National Taipei University of Technology

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National Taipei University of Technology
Former names
National Taipei Institute of Technology (1994 - 1997)
Motto in English
Integrity, Humbleness, Proficient, Diligence
PresidentSea-Fue Wang[2]
Academic staff
LocationTaipei, Taiwan
National Taipei University of Technology
Traditional Chinese國立臺北科技大學

National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT, Taipei Tech; Chinese: 國立臺北科技大學), a top-ranked public technological university in Taiwan (ranked 12th overall in Taiwan in 2018[3]) , a member of Global research & industry alliance (Gloria)of Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of China[4], is located in the Daan District of Taipei City, Taiwan. The school was established in 1912, as School of Industrial Instruction, among one of the earliest intermediate-higher educational institute in Taiwan. During the post-war industrialization and economic growth era, the school produced some of the most influential entrepreneurs, leaders, educators, and researchers in the science and industrial field, as it is commonly referred to as "The cradle of entrepreneurship"(企業家的搖籃). The university is headed by Dr. Leehter Yao, who serves as the president. It is part of the University System of Taipei, along with National Taipei University and Taipei Medical University. Since 2017, NTUT partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the establishment of City Science Lab @ Taipei Tech.[5]

The university is still a leader in Taiwan in engineering, science, technology, innovation and design. Its comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs offer degrees in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as professional degrees in design, architecture, management, humanities, and social sciences. The long history of Taipei Tech also made it one of the largest alumni bases of any university in Taiwan and across industries.

The school locates in downtown Taipei, in which its campus was divided into three sections during the city's development. The main campus (West, East, and South) in Taipei now only retains 22 acres of area in the central-most part of the city. It sits right next to the affluent Huashan 1914 Creative Park and the Guang Hua neighborhood, also known as the Electric Town of Taipei where people shop computer goods and electronics.


The university traces its origins to the establishment of the School of Industrial Instruction (工業講習所) in 1912. This institution underwent several name changes and reorganizations during the Japanese colonial period in Taiwan. By the time the (Nationalist) Republic of China central government was about to settle from the Chinese mainland to Taiwan (as an outcome of the civil war against the Communist regime), this technical institution was renamed Provincial Taipei Institute of Technology (臺灣省立臺北工業專科學校) in 1948, and served as a junior vocational technical college. In 1981, it was renamed National Taipei Institute of Technology (國立臺北工業專科學校), and in the 1990s upgraded its junior college status to that of a university, resulting in the final name change to National Taipei University of Technology (國立臺北科技大學) in 1997. The university currently has 451 full-time faculty members.

NTUT main gate on Zhongxiao East Rd., fitted with the 2011 commencement ceremony banner


The academics of National Taipei University of Technology includes 6 Colleges, 2 centers, and 1 office.

College of Electric Engineering and Computer Science[edit]

College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering[edit]

College of Engineering[edit]

College of Management[edit]

NTUT Design Building, viewed from the intersection of Zhongxiao East Rd. and Xinsheng South Rd. before the completion of the Green Gate

College of Design[edit]

College of Humanities and Social Sciences[edit]

Teacher Education Center[edit]

General Education Center[edit]

Physical Education Office[edit]

NTUT Green Gate, a conspicuous structure at the intersection of Zhongxiao East Rd. and Xinsheng South Rd.

Architecture & Landscape[edit]

The Green Gate[edit]

The Green Gate, completed in 2010, is one of the University's many efforts in making the campus more eco-friendly. It has won the Special Mention of Green Campus and Most Favorable Online in the 2010 Taipei Landscape Award.[6]


NTUT is ranked 551-600 globally in 2015 and 124th in Asia in 2015 by QS World University Rankings.[7][8] NTUT is also ranked in the areas of Computer Science and Information Systems and Engineering - Electrical and Electronic.[9] NTUT is ranked in the Top 10% in industry income in 2016 in the world.[10] NTUT is ranked 151-200 in the world by 2016 QS Graduate Employability Ranking.[11]

Cheers Magazine: Top Universities Favored by Employers[edit]

  • 2007: 9th
  • 2008: 6th
  • 2009: 9th
  • 2010: 9th

Global Views Monthly: Top Graduate Students Favored by Employers[12][edit]

Overall Ranking[edit]

  • 2010: 8th
  • 2009: 9th

Overall Ranking Among Technological Higher Education Institutes[edit]

  • 2010: 2nd
  • 2009: 2nd

Notable alumni[edit]


The university is accessible from Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station of the Taipei Metro, a major transfer station for Bannan Line and the Zhonghe–Xinlu Line. The station is also sub-named National Taipei University of Technology (臺北科大) with text styled smaller beneath official station name on station signs.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Motto (in Chinese)". NTUT. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Office of the President". NTUT. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
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  6. ^ 葉, 芷妘 (12 June 2011). "百年陰森建築 變身綠色大門". 中時電子報. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
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  12. ^ 范, 榮靖 (10 September 2010). "《遠見》104人力銀行 企業最愛研究生大調查". 遠見研究所專刊: 98–103.

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