National Taichung University of Science and Technology

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National Taichung University of Science and Technology
國立臺中科技大學
國立臺中科技大學.jpg
National Taichung University of Science and Technology
Former names
National Taichung Institute of Technology, National Taichung Nursing College
Motto 遠大密微 yuǎn dà mì wéi[1]
Motto in English
Broad, Dense, and Micro
Type Public (National)
Established

Founded 1919 as Taichung Public School of Commerce in Taiwan

Merged with National Taichung Nursing College in 2011
President Lee, Tsung-Po (李淙柏)
Academic staff

Full Time: 413

Total: 986
Students 15,916
Undergraduates 15,274
Postgraduates 424
Location Bei, Taichung, Taiwan
24°09′00″N 120°40′59″E / 24.150°N 120.683°E / 24.150; 120.683Coordinates: 24°09′00″N 120°40′59″E / 24.150°N 120.683°E / 24.150; 120.683
Campus Urban, 14.66012 hectacres[2] (San-min and Min-sheng Campus Combined)
Website www.nutc.edu.tw/bin/home.php
National Taichung University of Science and Technology
Traditional Chinese 國立臺中科技大學

National Taichung University of Science and Technology (NTCUST; Chinese: 國立臺中科技大學) is a technical vocational university located in North District, Taichung, Taiwan. In Taiwan it is also known as 台中科大 (tái zhōng kē dà). The university began as two separate universities, National Taichung Institute of Technology (國立台中技術學院) and National Taichung Nursing College (國立台中護理專科學校). The two schools merged on December 1, 2011 to form National Taichung University of Science and Technology. The San-min campus is located on Sanmin Rd. near Yizhong Street shopping area,[3] while the Min-sheng campus, where the College of Health is located, is down the same road near Taichung Hospital. The academic division of the university is composed of five colleges and one committee.

History

National Taichung Institute of Technology

National Taichung Institute of Technology (NTIT; Chinese: 國立台中技術學院) was founded as "Taichung Public School of Commerce in Taiwan" in 1919 under the Japanese occupation of Taiwan. During this period the school went through a lot of development; new buildings were constructed and focus was placed on developing business professionals at the school. After the end of Japanese occupation, the school was changed to a provincial vocational high school in commerce in 1945. In 1963, the school was upgraded to a junior college. In 1999, the school became National Taichung Institute of Technology (NTIT) and began to award undergraduate degrees to students, with master's degrees beginning in 2003 and more recently, after merging with National Taichung Nursing College in December 2011, the school became a comprehensive public university in science and technology.[4]

National Taichung Nursing College

National Taichung Nursing College

National Taichung Nursing College (Chinese: 國立臺中護理專科學校) was founded in 1955 as Taiwan Provincial Senior Nursing College, with a 3-year nursing program. In 1997 the college acquired 8 hectares of land in Nantun District. In 2002, the college was named National Taichung Nursing College. After the merging with National Taichung Institute of Technology, the nursing college became known as National Taichung University of Science and Technology Minsheng Campus.[5]

National Taichung University of Science and Technology

With the approval of The Executive Yuan, NTIT merged with the National Taichung Nursing College and assumed the name of the National Taichung University of Science and Technology (NTCUST) on December 1, 2011.[6] With the inauguration ceremony taking place on December 19, 2011.[7] After the merger, NTCUST will begin its next phase of growth. Starting from 2013, NTCUST will enter the second stage of its four-year university development planning. The university will actively focus on advancing its faculty research performances, facility renovation, moreover expanding its industrial-academic cooperation and international academic partnerships.

Campus

The university consists of 2 campuses: the San-min Campus and the Ming-sheng Campus; the two are about a 10-minute drive apart from each other. The College of Health is located at the Min-sheng Campus while the other four colleges are located in the San-min Campus. The on-campus dormitories are divided by gender, with a total capacity of 1,382 students.

Library

Library facilities are located in the newly built Zhong Shang Building (中商大樓). The library currently houses: 279,030 Chinese publications, 49,030 Western language publications, 638,052 electronic publications, 13,562 audio/visual publications, 1,942 current periodicals & newspapers, and 17,415 bound periodicals.

Academics

The university consists of 5 colleges and 1 committee: College of Business, College of Design,College of Languages and Language Applications, College of Information and Distribution Science,College of Health, and Holistic Education Committee.[8] There are 20 undergraduate programs and 11 masters programs with an enrollment of almost 16,000 students. The university has 986 full-time and adjunct faculty, among whom 55 are full-time professors and 145 are full-time associate professors. The average student-faculty ratio is 24 to 1. NTCUST has more than 170,000 alumni from all of the academic units, with many well known business and industry professionals in Taiwan.

Student Life

There are 13 Student Councils organized by students of different Departments, as well as 44 student clubs from different interests including academic, art and skills, community service, and sports.[9]

International Collaboration

NTCUST has established academic relationships with many universities and academic institutions around the world.[10] Every year, NTCUST has sent students who receive grants from the Taiwan Ministry of Education to sister universities for exchange studies or short-term study-abroad programs.

 Mainland China - Hebei University, Jimei University, Xiamen University of Technology, Zhangzhou City University, XiaMen HuaXia, Vocational College, Fudan University, Xiamen University, Fuzhou University Zhicheng College, Xiamen City University,[11] Soochow University, Beijing Vocational College of Finance and Commerce, Jiangsu Normal University, Shandong Normal University, Quanzhou Normal University, Capital University of Economics and Business

 Vietnam - Tay Do University, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamese-German University, College of Foreign Economic Relations

 Malaysia - Oasis College

 Japan - Yasuda Women's University, Osaka University of Economics, Osaka Sangyo University, Meijo University, Sapporo University, Fukui Prefectural University

 South Korea - Chonbuk National University, Chonnam National University

 Canada - University of Victoria

 United States - Owens Community College, Virginia Community College System, Oral Roberts University, University of Central Oklahoma, University Language Institute of Tulsa, Florida International University, Texas Tech University, University of Michigan-Flint

 United Kingdom - De Montfort University

  Switzerland - HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland

Photo Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "NTCUST History (in Chinese)". NTCUST. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Liao Shi Kuan. "NTCUST Management Result Investigative Report" (PDF). Ministry of Education (in Chinese). Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Yizhong Street Business District". Sinotour.com. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "National Taichung University of Science and Technology English PDF" (PDF). National Taichung University of Science and Technology. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "National Taichung University of Science and Technology History" (in Chinese). National Taichung University of Science and Technology. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "National Taichung University of Science and Technology (NTCUST) Introduction". Study In Taiwan. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "National Taichung University of Science and Technology Inaugurated, Starting New Reformation Model of Higher Technological and Vocational Education". China Times E-paper. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "List of Academic Departments" (in Chinese). National Taichung University of Science and Technology. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Student Club Website" (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "NTCUST Sister Schools". NTCUST Division of International Affairs. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sister School Meeting with Xiamen City University". National Taichung University of Science and Technology (in Chinese). NTCUST Department of Academic Development and Research - Division of International Affairs. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 

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