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 Party Affairs
Central School of Governance
Central School of Cadre
National Central University of Governance
Motto 親愛精誠[1]
Motto in English
Harmony, Independence, Balance, and Preeminence[1]
Established  Republic of China
1927 (1927) in Nanjing (南京)
Type Public, National University
Parent institution
Ministry of Education (Republic of China)
Affiliation Partner Heathcare System
Academic affiliation
Endowment NTD 6,708,544,000.00
President Edward H. Chow
Vice-president Jenn-hwan Wang
Chun-Chig Chang
Founder Chiang Kai-shek, Kuomingtang
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 16,053[3]
Undergraduates 9,639[3]
Postgraduates 6,414[3]
Other students
1,625 (further education)[3]
Location Taipei City, Republic of China
Campus Suburb, 1.144 km²
Language Chinese and English
Former Location Hungzhilang, Nanjing City (南京市紅紙廊)
Colors Blue, Red, and White
Athletics  Chinese Taipei University Sport Federation
Sports 21 varsity teams
Nickname Chengda, Dangxiao
Mascot Chengdatou Family
Affiliations Association of National Universities, Republic of China
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 was established in Nanjing City and relocated to Taipei City. NCCU has been considered as one of the most prestigious universities of Republic of China. Colloquially, NCCU is known by the Chinese as "National University of Governance, " "Zhèngdà" (政大). The name, Chengchi (政治) refers to "Governance" and politics. The school was founded by the Kuomintang-dominated Nationalist government of Nanjing in 1927 as an only incubator for senior civil service in China. It has been considered one of the most important institutions of the Republic of China with Central Military Academy (中央陸軍軍官學校), which is a prestigious incubator for commanders. Today, NCCU has been elected as the "Aim for the Top University Project" sponsored school of the Ministry of Education.

NCCU specializes in Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Management, Politics, and International Affairs programs. [4][5][6]A great number of graduate students work in government departments.[7][8] NCCU has recently engaged in the field of Information Technology and Natural science. NCCU College of Commerce is ranked among the 4 palmes by Eduniversal[9] and accredited by EQUIS.[10] NCCU College of Foreign Languages and Literature offers distinctive academic programs on Slavic Languages and Literature, Arabic Languages and Literature and Turkish Language and Culture. Institute of International Relations of NCCU is ROC's premiere research center on Chinese Communist Party, International security and International Relations. The Center for Public and Business Administration Education (CPBAE) of NCCU and its adjunct organization, the Center for Civil Service Education (CCSE), an institute of NCCU, is to provide training for management personnel in government institutions and public and private enterprises. NCCU is the only higher education institution that has a Department of Diplomacy in ROC.[11] NCCU's College of International Affairs is affiliated with The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs[12] (with full members including John F. Kennedy School of Government) with specializations on International Relations, East Asian studies and Russian studies.

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


Founder and First President, Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Ching-kuo 1948.jpg
Dean of Central School of Cadre, Chiang Ching-kuo
Former Campus Gate of National Central University of Governance in Nanjing

The school was established in 1927 in Nanjing as the Kuomingtang's Central School of Party Affairs. In 1929, it was renamed to Central School of Governance, after the "Northern Expedition" victory of the Nationalists in mainland China. In 1946, Central School of Governance emerged with the Central School of Cadre in Chongqing, and the National Central University of Governance was formally founded in Nanjing, 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 suspended.

The university was relocated to Taiwan in 1954 as National Chengchi University in Taipei by the Executive Yuan in order to meet the senior civil service need and to meet the growing demands of higher education in post-war Taiwan. Initially only graduates students were admitted, but later in 1955, undergraduate students began to be admitted. In 1960, the university awarded the first Doctor of Juridical Science degree in Taiwan under the provisions of the Degree Conferral Law. In 1964, the school initiated the first Chinese MBA program.

Today, the school is one of the top universities in the Taiwan, and it also has been elected as the "Aim for the Top University Project" sponsored school of the Ministry of Education. The college of business is a double accredited school by AACSB and EQUIS, and the college of international affairs is an APSIA member school.

Colleges and departments[edit]

College of Science
College of Social Science and College of Law

NCCU has 9 colleges, including colleges of Commerce, Communication, Foreign Languages and Literature, Education, Internaltional Affairs, Law, Liberal Arts, Science, and Social Sciences, 34 departments and 48 graduate institutes.[13]

Taipei Campuses[edit]

Sunset view from campus
Uphill Campus Way

NCCU is at the base of Zhinan (指南) Mountain in the south of Taipei City. Apart from the Wenshan (文山) site, NCCU has established two branch campuses:

The affiliated schools are:

One campus under construction:

NCCU was awarded the first prize Taipei Urban Landscape Award for its campus planning by the city government of Taipei.[14]

Libraries, exhibition space, and sports centers[edit]

Main Library
Sports Center

There are six Libraries on the main campus and one 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

Sports Centers[edit]

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

Campus media[edit]

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

Cooperation agreements[edit]

NCCU has agreements with 413 academic institutions across 66 countries globally.[15]

Partnership with the Health Care System[edit]

In cooperation with the Taipei City Hospital System and National Yang-Ming 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:

Notable alumni[edit]

NCCU faculty and alumni include officials of international governmental organizations, representatives of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, officials of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 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.

Politics and diplomacy[edit]


Artists and writers[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About NCCU" (in Chinese). Taipei: National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2014-10-21. 
  2. ^ a b "About NCCU" (in Chinese). Taipei: Personnel Division, National Chengchi University. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "2014 First Semester Student Statistics" (PDF) (in Chinese). Taipei: Academic Affairs Division, National Chengchi University. 2014-10-15. Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
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  6. ^ "National Chengchi University, Taiwan (Exchange Program)". Mansfield, Connecticut: University of Connecticut. 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-12. National Chengchi University (NCCU), located in the capital city of Taipei, is a comprehensive public university, ranked first in Taiwan in the field of Social Sciences, Business, Communication and International Relations in Taiwan. It is also regarded as the best place in Taiwan to study Mandarin. 
  7. ^ "National Chengchi University Profile". London: Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-12. National Chengchi University (NCCU) has earned a reputation as an institution of higher education celebrated for its studies in the humanities, social sciences, and management/administration sciences. 
  8. ^ "National Chengchi University (NCCU) Profile". Taipei: Study in Taiwan. 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
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  13. ^ "NCCU at a Glance". National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  14. ^ "The Announcement of 12th Taipei Urban Landscape Award List" (in Chinese). Dept. of Urban Development, Taipei City Gov. 2014-11-19. 
  15. ^ "Partner Universities of National Chengchi University". Office of International Cooperation, National Chengchi University. 

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