University of Taipei

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University of Taipei
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Established August 2013 by the merger of Taipei Municipal University of Education (est. 1895) and Taipei Physical Education College (est. 1968)
Rector Dr Tai Hsia-Ling
Students 7,500
Location , ,
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University of Taipei
Traditional Chinese 臺北市立大學

University of Taipei (UT; Chinese: 臺北市立大學) is an institution of higher education in Taipei, Taiwan. It has two campuses in Taipei metropolitan area and is the only university under the administration of Taipei City Government.[2]

Established by the merger of Taipei Municipal University of Education and the Taipei Physical Education College in August 2013, University of Taipei can trace its roots into the late 19th century.[3]

Four UT faculty members had been invited to be Minister of Cabinet Office of Taiwan government, ROC and President of National Academy for Educational Research, representing UT's intellectual contribution to national policy of Taiwan. In 2013, UT received award from Springer for the top Taiwan institution with highest attention publication of the world in 2013, representing the strongest academic impact on international readership, leading ahead the rest of universities in Taiwan.[citation needed] Offering 53 bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs in 4 colleges, UT values international diversity, which greatly enriches global view of all students and sets a connecting platform of international career development for future leaders. UT seeks to exert far-reaching knowledge impact to the world on fields including art, humanity, science, education, public affair, and sport science.[citation needed]


University of Taipei library
Campus in Tianmu, Shilin District , Taipei

Prior to the merger, TMUE have 4,800 students enrolled and TPEC 2,700. Today roughly 7,500 students are enrolled in University of Taipei. The university currently consists of five colleges:

  • College of Arts and Humanities
    • Department of Chinese Language and Literature
    • Department of Social and Public Affairs
    • Department of History and Geography
    • Department of Music
    • Department of Visual Arts
    • Department of English Instruction
    • Department of Dance
    • Master's Program in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
    • Master's Program of Teaching of Social Studies
    • Research Center for Confucian Studies
    • Arts Center
    • Chinese Learning Center
  • College of Education
    • Department of Education
    • Department of Psychology and Counseling
    • Department of Early Childhood Education
    • Department of Special Education
    • Department of Learning and Materials Design
    • Graduate School of Educational Administration and Evaluation
    • Master's Program of Speech and Language Pathology
  • College of Science
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Physical Education
    • Department of Computer Science
    • Department of Applied Physics and Chemistry
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Earth and Life Sciences
    • Master's Program E-Learning
    • Science Education Center
  • College of Kinesiology
    • Department of Ball Sports
    • Department of Athletics
    • Department of Recreation and Sport Management
    • Department of Exercise and Health Sciences
    • Department of Aquatic Sports
    • Department of Martial Arts
    • Department of Sport Performing Arts
    • Graduate Institute of Sports Sciences
    • Graduate Institute of Sports Equipment Technology
    • Graduate Institute of Sport Pedagogy
    • Graduate Institute of Sports Training
    • Master's Program of Transition and Leisure Education for Individuals with Disabilities
  • College of City Management
    • Department of Health and Welfare
    • Department of Urban Development
    • Department of Urban Industrial Management and Marketing


The Main Campus is accessible within walking distance West from Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station of the Taipei Metro. The Tianmu Campus is accessible within walking distance East from Zhishan Station of the Taipei Metro.

See also


  1. ^ "校訓 (Chinese)". U. of Taipei. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. ^ "University of Taipei established". China Times. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  3. ^ "University History (in Chinese)". Retrieved 13 May 2014.

Coordinates: 25°02′10″N 121°30′50″E / 25.0361°N 121.5139°E / 25.0361; 121.5139

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