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
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[2]
Type Public, National University
Established  Republic of China
1927 (1927) in Nanjing
Parent institution
Ministry of Education (Republic of China)
Affiliation Association of National Universities, Republic of China
Endowment NTD 6,708,544,000.00
President Edward H. Chow
Vice-president Jenn-hwan Wang
Chun-Chig Chang
Founder Chiang Kai-shek, Kuomintang
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 16,247[1]
Undergraduates 9,736[1]
Postgraduates 6,511[1]
Location Taipei, Republic of China
Campus Suburb, 103 ha (250 acres)[3]
Language Chinese and English
Colors Blue, red, and white
Athletics  Chinese Taipei University Sport Federation
Sports 21 varsity teams
Nickname Zhèngdà (政大)
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 is a national co-educational research university established in Nanjing, the capital city of the Republic of China before 1949. During the Chinese Civil War, the university was relocated to Taipei. Today, it is considered to be one of the most prestigious and important universities of Taiwan. The university, abbreviated as NCCU, specializes in arts and humanities, social sciences, management, politics, and international affairs programs.[2][4][5] The name Chengchi (Chinese: 政治; pinyin: Zhèngzhì) means governance or politics, and refers to its founding in 1927 as an incubator for senior civil service for the Nanjing Nationalist government of China.


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, which was the capital city of China, as the Kuomintang'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 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 post-war Taiwan. Initially only graduates students were admitted, but in 1955, undergraduate students began to be admitted. In 1960, the university awarded the first Doctor of Juridical Science degree in Taiwan. In 1964, the school initiated the first Chinese Master of Business Administration program.

As an incubator for civil service, NCCU is considered one of the most important institutions of the Republic of China, along with the Republic of China Military Academy, which is a prestigious incubator for military leaders. 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.

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.[6][7]


Sunset view from campus
Uphill Campus Way

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.[15]

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

The affiliated schools are:

One campus under construction:

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 422 academic institutions across 66 countries globally.[16]

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 c d e f g "About NCCU". National Chengchi University (in Chinese). Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b "About NCCU". National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  3. ^ "NCCU Campus". International MBA, College of Commerce. National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  4. ^ "National Chengchi University Rankings". QS Top Universities. London: QS Quacquarelli Symonds. 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  5. ^ "National Chengchi University, Taiwan (Exchange Program)". University of Connecticut. Mansfield, 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. 
  6. ^ "NCCU at a Glance". International Admission. National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  7. ^ "National Chengchi University (NCCU) Profile". Study in Taiwan. Taipei. 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  8. ^ "National Chengchi University College Of Commerce". Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  9. ^ "EQUIS Accredited Schools". European Foundation for Management Development. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  10. ^ "National Chengchi University". Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  11. ^ "College of International Affairs". National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  12. ^ "Institute of International Relations". National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  13. ^ "Center for Public and Business Administration Education". National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  14. ^ "Department of Diplomacy". National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  15. ^ "Taipei Urban Landscape Award recipients unveiled". Taiwan Today (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)). 2014-11-20. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  16. ^ "Partner Universities of National Chengchi University". Office of International Cooperation. National Chengchi University. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 

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