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
(National University of Governance)
National Chengchi University Seal.svg
Motto 親愛精誠[1]
Motto in English Harmony, Independence, Balance and Preeminence[2]
Established 1927, in Nanjing,
Central School of Party Affairs
1929, renamed,
Central School of Political Affairs
1944, established,
Central School of Cadre
1946, in Chongqing,
National Chengchi University
1954, relocated to Taiwan
Type Public
President Edward H. Chow
Academic staff 679 (full time)
Undergraduates 9,730
Postgraduates 5,957
Location Taipei City, Republic of China
Campus Suburban, 1.038 km²
Colors Blue, Red, and White             
Affiliations AACSB
National Chengchi University
Traditional Chinese 國立政治大學
Simplified Chinese 国立政治大学

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. The school was founded by the Nationalist government in 1927 as an incubator for senior civil service in China. Today, NCCU has been elected as the "Aim for the Top University Project" sponsored school of the Ministry of Education. Colloquially, NCCU is known by the Chinese as "ChengDà" (政大).

NCCU specializes in Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Management, Politics and International Affairs programs. A great number of graduate student works as central and local government officials. The alumni includes vice-president, premiers, ministers, and mayors in Republic of China.

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


Former Gate of National Chengchi University in Nanjing

The National Chengchi University was established in 1927 in Nanking as the Nationalist government's Central School of Party Affairs. In 1929, it 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, and the National Chengchi University (National University of Governance) was formally founded, 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.

The university relocated to Taiwan in 1954 to meet the growing demands of higher education in 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.


NCCU is at the base of Chi-nan Mountain in the south of Taipei City. Apart from the Wenshan (文山) site, NCCU has established two branch campuses: The Public & Business Administration Education Center on Jing-hua Street (金華街) in Daan (大安) and the Institute of International Relations on Wan-shou Road (萬壽路).

NCCU has been awarded the first prize in Taipei Urban Landscape Award for it's campus planning by the city government of Taipei.[3]

Colleges and departments[edit]

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

Libraries and Exhibition Space[edit]

Main Library of NCCU

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

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.[4]

International Programs[edit]

NCCU provides a series of international programs taught in English:

  • International Master's Program of Business Administration (IMBA)
  • International Master's Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS)
  • International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS)
  • International Master's Program in International Communication Studies (IMICS)
  • International Master's Program in International Studies (IMPIS)
  • International Master Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES)

Notable alumni[edit]

Politics and diplomacy[edit]


  • Bi-Zhap Lin (林碧炤), Vice-President of National Chengchi University
  • Deng-Xing Shan (單德興), researcher of European and American Department, Academia Sinica
  • Feng-Mao Li (李豐楙), notable scholar of Taoism studies
  • Hua-Yuan Hseuh (薛化元), scholar of Taiwanese history studies
  • Jian-San Hong (馮建三), Professor of Journalism
  • Jin-Ji Wu (吳靜吉), scholar of education and culture studies
  • Kun-Xian Chiu (邱坤玄), Vice-CEO of China Eurasia Foundation
  • Liu Bih-rong (劉必榮), notable scholar of international relations and negotiations
  • Li-Wen Tong (董立文), vice-director of research department at China Eurasia Foundation
  • Qing-Qing Peng (彭欽清), notable scholar of Hakka studies
  • Wei-De Chen (陳維德), scholar of Chinese calligraphy studies
  • Xiao-Yan Peng (彭小妍), researcher of China Literature and Philosophy Department, Academia Sinica
  • Yao-Ji Jin (金耀基), President of Chinese Hong Kong University
  • Zhe-Mao Tsai (蔡哲茂), researcher of Historical and Language Department, Academia Sinica
  • Zhong-He Bao (包宗和), former President of National Taiwan University
  • Zhong-Hua Gu (顧忠華), chairperson of Public Monitoring Alliance
  • Zhong-Xiang Guang (管中祥), notable activist of media reform movement
  • Zhi-Bing Fa (法治斌), late notable scholar of Constitutional studies

Artists and writers[edit]

  • Yong Jin (查良鏞, 金庸), notable novelist on Chinese martial arts
  • Yu-Mei Li (李啟源), writer, poet and director
  • Huai-Ming Lin (林懷民), founder of Cloud Gate Dance Collection
  • Zhong-Qi Duan (段鍾沂), founder of Hardrock Record Co., Ltd.
  • Zhong-Tan Duan (段鍾潭), founder of Hardrock Record Co., Ltd.
  • Qi-Yang Lin (林淇瀁), notable scholar
  • Qi-Qing Shi (施寄青), notable feminist writer
  • Rong-Wem Wang (王榮文), founder of Yuan-Liou Publishing Company
  • Rou-Quan Wu (吳若權), notable writer


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About NCCU" (in Chinese). National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2014-10-21. 
  2. ^ "About NCCU". National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2014-10-09. 
  3. ^ "The Announcement of 12th Taipei Urban Landscape Award List" (in Chinese). Dept. of Urban Development, Taipei City Gov. 2014-11-19. 
  4. ^ "Partner Universities of National Chengchi University". Office of International Cooperation, National Chengchi University. 

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