National Sun Yat-sen University ( NSYSU; Chinese: 國立中山大學; pinyin: ; Guólì Zhōngshān Dàxué Wade–Giles: ; Kuoli Chungshan Tahsüeh Pe̍h-ōe-jī: ) Kok-li̍p-tiong-san-tāi-ha̍k is a [1 ] public, graduate-led, small-medium sized research university located in Gushan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is among the four universities of Taiwan's Public Ivy - the Taiwan Comprehensive University System.
Re-established in 1980, it was named after the original
Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. With six colleges, NSYSU is prestigious in oceanography, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, wireless communication, knowledge management, economics and business management programs. It ranks as the 1st in Taiwan and 30th in the world according to the THE ranking of the 100 best universities under the age of 50 (2012). [2 ]
scholars had close ties to the Kuomintang (KMT), but today imposes no political requirements on its students.
History [ edit ]
In 1923, two years before his death, the Founding Father of the
Republic of China (ROC), Dr. Sun Yat-sen, established two universities, one civil and one military. The civil university was National Kwangtung University (國立廣東大學, renamed National Sun Yat-sen University in 1926), and the military university was Whampoa Military Academy. Both universities generated remarkable contributions and played an important education role in modern Chinese history.
After National Sun Yat-sen University was established in
Canton, it had to move south due to the Sino-Japanese War. The university moved first to Yunnan, and later to North Guangdong. Finally, in 1945, the university settled back to its original campus in Canton, and schooling continued.
In 1949, the
government of the Republic of China moved to Taiwan. The National Sun Yet-sen University (NSYSU) was meant to be re-established in Taiwan, but the right timing never came along until 1980, when Dr. Lee Huan established the university on its current campus at Sizihwan in Kaohsiung City. Succeeding 5 presidents, all carried the tradition of nurturing the university's growth and development.
When it was established, the university had four
departments, two graduate institutes, and 189 students. Today, the university has six colleges ( Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Management, Marine Sciences, and Social Sciences) and over 9500 students, offering 18 undergraduate majors, 35 masters programs, and 26 doctorate programs. NSYSU has grown, and is now recognized as one of Taiwan's important research and learning institutions with international distinction.
In 2004, College of Management received
AACSB accreditation and became the first AACSB accredited public university in Taiwan.
In 2006, NSYSU received the first stage grant of the "Aim for the Top University Plan" from the Ministry of Education.
In 2008, NSYSU received the second stage grant of the "Aim for the Top University Plan" from the Ministry of Education.
In 2012, NSYSU &
UCSD Joint Symposium. [3 ]
Located alongside the
Kaohsiung Harbor, the NSYSU campus faces the open waters of the Taiwan Strait. The Sizihwan beach sits right on campus which makes the campus one of the most beautiful campuses in Taiwan.
Academic rankings [ edit ]
Academic Ranking of World Universities
Academic Ranking of World Universities (2012), NSYSU ranks as the 8th university in Taiwan (479th worldwide). And ranked at 5th Taiwan (101st-150th worldwide) in Engineering/ Technology and Computer Science. [9 ]
Times Higher Education (2012–2013), NSYSU ranks as the 4th university in Taiwan (46th Asia; 301st-350th worldwide).
THE 100 Under 50 university rankings
Times Higher Education ranking of the 100 best universities under the age of 50 (2013), NSYSU ranks as the 1st university in Taiwan (36th worldwide).
QS World University Rankings
According to the
QS World University Rankings, NSYSU ranks as the 9th university in Taiwan (451st-500th worldwide).
QS Asian University Rankings
According to the
QS Asian University Rankings, NSYSU ranks as the 8th university in Taiwan (60th Asia).
THES - QS World University Rankings
According to the
THES - QS World University Rankings, NSYSU is within the world's 500 best universities, ranked at 401+(2009).
Taiwan's World TOP 1000 Business School
Tradition [ edit ]
The Constant Promotion of Professional Excellence.
The Contribution to Society through Cultivating Leaders across All Fields.
Three Principles of the People (三民主義), a political philosophy developed by Sun Yat-sen.
UC San Diego. [11 ]
think tank for government policy and Southern Taiwan's industry. The Combination of Industry, Official and University.
Academic Units [ edit ]
College of Liberal Arts [ edit ]
Department of Chinese Literature (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
Department of Music (B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A.)
Institute of Philosophy (M.A.)
Department of Theater Arts (B.F.A., M.A.)
College of Science [ edit ]
Department of Chemistry (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
Department of Physics (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
Department of Biological Science (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
Department of Applied Mathematics (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
Institute of Biomedical Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
College of Engineering [ edit ]
Department of Electrical Engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
Departmentof Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
Department of Materials and Optoelectronic Science (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
Institute of Environmental Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Department of Photonics (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
Institute of Communications Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
College of Management [ edit ]
Department of Business Management (B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.)
Department of Information Management (B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.)
Department of Finance (B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.)
Institute of Public Affairs Management (M.B.A., Ph.D.)
Institute of Human Resource Management (M.B.A., Ph.D.)
Institute of Health Care Management (M.B.A.)
Institute of Communications Management (M.B.A.)
College of Marine Sciences [ edit ]
Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
Department of Marine Environment and Engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)
Institute of Marine Biology (M.S., Ph.D.)
Institute of Marine Geology and Chemistry (M.S., Ph.D.)
Institute of Applied Marine Physics and Undersea Technology (M.S.)
Institute of Marine Affairs (M.S.)
College of Social Sciences [ edit ]
Graduate Institute of Political Science (M.S.S., Ph.D.)
Graduate Institute of Sociology (M.S.S.)
Institute of China and Asia-Pacific Studies (M.S.S., Ph.D.)
Institute of Economics (M.S.S., Ph. D.)
Institute of Education (M.Ed., Ph.D.)
Department of Political Economy (B.A.)
International Exchange [ edit ]
Every year there are about 50 international exchange students that come to study courses, mostly management and business focused, in
English and learn about Taiwanese culture as well as the Chinese languages. The university also has a separate language institute where fee-paying students can study Mandarin and Taiwanese. There are also around the same number of out-going exchange students each year to NSYSU's partner universities. NSYSU has an active International Student Association. In 2009-2010 well over 250 international students were members of the association at NSYSU, participating in over 20 student events. ISA has five key points: Student Services, Public Services, Social Events, Sports and Scholarship. The 2010-2011 International Student Executive Board will tentatively be elected in the fall of 2010 at NSYSU. The Office of International Affairs at NSYSU has traditionally monitored the election process.
Notable alumni [ edit ]
Administration Building Square
List in Chinese version
Honorary doctorate [ edit ]
Affiliated school [ edit ]
Guoguang Laboratory School, National Sun Yet-sen University (國立中山大學附屬國光高級中學)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 22°37′36″N 120°15′57″E / 22.62667°N 120.26583°E