English: Erudite, Interrogated, Deliberate, Discerning, and Persistent (taken from the Doctrine of the Mean )
Re-established November 12, 1980
|President||Ying-Yao Cheng ()|
|479 full-time, -- part-time|
|Location||Gushan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|Nickname||Formosan rock macaque University|
Taiwan Comprehensive University System
|National Sun Yat-sen University|
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. It mainly consists think tank scholars and a large amount of research centers.
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, its more than half academic units are research/graduate institutes, some of them were founded by the US Federal government, Japanese government, and European Commission. The university has traditionally been called the top three in Taiwan, with programs in applied science, business school, marine sciences, and social science. In addition, NSYSU is often ranked among the world's top 400 universities overall.
The university faculty maintain strong ties to industry and government officials, many of them also serve as elite bureaucrats or NGO advisors. The graduates include a Vice President of the Republic of China, a President of the Legislative Yuan, a Mayor of Kaohsiung, and a considerable amount of congressman and CEO of 500 largest companies in the world.
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. The university moved first to Yunnan, and later to North Guangdong. Finally, in 1945, the university moved back to and 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, but the right timing never came along until 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, the second largest metropolitan in Taiwan. Succeeding 5 presidents, all carried the tradition of nurturing the university's growth and development.
In 2002 NSYSU was named by the Ministry of Education as one of the country's seven major research-intensive universities. Two years later, Its College of Management received AACSB accreditation and became the first AACSB accredited public university in Taiwan.
In 2006 and 2008, NSYSU received the first/second stage grant of the "Aim for the Top University Plan" from the Ministry of Education. Four years later, the university have held the 1st "NSYSU & UCSD Joint Symposium" on international academic cooperation.
When it was established, the university had four departments, two graduate institutes, and 189 students. Today, the university has 6 colleges (Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Management, Marine Sciences, and Social Sciences) and over 9500 students, offering 18 undergraduate majors, 35 masters programs, and 26 doctorate programs. NSYSU has grown, and is now recognized as one of Taiwan's important research and learning institutions with international distinction.
Located alongside the Kaohsiung Harbor, the NSYSU campus surrounded on three sides by mountain and also faces the open waters of the Taiwan Strait. The Sizihwan beach sits right on campus which makes the campus one of the most beautiful campuses in Taiwan. There are several characteristics like:
|University rankings (overall)|
|Taiwan||Business School Level||2014 Recommendation Rate (per 1000)||School|
|1||UNIVERSAL||252 ?||National Taiwan University - College of Management|
|2||TOP||164 ?||National Chengchi University - College of Commerce|
|3||EXCELLENT||140 ?||National Sun Yat-sen University - College of Management|
|4||EXCELLENT||104 ?||Taiwan Tech - School of Management|
|5||EXCELLENT||60 ?||Fu Jen Catholic University - College of Management|
|6||EXCELLENT||56 ?||National Chiao Tung University - College of Management|
|7||GOOD||72 ?||National Cheng Kung University - College of Management|
NSYSU has six colleges: Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management, Marine Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences.
As of 2017, NSYSU has 68 research centers, the following including most important key centers:
Established in 1999, the Sun Yat-sen American Center (SYSAC) at NSYSU is Southern Taiwan's only American research institute, it is founded by American Institute in Taiwan - the quasi-embassy in Taiwan.
Established in 2010, the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at NSYSU is Southern Taiwan's only Japanese research institute, it is founded by Interchange Association, Japan - the quasi-embassy in Taiwan.
Named in honor of former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui, the " Lee Teng-hui Center for Governmental Studies" established on February 1, 2017 (succeeding the "Dr. Teng-Hui Lee Political Economy Seminar" founded 2002). The center as a regional think tank, with the purpose of providing prescient and integrated research or advices for governmental policies and social issues.
Every year there are about 50 international exchange students that come to study courses, mostly management and business focused, in English and learn about Taiwanese culture as well as some of the varieties of Chinese. The university also has a separate language institute where fee-paying students can study Mandarin and Taiwanese. There are also around the same number of out-going exchange students each year to NSYSU's partner universities. NSYSU has an active International Student Association. In 2009-2010 well over 250 international students were members of the association at NSYSU, participating in over 20 student events. ISA has five key points: Student Services, Public Services, Social Events, Sports and Scholarship. The 2010-2011 International Student Executive Board will tentatively be elected in the fall of 2010 at NSYSU. The Office of International Affairs at NSYSU has traditionally monitored the election process.
|Lien Chan||1995||the Vice-President of the Republic of China|
|14th Dalai Lama||1996||Nobel Peace Prize winner|
|Yuan T. Lee||1996||Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner|
|Kao Ching-yuen||1997||Uni-President Enterprises Corporation CEO|
|Robert C. Merton||1998||Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner|
|Lee Huan||1999||the Premier of Taiwan|
|Gao Xingjian||2000||Nobel Prize in Literature winner|
|Peter Raven||2001||an academician of National Academy of Sciences|
|Vernon L. Smith||2003||Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner|
|Alex Horng||2004||CEO, Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.|
|Gennady P. Turmov||2004||President, Far Eastern State Technical University, Russia|
|Chi-Huey Wong||2007||president of Academic Sinica|
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