Kainan University

  • Year Founded :2000
  • Faculty :317
  • Students :6203
  • International Students :562

Kainan University (開南大學), known as KNU, located near Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan, is a private university within the highly qualified faculties, staffs and administrators whose passion and dedication is easy to be seen through offering students a positive learning experience. The University motto —"Sincere, Excellence, Freedom and Vigorous"—are always the long-standing spirit of KNU and as the focus of University Operations. Also, KNU’s operations team take " student " as the center of education, all of the faculties' members sharing their expertise to provide students to build up competitive advantage and an opportunity to success in their long coming career.

【【KNU Academic】】
===School of Business===
Master Program Of Business
International Honors Program (Full English Lesson)
Dept. Of Business and Entrepreneurial Management
Dept. Of International Business
===School of Informatics===
Dept. of information management
Dept. of Film and Creative Media
===School of Tourism and Transportation===
Master Program of School of Tourism and Transportation (Tourism and Leisure)
Master program of school of tourism and transportation (international transportation)
Dept. of international Logistics and transportation management
Dept. of tourism & Hospitality management
Dept. of air transportation
Dept. of leisure and Recreation management
===School of Humanities and Social Sciences===
Dept. of Law
Dept. of Public Affairs and Management
Dept. of Applied English
Dept. of applied Japanese
Dept. of applied Chinese
===School of Healthcare Management===
Graduate school of health care technology
Dept. of Nutrition and Health Sciences
Dept. of Health Industry Management

【【KNU International Program】】

=== International Honors Program ===
International Honors Program (IHP) was established in 2005 and has since grown quickly into a highly competitive institution committed to academic excellence and globalization. All the IHP faculties are highly qualified, with some educated in US, Japan, and UK. Students of IHP come from all over the world, including US, Australia, Canada, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea,…etc. As a student of IHP, you will enjoy unsurpassed academic learning opportunities, rich cultural experiences, and broad global perspectives. All the courses are taught in English. Courses taught in Chinese are also provided under the request of students. Students are encouraged to take double majors or a minor in other fields. The tuition/fees are waived for all the first-year IHP students. After the first year of study, various scholarships to outstanding IHP students are available. Please note that scholarships do not include textbook fees, health insurances, and housing utilities.

===Chinese language program===
Course hours: 150 hours in one period
Course fee: $26000 NTD
Registration fee: $500 NTD
Class time: from Monday to Friday, 9AM to 12AM or 1PM to 4PM, each day three hours

===Japanese exchange program ===
Kainan University is partnered with over 40 universities in Japan. KNU rank number one among Taiwan's universities in the total number of partner institutions in Japan. Approximately 100 students participate in exchange programs between Kainan and partner institutions each year. Kainan and our partner institutions also host short-term programs for students to learn local language, English and experience local cultures.
===San Diego State University internship program ===
Under the San Diego State University's (SDSU) Internship Program, SDSU cooperates with five-star hotels and resorts such as Vail Resorts, Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott Hotels. SDSU is also known for asking professionals from CEO to line manager to speak and even teach. SDSU's focus is to mix academics with real-world application and social research with an eye to providing future jobs. They also aim to develop interpersonal communication and want students to follow their passion for hospitality.

===2 + 2 dual degree ===
***KNU and University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UW-RF) dual degree program***
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls was founded in 1874 as the fourth State Normal School in Wisconsin and the first in the northwestern part of the state. Its first building was dedicated on Sept. 2, 1875. KNU has established the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), the dual degree programs with University of Wisconsin, River Ralls, to administer overseas academic cooperation, improve and reinforce exchange studies from overseas university.
***KNU and University of Toyama dual degree program ***
The University of Toyama was founded in 1949 and located in Toyama City of Toyama Prefecture, the center of Japan. It is surrounded by the Tateyama mountain range and the Sea of Japan. The University of Toyama is a university comprising three former national universities; Toyama University, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University and Takaoka National College were integrated in 2005. This integrated university houses eight faculties, six graduate schools, the University Laboratory, Hospital, and Library, and 12 institutes such as the Center for International Education and Research. There are approximately 9,253 students (including 8,163 undergraduate and 1,091 graduate students) studying at the university.

【【KNU main international sister schools】】
Dankook University (South Korea)
Indian Institutes of Management (India)
Kindai University (Japan)
New York Film Academy (US)
University of Toyama (Japan)
University of Wisconsin-River Falls (US)
San Diego State University (US)

see more @ https://knuoica.knu.edu.tw/p/404-1004-902.php?Lang=en

Year Founded : 2000

Type of institution : Privates University

Contact : Office of International and Cross-Strait affairs

TEL : +886-3-3412500#1023

Email : [email protected]

Contact : 國際招生中心


Email : [email protected]

Address : No. 1 Kainan Road , Luzhu, Taoyuan County 338, Taiwan




Faculty : 317

Students : 6203

Undergraduate : 5108

Graduate : 533

International Students : 562

Academics : 28

Colleges : 5

Departments : 7

Graduate Institutes : 16

Campus features

School Features

  • Sports facilities
  • Gymnasium
  • Wifi on campus
  • International student service
  • Homestay placement service
  • Chinese language support
  • Career guidance
  • Banking facilities
  • Accommodation advisory service

Accommodation Options

  • Onsite apartments
  • Homestay
  • Halls of residence
  • Boarding hostel

Religious Facilities

  • Temple
  • Muslim Prayer Space
  • Chapel