As one that has walked amongst history

In 2021, the NCKU celebrates its 90th anniversary. Nearly a century ago, in January 1931, the first decree issued by the Governor-General of Taiwan was to establish the Tainan Higher Industrial School of Governor-General of Taiwan. After several reforms, in 1971, the school is upgraded into National Cheng Kung University. Throughout its 90-year history, the NCKU has transformed and thrived – then known for its College of Engineering, the school has expanded its colleges to the fields of Science, Liberal Arts, Management, Medicine, Social Science, Biotechnology, Cross-disciplinary College X, and most recently to Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. Rooted in as a research university, with the current comprehensive array of colleges and research facilities, complemented with its diversified and innovative development, the NCKU is capable to present itself as a top university among the world.

Rooted in Southern Taiwan, the NCKU has been an institution of reliance and support during major crises and crucial industry development periods in Taiwan’s recent history. From the fields of engineering for the Ten Major Construction Project in the 70’s, to the fields of medical science such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the NCKU has been an enabler of constructive influence during the darkest hours of both Taiwan and the global scene. Prospectively, the NCKU aspires to become a university worthy of community adherence and of national presence.

1931 - 1940


10 years

1941 - 1950


20 years

1951 - 1960


30 years

1961 - 1970


40 years

1971 - 1980


50 years

1981 - 1990


60 years

1991 - 2000


70 years

2001 - 2010


80 years

2011 - 2020

Common Good

90 years

2021 - 2030


100 years