biological Resources, establish an internationally renowned academic institute for Regional Studies on Southeast Asia, become a research and promotion center for advanced technology and cultivate the integration of multidisciplinary professionals and experts of Southeast Asian languages and overseas Chinese education.
College of Humanities
Department of Chinese Language and Literature (including Master’s and Ph.D. Program), Department of Foreign Languages and Literature (including Master’s Program), Department of Social Policy and Social Work (including Master’s and Ph.D. Program), Department of Public Policy and Administration(including Master’s and Ph.D. Program) , Department of History (including Master’s and Ph.D. Program) , Graduate Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (including Master’s and Ph.D. Program), Graduate Institute of Anthropology (Master’s Program), and Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese As A Second Foreign Language (Master’s Program).
College of Education
Department of International and Comparative Education (including Master’s and Ph.D. Program), Department of Educational Policy and Administration (including Master’s and Ph.D. Program), Graduate Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (Master’s program), Graduate Institute of Guidance and Counseling(including Master’s and Ph.D. Program) and Graduate Institute of Curriculum Instruction and Technology (Master’s Program)
College of Management
Department of International Business Studies (including Master’s and Ph.D. Program), Department of Economics (including Master’s Program), Department of Banking and Finance (including Master’s Program), Department of Information Management (including Master’s Program), Management and EMBA (Master’s program), Department of Leisure Studies and Tourism, and Department of Hospitality Management.
College of Science and Technology
Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering (including Master’s and Ph.D. Program), Department of Civil Engineering (including Master’s and Ph.D. Program), Department of Electrical Engineering (including Master’s and Ph.D. Program), Department of Applied Chemistry (including Master’s and Ph.D. Program), Department of Applied Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering (including Master’s program), Master/Ph.D. Program of Communication Engineering , Department of Electrical Engineering, and Master Program of Ｂiomedicine and Biomedical Technology, Department of Applied Chemistry.