About NTU

National Taiwan University (NTU) is Taiwan’s flagship research  institution since its foundation in 1928 as Taihoku Imperial University. Committed to excellence for eight decades, the University has played a constructive role in Taiwan’s remarkable transformation into a highly competitive economy and modern society. It offers a stimulating, intellectually rigorous environment in which to develop innovative research with strong impact.

NTU’s leading role in education and research is supported by a global strategy that capitalizes on sustained mobility, an expanded network of 500 partners in 60 countries, and the creation of quality international opportunities.


Our Vision

National Taiwan University is a comprehensive research institute that is based on a complete and integrated academic foundation. The University’s students and faculty are among the most excellent in the nation, and its motto of “Integrity, Diligence, Fidelity, and Compassion” have served as the bedrock in its pursuit of educational, research, as well as administrative excellence.

With its foundation rooted in such ideals, NTU continues to provide a diverse, competitive, and international curriculum, while insisting on a strong academic training for cutting-edge research and development. It also actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with industries in the private sector so as to fulfill its social responsibilities of giving back to society. As one of the world’s preeminent research and education institutes providing leadership and academic excellence in a wide array of disciplines, NTU’s vision for the future is to ultimately advance as the number one Chinese language university, as well as to be listed among the best of all international universities.


NTU is:

  • 76th worldwide overall (QS World University Rankings 2018).
  • in the top 1% in the world by number of highly cited papers in 19 out of 22 areas of the ESI (Essential Science Indicators) database.
  • 1st in Taiwan by research budget.
  • 1st in Taiwan by number of industrial partnerships and technology transfers.