About the university
National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has established itself as one of the top research universities in Taiwan. Currently NTHU has seven colleges, i.e., Colleges of Science, Engineering, Nuclear Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as well as Technology Management. In addition, there is a Commission of General Education to coordinate the basic education curricula for the entire university. NTHU has a student population of 12492,Among the student body, 6,293 are undergraduates, 6199 are in master programs and doctoral degrees. The University administration provides a stimulating and nurturing environment within which our faculty can offer quality teaching and conduct innovative researches. With the special funding obtained from the Ministry of Education, NTHU is upgrading her teaching and research with the goal of ascending onto the rank of world leading universities.
College of Science
The College of Science includes the Departments of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, as well as the Institutes of Statistics and Astronomy. In addition, there is an Interdisciplinary Program of Sciences and a Science and Technology of Synchrotron Light Source M.S. and Ph.D. Programs supported by the College of Nuclear Science.
The College is a leading center of fundamental scientific research in Taiwan with strong international reputation. Several alumni have emerged as world famous scholars, including 1957 Physics Nobel Laureate C. N. Yang, 1986 Chemistry Nobel Laureate Y. T. Lee and Harvard Bill Gates Chair Professor H. T. Kung. Faculty members often receive major awards from the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education. The College is equipped with excellent libraries and research facilities. Many national research organizations are situated on or nearby the campus, including the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, National Center for High-Performance Computing, Hsinchu Science Park, National Space Organization, and Industrial Technology Research Institute. The National Center for Theoretical Sciences and the Physics Research Promotion Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology are also located on campus and have close interaction with the College.
The College provides balanced educational programs to enrich the students' experiences, so that the students are well-prepared for future professional career or academic research. Most departments also provide quality training for gifted high school students and the re-education of high school teachers.
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering has an external research budget of over NTD 400 million. We value cooperation and integration between departments. To strengthen innovative research and to reinforce university-industry collaborations, we have an industry liaison system and apprentice program. Research and instruction emphasize nano technology, biotechnology, energy and science technology, and high-tech manufacturing. We continue to improve the instruction in fundamental engineering courses as well as cross disciplinary collaborations.
Disciplines under College of Engineering include: Chemical Engineering, Power Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Interdisciplinary Program, Nanoengineering and Microsystems, Biomedical Engineering. Graduate programs available include: Advanced Energy program, International Graduate program, IEEM Professional Mater’s Program.
Research centers under College of Engineering include: Enterprise Logistics and E-business center, Quality Research center, Advanced Packaging Research center, Advanced Opto-Mechatronic Technologies.
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Founded in 1998, initially the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) consisted of two departments and one institute, the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Institute of Electronics Engineering. In 1999, the Institute of Communications Engineering was established in response to the national need for high speed communication systems and internet technologies. The Institute of Information Systems and Applications was added in 2001 to foster a group of interdisciplinary IT professionals. The Institute of Photonics Technologies was formed in 2003 to nurture engineers for the rapid growth of the photonic industry in Taiwan. In 2008, an Interdisciplinary Program of EECS was set up to provide training in both Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, with the hope of cultivating a group of engineering leaders with an expanded vision.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences was established in 1984, the fourth academic college at National Tsing Hua University. The college promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among humanities and social sciences, is currently composed of three undergraduate departments and programs and eight graduate institutes. We encourage our faculty to conduct advanced forefront researches as well as to engage in all kinds of activities to further develop our society.
The college aims to cultivate future leaders in the field of humanities and social sciences, emphasizing theory and practice. We therefore assist our students to think globally, to develop a team work spirit, and to live with passion, responsibility and dependability.
Commission of General Education
The Commission of General Education" ( CFGC) was established in 1995, as the first college-level organization among universities in Taiwan to offer students interdisciplinary courses under general education.
The mission of the Commission is to ensure that NTHU students can receive sponsor academic training and are able to study in a balanced learning atmosphere to expand their horizon, increase awareness of public affairs, and become contributing member of society.
There are six subordinate units under the Commission, which are "Center for General Education", "Center for Teacher Education", "Physical Education Office", "Military Education Office", "Arts Center"and "Institute of Learning Sciences".
College of Life Science
The Department of Life Science is home to some of Taiwan’s finest researchers and educators, all sharing the same passion for equipping undergraduate students for advanced studies and helping them succeed. The undergraduate curriculum covers many aspects of biology, such as cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, physical biochemistry, bioinformatics, structural biology, genomics and proteomics. Advanced students may also register for graduate-level courses. The Department also encourages its students to actively engage in research, by conducting independent research projects at the laboratory of their choice. Students entering their senior year are encouraged to participate in summer research programs at outstanding laboratories abroad or to study abroad via short-term international student exchange programs.
College of Nuclear Science
Established in 1974, the College of Nuclear Science is the sole educational and research institution focusing on the peaceful applications of nuclear power in Taiwan. The College's mission is to offer the most up-to-date multidisciplinary programs so that graduates will be equipped with comprehensive knowledge in science and engineering. The College of Nuclear Science currently comprises the Department of Engineering and System Science (ESS), the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences (BMES), the Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Science (NES), and Interdisciplinary Program of Nuclear Science (IPNS). Both Departments offer programs leading to B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, while the Institute offers programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees on Nuclear Engineering and Science. The IPNS Program, a dual specialties design, allows students to specialize in energy and environment and in another filed of their choice.
College of Technology Management
Founded in 2000, the College of Technology Management (CTM) is the first of its kind in Taiwan. Benefiting from National Tsing Hua University's strength in science and engineering, CTM attempts to integrate this strength with corporate connections and state-of-the art management curriculum. CTM is an interdisciplinary business school dedicated to high academic standards with approximately 65 full-time faculty members and 1,400 students ( 900 undergraduate and 500 graduate students).
Since American Secretary of State John Hay suggested that the US$30 million plus Boxer Rebellion indemnity money paid to theUnited States was excessive, in 1909, President Roosevelt then obtained congress approval to reduce the Qing Dynasty indemnity payment by $10.8 million USD, on the condition that the said fund was to be used as scholarship for Chinese students to study in the United States. Using this fund, the Tsinghua College (清華學堂 Qīnghuá Xuétáng) was established in Beijing, China, on 22 April 1911 on the site of a former royal garden belonging to a prince. It was first a preparatory school for students later sent by the government to study in the United States. The faculty members for sciences were recruited by the YMCA from the United States and its graduates transferred directly to American schools as juniors upon graduation. In 1925, the school established its College Department and started its research institute on Chinese Study.
In 1928, the authority officially changed its name to National Tsing Hua University (NTHU). During the Second World War in 1937, Tsinghua University with Peking University and Nankai University, merged to form Changsha Temporary University in Changsha, and later National Southwestern Associated University in Kunming of Yunnan province. After the war, Tsinghua moved back to Beijing and resumed its operation.
During the Sino-Japanese War, the library lost 200,000 of a total of 350,000 volumes.
In 1956, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) was reinstalled on its current campus in Hsinchu, Taiwan.Since its reinstallation, NTHU has developed from an institute focusing on Nuclear Science and Technology to that of a comprehensive research university offering degrees programs ranging from baccalaureate to doctorate in science, technology, engineering, humanities and social sciences, as well as management. NTHU has been consistently ranked as one of the premier universities in Taiwan and is widely recognized as the best incubator for future leaders in industries as well as academics. Such stellar records are particularly exemplified by the outstanding achievements of alumni, including two Nobel laureates in physics Dr. Chen-Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee, one Nobel laureate inchemistry Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee and one Wolf Prize winner in mathematics Dr. Shiing-Shen Chern.
In recent decades, the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan has had increasingly close ties with the Tsinghua University on the mainland. Of all universities on Taiwan, the NTHU has arguably one of the strongest cooperations with universities in mainland China in academic research, projects, and with the creation of programs such as the "Center for Contemporary China
- Institutional Accreditation or Recognition: Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan)
- Year of first Accreditation:1956
- NTHU is generally considered to be one of the best universities in Taiwan.
- In 2012, ranking of world universities by Times Higher Education put National Tsing Hua University on the rank of 226-250 in the world.
- 2010 also saw QS World University Rankings put National Tsing Hua University 196th overall.
- The individual subject rankings from QS rankings were: 238th in Arts & Humanities, 67th in Engineering & IT, 197th in Life Sciences & Biomedicine, 171st in Natural Sciences, and 256th in Social Sciences.
- Nature Publishing Index gives NTHU the 3rd rank in Taiwan
There are approximately 150 clubs at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU). They can be classified into nine categories including academic, skills, music, services, sports, art, student associations, general clubs and functional clubs. These student clubs provide opportunities for students to develop their intellectual, social and leadership skills. Here is the Introduction of the clubs at NTHU:
NTHU Art Clubs
- NTHU Calligraphy Club
- NTHU Photo Club
- NTHU Folkdance Club
- NTHU Anime Club
- NTHU Drama Club
- NTHU Pop Dance Club
- NTHU Ball Dance Club
- NTHU Dance Workshop
- NTHU Color-guard
- NTHU Style Club
- NTHU Deportment and Etiquette Club
- Chinese Institute of Engineer
- NTHU Astroclub
- Wisdom Bell Buddism Club
- AIESEC in Taiwan NTHU Local Committee
- Heart Chan Club
- Nature Conservation Association
- Morning Star Club
- Faith Hope Love Fellowship
- Teenagers Leadership Practice Club
- Campus Crusade for Christ Fellowship
- Koinona Christian Fellowship
- Gender Studies
- The Clubs of Science and the Soul
- Buddist Enlightment Club
- NTHU MOTOR CLUB
- By Liberal Gender
- Love Service in Taiwan
- We style
- Tsing Hua International Community (TICO)
- Tsing Hua International Start-up
NTHU Service Clubs
- NTHU Science Service Club
- NTHU Aboriginal Culture Club
- NTHU Rover Scout
- NTHU Group Game Club
- NTHU Wen Fu Club
- NTHU Why You Club
- NTHU BlueSky Club
- NTHU Torch Serice Association
- NTHU Happy Children Club
- NTHU Love Club
- NTHU Tzu Chi Young Club
- NTHU Care Life Club
- NTHU Friendship Ambassador Association
- NTHU Education Equality Club
- NTHU Bliss and Wisdom Youth
- NTHU Skill Clubs
- NTHU Debating Club
- NTHU Bridge Club
- NTHU Herb Club
- NTHU Cook Club
- NTHU Chinese Chess Club
- NTHU Beverage-Art Research Club
- NTHU Go Club
- NTHU Board Game Club
- NTHU Chess Club
NTHU Music Clubs
- NTHU Chinese Music Club
- NTHU Gu Jeng Club
- NTHU Wind Band
- NTHU Strings Club
- NTHU Piano Club
- NTHU Harmonica Club
- NTHU Guitar Club
- NTHU Echo
- NTHU Glee Club
- NTHU Chinese Drum Club
Sports and Recreation
NTHU offers over 150 student-run clubs. Each club is oriented towards strengthening student’s intellectual, social and leadership abilities and is available in the following groupings:
- Student Associations,
- Crafts and Skills,
- Music and Entertainment,
- General, and Functional Teams.
The famous Meichu Games are the pinnacle of campus athletics. This is an annual competition between NTHU and her neighbor, National Chiao Tung University. Competitions in dozens of events keep the rivalry alive and fun!
NTHU cherishes its students and community, taking great care to provide ample fitness and wellness outlets. Through stunning facilities such as the gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, ball courts, track and field, we encourage our students, faculty and staff to take full advantage of all provided.
- There are twenty-one dormitories on campus, with the capability to accommodate 6,000. The majority of our faculty members also live on campus providing students easy access to their mentors outside of the classroom. We believe instruction cannot be confined to the classroom or laboratory. We strive to provide a stimulating environment where teachers and students can freely interact to exchange ideas and information.
Health Care and Counselling Services
- A University Clinic, affiliated with Hsinchu Mackay Memorial Hospital, is conveniently located on campus where first aids and general medical services are provided by a team of physicians and health care specialists at a reasonable cost.
- To promote and maintain mental wellness, NTHU offers counseling services to students, faculty and staff members at the University Counseling Center. The University clinic and Counseling Center also provide educational programs for all members of the NTHU family to enrich their quality of life.
NTHU is a renowned research and comprehensive university in Taiwan. It has the highest rate of faculty winning national academic accolades and its faculty publications are cited the most. NTHU has established strategic partnerships with more than 200 universities globally.Also it provides ample financial aids to support its students.