Oriental Institute of Technology traces its roots back to 1968, when the Oriental Academy of Industrial Technology was established. Mr. Yu-Ziang Hsu, the founder of Far Eastern Textile Group, aimed to meet the need of the economic growth nationwide, presented his version of a school based on the spirit of “Broaden Knowledge, Appreciate Virtue, Cultivate Talents, and Prosper Nation”. It is recognized as the nation’s first private two-year academy.
In 1973 the academy was renamed the Oriental Academy of Industry comprised four departments – Textile, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer.
In 2000 the academy was officially restructured to become the Oriental Institute of Technology under the authority of the Ministry of Education with the establishment and admission opened of its two-year college. One year later, the four-year college also began to enroll students.
Keeping up with the school’s motto of “Sincerity, Diligence, Thrift, and Prudence,” Oriental Institute of Technology adheres to the principle of “Creativity, Consideration, Communication and Cooperation” in anticipation of transforming the school into an industrial application school that integrates both technology and culture, innovation and quality, profession and common knowledge as well as theory and practice. Envisioning the future, by investing new facilities, recruiting competitive faculty, designing forefront courses, undertaking innovative research and enhancing teaching quality, we attempt to thrive and become the model of vocational education.