National Chung Cheng University

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National Chung Cheng University
Official Logo of National Chung Cheng University.gif
Motto 積極創新,修德澤人[1]
Motto in English
To innovate with earnestness; be virtuous with altruism[2]
Established 1 July 1989
Location ,
Campus rural

National Chung Cheng University (CCU; Chinese: 國立中正大學) is a national university in Minxiong Township, Chiayi County, Taiwan. CCU is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.[3]


The first public University founded after Taiwan's economic boom in the 1980s, National Chung Cheng University broke ground after the Executive Yuan passed the plan to build the university in 1986 in honor of the late president Chiang Kai-Shek and to develop higher education in the Yun-lin, Chia-yi, and Tainan areas. It was officially founded on July 1, 1989 with Dr. Lin Ching-Jiang being the first president of the University. During the early stage of the University, five colleges were set up: the College of Humanities, the College of Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Management.

Dr. Cheng Kuo-Shung, who served a term of three years from October 21, 1996 to October 21, 1999, was the 2nd University President in CCU history. During his tenure, the College of Law and the College of Education were founded in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Altogether, the University currently consists of seven Colleges offering 29 Undergraduate Programs, 44 Master Programs, 29 Ph.D. Programs, 17 in-service Graduate Programs. The University has more than 960 faculty/staff members, and approximately 12,000 students.


The campus is located in the central part of Chia-yi County, 15 kilometers from the City of Chia-yi, which is approximately 250 kilometers south of Taipei. The campus occupies an open landscape of 132 hectares on a hill, with more than 200,000 trees of various species.

The Administration Building in the center of campus is sinuous, Chinese style step-pyramid. In front of it is a wide brick road leading to the main gate of the campus. The road is blocked to motorized traffic for walking and bicycling, a main route for students entering and leaving the campus. On the opposite side one finds another brick walkway bordered by trees and green spaces. This walkway leads to a brick piazza situated in front of the campus's main Auditorium, and opens to a circular water feature which is a common landmark and meeting place.

Facing the Auditorium is the Library and Information Building. It has more than 891,610 books, 7,315 periodicals and more than 1,212,927 microfilms, microfiches and CD-ROMs (2010.01.17 updated). Its Computer Center supports academic research, computer assisted instruction, on-line registration services, video-conferences, long distance learning, and other multimedia services.

The Gymnasium has two Olympic-sized swimming pools (one indoors and one outdoors), a roller-skating rink, bowling alleys, and indoor courts for basketball, volleyball, and badminton. In addition, it has rooms for Judo, weight-lifting and circuit training, indoor rock climbing walls, an outdoor Olympic track and field stadium, and ping-pong facilities. The campus also has a golf course with 20 fairways.

The Student Activity Center is situated by Tranquility Lake. The ground floor is bordered on one side by the Lake, on another by one of various cafeterias in the center, and on another by a wide staircase. This area is often the stage for various student group performances and activities.

The buildings for the seven Colleges are interspersed in a park-like campus, each with a unique architectural style, symbolic of its purpose and individuality. They all house various resting areas, student run cafes, and small courtyards.

Academic faculties

CCU is organized into seven colleges: Education, Engineering, Humanities, Law, Management, Sciences, and Social Sciences.[4] The National Chung Cheng University Library is located on the Minxiong campus.

University Ranking

University rankings
ARWU World[5] NA (2018)
THE World[7] 1001+ (2019)
QS World[6] 801-1000 (2019)
Times Asia[9] 301-350 (2019)
QS Asia[8] 173 (2019)

CCU is considered in the top 8 universities in Taiwan in Scienece, Technology and Engineering.

The QS World University Rankings (2019) placed it at 801-1000 worldwide.[10] Meanwhile, CCU ranked 995th in the world (2019) in the Webometrics_Ranking_of_World_Universities.[11] USNEWS (2019) placed CCU 1121st in the world.[12]

In popular culture

CCU is notable for being the location of the Taiwanese television drama Meteor Garden.[13][14]

See also


  1. ^ "認識中正 (Chinese)". Nat'l Chung Cheng U. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "University Motto". CCU. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "AACSB-Accredited Business Schools & Universities | Official Listing". Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "National Chung Cheng University". CCU. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018
  6. ^ 2019 QS World University Rankings
  7. ^ 2019 THES World University Rankings
  8. ^ 2019 QS Asia University Rankings
  9. ^ 2019 THES World University Rankings
  10. ^ "National Chung Cheng University (CCU)". QS.
  11. ^ "National Chung Cheng University". WRWU.
  12. ^ "National Chung Cheng University". US News.
  13. ^ Chiayi school a popular photo shoot site - Taipei Times (May 31, 2014)
  14. ^ "Fan girls embark on their own 'Meteor Garden' tour" - Manila Bulletin (June 27, 2017, 12:15 AM)

External links

  • National Chung Cheng University
  • 中正大學新聞's channel on YouTube
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