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.