National Chin-yi University of Technology (NCUT) was originally a private school founded by General Chang Ming and Ms. Wang Kuo-hsiu in 1971, aiming to cultivate advanced professional talents in engineering and management. The founders believed in the social responsibility of obtaining resources from the society and feeding them back to the society. Based on such selfless concern, they donated the school to the government in 1992 to actualize their ideal of “education is nothing but being role models for the students.” NCUT is located at a newly developed satellite city, neighboring to Taiping Industrial Area, Dali Industrial Area, Taichung Industrial Area, Tanzi Export Processing Zone, and the Central Taiwan Science Park, within a close reach of the “Golden Gorge” – the precision machinery zone of Taiwan. Likewise, it has excellent opportunities and resources for conducting industry-academy cooperation. With the endeavor of past presidents, faculties, and students, NCUT grows and prospers gradually.
During its development, NCUT underwent four stages – Chin-yi Junior College of Engineering (August 1971 – June 1992), National Chin-yi Junior College of Engineering (July 1992 – July 1999), National Chin-yi Institute of Technology (August 1999 – January 2007), and National Chin-yi University of Technology (February 2007 - ). With the motto of “diligence, determinacy, sincerity, and honesty” we cultivate professional talents with skills and virtues – “professional know-how, humanistic concern, social responsibility, and international outlook.” Now, we have 5 colleges: College of Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Information Science, College of Management, College of Humanities and Creativity, and College of General Education, 14 academic Departments, 12 Master Programs, and 1 Ph.D. Program, with about 11,547 students. Endeavoring in promoting excellent teaching environment, it emerges from the goal of being a “green-oriented university of technology dedicated to quality industry” to the current objective of being an “innovation-oriented university of technology dedicated to quality industry.” To fulfill our national mission of cultivating professional talents and renovating the vocational education, NCUT has founded its base in central Taiwan. Aspiring to satisfy the needs of the local industry in central Taiwan, we educate and promote professional talents in technology, research and development. Upgrading faculties’ capacities in practical work and R&D, we are enthusiastic to promote our major goals.
NCUT benefits from the merits of being a national university with the spirits of a private school. Neighboring to the precision machinery industrial community in Taiwan, we have 30 hectares of land, with excellent geographical location that is ideal for conducting industry-academy cooperation. To cope with the trends of national development and change in social environment, we have projected for development of our school with precise positioning and objectives. Working towards the goal of being an R&D institute for “machine tool technology” and “green technology”, backed by the capacities for design in the College of Humanities and Creativity, and College of Management, we integrate the potentials of “machine tool industry and green technology industry” with the applications of “engineering and information science” and “the foundation of management and humanities” in an interdisciplinary manner.
With an excellent structure for industry-academy cooperation, NCUT has accomplished very much. Led by past presidents, all the faculties and students work diligently in aspects of teaching, learning, curriculum design, research and development, teaching environment, connections with the industries and accomplishing outstanding results. Integrating research with local businesses and industries, we forge a friendly environment for industry and academy. We encourage our faculties to engage in academic research and industry-academy cooperation, instructing our students to apply the theories they learned at school into practice in actual venue. In addition, we have been working ceaselessly to promote our international outlook with “global connection and local action” as the core. Promoting teaching and research quality, we seek more opportunities for students’ internship to cultivate multidimensional thinking and global outlook.
Since its establishment, NCUT has more than 70 thousand alumni, who live in almost every corner of the world. With ample experience in practical works and solid training in theory, our alumni have very good working attitude, earning high acclaim from industries and businesses. With brilliant accomplishments in the “Teaching Excellence Project” and integration of the “Project of Exemplary University of Science and Technology”, we have great confidence to constantly improve our teaching quality, to implement students’ education in work practice, and to enhance their employment capacities. All our faculties and students regard the belief in “NCUT’s future as our future” to upgrade the contents and quality of vocational training with stable, practical, and positive pace to contribute ourselves in promoting Taiwan’s competitiveness and accept the challenges of the new era.