National Chengchi University

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Coordinates: 24°59′13.17″N 121°34′30.80″E / 24.9869917°N 121.5752222°E / 24.9869917; 121.5752222

National Chengchi University
shape of Prunus mume in blue with Chinese Characters “政” and “大” inscribe in red.
Seal of National Chengchi University
Other name
National University of Governance
Former names
1927, Central School of Party Affairs (中央黨務學校)
1944, Central School of Cadre (中央幹部學校)
Motto 親愛精誠[1]
Motto in English
Harmony, Independence, Balance, and Preeminence[1]
Established 1927 (1927) in Nanjing (南京)
Type Public
Parent institution
Ministry of Education (Republic of China)
Academic affiliation
President Edward H. Chow
Vice-president Chun-Chig Chang
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 16,053[3]
Undergraduates 9,639[3]
Postgraduates 6,414[3]
Other students
1,625 (further education)[3]
Location Taipei City, Republic of China
Campus Suburb, 1.038 km²
Language Chinese and English
Colors Blue, Red, and White             
Nickname Chengda, Dangxiao
Affiliations Association of National Universities of Taiwan

National Chengchi University (Chinese: 國立政治大學; pinyin: Guólì Zhèngzhì Dàxué; literally: "National University for Governance") is a public university located in Taipei City, Republic of China. Colloquially, NCCU is known by the Chinese as "Zhèngdà" (政大). The school was founded by the Kuomintang-dominated Nationalist government of Nanjing in 1927 as an incubator for senior civil service in China. It has been considered one of the most important institutions of the Republic of China with Whampoa Military Academy, which is a prestigious incubator for commanders. Today, NCCU has been elected as the "Aim for the Top University Project" sponsored school of the Ministry of Education.

NCCU specializes in Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Management, Politics, and International Affairs programs. A great number of graduate students work in government departments.

Today, NCCU has established an education system for students from pre-school to higher education, including a kindergarten, an elementary school, a high school, 9 colleges, and several graduate institutes.

Taiwan Campus[edit]

Sunset view from campus

NCCU is at the base of Chinan (指南) Mountain in the south of Taipei City. Apart from the Wenshan (文山) site, NCCU has established two branch campuses:

The affiliated schools are:

One campus under construction:

NCCU has been awarded the first prize in Taipei Urban Landscape Award for its campus planning by the city government of Taipei.[4]


Founder and First President, Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Ching-kuo 1948.jpg
Dean of Central School of Cadre, Chiang Ching-kuo
  • 1927, Central School of Party Affairs in Nanjing (“Party” refers to the Kuomintang)
  • 1929, Central School of Political Affairs in Chongqing and later to Nanjing
  • 1946, National Chengchi University (National University of Governance) in Nanjing

The school was established in 1927 in Nanjing as the Nationalist government's Central School of Party Affairs. In 1929, it was renamed to Central School of Political Affairs, after the "Northern Expedition" victory of the Nationalists in mainland China. In 1946, Central School of Political Affairs emerged with the Central School of Cadre in Chongqing, and the National Chengchi University (National University of Governance) was formally founded in Nanjing, signifying the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War. When the Nationalist government lost control of mainland China in 1949, the university's activities were halted.

Former Gate of Campus in Nanjing

The university relocated to Taiwan in 1954 by the Executive Yuan to fill the gap of senior civil service and meet the growing demands of higher education in post-war Taiwan area. At the beginning, it enrolled graduates students exclusively, and later in 1955, it started to enroll undergraduate students. In 1960, the university awarded the first Doctor of Juridical Science degree in Taiwan under the Degree Conferral Law. In 1964, the school initiated the first Chinese MBA program.

Today, the school is one of the top universities in Republic of China, and it also has been elected as the "Aim for the Top University Project" sponsored school of the Ministry of Education. The college of business is a double accredited school by AACSB and EQUIS, and the college of international affairs is an APSIA member school.

Colleges and departments[edit]

NCCU has 9 colleges, 34 departments and 47 graduate institutes.

Libraries, exhibition space, and sports centers[edit]

Main Library
Sports Center

There are 6 Libraries on the main campus and 1 library in the Center for Public and Business Affairs Education.


  • Chiang Kai-shek Library, Main Library
  • Social Science Information Canter and Sun Yat-sen Memorial Library
  • College of Commerce Library
  • College of Social Science Library
  • College of Communication Library
  • Institute of International Relation Library
  • Center for Public and Business Affairs Education Library

Museum and Arts Center[edit]

  • Museum of Ethnology
  • NCCU Arts Center
  • Exhibition of Future Planning at Main Research Center

Sports Centers[edit]

  • Main Sports Center
  • Swimming Center
  • Tennis Court
  • Track and Field Stadium
  • Riverside Park
  • Health Park
  • Sports Park

Campus media[edit]

There is an academic press, a community radio station, and a local newspaper agency located in NCCU.

Cooperation agreements[edit]

NCCU has agreements with 378 academic institutions across 64 countries globally.[5]

Partners HealthCare System[edit]

In cooperation with Taipei City Hospital System and National Yang-Ming University, three institution formed a HealthCare system covers up medical education, healthcare, and management.

NCCU Health Building[edit]

  • Ground Level: Taipei City Hospital ChengDà Clinic
  • Second Level: NCCU healthcare center
  • Third Level: NCCU consulting center

International programs[edit]

NCCU provides a series of international programs taught in English:

Notable alumni[edit]

NCCU faculty and alumni includes officials of international governmental organizations, representatives of National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, officials of State Council of the People's Republic of China, President of the Republic of China, Vice President of the Republic of China, president of Executive Yuan, legislators of Legislative Yuan and president and chief justice of Judicial Yuan.

Politics and diplomacy[edit]


Artists and writers[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About NCCU" (in Chinese). National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2014-10-21. 
  2. ^ a b "About NCCU" (in Chinese). Personnel Division, National Chengchi University. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "2014 First Semester Student Statistics" (in Chinese). Academic Affairs Division, National Chengchi University. 2014-10-15. Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  4. ^ "The Announcement of 12th Taipei Urban Landscape Award List" (in Chinese). Dept. of Urban Development, Taipei City Gov. 2014-11-19. 
  5. ^ "Partner Universities of National Chengchi University". Office of International Cooperation, National Chengchi University. 

External links[edit]

National Chengchi University
Traditional Chinese 國立政治大學
Simplified Chinese 国立政治大学