Established in March 1990, Da-Yeh University (DYU) aimed at pursuing the educational spirit of a German-style polytechnic university. DYU is devoted to excellence in “Equal Emphasis on Theory and Practice”, “Integration of Humanity and Technology”, “Apprenticeship” and “Academic-industry Collaboration.” With these educational spirits, DYU strives at cultivating high-quality and creative talents in professional domains. With great vision, Mr. Song-Gen Yeh, the school founder, and President Mr. Shui-Shen Liu founded Da-Yeh Industrial College in March 1990. Under Yeh and Liu’s leadership, Da-Yeh Industrial College attained great success in both academic and educational aspects and changed its name into Da-Yeh University (DYU) with official permission in August 1997. DYU currently consists of seven colleges: College of Engineering, College of Management, College of Design and Arts, College of Foreign Languages, College of Biotechnology and Bioresources, College of Tourism and Hospitality, and College of Nursing and Health. The total number of faculty members and enrolled students comes to approximately 13,000.
The school founder strived to establish DYU in the natural surroundings of Bagua Mountain, while maintaining the mutual sustainability of ecology. In 2014, DYU was also the winner of “Web-based Popularity Poll on the Landscape of Colleges/ Universities.” Honorably, DYU is the only in Taiwan that receives dual-certification in “Environmental Education Institute” and “Environmental Education Place.”
In recent years, DYU sees significant performance academically. According to Taiwan ESI (Essential Science Indicators), the papers published by College of Engineering are ranked top 1% worldwide. WOS (Web of Science) statistics also indicate noticeable research potentials in Mechanics, Agriculture, Materials, Biology and Immunology at DYU. According to Webmetircs (online ranking of worldwide universities) conducted in August 2015, DYU ranked top 6% globally, exceeding 113 public or private colleges/ universities in Taiwan. Students at DYU exhibit exceptional performances, receiving awards from major international competitions, including German RedDot Competition, IF Design Award, Moscow Achimedes International Exhibition of Inventions in Russia, International Exhibition of Inventions in Italy, World Genius Convention and Education Expo, Braun Campus Prize Taiwan, and Times Young Creative Awards, These award-receiving records demonstrate worldwide recognition of DYU’s academic merits and professional performances. Celebrating its 26th anniversary, DYU sticks to the motto of “Learn by Thinking and Acting. Respect Your Work and Be Cooperative.” With reinforced instruction on general subjects as well as professional subjects, DYU also promotes the spirit of apprenticeship and academic-industry collaboration. DYU is also a top recipient of teaching excellent funding in the past 6 years by Taiwan Ministry of Education to underscore its comitment in providing students with ourstanding teaching quality. Moreover, DYU Four Willing Colleges is another feature learning environment. With the afore-mentioned educational resources, DYU aims at cultivating students to possess four distinctive features: being willing “to learn, engage, share, and take responsibilities.” DYU promotes “Full-Time Practicum” for students and encourage students to acquire certificates. This spirit is an adherence to the school motto of “Equal Emphasis on Theory and Practice” and “Learning by Doing.” Ultimately, DYU strives to provide diverse practicum opportunities and to accomplish the educational target of “Study at Da-Yeh. Be Faster Employed. Be Better Employed.”