National Dong Hwa University

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National Dong Hwa University
Latin: Universitas Nationalis Donghwa
Former names
Meilun campus: National Hualien University of Education
Type Public (National)

Founded 1994.

  • 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)

*97401 花蓮縣壽豐鄉志學村大學路二段一號 國立東華大學

Campus Shoufeng: Rural (251 hectares), Meilun: Urban (12.26 hectares)
Colors GreenYellow
Affiliations EUTW
Mascot Taiwan native pheasant
National Dong Hwa University
Traditional Chinese 國立東華大學
National Dong Hwa University.

The National Dong Hwa University (NDHU; Chinese: 國立東華大學; pinyin: Guólì Dōng Huá Dàxué)[1] is a national university located in Hualien County, Taiwan. Founded in 1994, considered the high prestigious university in Eastern Taiwan, it 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, and music. The University consists of 8 colleges, 38 departments, 56 graduate institutes, some research centers, and serves over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

In 2018, Times Higher Education ranked NDHU 184th among roughly 400 universities from 41 emerging countries and 801-999 among 1700+ universities around the world.[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 for General Education
  • Center for Teacher Education
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • College of Marine Sciences
  • College of Environmental Studies
  • College of Management


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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