- National Cheng Kung University
National Cheng Kung University 國立成功大學 Motto 窮理致知
(Discover the truth, Devoted to knowledge.)
Established Founded 1931 Type Public (National) President Hwung-Hweng Hwung (黃煌煇) Academic staff 1323 Undergraduates 10,420 Postgraduates 9,843 Location Tainan City, Taiwan Campus Urban, 1.83 km² Affiliations Taiwan T4 Alliance Website (English) (Chinese) National Cheng Kung University Traditional Chinese 國立成功大學 Simplified Chinese 国立成功大学 Transcriptions Mandarin - Hanyu Pinyin Guólì Chénggōng Dàxué - Tongyong Pinyin Guólì Chénggōng Dàsyué - Wade–Giles Kuo2-li4 Ch'eng2-kung1 Ta4-hsüeh2 - Bopomofo ㄍㄨㄛˊ ㄌㄧˋ ㄔㄥˊ ㄍㄨㄥ ㄉㄚˋ ㄒㄩㄝˊ Min - Hokkien POJ Sêng-kong-tāi-ha̍k
National Cheng Kung University (traditional Chinese: 國立成功大學; simplified Chinese: 国立成功大学) is a national university in Tainan City, Taiwan. Its abbreviation is NCKU. In Chinese, its name is shortened to 成大 (Chéng Dà). Cheng Kung is named after Zheng Ch'eng-Kung, who defeated the Dutch and founded the Kingdom of Tungning in Taiwan.
NCKU is one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan, with a high reputation in science, engineering, medicine, management, planning and design. According to Times Higher Education- QS World University Rankings and Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, NCKU was ranked second or third among all universities in Taiwan. Many surveys throughout the years have shown that its students are most desired by Taiwanese companies. NCKU has 9 colleges, 40 departments, 82 graduate institutes, and 54 research centers, and it is also a major university, educational, and area-network center in Taiwan.
Currently, there are about 22,000 students at National Cheng Kung University in 9 colleges, 40 departments, 82 graduate institutes, and 55 research centers. Starting from 2006, the Ministry of Education has offered NCKU NT$1.7 billion annually for five consecutive years for its excellent academic performance and potential.
National Cheng Kung University was established under Japanese occupation in January 1931 as Tainan Technical College (臺南高等工業學校; from 1942 to 1945 臺南工業專門學校 ). After the end of Japanese occupation, the school name was changed to Taiwan Provincial Tainan Junior College of Technology (台灣省立台南工業專科學校), and then Taiwan Provincial College of Engineering (台灣省立工學院).
When the central government of the Republic of China moved to Taiwan in 1949, it was one of the three existing colleges in Taiwan. As the number of colleges expanded, it was upgraded to a provincial university in 1956, and then a national university in 1971. Former Minister for Education Wu Jin served as the first president of the new National Cheng Kung University.
NCKU has 11 campuses: Cheng-Kung, Sheng-Li, Kuang-Fu, Cheng-Xin, Tzu-Chiang, Ching-Yeh, Li-Hsing, Dong Ning, Kuei-Jen, An-Nan and Dou-Liou Campuses.
On January 12, 2011, the Y. S. Sun Green Building Research Center was inaugurated. It is the world's first green educational center as well as Taiwan's first zero carbon building. The 4,800 m2 (52,000 sq ft)-facility cost NT$30 million (US$4.41 million) to construct, far below the original NT$180 million budget. Natural ventilation, limited power usage, reduced window size, and energy efficient lighting all contribute to the building's carbon neutrality.
The university has 9 colleges:
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Social Science
- College of Management
- College of Sciences
- College of Engineering:The Department of Engineering has been established since 1931
- College of Medicine
- College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- College of Planning & Design
- College of Bioscience & Biotechnology
President Michael Ming-Chiao Lai (賴明詔) headed NCKU from 2007 to January 31, 2011.
- Shih-An Wang (1946–1952)
- Ta-Chun Chin (1952–1957)
- Cheng-Hsing Yen (1957–1965)
- Yun-Ping Lo (1965–1971)
- Chao Nee (1971–1978)
- Wei-Noon Wang (1978–1980)
- Han-Min Hsia (1980–1988)
- Jer-Ru Maa (1988–1994)
- Jin Wu (1994–1996)
- Ting-Chia Huang (acting) (1996-1996)
- Cheng-I Weng (1997–2000)
- Hung-Shan Weng (acting) (2000–2001)
- Chiang Kao (2001–2007)
- Samuel C. C. Ting, Nobel Prize laureate, attended NCKU prior to moving back to the United States
- Pai Hsien-yung and Cheng Nan-jung majored in engineering for one year in NCKU before they changed their interest to humanities.
- Chu Ching-wu, physicist
- Lung Ying-tai, essayist and critic
- Wang Chien-shien, politician
- Wu Po-hsiung, former Taipei Mayor, Kuomintang chairman
- Chung Laung Liu, computer scientist
- C. Y. Lee directed the design of Taipei 101, the world's second tallest, fully inhabited skyscraper.
- Lin Hsin-i, Chairman of the Industrial Technology Research Institute
- Yi-Bing Lin, Vice President of the Office of Research and Development at the National Chiao Tung University
- Tze-Chiang Chen, IBM Fellow, Vice President of Science and Technology at Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Research Division
- Ken P. Chong, director of the Division of Mechanics and Materials at the U.S. National Science Foundation
- Official website (in English and Traditional Chinese)]
- NCKU Office of International Affair
- NCKU's masters & PhD English international-business program website
- The international students in NCKU-Tainan website (not affiliated with NCKU)
- Spring Semester 2009: Application Instructions for International Degree Students
- Office of International Affairs, NCKU
- Three universities in central and southern Taiwan forge alliance
- ^ Mao, Huan-wen (2005-06-09). "Universities get opportunity to excel". Taipei Times. http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/07/09/2003262788. Retrieved 2008-03-21.
- ^ "Former Education Minister Wu Jin dies at 74". China Post. 2008-01-16. http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/2008/01/16/139270/Former-Education.htm. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
- ^ a b c "Quirky but efficient, Taiwan's first carbon neutral building opens". Focus Taiwan News Channel. 2011-01-13. http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aALL&ID=201101130012. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
- ^ Grace Kuo (2011-01-07). "NCKU completes Taiwan’s first zero-carbon building". Taiwan Today. http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=142419&ctNode=445. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
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