National Sun Yat-sen University


National Sun Yat-sen University
This article is about the National Sun Yat-sen University located in Taiwan; see also Sun Yat-sen University in People's Republic of China and Moscow Sun Yat-sen University in the former Soviet Union.
National Sun Yat-sen University
國立中山大學
National Sun Yat-sen University
Motto 博學、審問、慎思、明辨、篤行(Chinese)
Established Founded 1924
Re-established November 12, 1980
Type Public (National)
President Hung-tung Yang (楊弘敦)
Academic staff -- full-time, -- part-time
Undergraduates 6,199
Postgraduates 4,116
Location Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Campus Urban
Affiliations Taiwan T4 Alliance
Website (NSYSU Home)
National Sun Yat-sen University
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

The National Sun Yat-sen University (traditional Chinese: 國立中山大學; simplified Chinese: 国立中山大学; pinyin: Guólì Zhōngshān Dàxué; Wade–Giles: Kuoli Chungshan Tahsüeh; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kok-li̍p-tiong-san-tāi-ha̍k)[1] is a public university located in Kaohsiung, Republic of China (Taiwan). The university is known as NSYSU (中山大學, Zhōngshān Dàxué).

In the territory, NSYSU is prestigious in Oceanography, Engineering, Business and Management programs, and the first one of AACSB accredited (2005) of Taiwan's National university. According to Times Higher Education (2010-2011), NSYSU ranks as the 163st university worldwide, and 21st in Asia (3rd in Taiwan).

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History

Dr. Sun Yat-sen

In 1923, two years before his death, the Founding Father of the Republic of China (ROC), Dr. Sun Yat-sen, established two universities, one civil and one military. The civil university was National Kwangtung University (國立廣東大學, renamed National Sun Yat-sen University in 1926), and the military university was Whampoa Military Academy. Both universities generated remarkable contributions and played an important education role in modern Chinese history.

After National Sun Yat-sen University was established in Canton, it had to move south due to the Sino-Japanese War. The university moved first to Yunnan, and later to Yuehpei. Finally, in 1945, the university settled back to its original campus in Canton, and schooling continued.

In 1949, the government of the Republic of China moved to Taiwan. The National Sun Yet-sen University (NSYSU) was meant to be re-established in Taiwan, but the right timing never came along until 1980, when Dr. Lee Huan established the university on its current campus at Hsitzu Bay in Kaohsiung City. Succeeding presidents Dr. Chin-chi Chao, Dr. Chi-Yuan Lin, Dr. Victor W. Liu, and current president Dr. Hung-tung Yang, all carried the tradition of nurturing the university's growth and development.

When it was established, the university had four departments, two graduate institutes, and 189 students. Today, the university has six colleges (Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Management, Marine Sciences, and Social Sciences) and over 9500 students, offering 18 undergraduate majors, 35 masters programs, and 26 doctorate programs. NSYSU has grown, and is now recognized as one of Taiwan's important research and learning institutions with international distinction.

Academic reputation

  • Times Higher Education
According to the Times Higher Education, NSYSU ranks as the 163st university worldwide, and 21st in Asia (3rd in Taiwan)(2010-2011).
  • THES - QS World University Rankings
According to the THES - QS World University Rankings, the National Sun Yat-sen University is within the world's 500 best universities, ranked at 401+(2009).
  • World TOP 1000 Business School

By "eduniversal.com":

http://www.eduniversal.com/business-school-ranking/country/taiwan/218
Taiwan Business School Level 2009 Recommendation Rate (per 1000) 2008 Recommendation Rate (per 1000) School
1 UNIVERSAL 186 ‰ 237 ‰ National Taiwan University - College of Management
2 TOP 93 ‰ 117 ‰ National Chengchi University - College of Commerce
3 EXCELLENT 136 ‰ 118 ‰ National Sun Yat-sen University - College of Management
4 EXCELLENT 120 ‰ 70 ‰ National Chiao Tung University - College of Management
5 EXCELLENT 109 ‰ 70 ‰ Taiwan Tech - School of Management
6 EXCELLENT 78 ‰ 61 ‰ Fu Jen Catholic University - College of Management
7 GOOD 35 ‰ 10 ‰ National Cheng Kung University - College of Management

Academic Units

Statue of Sun Yatsen and Chiang Kai-shek
University tunnel
Main Campus

College of Liberal Arts

  • Department of Chinese Literature (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Department of Foreign Languages and Literature (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Department of Music (B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A.)
  • Institute of Philosophy (M.A.)
  • Department of Theater Arts (B.F.A., M.A.)

College of Science

  • Department of Chemistry (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Department of Physics (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Department of Biological Science (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Department of Applied Mathematics (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Institute of Biomedical Science (M.S., Ph.D.)

College of Engineering

  • Department of Electrical Engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Departmentof Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Department of Materials and Optoelectronic Science (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Institute of Environmental Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Department of Photonics (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Institute of Communications Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)

College of Management

  • Department of Business Management (B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.)
  • Department of Information Management (B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.)
  • Department of Finance (B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.)
  • Institute of Public Affairs Management (M.B.A., Ph.D.)
  • Institute of Human Resource Management (M.B.A., Ph.D.)
  • Institute of Health Care Management (M.B.A.)
  • Institute of Communications Management (M.B.A.)

College of Marine Sciences

  • Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Department of Marine Environment and Engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Institute of Marine Biology (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Institute of Marine Geology and Chemistry (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Institute of Applied Marine Physics and Undersea Technology (M.S.)
  • Institute of Marine Affairs (M.S.)

College of Social Sciences

  • Graduate Institute of Political Science (M.S.S., Ph.D.)
  • Graduate Institute of Sociology (M.S.S.)
  • Institute of China and Asia-Pacific Studies (M.S.S., Ph.D.)
  • Institute of Economics (M.S.S., Ph. D.)
  • Institute of Education (M.Ed., Ph.D.)
  • Department of Political Economy (B.A.)

College of General Education

International Exchange

Every year there are about 50 international exchange students that come to study courses, mostly management and business focused, in English and learn about Taiwanese culture as well as the Chinese languages. The university also has a separate language institute where fee-paying students can study Mandarin and Taiwanese. There are also around the same number of out-going exchange students each year to NSYSU's partner universities. NSYSU has an active International Student Association. In 2009-2010 well over 250 international students were members of the association at NSYSU, participating in over 20 student events. ISA has five key points: Student Services, Public Services, Social Events, Sports and Scholarship. The 2010-2011 International Student Executive Board will tentatively be elected in the fall of 2010 at NSYSU. The Office of International Affairs at NSYSU has traditionally monitored the election process.

Notable alumni

List in Chinese version

Honorary doctorate

Name Year Reason
Lien Chan 1995 the Vice-President of Taiwan
14th Dalai Lama 1996 Nobel Peace Prize winner
Yuan T. Lee 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner
Kao Ching-yuen 1997 Uni-President Enterprises Corporation CEO
Robert C. Merton 1998 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner
Lee Huan 1999 the Premier of Taiwan
Gao Xingjian 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature winner
Peter Raven 2001 an academician of National Academy of Sciences
Vernon L. Smith 2003 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner
洪銀樹 2003 建準電機工業股份有限公司 CEO
圖爾莫夫 2004 president of Russia FESTU
Chi-Huey Wong 2007 president of Academic Sinica

See also


References

  1. ^ The name of the university is translated using Chinese word order. By English grammar rules, it is Sun Yat-sen National University.

External links

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