I-Shou University

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I-Shou University
義守大學
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I-Shou University
Former names
Kaohsiung Polytechnic Institute (高雄工學院)
Motto 務實創新
Motto in English
Pragmatism and Innovation
Type Private university
Established 1986 (as Kaohsiung Polytechnic Institute)
1997 (as ISU)
President Dr. Jei-fu Shaw (蕭介夫)
Vice-president Dr. Julia L. Lin (林麗娟)
Dr. Liang-cheng Lee (李樑堅)
Provost Dr. Jaw-min Chou (周兆民)
Dean Dr. Chin-wen Chuang (莊景文)
Dr. Chih-sheng Ku (古志生)
Dr. Tai-kuang Peng (彭台光)
Dr. Kuo-hsiang Chen (陳國祥)
Dr. Shang-pao Ye (葉上葆)
Dr. Mavis Shang (尚惠芳)
Dr. Han-jung Chen (陳翰容)
Dr. Sasala Taban (台邦.撒沙勒)
Founder Mr. I-shou Lin (林義守)
Academic staff
567 (Full-time)
Students 17,500
Location

Main Campus
No.1, Sec.1, Syuecheng Rd.,
Dashu District,
Kaohsiung City 84001,
Taiwan, R.O.C.

Medical Campus
No. 8, Yida Rd.,
Jiaosu Village,
Yanchao District,
Kaohsiung City 82445,
Taiwan, R.O.C.

22°26′00″N 120°14′32″E / 22.4333°N 120.2423°E / 22.4333; 120.2423Coordinates: 22°26′00″N 120°14′32″E / 22.4333°N 120.2423°E / 22.4333; 120.2423
Campus Suburban
Website www.isu.edu.tw
I-Shou University
Traditional Chinese 義守大學

Formerly known as Kaohsiung Polytechnic Institute (KPI), I-Shou University (ISU; Chinese: 義守大學) is a private university located in Dashu District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. ISU was established in 1986 by Mr. I-Shou Lin, the founder of E United Group, to commemorate his mother as well as to benefit the villages and towns where he started his business. KPI was officially upgraded and renamed I-Shou University on August 1, 1997.

Currently ISU has nine colleges and one center: College of Electrical & Information Engineering, College of Science & Engineering, College of Management, College of Communication & Design, International College, College of Tourism & Hospitality, College of Language Arts, College of Medicine, College of Indigenous Studies, and Center for General Education. It has 41 departments offering 20 master’s programs, 7 doctoral programs, 4 bachelor’s degree programs for indigenous peoples, 16 evening bachelor's degree programs, 2 two-year in-service bachelor's degree programs, and 11 in-service master’s programs.

In 2014, ISU was endorsed by the National Academy of Investors as one of the top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents and included in the list of prominent innovation universities. In terms of university ranking, ISU was ranked among the top 800 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016. ISU was ranked 344th worldwide under the index of industry income. According to the most recent rankings released in 2016, ISU was ranked among the top 200 universities in the Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking 2016, and it was again included in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017.

In 2016, the College of Management, the College of Tourism and Hospitality, and the International College earned the AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation. ISU is the 14th institution that earns the AACSB accreditation in Taiwan and was the first university in the world receiving the three-college accreditation with one review visit.

Development[edit]

  • 1986: Kaohsiung Polytechnic Institute was founded.
  • 1990: Initial student recruitment
  • 1997: The Institute was renamed as I-Shou University.
  • 1999: The establishment of the Yanchao Campus was approved.
  • 2006: The Yanchao Campus was inaugurated.
  • 2009: The International College was established, providing students with a total immersion learning environment in English.
  • 2010: Initial student recruitment for the School of Chinese Medical for Post Baccalaureate
  • 2011: The College of Communication & Design and the College of Tourism & Hospitality were established.
  • 2012: Initial student recruitment for the Bachelor's Degree Program for Indigenous Peoples in Communication & Design and the Bachelor's Degree Program for Indigenous Peoples in Tourism & Hospitality
  • 2013: Initial student recruitment for the School of Medicine for International Students and the Bachelor's degree Program for Indigenous Peoples in Nursing. The College of Medicine was officially established after 13 years' effort.
  • 2014: The Yanchao Campus was renamed as the Medical Campus.
  • 2015: Initial student recruitment for the Bachelor's Degree Program for Indigenous Peoples in Long-term Care
  • 2016: The College of Indigenous Studies was established.
  • 2017: Initial student recruitment for the Department of Medical Laboratory Science

ISU Presidents[edit]

Year President
1990-2011 Dr. Shen-li Fu
2011-2012 Dr. Wan-long Hong (Acting)
2012–Present Dr. Jei-fu Shaw

International Partnerships[edit]

  • As of February 22, 2017, ISU has entered into partnership with 131 universities and colleges in Europe, the United States, Australia, Northeast Asia, and Southeast Asia; and 358 universities, colleges and high schools in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao (universities & colleges: 153; high schools: 205).
  • As of February 22, 2017, ISU has entered into partnership with 151 China-based universities and colleges.

University Rankings[edit]

Title Year Place
THE World University Rankings 2016-2017 801+
THE Asia University Rankings 2016 191-200
THE World University Rankings 2015-2016 600-800
Webometrics Rankings of World Universities 2016 908
UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2015 5 (Taiwan)
Center for World University Ranking 2014 994

Evaluations and Accreditation[edit]

  • 2016: The College of Management, the College of Tourism and Hospitality, and the International College were accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • 2015: All the engineering-related departments passed the IEET (Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan) Accreditation, and the accreditation is valid for a period of three years.
  • 2014: All the departments established for three years or more passed the Second-Cycle Program Evaluation.
  • 2013: ISU passed both the 2013 Evaluation of General Education and the Second-Cycle Program Evaluation.
  • 2013: ISU was ranked as “Recommended” (the highest level) for the 2012 Evaluation Plan of Learning Environment for International Students in Taiwanese Universities/Colleges by the Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan.
  • 2012: The IMBA Program of the College of Management was ranked as “Highly Recommended” for the evaluation of English-taught degree programs by the Ministry of Education.
  • 2012: All the engineering-related departments passed the IEET (Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan) Accreditation with a validity of three years.
  • 2011: ISU passed all five categories of the Institutional Accreditation.
  • 2011: ISU received “Recommended” for the evaluation of English-taught degree programs of the Ministry of Education.

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • 2016
    • Service Excellence: Kuan-Yi Wang, President of Chung Hwa Ri Guang Transportation Co., Ltd.
    • Service Excellence: Jui-Li Hsu, General Manager of Antay Securities Co., Ltd.
  • 2015
    • Service Excellence: Te-Sung Chen, Principal of Kao Ying Industrial Commercial Vocational High School
    • Service Excellence: Chao-Wen Hsueh, Attending Physician of Kaohsiung Armed Force General Hospital
  • 2014
    • Academic Excellence: Fei-Yi Hung, Professor of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University
    • Special Contributions: Wen-Huai Lee, Operator of San He Flour Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • 2013
    • Service Excellence: Long-Sheng Xu, Secretary-General of Kaohsiung City Council
  • 2012
    • Service Excellence: Wen-Zong Zheng, Principal of Kaohsiung Municipal Sanmin Senior High School
  • 2011
    • Service Excellence: Tu-Chin Tsai, President of Sun Beam Tech Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • 2010
    • Academic Excellence: Jia-Zhang Wu, Dean of College of Maritime, National Kaohsiung Marine University
    • Service Excellence: Chun-Hao Xin, Former Director-General of Local Tax Bureau, Kaohsiung County

Campuses[edit]

  • The Main Campus is situated in the Guanyinshan area, and accommodates the College of Electrical & Information Engineering, the College of Management, the College of Science & Engineering, the College of Language Arts, the College of Tourism & Hospitality, the College of Communication & Design, the International College, the College of Indigenous Studies, and the Center for General Education.
  • The Medical Campus, located across from E-DA Hospital in Yanchao District of Kaohsiung City, was opened in 2006 to accommodate the College of Medicine. ISU was approved by the Ministry of Education to establish the School of Chinese Medicine for Post Baccalaureate in Academic Year 2010, and then the School of Medicine for International Students with all courses taught in English in 2013. The establishment of the College of Medicine was officially approved by the Ministry of Education.

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