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National Central University

National Central University (NCU) is an university with long-standing traditions in Taiwan. Founded in Nanjing in 1915, NCU was the leading academic center in the Southeast China; the phrase “North the Peking University; South the Central University” at that time revealed the significance of NCU. NCU was later re-established in Taiwan in 1962 and started the development on the basis of Geophysics.

History

In 1902, during the late Qing Dynasty, the Liangjiang Governor-General Chang Chih-Tung established Sanjiang Normal School in Nanjing, which had later became National Nanjing Normal College in 1915. This was the birth of modern-style education in China and also the founding of National Central University.

Education

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Management
  • College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Earth Sciences
  • College of Hakka Studies
  • College of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Center for Space and Remote Sensing Reserch
  • Office of Teaching Centers

Research

Research Centers:

  • Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research
  • Optical Sciences Center
  • Center for Environmental Studies
  • Research Center for Taiwan Economic Development
  • Humanities Center
  • Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
  • Research Center for Hazard Mitigation and Prevention
  • Research Center for Science and Technology for Learning
  • GPS Science and Application Research Center
  • Research Center of New Generation Light Driven Photovoltaics Modules

Career

NCU provides career evaluation, curriculum, mentoring, interning, visits, practical workplace workshops, career volunteering team, career fairs, and industry recruitment information sessions.

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National Central University Scholarships

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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
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AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
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Coefficient
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Independent provider
Grant
200 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship
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Wiingy
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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
611 -30
2023
581 -60
2022
521
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
801
2022
801
2021
801
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
1001
2023
1001
2022
1001
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
826 -102
2022
724
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

  • Career Center
  • Student Association

Housing services

NCU Guest House is reserved for NCU staff, faculty, students, alumni, and visitors for academic purposes only (short-term housing).

Library services

Founded in June 1969, NCU Library now mainly has three buildings: the Main Library, Zhong-Zheng Library, and Kwoh-Ting Library and Archives.

ICT services

  • The Computer Center of National Central University aim is to provide the campus a good computing environment and to promote teaching, researching and administrative efficiency. 
  • The wireless service is provided for NCU's students, teachers and staff.
  • Photocopying & Printing Service

Medical services

The core mission of Health Center is to provide fundamental health care and emergency assistance.

  • Injury Treatment
  • Medical Support
  • Health Examination
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Campus Food Hygiene Management
  • Student Group Insurance
  • Smoking Quitting, Control and Prevention
  • Accidental Injury Prevention Education Program
  • CPR & AED Training
  • Infectious Disease Prevention

Campus life

  • Cooking with fire, burning materials, having barbecue, setting off fireworks, stealing power with private electric wires, and storing materials that endanger the public safety are forbidden in the dormitories.
  • Monopolizing one whole room, trading or selling rooms or beds, occupying other boarders’ rooms or beds, and refusing roommates’ moving in the rooms are forbidden.

Sports facilities

  • Diving club
  • Athletic cheerleader
  • Basketball League
  • Judo club
  • Taekwondo Club
  • Acrobatic Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Football club

National Central University Earns AACSB International Accreditation. AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) announced on August 18 that National Central University has earned accreditation for the School of Management.

Taoyuan City, Taiwan, Taiwan

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