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National Taiwan
Taiwan
University (NTU; Chinese: 國立臺灣大學; pinyin: Guólì Táiwān Dàxué; colloquially, 台大; Táidà) is a national university in Taipei
Taipei
City, Taiwan. Considered the most prestigious university in Taiwan
Taiwan
and one of the top ranked universities in the world, it consists of 11 colleges, 54 departments, 107 graduate institutes and four research centers.[4] The University was founded in 1928 during Japanese rule as one of the Imperial Universities, the Taihoku
Taihoku
Imperial University. As an Imperial University, it is older than Imperial Osaka University
Osaka University
and Nagoya University. After World War II, Taiwan's government resumed the administration of the University, reorganizing and renaming it National Taiwan
Taiwan
University on November 15, 1945.[5] Notable alumni include Tsai Ing-Wen, the current President of the Republic of China, former presidents Lee Teng-hui, Chen Shui-bian
Chen Shui-bian
and Ma Ying-jeou, and Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
laureate Yuan T. Lee. NTU is affiliated with National Taiwan
Taiwan
Normal University and National Taiwan
Taiwan
University of Science and Technology as part of the NTU System. In 2016, there were 16,499 undergraduate and 15,284 graduate students.

Contents

1 History 2 Organization

2.1 University presidents

3 Academics 4 Campuses

4.1 Other university property

5 University rankings 6 Alumni 7 Notes 8 See also

8.1 Alliance

9 References 10 External links

History[edit]

NTU Central Administration Building

National Taiwan
Taiwan
University has its origins in the Taihoku
Taihoku
Imperial University (Japanese: 臺北帝國大學, Hepburn: Taihoku
Taihoku
Teikoku Daigaku) founded in 1928 during Japanese rule as a member of the imperial university system administered by the Empire of Japan.[5] The school's first president was Taira Shidehara (ja). The Taihoku
Taihoku
Imperial University began with a Faculty of Liberal Arts and Law
Law
and a Faculty of Science and Agriculture serving 60 students. The University was intended mainly for Japanese nationals; few Taiwanese students were admitted. The Faculty of Medicine
Medicine
and the Faculty of Engineering were added in 1935 and 1943, respectively.[5] After World War II, the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Republic of China (Taiwan)
government reorganized the school as an institution for Chinese-speaking students. The school was renamed National Taiwan
Taiwan
University on 15 November 1945 and Lo Tsung-lo was appointed as its president. The Literature and Politics division was divided into the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Law. Additionally, colleges of Science, Medicine, Engineering and Agriculture were established. Initially, there were six colleges with 22 departments. In 1945, student enrollment was 585.[5] In 1960, the night school was initiated on a trial basis, and in 1967 a new night school was established. In 1987, the College of Management was established, followed by the College of Public Health in 1993 and the College of Electrical Engineering in 1997. The College of Electrical Engineering was later reorganized as the College of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. In 1999, the College of Law
Law
was renamed the College of Social Sciences, and the Night Division and the Center for Continuing Education were combined to form the School for Professional and Continuing Studies. In 2002, the College of Agriculture was renamed the College of Bio-resources and Agriculture, and in 2002 a College of Life Sciences was added. Kuan Chung-ming
Kuan Chung-ming
was named university president-elect in January 2018.But soon after, he has been embroiled in plagiarism scandals, academic misconduct,and violations of civil code stipulating that Taiwanese public servants are not permitted to deliver lectures and involve in any Mainland(China)-related academic domain due to Taiwanese security concerns as a whole.The president-elect has yet to be sworn in as president of the institution since the higher levels of National Taiwan
Taiwan
University are still investigating these legal claims. Dr. Tei-Wei Kuo will continue to be in command of the university's highest organization until authorities have gotten to the bottom of these aforementioned legal claims. Organization[edit]

The original building housing National Taiwan
Taiwan
University Hospital in Taipei

The University has 11 colleges, with 54 departments and 107 graduate institutes, plus four university-level research centers. The total number of students, including those enrolled at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, has grown to over 33,000, including over 17,000 university students and 15,000 graduate students. The president heads the University. Each college is headed by a dean, and each department by a chairman. Students elect their own representatives each year to attend administrative meetings. University presidents[edit]

Presidents of Taihoku
Taihoku
Imperial University

Taira Shidehara (幣原坦): March 1928 – September 1937 Sadanori Mita (三田定則): September 1937 – April 1941 Masatsugu Ando (安藤正次): April 1941 – March 1945 Kazuo Ando (安藤一雄): March 1945 – August 1945

Presidents of National Taiwan
Taiwan
University

Lo Tsung-lo (羅宗洛): August 1945 – July 1946 Lu Chih-houng (陸志鴻): August 1946 – May 1948 Chuang Chang-kung (莊長恭): June 1948 – December 1948 Fu Szu-nien
Fu Szu-nien
(傅斯年): January 1949 – December 1950 Shen Kang-po (沈剛伯): December 1950 – January 1951 Chien Szu-liang (錢思亮): January 1951 – May 1970 Yen Cheng-hsing (閻振興): June 1970 – July 1981 Yu Chao-chung (虞兆中): August 1981 – July 1984 Sun Chen (孫震): August 1984 – February 1993 Kou Guang-hsiung (郭光雄): March 1993 – July 1993 Chen Wei-Jao (陳維昭): August 1993 – June 2005 Lee Si-Chen
Lee Si-Chen
(李嗣涔): August 2005 – June 2013 Yang Pan-Chyr (楊泮池): June 2013 – June 2016

Academics[edit] The University comprises 11 colleges: Liberal Arts, Engineering, Science, Social Sciences, Law, Bio-Resources & Agriculture, Management, Public Health, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Medicine, and Life Science.[6] NTU offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctorate degrees in many disciplines. NTU requires most of its undergraduate students to take a mandatory core curriculum, comprising Chinese, freshman English, physical education, and public service. The medical school in addition dictates each of its students to take philosophy and sociology classes as well as seminars in ethics and thanatology. Military training
Military training
is no longer an obligatory course for male students, but it is a prerequisite if they plan to apply to become officers during their compulsory military service. Students are able to select courses offered by any of the colleges; however, compulsory subjects designated for each major needs to be completed to be awarded a degree. A student must declare a major during college application, some majors are more competitive than others and require a higher national examination score. In recent years, medicine, electrical engineering, law, and finance have been the most selective majors. Most majors take four years to complete while the dental and the medical degree take six and seven years to finish, respectively. The International Chinese Language Program (ICLP), founded by Stanford University, is located at National Taiwan
Taiwan
University.[7] NTU is a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and the Association of East Asian Research Universities.[citation needed]. NTU also participates in several programs of the Taiwan
Taiwan
International Graduate Program of Academia Sinica, Taiwan's most preeminent academic research institution. Campuses[edit]

A lake in the main campus

NTU has a main campus in Da'an District, Taipei
Taipei
City and has additional campuses in Taipei, New Taipei
Taipei
City, Hsinchu County, Yunlin County, and Nantou County. The main campus is home to most college department buildings and administrative buildings. The University governs farms, forests, and hospitals for education and research purposes. The five campuses are:

Main Campus (113 hectares, located in Da'an District, Taipei) Shuiyuan Campus (7.7 hectares, located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei) College of Medicine
Medicine
Campus (located in Zhongzheng District) Yunlin Campus (54 hectares, located in Yunlin County) Zhubei Campus (22 hectares, located in Hsinchu County)

Other university property[edit]

Visiting professor residences (34 hectares, located on Yangmingshan, Taipei) University Farm (19.5 hectares, located in Xindian District, New Taipei
Taipei
City) Wenshan Botanical Garden (5 hectares, located in Shiding District, New Taipei
Taipei
City) Highland Experimental Farm (1,019 hectares, located in Nantou County) Experimental Forest Office (25.9 hectares, located in Nantou County) Experimental Forest (33,310 hectares, located in Nantou County)

University rankings[edit] NTU is widely considered the best university in Taiwan. The QS World University Rankings (2016–2017) placed it at 68th worldwide and 21st in Asia.[8] Meanwhile, NTU ranked 195th in the world (2017) and 15th in Asia
Asia
(2016) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[9] CWUR placed NTU 53rd in the world and 1st in Taiwan
Taiwan
in 2016.[10] U.S. News & World Report, in its 2017 ranking of Best Global Universities, ranked NTU 144th (tied) in the world and 14th in Asia.[11] With other peering references of academic ranking, NTU also releases NTU World Universities ranking annually on the Double Ten Day, the National Holiday of Republic of China.[12] Alumni[edit] See also: List of National Taiwan
Taiwan
University people

Yuan T. Lee
Yuan T. Lee
received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Ma Ying-jeou, former president of the ROC

NTU has produced many notable alumni. Tsai Ing-Wen, the current President of the Republic of China
President of the Republic of China
(Taiwan), as well as former presidents Lee Teng-hui, Chen Shui-bian
Chen Shui-bian
and Ma Ying-jeou, all graduated from NTU. Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
laureate Yuan T. Lee received his Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science
from the University. Notes[edit]

^ as Taihoku
Taihoku
Imperial University

See also[edit]

Taiwan
Taiwan
portal University portal

National Taiwan
Taiwan
University Hospital List of universities in Taiwan Education in Taiwan

Alliance[edit]

EUTW
EUTW
university alliance

References[edit]

^ "University Motto". National Taiwan
Taiwan
University. Retrieved 24 June 2014.  ^ "NTU at a Glance". National Taiwan
Taiwan
University. Retrieved 15 March 2015.  ^ "Service-Learning Asia
Asia
Network Members Directory". Lingnan University. Lingnan University. Retrieved 7 July 2017.  ^ "Office of International Affairs, NTU". National Taiwan
Taiwan
University. Retrieved 23 February 2017.  ^ a b c d "About NTU" ^ "Colleges & Departments - Academics - National Taiwan University". National Taiwan
Taiwan
University. Retrieved 23 February 2017.  ^ "About ICLP". ICLP of National Taiwan
Taiwan
University. Retrieved 25 August 2015.  ^ " QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings
2016-2017". Retrieved 23 February 2017.  ^ "Times Higher Education World University Rankings".  ^ "National Taiwan
Taiwan
University Ranking CWUR 2016". Retrieved 23 February 2017.  ^ "National Taiwan
Taiwan
University in Taiwan
Taiwan
US News Best Global Universities". Retrieved 23 February 2017.  ^ http://nturanking.lis.ntu.edu.tw/Default.aspx

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to National Taiwan
Taiwan
University.

Official website in English

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Taiwan
University

Facilities

Museum of Anthropology Museum of Archives Museum of Medical Humanities Museum of Zoology National Taiwan
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University Hospital National Taiwan
Taiwan
University Hospital Station National Taiwan
Taiwan
University Sports Center Workshop of Advanced Academy of Agronomy and Forestry

Organizations

International Chinese Language Program Labor Union of National Taiwan
Taiwan
University

Related

List of National Taiwan
Taiwan
University people

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Universities in Taiwan

List of universities in Taiwan

Public Universities, Institutes and colleges

National Universities

National Central University National Cheng Kung University National Chengchi University National Chi Nan University National Chiao Tung University National Chiayi University National Chung Cheng University National Chung Hsing University National Dong Hwa University National Ilan University National Quemoy University National Sun Yat-sen University National Taipei
Taipei
University National Taitung University National Taiwan
Taiwan
University National Taiwan
Taiwan
Ocean University National Tsing Hua University National United University National University of Kaohsiung National University of Tainan National Yang-Ming University National Pingtung University University of Taipei

Normal Universities

National Kaohsiung Normal University National Taiwan
Taiwan
Normal University National Changhua University of Education National Taichung University of Education National Taipei
Taipei
University of Education

Art and Sports Universities

National Taiwan
Taiwan
University of Arts Tainan National University of the Arts Taipei
Taipei
National University of the Arts National Taiwan
Taiwan
Sport University National Taiwan
Taiwan
University of Sport

Science and Technology Universities

National Chin-Yi University of Technology National Formosa University National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism National Penghu University of Science and Technology National Pingtung University
National Pingtung University
of Science and Technology National Taichung University of Science and Technology National Taipei
Taipei
University of Nursing and Health Science National Taiwan
Taiwan
University of Science and Technology National Taipei
Taipei
University of Technology National Yunlin University of Science and Technology

Institutes and Colleges

National Tainan Junior College of Nursing National Taipei
Taipei
University of Business National Taitung Junior College National Taiwan
Taiwan
College of Performing Arts

Open Universities

National Open University Open University of Kaohsiung

Private Universities, Institutes and colleges

Private Universities

Aletheia University Asia
Asia
University Chang Gung University Chang Jung Christian University Chinese Culture University China Medical University Chung Hua University Chung Shan Medical University Chung Yuan Christian University Chungyu University of Film and Arts Dayeh University Feng Chia University Fo Guang University Fu Jen Catholic University Hsing Wu University Hsuan Chuang University Huafan University I-Shou University Kainan University Kaohsiung Medical University Mackay Medical College Ming Chuan University MingDao University Nanhua University Providence University Shih Chien University Shih Hsin University Soochow University Taipei
Taipei
Medical University Taiwan
Taiwan
Hospitality and Tourism University Taiwan
Taiwan
Shoufu University Tamkang University Tatung University Toko University Tung Fang Design University Tunghai University Tzu Chi University University of Kang Ning Yuan Ze University

Science and Technology Universities

Chang Gung University
Chang Gung University
of Science and Technology Chaoyang University of Technology Cheng Shiu University Central Taiwan
Taiwan
University of Science and Technology Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science Chienkuo Technology University Chihlee University of Technology China University of Science and Technology China University of Technology Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology Chung Chou University of Science and Technology Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology Far East University Fooyin University Hsiuping University of Science and Technology Hungkuang University HungKuo Delin University of Technology Hwa Hsia University of Technology Jinwen University of Science and Technology Kao Yuan University Kun Shan University Ling Tung University Lunghwa University of Science and Technology Meiho University Ming Chi University of Technology Minghsin University of Science and Technology Nan Jeon University of Science and Technology Nan Kai University of Technology Overseas Chinese University Southern Taiwan
Taiwan
University of Science and Technology St. John's University Shu-Te University Ta Hwa University of Science and Technology Tainan University of Technology Taipei
Taipei
City University of Science and Technology Tajen University Takming University of Science and Technology TransWorld University Tungnan University Tzu Chi University
Tzu Chi University
of Science and Technology Vanung University Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages WuFeng University Yu Da University of Science and Technology Yuanpei University

Institutes of Technology and Colleges

Asia-Pacific Institute of Creativity Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health CTBC Financial Management College Dahan Institute of Technology Fortune Institute of Technology Lan Yang Institute of Technology Lee-Ming Institute of Technology Nanya Institute of Technology Oriental Institute of Technology Taipei
Taipei
College of Maritime Technology Tatung Institute of Commerce and Technology Tzu Hui Institute of Technology

Junior Colleges

Cardinal Tien College of Healthcare and Management Chung Jen College of Nursing, Health Science and Management Hsin Sheng College of Medical Care and Management Jen-Teh Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and Management Kang-Ning Junior College of Medical Care and Management Kaomei College of Health Care and Management Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College Min-Hwei College of Health Care Management Shu Zen College of Medicine
Medicine
and Management St. Mary's Medicine
Medicine
Nursing and Management College Tzu Hui Institute of Technology Yuh-Ing Junior College of Health Care and Management

Military and Police Academies

Military Academies

Air Force Institute of Technology Army Academy R.O.C. National Defense Medical Center National Defense University Republic of China
Republic of China
Air Force Academy Republic of China
Republic of China
Military Academy Republic of China
Republic of China
Naval Academy

Police Academies

Central Police University Taiwan
Taiwan
Police College

University Alliances

Present

Joint Private Medical Universities Admissions System University System of Taiwan Taiwan
Taiwan
Comprehensive University System European Union Centre in Taiwan University System of Taipei U12 Consortium

Defunct

Taiwan
Taiwan
Joint Normal University System Taiwan
Taiwan
University System University System of Formosa

Universities and colleges in Taiwan

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Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU)

China

Fudan Nanjing Peking Tsinghua USTC

Hong Kong SAR

HKUST

Korea

KAIST POSTECH Seoul National (SNU)

Taiwan

National Taiwan
Taiwan
(NTU) National Tsing Hua (NTHU)

Japan

Kyoto Osaka Tohoku Tokyo Tech Tokyo Tsukuba

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Association of Pacific Rim Universities

Australia Australian National Melbourne Sydney UNSW Canada British Columbia Chile Chile China Fudan Nanjing Peking Tsinghua USTC Zhejiang Hong Kong HKU HKUST Indonesia Indonesia Japan Keio Kyoto Osaka Tohoku Tokyo Waseda Malaysia Malaya Mexico Monterrey Institute of Technology UNAM New Zealand Auckland Philippines Philippines

Baguio Cebu Diliman Los Baños Manila Mindanao Open University Visayas

Russia Far Eastern Federal (FEFU) Singapore NUS South Korea Seoul National Korea Yonsei Taiwan National Taiwan Thailand Chulalongkorn USA Caltech Stanford California

Berkeley Davis Irvine Los Angeles San Diego Santa Barbara

Oregon USC Washington

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EUTW
EUTW
university alliance

The Headquarter

National Taiwan
Taiwan
University

North

National Chengchi University Fu Jen Catholic University Tamkang University

Central

National Chung Hsing University

South

National Sun Yat-sen University

East

National Dong Hwa University

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QS World University Ranking 2014 (Overall): Taiwan

1-100

Nat'l Taiwan
Taiwan
(No. 82)

101-200

Nat'l Tsing Hua (No. 199)

201-300

Nat'l Chiao Tung (No. 230) Nat'l Cheng Kung (No. 247) Nat'l Yang Ming (No. 295)

301-400

Taipei
Taipei
Medical (No. 363)

401-500

Nat'l Central (No. 401-410) NTUST (No. 411-420) Nat'l Sun Yat-sen (No. 461-470) Nat'l Taiwan
Taiwan
Normal (No. 481-490)

501-600

Chang Gung (No. 501-550) Taipei
Taipei
Tech (No. 551-600) Nat'l Chung Hsing (No. 551-600)

601+

Nat'l Chengchi (No. 601-650) NCUE (No. 601-650)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 136008754 LCCN: n90711929 ISNI: 0000 0004 0546 0241 GND: 1011973-5 SUDOC: 029586968 BNF: cb12118135p (d

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