National Central University was originally founded in Nanjing, China in 1915. NCU had later developed into a renowned academic institution with comprehensive programs and outstanding faculty, enjoying a high reputation equal to that of Peking University. In 1962, the Graduate Institute of Geophysics was founded in Miaoli, Taiwan as the re-establishment of the University. The campus was relocated to Zhongli in 1968, and today it has become a home to more than thirteen thousand students and teachers.
As one of the leading universities in Taiwan, NCU has eight colleges: Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Management, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Hakka Studies, and Health Science and Technology, along with several research centers covering cutting-edge disciplines. NCU is also one of the members of the University System of Taiwan (UST) , sharing resources with Tsing Hua University, Chiao Tung University, and Yang Ming University.
Around the globe, NCU currently has about 180 partners in North America, Europe, and Asia. The cooperation mainly focuses on student exchange programs and double degree programs to offer our students more opportunities to study abroad.
In recent years, we have been selected twice in “The Aim for the Top University Project”, receiving grants from the Ministry of Education. The University has been evaluated “Excellent” for the past few years. We are now conducting research into four main fields: Environment and Energy, Complex Systems and Plasma Sciences, Optics and Opto-electronics, and Applied Informatics: Learning, Enterprise, Life.
“Sincerity and Simplicity” is our motto, and this down-to-earth attitude will prevail deeper and wider. We endeavor to cultivate more brilliant minds and more leading pioneers with global vision, setting up NCU as a piloting academic establishment in the 21st century.
NCU is ranked 456th in the world and fourth in Taiwan by Best Global Universities Rankings, with the indicator “International Collaboration” ranked 22 in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report.
NCU is ranked 335 in the world, 5 in Taiwan by Google World Ranking in 2016.
NCU is ranked third in Taiwan and 221th in the world by Google Scholar Citations in 2016.
NCU is ranked 411-420 in the world by QS and top 500+ by Times Higher Education (THE) in 2016.
NCU is ranked in the top 500+ universities by Shanghai Rankings (ARWU) in 2016.