Built in 1966, NCKU Guangfu Campus Has Been Developing Free Spirited Students with Abilities to Think Critically
Considering that good campus environments help to create a positive learning climate, NCKU decided to plan the Guangfu Campus addition in 1966, so that the university could be home to more new colleges and departments and offer a spacious environment for these young learners. As the College of Liberal Arts and College of Business were located in this new campus, the students with majors of liberal arts and business management began to bring a different vibe to the university.
Compared to two other campuses, the Guangfu Campus boasts more outdoor spaces and a tranquil atmosphere. Since the completion of this campus, many students have been found taking a leisurely walk along the lake, contemplating under a tree or passing through the Minor West Gate, or discussing high-stakes topics on the lawn of Banyan Park. All NCKU students have enjoyed freedom and become independent thinkers under this circumstance since decades ago.
Due to the limited budget, the university decided to dig out a lot of earth surrounding the College of Liberal Arts (currently the building which houses the Dept. of History) so as to start the earthworks of a playground in 1970. The results were pretty satisfactory when the playground on the Guangfu Campus was successfully built, and a beautiful lake was renovated in front of the College of Liberal Arts for all to enjoy.
The spacious Guangfu Campus has brought positive energy to the university while helping students to be ambitious and open-minded and able to think critically. Our alumni have participated in industries and activities that contribute to society over the years.
The land was retrieved by Mr. Wan-Yuan Huang and used for the Guangfu Campus in 1966 (Picture by courtesy of Ms. Bi-Hsiu Huang)
An event held by the Dept. of Business Administration. The place where students danced together was turned into Cheng Kung Lake years later. (Picture by courtesy of the National Cheng Kung University Museum / the class book of class 1973)
Students at Cheng Kung Lake in 1973 (Picture by courtesy of the National Cheng Kung University Museum / the class book of class 1973)