National Chiayi University was formed in February 2000 by merging two existing colleges in Chiayi, i.e., National Chiayi Institute of Technology (NCIT) and National Chiayi Teachers College(NCTC). The University now has seven colleges, which include 7 doctoral programs, 43 full-time master’s degree programs, and 38 undergraduate programs. NCYU is one of the oldest and largest universities in the southern part of Taiwan.
The University comprises four campuses and a practicum forest, for a total land mass of 285.32 hectares. The four campuses include the Lantan Campus, Minsyong Campus, Sinmin Campus and Linsen Campus. Lantan Campus, the administration headquarter is situated in the well-known scenic area between Lantan Reservoir and Renyitan Reservoir. It accommodates the College of Agriculture, College of Science and Engineering and College of Life Sciences. Minsyong Campus, situated in Minsyong Township, accommodates the Teachers College and College of Humanities and Arts. Sinmin Campus, situated in the center of Chiayi City, accommodates College of Management. A variety of extension and lifelong learning programs are offered in Linsen campus to provide educational service to the local community. The practicum forest offers students of related professions hands-on experiences in the field. In conclusion, the four campuses and the practicum forest have their own unique characteristics while they appropriately complement each other.
*Academic Exchange and International Cooperation
Since its establishment in 2000, National Chaiyi University (NCYU) has been actively engaged in globalization. The University offers students and faculty members opportunities to develop intercultural competence through different types of exchange and collaborative research programs. At present, the University is cooperating with universities in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Paraguay, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. These overseas institutions include Cardiff University (U.K.); Institut National Polytechnique Toulouse (France); Hankyong National University (Korea); International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef. Bonn (Germany); Lincoln University (New Zealand); National University of Asuncion (Paraguay); New England University (Australia); Nova Scotia Agriculture College (Canada); Meiji University (Japan); Texas A&M University – Commerce (U.S.A). The University also supports the development of a global perspective for faculty members and students to participate in international conferences and to join the short-term exchange programs at the international institutions.
We welcome you to be a part of us. Come experience National Chiayi University, a school always committed to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing our students for the world beyond NCYU.