National Sun Yat-Sen University
National Sun Yat-sen University
National Sun Yat-sen University
Motto Chinese:
English: Erudite, Interrogated, Deliberate, Discerning, and Persistent (taken from the Doctrine of the Mean )
Type Public, Research
Established Founded 1924
Re-established November 12, 1980
President Ying-Yao Cheng ()
Academic staff
479 full-time, -- part-time
Undergraduates 4,635
Postgraduates 4,961
Location Gushan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Campus Urban
Nickname Formosan rock macaque University[]
Affiliations AACSB-Accredited
Taiwan Comprehensive University System
Website Official Website (Eng.)
National Sun Yat-sen University
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National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU; Chinese: ) is a public research-intensive university renowned as a seat of oceanology and management studies, located in Sizihwan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Pratas Islands, South China Sea. Founded in 1980 through the efforts of alumni of both the original Sun Yat-sen University and the historical Moscow Sun Yat-sen University, NSYSU is organized into six colleges (Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management, Marine Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences), with 68 integrated research centers[1] and graduate institutes. NSYSU is member of the Taiwan Comprehensive University System (TCUS). Exchange offices of the US Federal government, Japanese government, and European Commission are present on the campus. The university faculty maintains strong ties to industry and government officials, many of them also serve as elite bureaucrats, official think tank scholars, and NGO advisors.


Early history

In 1923, two years before his death, the Founding Father of the Republic of China (ROC), Dr. Sun Yat-sen, established two universities, one civil and one military. The civil university was National Kwangtung University (, renamed National Sun Yat-sen University in 1926), and the military university was Whampoa Military Academy. Both universities generated remarkable contributions and played an important education role in modern Chinese history. After National Sun Yat-sen University was established in Canton, it had to move south due to the Sino-Japanese War, first to Yunnan, and later to North Guangdong. In 1945, the university resumed operations at its original campus in Canton.

In 1949, the government of the Republic of China moved to Taiwan. Its alumni expected the National Sun Yet-sen University (NSYSU) to be re-established in Taiwan. 1980, when Moscow Sun Yat-sen University graduate, President Chiang Ching-kuo gave his approval, Dr. Lee Huan then led the project to establish the university on its current campus at Sizihwan in Kaohsiung City. Succeeding 5 presidents, all carried the tradition of nurturing the university's growth and development.

21st century

In 2002 NSYSU was named by the Ministry of Education as one of the country's seven major research-intensive universities. In 2004, the College of Management became the first AACSB accredited public university in Taiwan.

Culture and research

In history, all the Sun Yat-sen Universities were based-on the socialism thought.[2] At present, NSYSU is already a normally university, but it is still famous for its powerful political and commercial relations.

The university is the birthplace of the first Sinophone bulletin board system ().

Founding spirit
The Three Principles of the People (?) - Dr. Sun Yat-sen's national development theory for developing country.



University sailboat
The university tunnel

Located alongside the Kaohsiung Harbor and a military base, the NSYSU campus surrounded on three sides by mountain and also faces the open waters of the Taiwan Strait, this makes it a natural fortress. The Sizihwan beach (one of Eight Views of Taiwan) sits right on campus which makes the campus one of the most beautiful campuses in Taiwan.[3] There are several characteristics like:

Sizihwan in the foreground with the black sand beach of Sizihwan Bay on the right, Lianhai Road in the middle, and buildings of National Sun Yat-sen University and Shaochuantou mountain () to the left; Qihou Mountain (zh) on Qijin lies beyond the entrance to Kaohsiung Harbor in the background

Pratas Islands

Academic rankings

NSYSU is typically ranked in between position 400-600, depending on the ranking mechanism.

University rankings (overall)
THE Asia[4] General 62
QS Asia[5] General 69
THE World[6] General 351-400
QS World[5] General 379
ARWU World[7][8] Research 447
Administration Building

Notable alumni


Cheng Tsao-Min, Chen Li-Hui, Chiang Lin-Chun, Chiu Chih-wei, Chung Shao-ho, Hsu Chih-ming, Huang Chao-shun, Kuo Ching-Sheng, Lai Chen-Chang, Lee Kun-tse, Lin Chih-lung, Lin Yi-shih, Lwo Shih-hsiung, Wang Chin-Shih

Affiliated school


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  4. ^ "National Sun Yat-Sen University". Times Higher Education. 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "National Sun Yat-sen University | Undergraduate | Top Universities". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ "National Sun Yat-Sen University". Times Higher Education. 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "ShanghaiRanking Consultancy". 
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Coordinates: 22°37?36?N 120°15?57?E / 22.62667°N 120.26583°E / 22.62667; 120.26583

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