National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT) is the first and only public university in Taiwan that has a distinguished reputation for hospitality and tourism education. NKUHT has been ranked among the world's TOP 50 universities in the QS World University Ranking by Subject of “Hospitality and Leisure Management" 3 years in a row, leaped to 38th in 2023, advanced and remained as the top of Taiwan. NKUHT, established in 1995, located in Kaohsiung City of Taiwan with wide range of degree programs including Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. Degrees.
In addition to the training of culinary, hospitality service and tourism techniques, the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism emphasizes its degree programs integration with internships, skill competition championships as well as prestige chef demonstrations. Meanwhile, the unique highlight partnership with LE CORDON BLEU which also located in NKUHT on campus. It is also the only university in Taiwan that collaborates with LE CORDON BLEU.
Most of the degree programs at National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism are taught in Mandarin. In the department of Applied Japanese, most of courses are taught in Japanese. There are English-taught programs, such as department of Applied English, the International Ph.D. degree in Tourism Management, 4-Year Undergraduate Bilingual Program in Hotel Management is 70% taught in English, and 4-Years Undergraduate Bilingual Program in Leisure & Recreation Management is 70% taught in English as well.
Here are 4,437 students and 309 professors on campus currently. NKUHT has more than a hundred international partner universities covering 27 countries. Students frequently engage in international exchange programs as demonstrating a high degree of international mobility. In 2023, 73 students from NKUHT are going to Singapore for their international internships during semesters. Moreover, before the COVID-19 epidemic outbreak period, more than one-fourth of NKUHT students went abroad for internships in 17 countries across 4 continents. Furthermore, 4 core mottos of NKUHT as “Humanity, Professionalism, Entrepreneurship, and Globalization” as fit into "Smart Implementation; Chic Innovation” in daily life upbringing.