UniversityNational Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST)

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Lastest release date: Jul 05, 2017

National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) was founded in 1924 under the name of "Kaohsiung State Pingtung Extension School of Agriculture." Subsequently in 1928, this school was expanded and renamed as "Kaohsiung State Pingtung Agricultural School". After Taiwan was liberated from Japanese colonial rule in August 1945, this school again changed her name to "Taiwan Provincial Pingtung Agricultural Vocational School of Agriculture" in November of that year. This school was then upgraded to "Taiwan Provincial Institute of Agriculture" in 1954, enabling a subsequent integration of this Institute with the Pingtung Agricultural Vocational High school in 1963. After this integration, the Institute went through a series of upgrades and name changes, including "Taiwan Provincial Pingtung Institute of Agriculture" in 1964, "National Pingtung Institute of Agriculture" in July 1981, "National Pingtung Polytechnic Institute" in July 1991, and then the "National Pingtung University of Science and Technology" in August 1997. Currently NPUST has a total of 27 departments and 32 graduate institutes offering Master's degrees and 8 Doctoral programs. These departments and graduate institutes are distributed among four colleges: agriculture, engineering, management, and humanities and social sciences.

NPUST's undergraduate school currently offers baccalaureate degrees to graduates of a four-year program and a two-year program. The four-year program admits students graduating from vocational high schools or their equivalents, while the two-year program admits students graduating from vocational institutes and their equivalents. NPUST has also established a night school to admit students with at least one year's work experience.

NPUST's graduate school offers master and doctoral degrees in more than thirty disciplines that cover the Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, Management, as well as Humanities and Social Science. A candidate to a master's degree requires a bachelor's degree in a related field; whereas, the doctoral degree is offered to researchers and professionals with a master's degree from any university. Graduate programs at NPUST also provide opportunity of part-time study during weekends for those with at least one-year work experience while holding current job active.

Moving towards specialized research university, NPUST actively pursues her academic excellence to become one of the key academic bastions in the Asia-Pacific Region. In addition to offering lectures in Chinese, NPUST also offers 106 credit hours of courses in English. In positioning herself to become one of the world's leading academic institutions, NPUST has established links with more than 30 world renowned universities through various academic exchanges, distance education, faculty and students exchanges, sharing of resources, and jointly conducting research.

The three main educational goals of NPUST are elaborated as follows:

Spiritualization – Through education, nurturing and warm caring, NPUST's students are positively influenced to develop a healthy and complete personality. NPUST's students are educated to become not only a competent professional but also a worthy member of the society with strong social responsibilities and a civilized person with fine intellectual and aesthetic tastes.

Professionalization – Constantly aware of the needs of labor markets, NPUST trains students to possess solid abilities to work, to learn and to create or invent to meet the demands of labor markets. Students are encouraged to pursue careers in scientific or technological research and development or in business management so as to enhance the promotion of industries in the nation.

Internationalization – In keeping with the trend of internationalization, NPUST's students are cultivated to acquire intellectual and aesthetic qualities enabling them to establish a strong foothold in the global community. The qualities to be acquired includes improving international language abilities, enhancing knowledge of international society, and understanding the development of international politics and economics. The final goal is to enable students to become more competitive internationally.


Since her founding in 1924, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) has evolved from a small, agricultural institute, progressing through all of the hardworking successive presidents, teachers, students and staffs, to become a university that is nationally and internationally recognized for its gorgeous campus located at the piedmont of lofty Mount Da-Wu.

Reputation cannot be achieved based on a long history. Yet, history can be gained by civilization.

Tender grass pastures and fruit-laden gardens indicate an apparent bumper harvest for the year underway. Bright illumination on campus all night represents the devotion of diligent faculty and hard-working students. The rosy dawn of the Lover’s Mound is as exceptionally beautiful as the sunset scenery. Every sunrise over the Northern Mountain Da-Wu is the symbol of life and growth in nature. These are the favorable impressions of NPUST on people.

NPUST is located in the south of the nation and owns the largest and the most beautiful campus in the country. NPUST has been developed from the “Agricultural Extension School” to the “University of Science and Technology”; from the former urban Pingtung campus, small and filled with humanism, to the new Lao-Pi campus, boundless and filled with green. A quiet and elegant environment, well organized campus and buildings, and lovely scenery are the accumulation of the quintessential intelligence from successive generations of this past century. We are grateful for our predecessors’ painstaking for today’s admirable accomplishment. “As the ocean can accommodate the water from hundreds of streams to its tide, a great one should be magnanimous to others.” With such a laudable tolerant spirit and erudite vision, NPUST has established a solid humanitarian foundation for marching toward becoming a centenary university, for making innovative efforts, and for rejuvenating herself forever. Under the shield of the Mount Da-Wu, NPUST has created a brilliant history.

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Presently, we have seven dorms in our school. Ren dorm, Shr dorm and De dorm are male's dorms; Cheng dorm, Yung dorm, Jr dorm, Shin dorm and Huie dorm are female's dorm. Students adopt self-management in dorms; however, we elect some students to manage each dorm. The network in the dorms uses T3 connection to get online, which is much faster than using Modem out of the school.

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Getting Here

By Bus:

Take the Pingtung bus → Route from Pingtung to Shengdimen(pass through Lungchiuan, Laubei) → Get off at university stop “Ticket around $33”

By Car:

1. Changzhi Interchange → go straight to the road under the Free Way No.3 (about 5.3 km) → turn left to NPUST Ke Da Road.
2. Provincial Highway No. 1 →Linluo Junior Hight School → tyrn left to the Rural Highway 37 (about 2.3 km) → turn right to NPUST Main Road (abut 5.8 km) → National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
3. (Through Sun Yat-sen Freeway) Sun Yat-sen Freeway → 88 Express Way → Jhutian Interchange (go up to the northbound freeway) → Pingtung Interchange → Rural Highway 37 → turn right to NPUST Main Road → National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
4. (Through 88 Express Way) 88Express Way Exit → turn left to Provincial Highway No. 1 → County Highway No. 187→ National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
5. (Through Provincial Highway No. 1) Kenting → Provincial Highway No. 1 → Neipu Township → County Highway No. 187 → National Pingtung University of Science and Technology

No. 1, Shuefu Road, Neipu, Pingtung 912, TAIWAN

Research Output

Lastest release date: Jun 14, 2010



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Academic Information

1. Teaching Excellence Project (教學卓越計畫)

2. Marine Education Enhancement Project (MEEP) (海洋教育先導型計畫)

3. Assistance Dogs Training Center Project (協助犬訓練中心建置計畫)

4. Development and Integrated Application of Key Techniques for Animal Vaccine and Adjuvant Production Project (動物疫苗與佐劑關鍵技術開發與整合應用計畫)

Office of International Affairs

Lastest release date: Jul 05, 2017

Office of International Affairs in NPUST was established in 2004 to facilitate international cooperation academic exchanges and recruitment of foreign students. There are 127 foreign students from 30 countries currently studying in NPUST. Most of them are enrolled in the Department of Tropical Agriculture and International Cooperation (DTAIC) which has been collaborating with International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) Taiwan,Since 1998, to provide full scholarships and English programs to foreign students from countries that have a diplomatic relationship with Taiwan. Such cooperation promotes a better understanding between Taiwan and countries that are friendly to Taiwan and enhances our diplomatic ties with these countries.

To future enhance the internationalization of NPUST, the university also offers full scholarships to foreign students from countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Therefore, in addition to ICDF, foreign students who are interested in pursuing their degrees in NPUST can have financial aids from other sources, such as Taiwan scholarship (offered by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan) and NPUST scholarship. Office of International Affairs plays a pivotal role on the internationalization of this university, which is one of the goals with top priority for NPUST.

1. Division of International Cooperation:
(1)To promote international cooperation, and academic exchanges.
(2)To support international cooperation, academic exchanges and international cooperation projects within NPUST.
(3)To maintain good relationships between NPUST and our sister universities.

2. Division of International Students:To help international students with their life in Taiwan and NPUST (including admission information, academic, and psychological counseling)







Office of International Affairs






Chinese Learning Center Information

Lastest release date: Oct 17, 2011


+886-8-7703202 ext.7715





a. The course emphasizes the four main skills of language (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and focuses on practical, everyday Chinese.
b. Classes are offered on a quarterly basis, but you can also choose semester-long courses.
c. Courses are taught by assistant professors.
d. The class sizes are small.

Promgram List

NO Class Class Size Hours Tuition


General Course 5-10 people 270 hrs NTD 24,000 USD717 2011-08-15 開課時間Start Date : September ~January
申請期限Application Deadline : 15th August
每期課程時間Period of Study : 5 months

開課時間Start Date : February~June
申請期限Application Deadline : 15th January
每期課程時間Period of Study : 5 months


Regular Terms 5-10 people 180 hrs NTD 21,600 USD 645 2011-02-15 每期課程時間Period of Study : 12 Weeks

開課時間Start Date: March~May 申請期限Application Deadline : 15th February

開課時間Start Date: June~August 申請期限Application Deadline : 15th May

開課時間Start Date: September~November 申請期限Application Deadline : 15th August


Summer intensive Course 5-10people 162hrs NTD 20,250 USD 605 2011-06-15 *6 weeks a term, 27 hours a week.The tuition is NTD125 per hour.


The Ministry of Education awards Chinese language study scholarships to qualified applicants. The scholarships are worth 25,000 NTD per month.


Foreign students will be accommodated in the school dormitories – Dezhai Dormitory for boys and Huizhai Dormitory for girls. College students live four to a room, while graduate students live two to a room. There is a Kitchen available for foreign students who prefer to prepare their own food and a prayer room for followers of Islam.

Location & Facilities

Location:Neipu Township in Pingtung
In addition to classrooms and standard audio-visual equipment, the library also has plenty of resources for self-study.

Local Attractions

Hakka Culture Park, Qingdao Beer Factory, Fengtian and Yangjiyuan Old Streets, Liudui Tianhou Temple.

Popular Course

Popular courses:Chinese grammar, Reading and Writing, Chinese Characters, Chinese listening training and Chinese speaking training.

Programs for international students

Lastest release date: Feb 01, 2016

Hit Program Title Field of Study Level Language
star Department of Tropical Agriculture and International Corporation (BA program) Agriculture BA 90% ↑ in English
star Department of Tropical Agriculture and International Corporation (MA program) Agriculture MA 90% ↑ in English
star Department of Tropical Agriculture and International Corporation (PhD. program) Agriculture PHD 90% ↑ in English
star International Master's Degree Program in Food Science Food Science MA 90% ↑ in English
Department of Agribusiness Management (Bachelor Degree) Agriculture, Management BA Chinese
Department of Animal Science (Bachelor Degree) Agriculture, Life science & Biology BA Chinese
Department of Animal Science (Master Degree) Agriculture, Life science & Biology MA Chinese
Department of Aquaculture (Bachelor Degree) Agriculture BA Chinese
Department of Aquaculture (Master Degree) Agriculture MA Chinese
Department of Biomechatronics Engineering (Bachelor Degree) Electrical & Elecronics Egnineering, Life science & Biology BA Chinese

Alumni List

Lastest release date: Jul 13, 2010

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    Country: Taiwan
    Chair Person: Lin, Yih-Shyang
    Tel: +886-8-7740248
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