Chaoyang University of Technology

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Chaoyang University of Technology
CYUT seal.png
Motto in English
Diligence, Character and Action[2]
TypePrivate, Technical University
EstablishedApril 14, 1994
PresidentTao-ming Cheng, Ph.D.
Academic staff
Administrative staff
CampusSuburban, 164.1 acres (0.6643 km²)
Chaoyang University of Technology
Traditional Chinese朝陽科技大學

Chaoyang University of Technology (CYUT; Chinese: 朝陽科技大學) is a university in Wufeng District, Taichung, Taiwan. Founded in 1994. Originally named Chaoyang Institute of Technology. In 1997, CYUT was designated by the Ministry of Education as a University of Technology, the highest level in the technological and vocational education system within the R.O.C.

Currently, the University comprises 5 colleges and 22 departments, which offer 22 master's programs and 5 doctoral programs. The number of students currently enrolled is around 18,000, and faculty and staff total about 1,000. CYUT’s teachers and facilities have been recognized for excellence, and its goal is to become a large type institution of higher learning.

List of presidents[edit]

Dr. Tang-Kuang Tseng 1994–2002
Dr. Jun-Chung Yang 2002–2005
Dr. Chung-jen Chin 2005–2016
Dr. Tao-ming Cheng 2016–present


Chaoyang University of Technology

Chaoyang University of Technology was founded in 1994 through the generosity of Dr. Tien-sheng Yang, the President of the Ever Fortune Group, a major R.O.C.'s conglomerate, in memory of his parents, and in return for the support he received throughout the years from the people and communities of central Taiwan. In 1988, chose a site in Wufeng Township of Taichung County (now part of Taichung City), and after six years of preparation, on April 14, 1994, it received permission from the Ministry of Education to begin accepting students as Chaoyang Institute of Technology.[3]

In its first year, Chaoyang Institute of Technology had eight departments and over 900 students. on August 1, 1997, Chaoyang Institute of Technology was designated by the Ministry of Education as a University of Technology, the school name was officially changed to Chaoyang University of Technology, was Taiwan's first private University of Technology.

In addition to its new designation, Chaoyang University of Technology has continued to expand, and today five colleges, twenty-two graduate schools, including five doctoral programs, twenty-two master's degree programs and twenty-two departments, as well as its Evening Division, General Education Center, Continuing Education Center, Office of Research and Development, Business Incubation Center, and College of Enterprise Innovation.

Special Activities[edit]

The Teaching Building (T1) of CYUT

Inter-Departmental Choir Contest[edit]

On Christmas Eve, the campus is filled with festive atmosphere. In order to enhance harmony on campus and bring all the festive joy of Christmas, the school sponsors the Inter-Departmental Choir Contest every December. The contest is not only competitive but also awarded with prize money. The school takes this competition very seriously.

Adulthood Rite[edit]

According to Li Chi, "When men are twenty years old they should wear a hat and be given an alias. For women, they are allowed to get married, use a hair pin, and give an alias. If the women are married at the age of 15, they are allowed to use a hair pin. If they are not married, they will use a hair pin at the age of thirty." Therefore, the "hat ceremony" is an adulthood rite, which has been an important custom transmitted to us from the ancient times. For the people that have passed such ceremony, they are regarded as adults. Therefore, the adulthood rite is a very important ceremony in a person's life. In order to allow the fresh people who have reached the age of twenty to build up their responsibilities, the student union will sponsor "New Six Classical Arts Campaign – Fresh People Adulthood Rite." Hope the fresh people can pass the trials of the six classical arts (etiquette, music, archery, horse riding, calligraphy, and mathematics) as preparation for entering the stage of being an adult. In addition, hope the students can have different experiences about being a "scholar" in the traditional Chinese sense; therefore they can become "Confucian Scholars." Passing the trials of the six classical arts, which is designed for the fresh people with the traditional Confucian tradition, the President of the school the Dean of the Academic Affairs will be the host of the Adulthood Rite signifying their maturity. From the process of lighting the candles and incense, worshipping the ancestors, chanting the prayer, drinking the adulthood wine, follow each step after the ancient customs closely. In addition, every participant in the ceremony will give a brief talk telling people his/her thoughts. The ceremony is simple as well as magnificent, with a strong sense of Confucian mood. With the spirit of the six classical arts as the core, together with team spirits, aim to cultivate the students with humanistic elements, for the development complete personality, lifelong and self-oriented learning. Hope that after all the fresh people undergo this ceremony can fully understand that they are already adults. They should not spend all their time playing when they are studying far away from home. In addition, they have to listen to the teachers’ suggestions to be courageous and diligent, without being lazy. It is their time to face themselves and the society.

Labor education & work study[edit]

Labor education is a kind of education that is done with labor to serve the people, allowing the students to learn from contributing their labor. The major purpose of it is to help the students become self-motivating, diligent, love the school, and treasure the things we have, as well as be hardworking. In addition, expect the students to contribute to the society in which we live with a practical attitude and the sense of responsibility.

Labor Education is a compulsory course for students of the day school with zero credits. It is now categorized into "Basic Labor Education" and "Group Labor Education." For basic labor education, the students from junior or senior act as team leaders, leading the students to maintain the cleanliness of the public space on campus. In addition, they will take rotation shifts to allow them to get familiar with each corner of the campus to enhance their sense of identification.

For group labor education, the advisor will lead the students group to spend two hours in maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of the grassland on campus through group interaction and the advisor's participation. In addition, to making the campus cleaner, it can help intensify interrelations in class. Moreover, and also have the community service scheme to allow students to walk out of campus and go into the community where they live to carry out the cleaning service and offer help to minorities. Through such education, we can not only elevate the quality of the living environment but also maintain good relations with the neighborhood. The campus part-time job opportunities are opened to all the students. Priority will be given to the students with economic difficulties so that they can make their own living and study without economic stress, to complete their study without worries. For the students who like to apply for campus part-time job, they can fill out the application form at the Labor Education Section. The contents of campus part-time job include word processing, environmental maintenance, and traffic services. In addition, if there is any campus part-time job information outside the school, the Labor Education Section will announce the related information.

Colleges and Departments[edit]

  • The General Education Center
  • College of Management
    • Ph.D. Program in Strategic Development of Taiwan’ s Industry
    • Master Program in Senior Executive Master of Business Administration
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Finance
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Business Administration
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Insurance
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Accounting
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Leisure Service Management
    • Department of Marketing and Logistics Management
    • Department of Golden-Ager Industry Management
  • College of Science and Engineering
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Construction Engineering
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Applied Chemistry (Master and Ph.D. Program in Biochemical Technology)
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management
  • The Center of Teacher Education
  • College of Design
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Architecture(Master and Ph.D. Program in Architecture and Urban Design)
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Visual Communication Design
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Industrial Design
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Landscape and Urban Design
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Department of Communication Arts
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Applied English
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Early Childhood Development and Education
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Social Work
  • College of Informatics
    • Department, Graduate Institute and Doctoral Program of Information Management
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering
    • Department and Graduate Institute of Information and Communication Engineering

Sister Universities[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Motto & Seal (in Chinese)". Chaoyang U. of Tech. Retrieved 2014-11-18.
  2. ^ "About the University". Chaoyang U. of Tech. Retrieved 2014-11-18.
  3. ^ History of the University

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°04′07″N 120°42′52″E / 24.06861°N 120.71444°E / 24.06861; 120.71444