- National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology
National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology Motto Diligence, Companionship, Excellence, Innovation Established 1995 Type Public President Roger C. Y. Chen Academic staff 255 Students 6,718 Undergraduates 4,485 Postgraduates 2,233 Location Kaohsiung, Taiwan Campus Urban 75 hectares (0.75 km2) Website (en)(中文)
National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (often abbreviated NKFUST) (Chinese: 國立高雄第一科技大學; Tongyong Pinyin: Gúolì Gaosyóng Kējì Dàsyúe; Hanyu Pinyin: Guólì Gaōxióng Kējì Dàxué) is a national coeducational university in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is colloquially known as Gaokeda (高科大, Pinyin Gaōkēdà) or Gaoxiongkeda (高雄科大, Pinyin Gaōxióngkēdà). Its campus is set upon 750,000 square meters in Kaohsiung's Nan-Zih district.
NKFUST, formerly known as National Institute of Technology at Kaohsiung (often abbreviated NITK), was established on July 1, 1995 by the Ministry of Education (Republic of China) to educate students to develop Taiwan into an Asia-Pacific Regional Operations Center (APROC).
The Ministry of Education approved the upgrade of its status to university on July 1, 1998 and it was renamed National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, the first higher education institution of technical and vocational education system in Kaohsiung.
The university consists of the colleges of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Management, Finance and Banking and Foreign Languages with 15 departments and 27 graduate institutes. Around 235 teachers and 6,718 students are engaged in academic activities.
NKFUST aims to set up graduate programs and to continue to distinguish itself as a vital research and training center, ensuring that its graduates are well prepared for Taiwan is competitive job market.
- 1 University presidents
- 2 History
- 3 Campus
- 4 Academics
- 5 Language Center
- 6 Sports, clubs, and student traditions
- 7 Sister universities
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
National Institute of Technology at Kaohsiung
- Chia-hung Ku: July 1995–July 1998
National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology
- Chia-hung Ku: July 1998–July 2004
- I-chang Jou: August 2004–July 2009
- Jyh-Horng Chou: August 2009–February 2010
- Meng-Hsiang Hsu: March 2010–April 2010
- Roger C. Y. Chen: May 2010–present
In July 1998, the NITK received the approval from the Ministry of Education to rename National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (often abbreviated NKFUST) as the first higher education institution of technical and vocational education system in the Kaohsiung area.
NKFUST has a 75-hectare area in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan. The university is divided by National Highway No. 1 into the East and West campuses.
East campus is mainly for teaching activities and West campus for student residence and recreation. The campuses cover 750,000 square meters, with 191,533 square meters of building area.
The library has a collection of 284,921 items including books, audiovisual material and journals. There are 7,768 subscribing papers and electronic journals and 200 databases.
- College of Engineering
- Ph.D. Program, Institute of Engineering Science and Technology
- Institute of Systems and Control Engineering
- Department of Construction Engineering
- Department of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering
- Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Institute of Industrial Design
- College of Management
- Ph.D. Program, Institute of Management
- Institute of Business Management
- International Master of Business Administration (IMBA)
- Institute of Law in Science and Technology
- Department of Logistics Management
- Department of Information Management, Institute of Electronic Business
- Department of Marketing and Distribution Management, Institute of Service Science and Management
- College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering
- Undergraduate Honors Program of Engineering
- Department of Computer and Communication Engineering
- Department of Electronic Engineering
- College of Finance and Banking
- Ph.D. Program, Institute of Finance and Banking
- Department of Money and Banking, Institute of Financial Planning
- Department of Risk Management and Insurance
- Department of Finance
- Department of Accounting and Information Systems
- College of Foreign Languages
- Department of English, Institute of Interpreting and Translation
- Department of Japanese
- Department of German
The objectives of the Language Center provides a modernized, multifunctional and individualized environment for language learning.
Chinese Language Program
The Language Center offers a non-credit Chinese Language Program for students wishing to improve their Chinese. The course emphasizes on pronunciation, communication skills for daily situations handling, and simple writing.
Foreign Language Program
Language Center provides courses for many foreign languages, such as Japanese, German, French, Spanish, and Korean.
Sports, clubs, and student traditions
The university fosters students' ability to think independently and to lead and work in teams. It encourages students to set up clubs according to their interests. There are 65 clubs at the university, which fall into seven categories: academic learning; music and drama; friendship; service; entertainment; sports; and others.
The university promotes sports in hope of fostering students’ life-long interestand to promote students' mental and physical fitness. Every year, the university holds campus-wide sports activities such as cheering competition, jogging on campus, and anniversary sport competitions.
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