National Chengchi University

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National Chengchi University
(National University of Governance)
國立政治大學
National Chengchi University Seal.svg
Seal of National Chengchi University
Latin: Universitas Nationalis Chengchi
Other name
National University of Governance
Former names
  • Central School of Political Affairs (中央政治學校)
  • Central School of Governance
  • Central School of Cadre
  • National Central University of Governance
Motto
親愛精誠 [1]
Motto in English
Harmony, Independence, Balance, and Preeminence [2]
Type Public, national university
EstablishedMay 20, 1927 (1927-05-20) in Nanjing
Academic affiliation
Association of National Universities, Republic of China
Endowment NTD 6,708,544,000.00
Officer in charge
Pan Wen-chung
(Minister of Education)
President Kuo Ming-cheng
Vice-presidentChu Mei-lie
Wang Wen-chieh
Provost Lai Tsung-yu
Founder Kuomintang (1927)
Republic of China (1947)
Academic staff
1,367 [1]
Administrative staff
179 [1]
Students16,247 [1]
Undergraduates 9,736 [1]
Postgraduates 6,511 [1]
963 [1]
Location, ,
24°59′13.17″N121°34′30.80″E / 24.9869917°N 121.5752222°E / 24.9869917; 121.5752222 Coordinates: 24°59′13.17″N121°34′30.80″E / 24.9869917°N 121.5752222°E / 24.9869917; 121.5752222
Campus Suburb, 103 ha (250 acres) [3]
LanguageChinese and English
Colors Sky Blue, Earth Red, and Sun White
(天青、地紅、日白)
AthleticsFlag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei University Sport Federation
Nickname Zhèngdà (政大)
Affiliations
Sports21 varsity teams
Mascot Griffin
Website NCCU.edu.tw
National Chengchi University
Traditional Chinese 國立 政治 大學
Simplified Chinese 国立 政治 大学
National Central University of Governance
Traditional Chinese 國立 中央 政治 大學
Simplified Chinese 国立 中央 政治 大学
Central School of Governance
Traditional Chinese 中央 政治 學校
Simplified Chinese 中央 政治 学校
Central School of Cadre
Traditional Chinese 中央 幹部 學校
Simplified Chinese 中央 干部 学校

National Chengchi University (Chinese : 國立 政治 大學 ; shortened as "政大") is a Taiwan-based national research university. The university is also considered as the earliest public service training facility of the Republic of China. First established in Nanjing in 1927, the university was subsequently relocated to Taipei in 1954. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious and prominent universities in Taiwan. [9] The university, abbreviated as NCCU, specializes in arts and humanities, mass media, linguistics and literature, social sciences, economics, management, politics, and international affairs programs. [10] [2] [11] [12] [13] It is the only publicly funded university in Taiwan which provides courses in journalism, advertising, radio and television, diplomacy, and several languages which are not taught at other institutions in Taiwan. The name Chengchi ( 政治 ) means governance or politics, and refers to its founding in 1927 as a training institution for senior civil service for the Nanjing Nationalist government of the Republic of China. The university has strong ties with academic institutions like Academia Sinica, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, National Taiwan University and National Palace Museum. NCCU is a member of the University System of Taiwan. [14]

Contents

History

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Heritage Campus Gate of National Central University of Governance in Nanjing
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Campus Gate of National Chengchi University in Taipei

The school was established in 1927 in Nanjing, which was the capital city of China, as the Nationalist Party of China's Central School of Party Affairs. In 1929, it was renamed to Central School of Governance, after the Kuomintang reunified China in the Northern Expedition campaign. The school was built on the basis of National Central University in Nanjing, which was the highest academic institution of the Republic of China. In 1946, it merged with the Central School of Cadre, which was founded in 1944 by the Youth Corps of Three People's Principles in Chongqing. The merged school was named the National Central University of Governance, based in Nanjing. When the Nationalist government lost control of mainland China in 1949, the university's activities were suspended.

The university was reopened in 1954 as National Chengchi University in Taipei by the Executive Yuan, in order to meet the needs of civil service and the growing demands of higher education in Taiwan. Initially only graduates students were admitted, later in 1955, the school started to offer places to undergraduate students. In 1960, the university awarded the very first Doctor of Juridical Science degree in the Republic of China. In 1964, the school initiated the first-ever Mandarin-based Chinese Master of Business Administration program in the world.

Traditionally, as a modern institution training for public servants, NCCU is considered one of the leading institutions of the Republic of China. Today, the school is one of the top universities in Taiwan, and it also has been elected as the "Aim for the Top University Project" sponsored school of the Ministry of Education.

In 2014, the Embassy of Japan in Taiwan listed NCCU as one of the seven well-known Taiwanese universities. [15]

In December 2019, NCCU has established its first overseas office in Bangkok, Thailand. [16]

Organization

NCCU has eleven colleges, including colleges of Commerce, Communication, Foreign Languages and Literature, Education, International Affairs, Law, Liberal Arts, Science, Social Sciences, International Innovation, and Informatics, encompassing 34 departments and 48 graduate institutes. [17] [18]

Campuses

NCCU's main campus is in the Wenshan District, in the southern part of Taipei. NCCU was awarded the first prize in the Taipei Urban Landscape Award for its campus planning by the city government of Taipei. [31]

Apart from the main campus, there are two branch campuses:

The affiliated schools are:

One campus under construction:

Libraries, exhibition space, and sports centers

There are six Libraries on the main campus and one library in the Center for Public and Business Affairs Education.

Libraries

Museum and Arts Center

Sports Centers

Campus media

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Voice of NCCU

There are an academic press, a community radio station, and a local newspaper agency located in NCCU.

Partnership with the Health Care System

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National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

In cooperation with the Taipei City Hospital System and National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, the three institutions formed a Health Care system covering up medical education, healthcare, and management.

NCCU Health Building

International programs

NCCU provides a series of international programs taught in English:

NCCU participates in the Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing Program of the Taiwan International Graduate Program of Academia Sinica, Taiwan's most preeminent academic research institution.

Alumni

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Commencement Ceremony

NCCU faculty and alumni include officials of international governmental organisations, such as the President of the Republic of China, the Vice President of the Republic of China, the president of Executive Yuan, legislators of Legislative Yuan and the president and the chief justice of the Judicial Yuan. NCCU alumni also include Olympic Games gold medalists.

Alumni Network

NCCU has several hubs globally for students and teachers of NCCU to stay in touch and connect with each other. In 2020, the world alumni association has been established to serve about 140,000 alumni globally. [32]

Greater ChinaAsia and OceaniaAmerica and Europe

Head of state and NCCU

President of the Republic of China

Vice President of the Republic of China

Partnership

NCCU is a member institution of University System of Taiwan. Globally, NCCU has maintained partnership with more than 470 academic institutions, including exchange students programs, visiting scholar programs, and academic cooperation programs. [33] The partner institutions are in the following countries:

China Asia and Oceania Europe Africa America

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