President: Professor W. John Kao
Senior International Leader: Professor Ta-Jen Yen, Vice President for Global Affairs
National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has been consistently ranked as one of the premier universities in East Asia, and is widely recognized as a leading incubator for future leaders. Our outstanding alumni highlight the success of NTHU students, including Nobel Physics laureates Dr. Cheng-Ning Yang and Dr. Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Chemistry laureate Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee, and Wolf Prize winner in mathematics Dr. Shiing-Shen Chern.
NTHU is located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, 72 kilometers south of Taipei. The campus covers over 136.06 hectares (366.2 acres) of scenic land, flush with lakes and trees. Campus convenience is of the utmost, neighboring research institutes and universities, like: the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSSRC), National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), Food Industry Research and Development Institute (FIRDI), National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Chung-Hua University (CHU), and the Hsinchu Science-Based Industrial Park (HSIP). Hsinchu is accurately known and dubbed as the ‘Science city of Taiwan’.
The university now has 10 colleges, 26 departments, 27 independent graduate institutes, and 10 master and PhD programs : the Colleges of Science, Engineering, Nuclear Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Colleges of Technology Management, Tsing Hua, Education, and Arts. NTHU employs over 808 full-time faculty members. More than 16,547 students, around 9,006 undergraduates, 5,805 master candidates and 1,736 for doctoral candidates as of data of fall semester 2016.
NTHU emphasizes interdisciplinary approach. In addition to upholding basic standards, undergraduate curricula are designed to maximize flexibility as well as integration. NTHU surpasses curricula norms, transcending collegiate and departmental boundaries.