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National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology

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National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology
Motto 敬業、樂群、卓越、創新[1]
Motto in English
Dedication, camaraderie, excellence, and innovation[2]
Established 1995
Type Public
President Roger C. Y. Chen
Academic staff
Students 6,718
Undergraduates 4,485
Postgraduates 2,233
Location Nanzih, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology
Traditional Chinese 國立高雄第一科技大學

National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (NKFUST; Chinese: 國立高雄第一科技大學) is a national coeducational university in Nanzih District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is colloquially known as Gaokeda (高科大, Pinyin Gaōkēdà) or Gaoxiongkeda (高雄科大, Pinyin Gaōxióngkēdà). Its campus is set upon 750,000 m2.

The university consists of the colleges of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Management, Finance and Banking and Foreign Languages with 15 departments and 27 graduate institutes. Around 235 teachers and 6,718 students are engaged in academic activities.

NKFUST aims to set up graduate programs and to continue to distinguish itself as a vital research and training center, ensuring that its graduates are well prepared for Taiwan is competitive job market.


NKFUST, formerly known as National Institute of Technology at Kaohsiung (often abbreviated NITK), was established on July 1, 1995 by the Ministry of Education (Republic of China) to educate students to develop Taiwan into an Asia-Pacific Regional Operations Center (APROC).

The Ministry of Education approved the upgrade of its status to university on July 1, 1998 and it was renamed National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, the first higher education institution of technical and vocational education system in Kaohsiung.

University presidents

Kaohsiung Tech

National Institute of Technology at Kaohsiung

  • Chia-hung Ku: July 1995–July 1998

National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology

  • Chia-hung Ku: July 1998–July 2004
  • I-chang Jou: August 2004–July 2009
  • Jyh-Horng Chou: August 2009–February 2010
  • Meng-Hsiang Hsu: March 2010–April 2010
  • Roger C. Y. Chen: May 2010–present


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East campus (Library), NKFUST

National Institute of Technology at Kaohsiung (often abbreviated NITK) was established on July 1, 1995 by the Ministry of Education (Republic of China). Dr. Chia-hung Ku was the first president.

In July 1998, the NITK received the approval from the Ministry of Education to rename National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (often abbreviated NKFUST) as the first higher education institution of technical and vocational education system in the Kaohsiung area.


NKFUST has a 75-hectare area in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan. The university is divided by National Highway No. 1 into the East and West campuses.

East campus is mainly for teaching activities and West campus for student residence and recreation. The campuses cover 750,000 square meters, with 191,533 square meters of building area.

The library has a collection of 284,921 items including books, audiovisual material and journals. There are 7,768 subscribing papers and electronic journals and 200 databases.


College of Finance and Banking
  • College of Engineering
    • Ph.D. Program, Institute of Engineering Science and Technology
    • Institute of Systems and Control Engineering
    • Department of Construction Engineering
    • Department of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Institute of Industrial Design
  • College of Management
    • Ph.D. Program, Institute of Management
    • Institute of Business Management
    • International Master of Business Administration (IMBA)
    • Institute of Law in Science and Technology
    • Department of Logistics Management
    • Department of Information Management, Institute of Electronic Business
    • Department of Marketing and Distribution Management, Institute of Service Science and Management
  • College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    • Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering
    • Undergraduate Honors Program of Engineering
    • Department of Computer and Communication Engineering
    • Department of Electronic Engineering
  • College of Finance and Banking
    • Ph.D. Program, Institute of Finance and Banking
    • Department of Money and Banking, Institute of Financial Planning
    • Department of Risk Management and Insurance
    • Department of Finance
    • Department of Accounting and Information Systems
  • College of Foreign Languages
    • Department of English, Institute of Interpreting and Translation
    • Department of Japanese
    • Department of German

Language Center

The objectives of the Language Center provides a modernized, multifunctional and individualized environment for language learning.

Chinese Language Program

The Language Center offers a non-credit Chinese Language Program for students wishing to improve their Chinese. The course emphasizes on pronunciation, communication skills for daily situations handling, and simple writing.

Foreign Language Program

Language Center provides courses for many foreign languages, such as Japanese, German, French, Spanish, and Korean.

Sports, clubs, and student traditions

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Ecological lake & swimming pool

The university fosters students' ability to think independently and to lead and work in teams. It encourages students to set up clubs according to their interests. There are 65 clubs at the university, which fall into seven categories: academic learning; music and drama; friendship; service; entertainment; sports; and others.

The university promotes sports in hope of fostering students’ lifelong interestand to promote students' mental and physical fitness. Every year, the university holds campus-wide sports activities such as cheering competition, jogging on campus, and anniversary sport competitions.

Sister universities

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Christmas tree and night view
America 23x15px The George Washington University
23x15px Iowa State University
23x15px University of Florida
23x15px University of Hawaii at Manoa
23x15px Brigham Young University
23x15px University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
Britain 23x15px University of Portsmouth
Russia 23x15px Saratov State Technical University
23x15px Novosibirsk State University of Architecture And Civil Engineering
Austria 23x15px FH Joanneum
Australia 23x15px Australian Maritime College
23x15px University of New England, Australia
Germany 23x15px University of Bonn
23x15px University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf
Canada 23x15px University of Manitoba
Japan Template:Country data JPN Waseda University
Template:Country data JPN Ritsumeikan University
Template:Country data JPN Osaka Prefecture University
Template:Country data JPN Baiko Gakuin University
Template:Country data JPN Heisei International University
Template:Country data JPN Himeji Dokkyo University
Template:Country data JPN University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences
Template:Country data JPN Sapporo International University
Thailand 23x15px King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Vietnam 23x15px Hanoi University of Technology
23x15px Vietnam National University, Hanoi
23x15px National Economics University
23x15px Hanoi University of Civil Engineering
23x15px Lac Hong University
23x15px University of Technical Education HCMC
23x15px Thai Nguyen University of Technology
People's Republic of China 23x15px Jinan University
23x15px Guangdong University of Technology
23x15px Kunming University of Science and Technology

See also


  1. ^ "校訓 (Chinese)". FirstTech. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  2. ^ "A Brief History". FirstTech. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 

External links

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