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- Public Institution Type
Chiao Tung University was founded in 1896 (the 22nd year of the Kuanghsu Era of the Ching Dynasty). The school’s original name was NanyangCollege. In 1912, it was renamed the Shanghai Vocational College of Higher Education. In 1921, it was renamed again Chiao Tung University. And in 1937, it was renamed once more National Chiao Tung University (NCTU).
Our school emphasizes the precept of pragmatism for the idea has been mentioned constantly in our mottos: from “Learn and work practically” (Vocational College, 1904-1912), to “Seek the truths from facts” (NCTU, 1930s), and lastly to “Absorb the new to look far ahead, and work pragmatically” (handwriting of the former President, Hung-Hsun Ling, 1974). In highlighting the special qualities of education and capturing the characteristics of the students at NCTU, these mottos are quite profound.
The mission of National Chiao Tung University Library is to enrich quality of life and advance intellectual discovery by connecting people with knowledge. The Library collects texts and provides services to meet the studying, research and teaching needs of individuals who are affiliated with the NCTU as well as the greater community.
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