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Message from the President

 

 

National Taitung University is located on the cleanest and most beautiful section of the east coast of Taiwan. Established nearly 70 years ago, we are proud of our many excellent alumni. NTTU aims to create a fostering learning environment where students find the inspiration needed to engage in learner autonomy while acquiring diverse skills needed to achieve their professional aspirations and make meaningful social contributions. Furthermore, by providing the most professional teachers, and linking local needs and resources to the development of the school’s features both in teaching and researches, we have made it one of our core goals to become added to the list of International Green Universities.

Education is our first priority. Required General Education courses compliment the Professional Courses offered by each department to provide students with the academic foundations needed to become well versed in both the humanities and the sciences.
 
“Special Courses” allow students to take classes in their majors and choose courses outside of their majors according to their preference so that they can pursue multiple academic fields. Students also have the option to earn bachelor degrees with minors or even double-major. Moreover, our unique national and international exchange programs help students broaden their horizons.
 
The unique and diversified curricula give students opportunities to learn across interdisciplinary lines, providing them with the academic advantage needed to be more competitive in their future careers. 
 
Our library is a green building which has been ranking as one of the “Top 10 must-visit libraries in Taiwan”. The supportive learning environment, innovative facilities and extensive literary collections have inspired generations of excellent academic work.
 
NTTU’s Taitung campus, one of many campuses, is located in the heart of the city and is planned as Academia-industry Innovation Zone for promoting Academia-industry Cooperation. East Bio-economy Center was founded in order to build an Advanced Food-biotechnology Intern Factory in 2018. This office will provide service to local industries including those focused on R&D and pre-production before mass production. TT Maker and Food Bank are the two leading institutions where students can learn how to fulfill their dreams, and implement what they’ve learned in a broader social context.
 
Health is the foundation of everything. To encourage students to exercise regularly, we have built state of the art sports facilities which have gained a great reputation among students and Taitung’s local citizens. We at NTTU believe that engaging in physical activity can result in a healthier student body.
 
NTTU provides the best, the most comfortable accommodation for students to live in. There are two dormitories, the First Student Dormitory, and the Second Student Dormitory, at the main campus at Zhiben, and one dormitory, the Zhongxiao Building, at the City campus. Freshmen students are given priority registration in the dormitories. Dormitories are managed by the Student Council, an autonomous organization composed by the students, so that students can learn to be independent and cultivate their self-confidence.
 
Eastern Taiwan offers splendid nature and rich cultural experiences to all who visit. NTTU, at the center of this beauty, is just waiting for you to join in the journey with us.
 
Taitung welcomes you.
 
 
Yew-Min Tzeng
President of National Taitung University 
January, 2018

                       

To offer a full range of undergraduate programs, to prepare its students for a competitive edge in job market, to coordinate short, middle, and long range planning and development of the budget, National Taitung University now includes Teacher’s College, College of Humanities, and College of Science and Engineering, and, if necessary, plans to establish other colleges in the future. Our university is not only committed to help our students to fully realize their potential, but aims to be an active community participant in supporting and working on tourism industry in Taitung, Indigenous arts, Austronesian culture, cultural and natural landscapes, and physical education development. Our long term goal is to be recognized as a comprehensive university committed to regional development and educational quality.

To achieve this mission, National Taitung University:

  • promotes an institutional culture which appreciates excellent teaching, scholarly achievement, and curriculum planning
  • encourages interdisciplinary teaching and learning 
  • emphasizes extension education and community service
  • promotes international academic and cultural exchange

Founded in 1948, National Taitung University was originally established as Taiwan Provincial Taitung Teachers School, and later upgraded to Taiwan Provincial Taitung Teachers Junior College, to Taiwan Provincial Teachers College and then to National Taitung Teachers College. In 2003, it was officially renamed s National Taitung University and becomes a comprehensive university with three major colleges, including Teacher’s College, College of Humanities, and College of Science and Engineering.

With great traditions and by means of many productive reforms, National Taitung University has now been acclaimed as a teaching-oriented comprehensive university. National Taitung University is committed to grid and generate the talents of our students for the benefit of the future of our nation. The mission of National Taitung University is derived from the following core principle:

  • to create and safeguard the conditions for delivering high-quality education that encompasses the humanities and the natural sciences and to aim to be a teaching-oriented comprehensive university
  • to promote and advance teaching and academic research quality
  • to advance the quality set forth in department, graduate schools, general education, and university administration and to achieve the standard of evaluation assessed by HEEACT
  • to provide our faculty the best possible opportunities for a balance between teaching, research, and administrative task
  • to develop highly competent research groups
  • to cultivate and encourage students to be college-ready and motivated learners, to emphasize curriculum as well as extra-curriculum learning, and to increase opportunity for students’ international exchange
  • ​to strengthen general education program of enduring values as a stepping stone for students to forge cross-disciplinary connections and interests
  • to hold sports and cultural extra-curricular activities as a way to form relationships between faculty, students, and peers and foster campus culture
  • to promote link with the local and to assist the regional development of local community in the role of local think bank.

 

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