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National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) joins the Worldwide Universities Network

31 October 2016

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has joined the Worldwide Universities Network. The WUN Heads of Agreement was signed by President Huey-Jen Jenny Su of NCKU and WUN Executive Director Professor John Hearn on the 13th October 2016. Professor Huey-Jen Jenny Su and her colleagues will join the WUN Board, Research teams and programs. 

Situated in the historical city of Tainan in the south of Taiwan, NCKU is a research-led, comprehensive university and is the second largest university in Taiwan, with a high reputation in science, engineering, medicine, management and design. NCKU is most renowned for its academic performance in engineering as well as many other fields. NCKU has 9 colleges, 40 departments, 82 graduate institutes, and 54 research centers, and it is also a major university, educational, and area-network center in Taiwan. In the Times Higher Education- QS World University Rankings and Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, NCKU has consistently been ranked either second or third among all universities in Taiwan.

The research strengths of NCKU are closely aligned to the four research pillars of WUN on the Climate Change, Public Health (non-communicable diseases), Higher Education and Research and Understanding Cultures, as well as the Cross-cutting themes including economics and big data. This strength brings a presence and reach for future development of equal partnerships in all WUN Global Challenge Programs. Further details of National Cheng Kung University and its profile and activities will be posted on our websites shortly.

WUN members are encouraged to explore partnership opportunities with NCKU directly. The contact details of the NCKU Academic Advisory Board member and NCKU WUN Coordinators will be advertised shortly. A delegation from WUN will visit NCKU and the other member universities in China in early November further to explore and facilitate research, education and mobility opportunities.