About the Host: National Taiwan University

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.

NTU is:

  • 34th worldwide for academic reputation (QS World University Rankings 2016).
  • in the 61–70 band worldwide for university reputation (Times Higher Education Top Universities by Reputation 2015).
  • 68th worldwide overall (QS World University Rankings 2016).
  • 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.