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National Chiayi University

National Chiayi University (NCYU; Chinese: 國立嘉義大學) is a public university located in Chiayi City and Chiayi County, Taiwan. It was formed in 2000 by merging National Chiayi Institute of Technology and National Chiayi Teachers College. The University has six colleges, which include seven doctoral programs, 42 full-time master's degree programs, twelve part-time master's degree programs, and 38 undergraduate programs now. NCYU is one of the oldest and largest universities in southern Taiwan.

National Chiayi University
國立嘉義大學
嘉義市 國立嘉義大學林森校區 - panoramio.jpg
Other name
NCYU
Former names
Chiayi Agriculture and Forestry Public School
Taiwan Provincial Chiayi Agri-Vocational School
Taiwan Provincial Chiayi Junior College of Agriculture
National Chiayi Institute of Technology
Taiwan Provincial Chiayi Normal School
Taiwan Provincial Chiayi Junior Teachers College
Taiwan Provincial Chiayi Teachers College
National Chiayi Teachers College
Motto
誠樸、力行、創新、服務[1]
Motto in English
Sincerity, Action, Innovation, Service[2]
TypePublic, national
EstablishedApril 1919 (as Chiayi Agriculture and Forestry Public School)
February 2000 (as National Chiayi University)
PresidentChyung Ay
Vice-presidentLiu Rong-yi (academic affairs)
Huang Kuang-liang (administrative affairs)
Address
23°27′49.26″N 120°29′0.98″E / 23.4636833°N 120.4836056°E / 23.4636833; 120.4836056Coordinates: 23°27′49.26″N 120°29′0.98″E / 23.4636833°N 120.4836056°E / 23.4636833; 120.4836056
CampusUrban
Websitewww.ncyu.edu.tw
Logo of NCYU .png
National Chiayi University
Traditional Chinese國立嘉義大學
NCYU library in Lantan Main Campus

HistoryEdit

The history of the university can be traced back from the merger between two different schools.

The Chiayi Agriculture and Forestry Public School was established in April 1919 and reorganized and renamed as Taiwan Provincial Chiayi Agri-Vocational School in November 1945. The school was then upgraded to become Taiwan Provincial Chiayi Junior College of Agriculture in March 1965. In July 1981, it became a national college and funded by the Ministry of Education. In July 1997, it was upgraded again to become National Chiayi Institute of Technology.

The Taiwan Provincial Chiayi Normal School was founded in 1957. In August 1996, the school was upgraded to a five-year junior college and renamed Taiwan Provincial Chiayi Junior Teachers College. In July 1987, the college was reformed into a four-year college and renamed as Taiwan Provincial Chiayi Teachers College. In July 1987, the college was upgraded into a national college and renamed National Chiayi Teachers College.

In February 2000, National Chiayi Institute of Technology and National Chiayi Teachers College were merged and became National Chiayi University.[3]

CampusesEdit

NCYU comprises four campuses:

Lantan Main CampusEdit

 
Lantan Campus

The campus is the administrative headquarters and located in the well-known scenic area between Lantan Reservoir and Renyitan Reservoir. It also accommodates the College of Agriculture, College of Science and Engineering and College of Life Sciences.

Minxiong CampusEdit

This campus accommodates the Teachers College and College of Humanities and Arts.

Linsen CampusEdit

Extension and lifelong learning programs are offered in the campus to provide educational service to the local community.

Sinmin CampusEdit

Sinmin Campus is situated in West District in downtown Chiayi. Sinmin accommodates College of Management and College of Veterinary medicine.

AcademicsEdit

NCYU consists of seven colleges (Agriculture, Humanities and Arts, Life Sciences, Management, Science and Engineering, Teachers, and Veterinary Medicine),[4] 36 departments and 11 independent institutes, with 500 full-time faculty professors.[5]

Notable alumniEdit

Partner InstitutionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "嘉大之教育目標、校訓與願景 (Chinese)". Nat'l Chiayi U. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "2011 National Chiayi University Commencement Remarks". Nat'l Chiayi U. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Brief History". National Chiayi University. April 13, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Departments & Colleges". ncyu.edu.tw. NCYU. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Brief History of Chiayi University in official site

External linksEdit