National Chung Hsing University

24°07′26.7″N 120°40′30.2″E / 24.124083°N 120.675056°E / 24.124083; 120.675056

National Chung Hsing University (NCHU; Chinese: 國立中興大學)[6] is a research-led comprehensive university in South District, Taichung, Republic of China.[7]

National Chung Hsing University
國立中興大學 (Chinese)
National Chung Hsing University in Central Taiwan Science Park.JPG
Sêng-phok Cheng-khîn
Motto in English
Honesty, Simplicity, Advancement, Diligence
Endowment$126.51 million[2]
PresidentFuh-Sheng Shieu[3]
Academic staff
845 [4]
Administrative staff
South District, Taichung
Republic of China
CampusUrban, 0.872 km²
Experimental forest , 83.25 km²
Taiwan Comprehensive University System
Logo of National Chung Hsing University
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese国立中兴大学
Traditional Chinese國立中興大學
Literal meaningUniversity for Chinese National Revival

Currently, NCHU is among the four universities of the Taiwan Comprehensive University System, a research-led university alliance in Taiwan.


The university was originally founded as Advanced Academy of Agronomy and Forestry in Tainan in 1919. In 1928, the academy became a department affiliated to Taihoku Imperial University. In 1943, the department became an independent entity again and moved to Taichung. After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, the school was reorganized and became Taichung Agricultural Junior College. In 1946, it was upgraded to Taichung College of Agriculture. In 1961, it merged with the newly established College of Science and Engineering and College of Law and Business and became Chung Hsing University. In 1971, it became a national university and was named National Chung Hsing University.[8]


The Taichung Campus contains the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the College of Science, the College of Engineering, the College of Life Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Social Sciences and Management, and the Extension Division for Inservice and Continuing Education. It is located in the south of Taichung City with an area of approximately 53 hectares. The university owns four experimental forests located in New Taipei City, Nantou County, Taichung City, and Tainan City, respectively. It also owns two experimental farms located at Wufeng and Wuri Districts in Taichung City.


NCHU has 9 colleges: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering, Law and Politics, Liberal Arts, Life Sciences, Management, Science, and Veterinary Medicine.[9]

International programsEdit

NCHU participates in the Taiwan International Graduate Program in Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences of Academia Sinica, Taiwan's most preeminent academic research institution.

Official JournalEdit


Admissions and rankingsEdit

University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World[10]901-1000 (2021)
QS World[11]651-700 (2022)
THE World[12]1201+ (2022)
Regional – Overall
QS Asia[13]112 (2021)
THE Asia[14]301-350 (2021)
National – Overall
ARWU National[15]12-14 (2021)
QS National[16]13 (2022)
THE National[17]20+ (2022)

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "中興大學校訓 (Chinese)". Chung Hsing University Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-12-28. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  2. ^ "NCHU Annual Endowment Report, Fiscal Year Ended December 30, 2008". Office of the Treasurer of the National Chung-Hsing University. 2008. Archived from the original on November 30, 2012. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
  3. ^ "國立中興大學(National Chung Hsing University)".
  4. ^ School Status of Taichung City Time of data : Sept-06-2006
  5. ^ "Eurasia Pacific Uninet".
  6. ^ The name of the university is translated using Chinese word order. By English grammar rules, it is Chung Hsing National University. Colloquially known as Xingda (Chinese: 興大; pinyin: Xīngdà; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hèng-tāi)
  7. ^ "MAP to NCHU".
  8. ^ "History". National Chung Hsing University. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Colleges and Research Centers". NCHU. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  10. ^ "ShanghaiRanking-Universities". Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  11. ^ "National Chung Hsing University". Top Universities. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  12. ^ "National Chung Hsing University". Times Higher Education (THE). 2021-08-10. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  13. ^ "National Chung Hsing University". Top Universities. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  14. ^ "National Chung Hsing University". Times Higher Education (THE). 2021-08-10. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  15. ^ "Shanghai Ranking-Universities". Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  16. ^ 2021 QS World University Rankings
  17. ^ "National Chung Hsing University". Times Higher Education (THE). 2021-08-10. Retrieved 2021-09-12.

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