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National Ilan University
National Ilan University
Motto 篤學, 力行, 敬業, 樂群[1]
Motto in English
Studying diligently, practicing with earnestness, developing a respectful attitude toward professionalism[2]
Type Public National
Established 12 May 1926 (reformed in 2003)
President Dr. Po‐Ching Wu (吳柏青)
Academic staff
Undergraduates 5,000
Postgraduates 320
Location Yilan City, Yilan County, Taiwan
National Ilan University
Traditional Chinese 國立宜蘭大學

The National Ilan University (NIU; Chinese: 國立宜蘭大學) is a public university in Yilan City, Yilan County, Taiwan.


National Ilan University was one of the first institutions of higher education in Taiwan. It was founded as the Taiwan Provincial Ilan School of Agriculture and Forestry on 12 May 1926. Since then, the name and focus of the institution have undergone a number of changes, from having been a five-year junior college (National Ilan Junior College of Agriculture and Technology), and a polytechnic college (National Ilan Institute of Technology). In 2003, the school was further reformed into its current status as a comprehensive university, offering BA, BS, MA and MS degrees in four colleges.


The main 15.3-hectare (38-acre) campus stands in the center of Yilan City. The university has its own forst land in Jiaoxi for experimental use, forestation and ecological research. The university has its campus at Wujie that focus on professional animal research and a campus near Yilan Science Park.


NIU has four colleges: Humanities and Management, Engineering, Bioresources, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Also, there are 13 departments and 17 graduate institutions. The newest of the Graduate Programs is the MA Program in Foreign Languages & Literatures, the focus of which is the literature in English of nations within the Asian Pacific Rim region.


Prof. Dr. Po-Ching Wu was elected as the 5th NIU President by the NIU President Election Committee in July 4 and was on board from August 1, 2016. Received his PHD degree in Food Engineering at University of Massachusetts USA, President Dr. Po-Ching Wu is also the Professor from Department of Biomechatronic Engineering at NIU.

President Dr. Po-Ching Wu believes that University not only plays the role as education and academia research, it should also serve its social responsibility. In his tenure of office, President Dr. Po-Ching Wu will focus on five governing dimensions: (1) Actively seek resources for NIU development (2) Execute excellent education to lift students’ professional skills (3) Enhance educational facilities to support high quality teaching (4) Create connection and contribution to local community, and (5) Improve students’ international mobility.


Education goals[edit]

Striving to create a first-class comprehensive university, NIU has formulated the following education objectives:

  • Develop outstanding teaching features which may nurture the creativity and integrity of students.
  • Enhance learning by providing excellent digitalized teaching and e-learning environment.
  • Enrich the curriculum design, course materials and teaching quality.
  • Provide a balanced training in both science and humanities by the diverse curriculum and learning environment.
  • Develop students' global competitiveness by enhancing their foreign language competence.

Research goals[edit]

In terms of research, NIU aims to:

  • Enhance faculty research by providing abundant library collections and laboratory equipment.
  • Provide integrated and consolidated research resources which may enable the faculty to focus on the research areas of their interests.
  • Raise overall competitiveness by cooperating with the local community and industries.

University resources[edit]

The university has 150 laboratories, one computer center, a number of computerized language labs, and an Analysis and Technology Consulting Center which cooperates with local industries on their manufacturing and production. In 2006, the university also established an Incubator Center, which assists local industries in research and development. In addition to the aforementioned facilities and resources, NIU also has a library that occupies nearly 1.7 ha (4.2 acres) and holds over 200,000 books, including nearly 1000 periodicals relating to various research fields. In early 2006, NIU was granted the capacity to serve as the GigaPoP ("gigabit point-of-presence") for Taiwan Advanced Research & Education Network (TWAREN). As a result, NIU is in charge of providing a high-bandwidth network connection to research and academic institutes within Ilan county.

Programs for International Students[edit]

College Department Bachelor Master Ph.D.
College of Humanities and Management Department of Foreign Languages and Literature*
Department of Applied Economics and Management
Department of Leisure Industry and Health Promotion
College of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering*
Department of Environmental Engineering
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering*
Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering*
Graduate Institute of Architecture and Sustainable Planning
College of Bioresources Department of Horticulture
Department of Food Science
Department of Biomechatronic Engineering
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources*
Department of Biotechnology and Animal Science*
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of Electrical Engineering*
Department of Electronic Engineering*
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering*

Most programs are taught in Chinese. * Some courses taught in Master Degree in English language.

  • Global Recognition
Overall Ranking Accredited as Taiwan Top 26% Universities by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. (WRWU) in 2016
Teaching Excellence NIU stands in Top 3 Teaching Excellence National Universities in Taiwan. Awarded with the honor for past 8 consecutive years.
Top Research One of the few universities in Taiwan, whose Science Citation Index is among the Top 1% in the world. (In the field of Electro - Scientific Industry)
International Collaboration One of the 14 internationally reputed universities to win the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust sponsorship worth US$5 million to promote Vertically Integrated Projects along with Purdue University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan in 2015.
Industrial Collaboration Ranked as one of the Top 10 national university in Taiwan in terms of teaching contribution to patents and technology transfer.
  • Language Requirements
For courses in Chinese language Chinese Proficiency TOCFL Level 3 or Chinese language training certificate from recognized school/institute
For courses in English language Students should provide English proficiency certificate
  • NIU is one of the most reputed and outstanding Bioresources education and research institute in Taiwan. NIU students of the Bioresources domain are trained by world-class faculty and also they have opportunity to visit Malaysia for off-site classes; to Canada for attending the joint program with University of British Columbia.
  • College of Engineering and College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of NIU are IEET accredited. IEET is a member of Washington Accord, Seoul Accord, Sydney Accord, and NABEEA. Being an IEET certificated institution, the degrees issued by these NIU departments are recognized in many countries, like USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Malaysia.

International Collaboration[edit]

National Ilan University (NIU) has a strong international collaboration, with over 100 Universities and Research Institutions worldwide. Studying at NIU, students can apply for an academic exchange program with partner universities, they can take part in overseas volunteer activities and summer camps. Apart from these, NIU has a program with the University of Michigan Dearborn Business School, which offers a Master's degree to NIU students.[citation needed]

Area Asia American Europe Oceania Total
Number of Partner Universities 83 13 4 2 102

Tuition & Miscellaneous Fees[edit]

Tuition fees & other miscellaneous fees for International Students for the academic year 2016.

College Undergraduate Graduate
College of Humanities and Management NT$38,600 NT$37,300
College of Engineering NT$44,400 NT$45,390
College of Bioresources NT$49,500 NT$44,000
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science NT$44,400 NT$45,390

Note: For details about Tuition Fees & other Miscellaneous fees for 「 Taiwan Scholarship Awardee」kindly follow the link [1]


  • Mobility Network Laboratory

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "國立宜蘭大學 (Chinese)". Nat'l Ilan U. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "History". Nat'l Ilan U. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°44′51″N 121°44′51″E / 24.7474°N 121.7476°E / 24.7474; 121.7476