Chinese Culture University (CCU) founded in 1962. The founder of CCU, Dr. Chang Chi-Yun, laid out the founding ideology of CCU, which is to integrate the merits of the East and the West, while remaining up to date. Moreover, Dr. Chang set the following guiding spirits of the University: “temperament, simplicity, strength and tenacity”, which is meant to intimate the significance of educational and social awareness in the life of the university student.
In its five decades as an institution of higher learning, the University has experienced vigorous growth and has played an academic leading role, culturally and professionally, in the forefront among Taiwan universities. As of 2010, the university boasts 12 colleges with 59 undergraduate programs, 41 master and 11 doctoral degree programs. The School of Continuing Education numbers 10 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs. These totals outnumber those in all the universities in Taiwan. Some of these departments have become the main sources of specialized manpower to the society. For instance, Department of Great Atmosphere Science regularly supplies over 70% of related professionals to governmental institutes. Additionally, Departments of Urban Administration, Labor, Information Communication, Tourism and Mainland China Studies supply a considerable percentage of manpower to related agencies as well.
As an academic policy, inter-departmental curricular collaboration design is emphasized. For example, “Culture and Creativity program “provides a variety of cross disciplines courses from the different fields among liberal arts, design, information, communication, advertising and marketing. On the other hand, Chinese Culture programs such as Chinese Opera, Chinese Music, Dance and Martial Arts continue to win nationwide fame, supported by a group of prestigious faculty members known as “Master” in their fields of expertise in Taiwan. In accordance with the trend for globalization, the establishment of future new programs will continue to meet social demands for cross disciplines professionals.
Master Programs for International Students
CCU has established a number of innovative and special departments that have met just in almost all disciplines. With such an advantage, in 2011, the university will launch 8 master degree programs to offer courses completely taught in English available for international students worldwide. The programs include disciplines in Business, Journalism, Agricultural Biotechnology, Architecture and Urban Design, Digital Mechatronic Technology, English and American Literatures, Earth Sciences, and Sport Coaching Science. The majority of faculties in these programs hold an advanced degree from aboard. Therefore, they are capable of communicating with, and providing guidance for international students.
Beautiful and Convenient Campus Living
Right next to Mt. Yang-Ming National Park, Chinese Culture University’s (CCU’s) main campus is known as one of the most beautiful campuses in Taiwan. The campus is dominated by Chinese Style buildings. With a short distance from metropolitan Taipei, it provides a scenic, healthy, and convenient study and living environment to its faculty, staff, and students.
Accommodation & Support in Campus
International students are provided with on-campus dormitory-style housing. For graduate students, each room accommodates 2 to 6 students. Shared accommodation of international and local students will be arranged for cross-cultural daily life experience, and for easier adaption to studying and living in Taiwan. In addition, there are students counseling and self-organized student assistance services available in the dormitory, helping international students with any problems of their daily life.