NCKU / National Cheng Kung University
Tainan Taiwan

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) reaches out from the historic city of Tainan in Taiwan. It is a university with a pragmatic academic climate, solid research strengths, an international learning environment, interdisciplinary innovation, effective academia-industry cooperation and a pragmatic approach to issues. It is a school that actively exerts a positive influence in many areas of endeavor while simultaneously embracing the world.


NCKU’s practical academic climate is conducive to the steadfast pursuit of knowledge and truth. Since its foundation, NCKU has undergone tremendous transformation and growth. Today the school comprises 10 colleges: Engineering; Management; Liberal Arts; Sciences; Medicine; Social Science; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Planning and Design; Bioscience and Biotechnology; and Computing. Within these colleges there are 43 undergraduate programs, 36 independent graduate institutes and nine degree programs. In 2018, NCKU launched an initiative called College X intended to cultivate innovative interdisciplinary learning, teaching, and research in order to quickly adapt to the changing times. NCKU students originate from more than 80 countries. Currently, there are about 22,000 students enrolled at NCKU with the number of alumni reaching 190,000 globally.


NCKU embraces educational innovation, research excellence and social responsibility as the main axis to build a pioneering university with teaching, research and social responsibility as the vision for excellence.In addition to improving students’ domain knowledge, it also aims to equip students with language proficiency; knowledge of the world’s many cultural values; flexibility to adapt to any environment; and familiarity with the use of information technology.


NCKU has always been a national leader in terms of performance in industry-academia collaboration. Funding from such collaboration at NCKU reached NT$4.79 billion (£100 million) in 2019. NCKU has also achieved excellent performance in terms of income derived from intellectual property rights, and in terms of number of patents and utility models. NCKU’s results from collaboration with enterprise also lead the nation. In the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, NCKU ranked 16th in the world in terms of industry income per staff member. It was counted among the top 100 universities worldwide in the number of US patents approved from 2012 to 2019. The amount of technology transfer signing fees collected each year has exceeded NT$100 million for 11 consecutive years since 2009. NCKU is the only university in the nation to achieve such performance.


With effective interdisciplinary integration and outstanding academic achievement, and through its research centers, NCKU stays in close touch with social trends and developments. It assumes a core role in industry and public policy, social engagement and sustainable innovation, and its achievement in these are well recognized around the world.

Student Population 20,001+
Institution WEB site
Mailing Address No. 1, University Rd. , Tainan , Taiwan
TEL +886-6-2757-575
Agreement Signed Date
Institution ID 163
Update date 08/Sep/2021 16:04:35