The first graduate institute in the field of public affairs management in Taiwan
The Institute of Public Affairs Management is the first of its kind in Taiwan. It is an academic institution that not only understands public policies and public management, but is also deeply involved in communities and voluntary sectors in Southern Taiwan. Its alumni are active in public affairs sector, non-profit organizations, and private sector in the south, such as in public affairs/public relations sectors, marketing and logistics management, leisure and recreational travel planning, market analysis and research, building and landscape planning, urban planning, transportation, and more.
A new public management field integrating public administration and business management education
Areas of research under the Institute range from public management and development of corporate management to a variety of issues in public affairs, such as environmental management, urban development, community construction, local development, civil society, management of the third sector, and more. By incorporating the experience of business management education into the field of public administration, the Institute creates a new branch under the field of public management that emphasizes issues related to public affairs.
An emphasis on applying knowledge and walking out of the classroom
The Institute enhances students’ awareness of, and participation in, social and public affairs, so it can train interdisciplinary talents who are aware of public affairs and equipped with the abilities to analyze, connect different strategies and take actions when it comes to public management.
Connecting with the locals, putting knowledge into practice, fulfilling university social responsibility
Since its establishment, the Institute has taken the lead in terms of achieving the University’s social responsibility. With an emphasis on caring for communities, faculty members of the Institute not only play different roles to carry out the Institute’s social responsibility, but also encourage students to participate in issues, such as urban marketing, community construction, environmental protection, urban and rural development, the reinvigoration of farming villages, and more. Recently, the Institute has also led students into actual work fields via diverse education, internships and observation of actual practice. Hopefully, students can put what they have learned into practice, in addition to education and academic research, thereby fulfilling the University’s social responsibility.