National Chengchi University

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National Chengchi University
(National University of Governance)
shape of Prunus mume in blue with Chinese Characters “政” and “大” inscribe in red.
Seal of National Chengchi University
Latin: Universitas Nationalis Chengchi
Other name
National University of Governance
Former names
  • Central School of Political Affairs (中央政治學校)
  • Central School of Governance
  • Central School of Cadre
  • National Central University of Governance
Motto in English
Harmony, Independence, Balance, and Preeminence[2]
TypePublic, national university
EstablishedMay 20, 1927 (1927-05-20) in Nanjing
Academic affiliation
Association of National Universities, Republic of China
EndowmentNTD 6,708,544,000.00
Officer in charge
Pan Wen-chung
(Minister of Education)
PresidentKuo Ming-cheng
Vice-presidentChu Mei-lie
Wang Wen-chieh
ProvostLai Tsung-yu
FounderKuomintang (1927)
Republic of China (1947)
Academic staff
Administrative staff

24°59′13.17″N 121°34′30.80″E / 24.9869917°N 121.5752222°E / 24.9869917; 121.5752222Coordinates: 24°59′13.17″N 121°34′30.80″E / 24.9869917°N 121.5752222°E / 24.9869917; 121.5752222
CampusSuburban, 103 ha (250 acres)[3]
LanguageChinese and English
ColorsSky Blue, Earth Red, and Sun White
NicknameZhèngdà (政大)
Sporting affiliations
 Chinese Taipei University Sport Federation
National Chengchi University
Traditional Chinese國立政治大學
Simplified Chinese国立政治大学
National Central University of Governance
Traditional Chinese國立中央政治大學
Simplified Chinese国立中央政治大学
Central School of Governance
Traditional Chinese中央政治學校
Simplified Chinese中央政治学校
Central School of Cadre
Traditional Chinese中央幹部學校
Simplified Chinese中央干部学校

National Chengchi University (Chinese: 國立政治大學; shortened as "政大") is a Taiwan-based national research university. The university is also considered as the earliest public service training facility of the Republic of China. First established in Nanjing in 1927, the university was subsequently relocated to Taipei in 1954. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious and prominent universities in Taiwan.[9] The university, abbreviated as NCCU, specializes in arts and humanities, mass media, linguistics and literature, social sciences, economics, management, politics, and international affairs programs.[10][2][11][12][13] It is the only publicly funded university in Taiwan which provides courses in journalism, advertising, radio and television, diplomacy, and several languages which are not taught at other institutions in Taiwan. The name Chengchi (政治) means governance or politics, and refers to its founding in 1927 as a training institution for senior civil service for the Nanjing Nationalist government of the Republic of China. The university has strong ties with academic institutions like Academia Sinica, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, National Taiwan University and National Palace Museum. NCCU is a member of the University System of Taiwan.[14]


Heritage Campus Gate of National Central University of Governance in Nanjing
Campus Gate of National Chengchi University in Taipei

The school was established in 1927 in Nanjing, which was the capital city of China, as the Nationalist Party of China's Central School of Party Affairs. In 1929, it was renamed to Central School of Governance, after the Kuomintang reunified China in the Northern Expedition campaign. The school was built on the basis of National Central University in Nanjing, which was the highest academic institution of the Republic of China. In 1946, it merged with the Central School of Cadre, which was founded in 1944 by the Youth Corps of Three People's Principles in Chongqing. The merged school was named the National Central University of Governance, based in Nanjing. When the Nationalist government lost control of mainland China in 1949, the university's activities were suspended.

The university was reopened in 1954 as National Chengchi University in Taipei by the Executive Yuan, in order to meet the needs of civil service and the growing demands of higher education in Taiwan. Initially only graduate students were admitted, later in 1955, the school started to offer places to undergraduate students. In 1960, the university awarded the very first Doctor of Juridical Science degree in the Republic of China. In 1964, the school initiated the first-ever Mandarin-based Chinese Master of Business Administration program in the world.

Traditionally, as a modern institution training for public servants, NCCU is considered one of the leading institutions of the Republic of China. Today, the school is one of the top universities in Taiwan, and it also has been elected as the "Aim for the Top University Project" sponsored school of the Ministry of Education.

In 2014, the Embassy of Japan in Taiwan listed NCCU as one of the seven well-known Taiwanese universities.[15]

In December 2019, NCCU has established its first overseas office in Bangkok, Thailand.[16]


NCCU has eleven colleges, including colleges of Commerce, Communication, Foreign Languages and Literature, Education, International Affairs, Law, Liberal Arts, Science, Social Sciences, International Innovation, and Informatics, encompassing 34 departments and 48 graduate institutes.[17][18]


NCCU's main campus is in the Wenshan District, in the southern part of Taipei. NCCU was awarded the first prize in the Taipei Urban Landscape Award for its campus planning by the city government of Taipei.[31]

Apart from the main campus, there are two branch campuses:

  • The Public & Business Administration Education Center on Jinhua Street (金華街) in Daan District. (大安區)
  • The Institute of International Relations on Wanshou Road. (萬壽路)

The affiliated schools are:

  • Preschool on Section 2, Zhinan Road. (指南路)
  • Experimental Elementary School on Section 3, Zhinan Road. (指南路)
  • The Affiliated High School on Zhengda First Street. (政大一街)

One campus under construction:

Libraries, exhibition space, and sports centers[edit]

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


  • Chiang Kai-shek Library
    • College of Commerce Library
    • College of Social Science Library
    • College of Communication Library
    • Institute of International Relation Library
  • Dah Hsian Seetoo Library
  • Social Science Information Canter and Sun Yat-sen Memorial Library
  • Center for Public and Business Affairs Education Library (Under construction)

Museum and Arts Center[edit]

  • Siwei Tang Auditorium (四維堂)
  • Museum of Ethnology
  • NCCU Arts Center
  • Exhibition of Future Planning at Main Research Center
  • Roman Forum (羅馬廣場)

Sports Centers[edit]

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

Campus media[edit]

Voice of NCCU

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

  • Chengchi University Press
  • Voice of NCCU
  • University News

Partnership with the Health Care System[edit]

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

In cooperation with the Taipei City Hospital System and National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, the three institutions formed a Health Care system covering up medical education, healthcare, and management.

NCCU Health Building[edit]

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

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)
  • Global Governance Program

NCCU participates in the Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing Program of the Taiwan International Graduate Program of Academia Sinica, Taiwan's most preeminent academic research institution.


Commencement Ceremony

NCCU faculty and alumni include officials of international governmental organisations, such as the President of the Republic of China, the Vice President of the Republic of China, the president of Executive Yuan, legislators of Legislative Yuan and the president and the chief justice of the Judicial Yuan. NCCU alumni also include Olympic Games gold medalists.

Alumni Network[edit]

NCCU has several hubs globally for students and teachers of NCCU to stay in touch and connect with each other. In 2020, the world alumni association has been established to serve about 140,000 alumni globally.[32]

Greater China Asia and Oceania America and Europe

Head of state and NCCU[edit]

President of the Republic of China[edit]

Vice President of the Republic of China[edit]


NCCU is a member institution of University System of Taiwan. Globally, NCCU has maintained partnership with more than 470 academic institutions, including exchange students programs, visiting scholar programs, and academic cooperation programs.[33] The partner institutions are in the following countries:

China Asia and Oceania Europe Africa America

See also[edit]


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  14. ^ "National Chengchi University is joining UST in 2021" (in Chinese). Taipei City: Central News Agency. 2020-11-17.
  15. ^ 交流, No.879, p.6. A total of 5 public universities and 2 private universities were selected: NTU, NCKU, NTHU, NYCU, NCCU, Fu Jen Catholic and Soochow University.
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  17. ^ "NCCU at a Glance". International Admission. National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
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  19. ^ "National Chengchi University College Of Commerce". Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking. Archived from the original on 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
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  32. ^ Ren-Jae, Huang (2020-10-31). "Establishment of National Chengchi University World Alumni Association" (in Chinese). Taipei City: NowNews.
  33. ^ "Partner Universities of National Chengchi University". Office of International Cooperation. National Chengchi University. Archived from the original on 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2016-06-03.

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