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National Central University

National Central University (NCU) is an university with long-standing traditions in Taiwan. Founded in Nanjing in 1915, NCU was the leading academic center in the Southeast China; the phrase “North the Peking University; South the Central University” at that time revealed the significance of NCU. NCU was later re-established in Taiwan in 1962 and started the development on the basis of Geophysics.


In 1902, during the late Qing Dynasty, the Liangjiang Governor-General Chang Chih-Tung established Sanjiang Normal School in Nanjing, which had later became National Nanjing Normal College in 1915. This was the birth of modern-style education in China and also the founding of National Central University.


  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Management
  • College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Earth Sciences
  • College of Hakka Studies
  • College of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Center for Space and Remote Sensing Reserch
  • Office of Teaching Centers


Research Centers:

  • Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research
  • Optical Sciences Center
  • Center for Environmental Studies
  • Research Center for Taiwan Economic Development
  • Humanities Center
  • Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
  • Research Center for Hazard Mitigation and Prevention
  • Research Center for Science and Technology for Learning
  • GPS Science and Application Research Center
  • Research Center of New Generation Light Driven Photovoltaics Modules


NCU provides career evaluation, curriculum, mentoring, interning, visits, practical workplace workshops, career volunteering team, career fairs, and industry recruitment information sessions.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
611 -30
581 -60
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
826 -102
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

  • Career Center
  • Student Association

Housing services

NCU Guest House is reserved for NCU staff, faculty, students, alumni, and visitors for academic purposes only (short-term housing).

Library services

Founded in June 1969, NCU Library now mainly has three buildings: the Main Library, Zhong-Zheng Library, and Kwoh-Ting Library and Archives.

ICT services

  • The Computer Center of National Central University aim is to provide the campus a good computing environment and to promote teaching, researching and administrative efficiency. 
  • The wireless service is provided for NCU's students, teachers and staff.
  • Photocopying & Printing Service

Medical services

The core mission of Health Center is to provide fundamental health care and emergency assistance.

  • Injury Treatment
  • Medical Support
  • Health Examination
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Campus Food Hygiene Management
  • Student Group Insurance
  • Smoking Quitting, Control and Prevention
  • Accidental Injury Prevention Education Program
  • CPR & AED Training
  • Infectious Disease Prevention

Campus life

  • Cooking with fire, burning materials, having barbecue, setting off fireworks, stealing power with private electric wires, and storing materials that endanger the public safety are forbidden in the dormitories.
  • Monopolizing one whole room, trading or selling rooms or beds, occupying other boarders’ rooms or beds, and refusing roommates’ moving in the rooms are forbidden.

Sports facilities

  • Diving club
  • Athletic cheerleader
  • Basketball League
  • Judo club
  • Taekwondo Club
  • Acrobatic Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Football club

National Central University Earns AACSB International Accreditation. AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) announced on August 18 that National Central University has earned accreditation for the School of Management.

Taoyuan City, Taiwan, Taiwan

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