National Dong Hwa University

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National Dong Hwa University
Latin: Universitas Nationalis Donghwa
Other names
National Hualien University of Education
Type Public (National)
Comprehensive university


(Merged 2008 with National Hualien University of Education, founded 1947)
President Dr. Han-Chieh Chao (zh)
Vice-president Wei-Pang Yang
Academic staff
500+ (full time)
Students 10,154 (2017)
Undergraduates 7,659 (2017)
Postgraduates 2,495 (2017)
Location Hualien County and Pingtung County, Taiwan
23°53′38″N 121°32′37″E / 23.893906°N 121.543577°E / 23.893906; 121.543577Coordinates: 23°53′38″N 121°32′37″E / 23.893906°N 121.543577°E / 23.893906; 121.543577
Campus Shoufeng (Rural)
251 ha(0.97 sq mi)
Meilun (Urban)
12.26 ha(0.047 sq mi)
Pingtung (Rural)
0.74 ha(0.003 sq mi)
Colors NDHU Dark Green    
NDHU Golden    
Affiliations EUTW
Mascot Taiwan Native Pheasant
National Dong Hwa University
Traditional Chinese 國立東華大學
Simplified Chinese 国立东华大学
National Dong Hwa University

The National Dong Hwa University (abbreviated NDHU; Chinese: 國立東華大學; pinyin: Guólì Dōng Huá Dàxué)[1] is founded as a Public Research University located in Hualien County, Taiwan.
NDHU is a comprehensive research university considered the high prestigious university in Eastern Taiwan, and has the 3rd widest range of disciplines among universities in Taiwan, including the sciences, engineering, design, environment, law, arts, social sciences, education science, marine science, music, and business. The University consists of 8 colleges, 38 departments, 56 graduate institutes, some research centers, and serves over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

NDHU's main campus is located in upper-middle part of Hualien county, accommodating an area of 251 ha (0.97 sq mi). Shoufeng campus houses almost all colleges and research institutes except the College of Marine Science, which is located on the Pingtung campus.

In 2018, NDHU is ranked 184th among 400+ universities from 41 emerging countries and 801-999 among 1700+ universities around the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[2]


The name Dong Hwa signifies NDHU's East Asia location while inviting a poetic allusion to the image of flowers. The school colours are green and yellow. The mascot is a native pheasant.[3]


The present university results from the 2008 merger of two public institutions: the National Dong Hwa University founded in 1994 (today's Shoufeng campus in Shoufeng Township), and the National Hualien University of Education founded in 1947 (today's Meilun campus in Hualien City).[4][5]


The main Dong Hwa campus is located in Shoufeng township in the Papaya Creek Delta region of Hualien County. The campus sits just north of the Tropic of Cancer about 35 kilometers south of Taroko National Park and 15 kilometers south of Hualien City. Located on an alluvial plain ringed by mountains, the campus is known for its distinctive architecture and natural setting.[6] Occupying over 251 hectares, the Shoufeng campus is Taiwan's largest flat land university site.[7]

A 12.26-hectare campus operates in Hualien City's Meilun district on the Pacific Ocean coast.[7] Dong Hwa's College of Marine Biology is based at the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (NMMBA) in Chechung township in Pingtung County.


Dong Hwa serves over 10,000 students and confers undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in a comprehensive range of fields.[3][8][8] Major academic divisions include these:[8][9]

  • College of the Arts
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Indigenous Studies
  • Huashih College of Education
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • College of Marine Sciences
  • College of Environmental Studies
  • College of Management
  • Center for Teacher Education
  • Center for General Education


See also


  1. ^ The name of the university is translated using Chinese word order. By English grammar rules, it is Dong Hwa National University.
  2. ^ "EXPLORE RANKINGS DATA FOR NATIONAL DONG HWA UNIVERSITY". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2018-06-17. 
  3. ^ a b "National Dong Hwa University | Ranking & Review". 2014-01-20. Retrieved 2017-12-26. 
  4. ^ "認識東華 - 國立東華大學" (in Chinese). 2014-01-28. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  5. ^ "About National Dong Hwa University". Archived from the original on 2011-07-31. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  6. ^ "National Dong Hwa University - Hualien - Reviews of National Dong Hwa University - TripAdvisor". Retrieved 2017-12-26. 
  7. ^ a b "Locations - National Dong Hwa University". 2014-01-28. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  8. ^ a b c "校長及一級行政單位主管(學院主管除外)" (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2009-01-26. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  9. ^ "教研單位 - 國立東華大學" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-12-26. 

External links

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