LCI New Member: National Taiwan University 國立臺灣大學
NTU Brief History
NTU’s institutional predecessor was Taihoku Imperial University, founded in 1928 by the Japanese colonial administration. The first president was Shidehara Tan Tairaka Hiroshi. In 1945, the Republic of China won the war of resistance against Japan, and Taiwan was handed over to the Nationalist government of China. On November 15 of that year, Taihoku Imperial University was formally transferred to Chinese administration and renamed as National Taiwan University, with Dr. Tsung-lo Lo appointed as the first President.
NTU at a Glance
NTU Ranked 68th in QS World University Rankings 2022 and 113th in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. NTU is the highest-ranking university in Taiwan. Now, the university has 16 colleges, with 56 departments and 152 graduate institutes, plus over 50 national and university-level research centers. The total number of students, including those enrolled at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, has grown to over 32,000, including over 17,000 university students and 15,000 graduate students. Now, the number of graduate students at NTU almost equals the number of university students, which indicates that NTU has successfully been transformed into a research university.
NTU Global Engagement
NTU has over 600 partner universities in more than 65 different nations. NTU works with its partners on varying international programs, such as student exchange, dual-degrees, and joint research. NTU professors and students connect with counterparts from all over the world to engage in leading research on national and international levels and change the world. NTU welcomes over 5,000 international students each year, with diverse campus events including orientation, student clubs, the Azalea Festival, NTU Art Festival, and World Carnival contribute to the vibrant life on campus.
To hone NTU’s competitive edge in research and education, and to avoid unpredictable marginalization in the global arena, NTU is committed to the following: enacting comprehensive internationalization, elevating research and development capacity, establishing unimpeded enrollment venues for the underprivileged, and effectuating innovations in both learning and teaching. With these efforts, NTU aims to make strides and bring the prestige of NTU to a new height at the university’s centennial in 2028.