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National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences

To meet the demands of globalized education, KUAS has been active in establishing international ties with institutions around the world in recent years. The university has signed MOUs with 123 partnering institutions in 13 countries to develop joint degree programs, student exchange programs and research collaboration. The partnerships will sure bring new opportunities and enable KUAS to become a truly internationalized university.


KUAS Founded in 1963, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS) was originally known as the Provincial Kaohsiung Institute of Technology with the aim to educate technical professionals to meet the demands of national economic development. In 2000, the beginning of the new millennium, the Institute evolved to be a four-year technical university and the present name was adopted. This transformation from a junior college to a technological university has opened up a new page for KUAS. After more than a decade of development and expansion, KUAS has now reinvented itself as the leading technological university in southern Taiwan.
Currently, KUAS has four colleges offering top-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, serving more than 13,000 students and 100,000 alumni. The achievements of KUAS in teaching, research, and industry-academia collaboration have been highly recognized by the government. In 2012, KUAS received the grant for the “Plan for Developing Technological University Paradigms” awarded by the Ministry of Education (MOE). In addition, more than 10 research centers have been established on KUAS campus by the MOE and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, engaging in state-of-the-art research in a variety of fields. In recent years, over 500 industry-academia collaboration contracts worth more than NT$300 million have been signed between KUAS and the leading businesses and companies in Taiwan.
To meet the demands of globalized education, KUAS has recently in establishing international ties with institutions around the world. The university has signed MOUs with 123 partnering institutions in 13 countries to develop joint degree programs, student exchange programs and research collaboration. The partnerships are sure to bring new opportunities and enable KUAS to become a truly internationalized university.

Key Areas of Research and Development
- Smart electricity and electric vehicles
- Green architecture and smart healthcare Green energy and materials
- High speed communication networks and smart commerce and services
- Smart manufacturing and precision molding
- Cultural and creative cities and urban disasters prevention

School Performance
- The first university in Southeast Asia to receive the IS09002 certification (1998)
- The first university in Taiwan to be awarded the TIPS certification (2008)
- The Incubation Center of KUAS was ranked first in the performance evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs for three consecutive years(2011-2013)
- KUAS was ranked first in the 2010 Technological University Evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Education (2010)
- The first university in Taiwan to offer MBA program for Vietnamese students (2003-2015)

Location : Kaohsiung City

Type of institution : National technical University

Feature area : Arts and humanities, Social sciences, journalism and library information, Business, administration and law, Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics, Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary medicine, Engineering, manufacturing and construction

Contact : Office of International Affair

Email | qboffice01@kuas.edu.tw

TEL | +886-7-3814526 ext 2730-2740

Faculty : 355

Student : 12142

Undergraduate | 9244

Graduate | 2775

International Students | 123

Academics : 25

College | 4 Department | 19 Grad. Inst. | 2