Yuan Ze University

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Yuan Ze University
YZU logo.gif
Motto 誠、勤、樸、慎[1]
Motto in English
Sincerity, Diligence, Thrift, Prudence[2]
Established 1989
Type Private
President Hsu Tze-chi (Acting President)
Location Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
Website www.yzu.edu.tw
Yuan Ze University
Traditional Chinese 元智大學

Yuan Ze University (YZU; Chinese: 元智大學) is a private university located in Taoyuan, Taiwan.[3] Established in 1989, YZU campus is in Zhongli District, Taoyuan; Taipei; and Bade District, Taoyuan.

Currently Yuan Ze has five colleges including the Colleges of Engineering, Informatics, Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Electrical and Communication Engineering. With over 9,000 students with a 2:1 ratio between undergraduate and graduate students on campus, YZU offers several international programs such as the English Program of Bachelor of Business Administration, Master’s Program in Industrial Engineering and Management. Additionally, the Master’s Programs in the Communication Engineering are all taught in English. With the highest ratio of English-instructed courses in Taiwan, YZU has over 250 international students pursuing degrees and joining exchange programs.

Yuan Ze ranked within 350-400th place in the 2011-2012 World University Ranking category by Times Higher Education . In 2012, the University ranked 70th in Times Higher Education World University Ranking's "top 100 universities under 50 years old" category.

Educational goal[edit]


Yuan Ze University adheres to the principle of "Excellence, Thoroughness, Vision and Harmony" in anticipation of educating students to be independent, self-determined, responsible, and cooperative to serve the society and the nation, and make contribution to the welfare of mankind.


Our goal is the pursuit of truth.

Our passion for the academics and the continuance of traditional culture fuels us to explore the truth of the universe and the human spirit.

‧Our objectives aim at creation and innovation.

We study science and develop techniques to improve the quality of technological civilization and natural environment.

‧Our life is based on harmonious nature.

We emphasize morality and indulge in arts to attain a life of self-respect and gratitude.

‧Our living rests on a healthy body and mind.

We strengthen our body and cultivate our temperament to achieve the highest value of life and the ideal of serving people.


Yuan Ze University building.
  • Wang, Guoming (王國明): 1989–1999
  • Zhan, Shihong (詹世弘): 1999–2005
  • Perng, Tsong Pyng (彭宗平): 2005–2012
  • Chang, Jin-fu (張進福): 2012 - 2015
  • Hsu, Tze-chi (徐澤志): 2015–Present

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Motto (in Chinese)". YZU. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  2. ^ "University Motto". YZU. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Introduction of Yuan Ze University". Yuan Ze University. 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 

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Coordinates: 24°58′10.99″N 121°16′2.91″E / 24.9697194°N 121.2674750°E / 24.9697194; 121.2674750