National Taiwan University

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National Taiwan University (NTU, 國立臺灣大學, Hō-l-oē: Kok-lip Tai-oan Tai-hak, Tongyong Pinyin: GuóLì TáiWan DàSyu, Hanyu Pinyin: Guólì táiwān dàxu, Wade-Giles: Kuo2-li4 t'ai2-wan1 ta4-hsüeh2) is a university in Taiwan. The entrance examination score needed to enter NTU is typically the highest among universities in Taiwan, and using this ranking, it is widely considered the best university in Taiwan.

國立臺灣大學


© National Taiwan University

Motto: Cultivate your virtue; advance your intellect; love your country; love your people
President Chen Wei-Jao
School type Public
Religious affiliation Secular
Founded 1928 as Taihoku Imperial University; reorganized in 1945 as National Taiwan University
Location Taipei City, Republic of China
Enrollment 17,913 grad., 10,859 post-grad.
Faculty 1793 (full time), 1188 (part time)
Campus surroundings Urban (main campus)
Campus size 1.6 km² (Greater Taipei combined), 344 km² (Nantou County combined)
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History

The university was founded as the Taihoku Imperial University (臺北帝國大學) of the Japanese Empire in 1928. Following Taiwan's handover to the Republic of China in 1945, it was renamed the National Taiwan University and reorganized into six colleges and twenty-two departments. It has since expanded to 11 colleges, 52 departments, 82 graduate institutes and the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development.

Campus

The university has six campuses in the greater Taipei region (including Taipei County) and two additional campuses in Nantou County1.

Organization

A president heads the university, which is divided into the following colleges:

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • College of Social Science
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Bio-resource and Agriculture
  • College of Management
  • College of Public Health
  • College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Law
  • College of Life Science
  • Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development

List of presidents

Noted NTU Alumni

Noted NTU Faculty

  • Lee Teng-hui - professor of economics
  • Lien Chan - professor of political science, chairman of the Political Science Department and dean of the Graduate Institute of Political Science

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