Lastest release date: Feb 21, 2017
With the advent of the new era, the developmental trend is toward international trade freedom, regional economic integration, and overall technological competition. To conform to such a trend and add to competitive power, all countries in the world devote their efforts to promoting the knowledge economy and establishing knowledge creativeness. Taiwan is also at this critical point of upward movement.
As a medical professional and scholar, Dr. Chang-hai Tsai, our founder, believes that education is the basis of a country’s future and by establishing this university, Dr. Tsai hopes that he may contribute more to his homeland. Therefore, he and the other founder, Mr. Tseng-lien Lin, as well as all the other trustees, endowed funds to found an internationalized higher education institute which possesses vision, uniqueness, and excellence. Their goal is to cultivate professionals in the fields of Health Science, Computer Science, Management, and Arts and Sciences. These professionals will expand the horizon of our national development.
In 1998, the trustees started to search for a suitable location for the university. After much research and surveys, they decided on the site in Wufeng, Taichung county. Wufeng is where the provincial council used to hold its meetings. It is on a convenient location, with beautiful scenery, and rich in cultural atmosphere, which are ideal for schools. In August of 1999, the board of trustees acquired the lands released by Taiwan Sugar Corporation to build the university. In October of 1999, the preparatory office of Taichung Healthcare and Management University officially begin operations. In March of 2001, the Ministry of Education approved the university’s legal status. After four years hard work and efforts, Taichung Healthcare and Management University has been renamed as Asia University since August
Getting involved in campus life is the quickest way to become a part of the university community. Currently, more than 40% of students live in the dormitories, which offer students a supportive and enriching environment full of opportunities for personal growth. Plenty of apartments for rent are available as well in the vicinity of campus. A vast range of cultural, educational, athletic and social activities are provided to all students, faculty and staff.
There are four on-campus dormitories, and each room in the dormitory is equipped with four beds, a bathroom, a toilet, central air-conditioning, and Internet access. Coin-operated washing machines, dryers, hot/cold water machines and other amenities are also available in each dormitory. Moreover, vending machines containing snacks and beverages are located throughout the campus and in dormitory lobbies. In addition, the third dormitory provides treadmills for students to exercise. The gymnasium and stadium are also nearby in which more exercise facilities are available.
Students are allowed to bring personal equipments like desktop/laptop computers, hair dryers, etc. Some items are not allowed in dormitories, like electric ovens, electric bottles, electric spoons, heaters, microwave ovens, televisions, refrigerators, etc. Drugs, guns, and other dangerous equipment, and smoking and noise are definitely prohibited. So we need you to bring an enthusiastic attitude towards campus life.
Freshmen are expected to live on campus, except those residing in Wufeng or Dali areas, or having special reasons for not living on campus. Students may choose to seek off-campus housing after their first year of study at Asia University, or apply to live on campus after gaining permission from the dormitory committee. International students are guaranteed a slot in the university dormitories. To encourage cultural interaction, an international student is usually assigned to the room with three local students. Dormitory fee for each student is approximately NT$25,000 per academic year, excluding summer and winter breaks.
After arrival at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TTIA), international students may take either bus or Taiwan High Speed Rail to head for Asia University.
Take bus to Taichung Railway Station at the Arrival Passenger Reception Areas of Terminal I or II at TTIA. In general, it costs around NT$200 and takes about 1.5 hours. After arrival at Taichung Railway Station, go across the street to the bus station and take Taichung Bus #100 to Asia University, which is the final stop. The bus fare is NT$38 (no change), and it takes about 40 minutes.
It takes about 20 minutes and costs NT$20 to take U-Bus from TTIA to Taoyuan Station of Taiwan High Speed Rail. The fare from Taoyuan to Taichung Station is around NT$350~540, and the trip is about 38 minutes. Once you arrive at Taichung Station, please follow the instruction to take the Diesel Rail Car (DRC) to Taichung Railway Station, and the fare is NT$15. As mentioned above, finally, you need to take Taichung Bus #100 to Asia University.
Alternatively, the Puli Bus Co. provides a safe, clean and affordable way for people to commute between Asia University and Taichung City, which is the third largest city in Taiwan and is located around 15 km away from the campus. The bus fare is NT$50 for one trip. You may take the shuttle bus in front of the first dormitory.
1.From Highway 1:
From “Nantun/ Chungkang/ Chungching” interchange, head towards Taichung city center, stay on “Wu-Chuan West Road/ Chung-Kang Road/ Da-Ya Road”, turn right on Wu-Chuan Road connected to Wu-Chan South Road and get onto Expressway 63, exit at Ding-Tai Exit (9.5 Km), turn left at the first traffic sign, connect to Fuhsin Road, head towards Wufeng Township, once you get on Liufeng Road, turn right and you will find us.
2.From Highway 3:
Exit at Wufeng interchange (211 Km), turn right on State Road 3, go straight till you meet Liufeng Road, turn right and you will find us. Alternative: Exit at Wufeng interchange, turn left onto Linshen Road, drive till you arrive at Fuhsin Road, turn left and once you find Liufeng Road, turn left and you will find us.
3.From Expressway 63
Exit at Ding-Tai Exit (9.5 Km), turn left/right at the first traffic sign, head on to Fushin Road towards Wufeng Township, turn right when seeing Liufeng Road, and you will find us.
4.From Expressway 74
Exit at Kuai-Guan Interchange (200 Km), connect to Highway 3 towards Wufeng, exit at Wufeng interchange (211 Km), and then follow the direction in No. 2 above.
5. From State Road 3:
Head towards Dali/Wufeng/Tsaotun, once you reach Linshen Road in Wufeng Township, turn right on Fuhsin Road, and turn left on Liufeng Road, and you will find us.
500, Lioufeng Rd., Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan