National Chengchi University

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National Chengchi University
(National University of Governance)
shape of Prunus mume in blue with Chinese Characters “政” and “大” inscribe in red.
Seal of National Chengchi University
Latin: Universitas Nationalis Chengchi
Other name
National University of Governance
Former names
Central School of Party Affairs
Central School of Governance
Central School of Cadre
National Central University of Governance
Motto 親愛精誠[1]
Motto in English
Harmony, Independence, Balance, and Preeminence[2]
Type Public, National University
Established Republic of China (1912–1949) Republic of China
May 20, 1927 (1927-05-20) in Nanjing
Academic affiliation
Association of National Universities, Republic of China
Endowment NTD 6,708,544,000.00
Officer in charge
Pan Wen-chung
(Minister of Education)
President Edward H. Chow
Vice-president Chen Shu-heng
Chang Chun-Chig
Provost Yu Nai-Ming
Founder Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang (1927)
 Republic of China (1947)
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 16,247[1]
Undergraduates 9,736[1]
Postgraduates 6,511[1]
Location Taipei, Republic of China
Campus Suburb, 103 ha (250 acres)[3]
Language Chinese and English
Colors Sky Blue, Earth Red, and Sun White
Athletics  Chinese Taipei University Sport Federation
Nickname Zhèngdà (政大)
Affiliations AACSB
Sports 21 varsity teams
Mascot Griffin
National Chengchi University
Traditional Chinese 國立政治大學
Simplified Chinese 国立政治大学
National Central University of Governance
Traditional Chinese 國立中央政治大學
Simplified Chinese 国立中央政治大学
Central School of Governance
Traditional Chinese 中央政治學校
Simplified Chinese 中央政治学校
Central School of Cadre
Traditional Chinese 中央幹部學校
Simplified Chinese 中央干部学校

National Chengchi University (Chinese: 國立政治大學; shortened as "政大") is a national research university, and the earliest public service training facility in modern China. First established in Nanjing in 1927, the university was subsequently relocated to Taipei in 1954. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious and prominent universities in Taiwan. The university, abbreviated as NCCU, specializes in arts and humanities, mass media, social sciences, management, politics, and international affairs programs.[2][4][5] It is the only publicly-funded university in Taiwan which provides courses in journalism, advertising, radio and television, diplomacy, and several languages which are not taught at other institutions in Taiwan. The name Chengchi (政治) means governance or politics, and refers to its founding in 1927 as a training institution for senior civil service for the Nanjing Nationalist government of China. The university has strong ties with Purdue University.[6] NCCU is ranked 172nd in the Economics and Business category in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Global Universities ranking.[7]


Former Campus Gate of National Central University of Governance in Nanjing
Campus Gate of National Chengchi University in Taipei

The school was established in 1927 in Nanjing, which was the capital city of China, as the Kuomintang's Central School of Party Affairs. In 1929, it was renamed to Central School of Governance, after the Kuomintang reunified China in the Northern Expedition campaign. The school was built on the basis of National Central University in Nanjing, which was the highest academic institution of Republic of China. In 1946, it merged with the Central School of Cadre, which was founded in 1944 by the Youth Corps of Three People's Principles in Chongqing. The merged school was named the National Central University of Governance, based in Nanjing. When the Nationalist government lost control of mainland China in 1949, the university's activities were suspended.

The university was reopened in 1954 as National Chengchi University in Taipei by the Executive Yuan, in order to meet the needs of civil service and the growing demands of higher education in post-war Taiwan. Initially only graduates students were admitted, but in 1955, undergraduate students began to be admitted. In 1960, the university awarded the first Doctor of Juridical Science degree in Taiwan. In 1964, the school initiated the first-ever Mandarin-based Chinese Master of Business Administration program in the world.

Traditionally, as a modern institution training for public servants, NCCU is considered one of the leading institutions of the Republic of China. Today, the school is one of the top universities in Taiwan, and it also has been elected as the "Aim for the Top University Project" sponsored school of the Ministry of Education.


NCCU has nine colleges, including colleges of Commerce, Communication, Foreign Languages and Literature, Education, Internaltional Affairs, Law, Liberal Arts, Science, and Social Sciences, encompassing 34 departments and 48 graduate institutes.[8][9]


NCCU's main campus is in the Wenshan District, in the southern part of Taipei. NCCU was awarded the first prize in the Taipei Urban Landscape Award for its campus planning by the city government of Taipei.[19]

Apart from the main campus, there are two branch campuses:

  • The Public & Business Administration Education Center on Jinhua Street (金華街) in Da'an District. (大安區)
  • The Institute of International Relations on Wanshou Road. (萬壽路)

The affiliated schools are:

  • Preschool on Section 2, Zhinan Road. (指南路)
  • Experimental Elementary School on Section 3, Zhinan Road. (指南路)
  • The Affiliated High School on Zhengda First Street. (政大一街)

One campus under construction:

Libraries, exhibition space, and sports centers

There are six Libraries on the main campus and one library in the Center for Public and Business Affairs Education.


  • Chiang Kai-shek Library, Main Library
  • Social Science Information Canter and Sun Yat-sen Memorial Library
  • College of Commerce Library
  • College of Social Science Library
  • College of Communication Library
  • Institute of International Relation Library
  • Center for Public and Business Affairs Education Library

Museum and Arts Center

  • Siwei Tang Auditorium 四维堂
  • Museum of Ethnology
  • NCCU Arts Center
  • Exhibition of Future Planning at Main Research Center

Sports Centers

  • Main Sports Center
  • Swimming Center
  • Tennis Court
  • Track and Field Stadium
  • Riverside Park
  • Health Park
  • Sports Park

Campus media

Voice of NCCU

There are an academic press, a community radio station, and a local newspaper agency located in NCCU.

  • Chengchi University Press
  • Voice of NCCU
  • University News

Partnership with the Health Care System

National Yang Ming University

In cooperation with the Taipei City Hospital System and National Yang-Ming University, the three institutions formed a Health Care system covering up medical education, healthcare, and management.

NCCU Health Building

  • Ground Level: Taipei City Hospital ChengDa Clinic
  • Second Level: NCCU healthcare center
  • Third Level: NCCU consulting center

International programs

NCCU provides a series of international programs taught in English:

  • International Master's Program of Business Administration (IMBA)
  • International Master's Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS)
  • International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS)
  • International Master's Program in International Communication Studies (IMICS)
  • International Master's Program in International Studies (IMPIS)
  • International Master Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES)


Commencement Ceremony

NCCU faculty and alumni include officials of international governmental organizations, representatives of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, officials of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, judges in Supreme People's Court, procurators in Supreme People's Procuratorate, the President of the Republic of China, the Vice President of the Republic of China, the president of Executive Yuan, legislators of Legislative Yuan and the president and the chief justice of the Judicial Yuan.[citation needed] NCCU alumni also include Olympic Games gold medalists.

Alumni Network

NCCU has several hubs globally for students and teachers of NCCU to stay in touch and connect with each other.

Domestic Asia and Oceania America and Europe
 Republic of China
 People's Republic of China

Head of state and NCCU

President of the Republic of China

Vice President of the Republic of China


NCCU has maintained partnership with 439 academic institutions globally, including exchange students programs, visiting scholar programs, and academic cooperation programs.[20]The partner institutions are in the following countries:

Domestic Asia Oceania Europe Africa America

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "About NCCU". National Chengchi University (in Chinese). Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b "About NCCU". National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  3. ^ "NCCU Campus". International MBA, College of Commerce. National Chengchi University. Archived from the original on 2015-12-23. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  4. ^ "National Chengchi University Rankings". QS Top Universities. London: QS Quacquarelli Symonds. 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  5. ^ "National Chengchi University, Taiwan (Exchange Program)". University of Connecticut. Mansfield, Connecticut. 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-12. National Chengchi University (NCCU), located in the capital city of Taipei, is a comprehensive public university, ranked first in Taiwan in the field of Social Sciences, Business, Communication and International Relations. It is also regarded as one the best places in Taiwan to study Mandarin. 
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  8. ^ "NCCU at a Glance". International Admission. National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  9. ^ "National Chengchi University (NCCU) Profile". Study in Taiwan. Taipei. 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  10. ^ "National Chengchi University College Of Commerce". Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking. Archived from the original on 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  11. ^ "EQUIS Accredited Schools". European Foundation for Management Development. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
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  13. ^ "National Chengchi University". Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  14. ^ "College of International Affairs". National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  15. ^ James G. McGann, Ph.D. (2017-01-26). "2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report" (pdf). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania. p. 61. 
  16. ^ "Institute of International Relations". National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  17. ^ "Center for Public and Business Administration Education". National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  18. ^ "Department of Diplomacy". National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  19. ^ "Taipei Urban Landscape Award recipients unveiled". Taiwan Today. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). 2014-11-20. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  20. ^ "Partner Universities of National Chengchi University". Office of International Cooperation. National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 

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