Universities in Hsinchu
Nanyang College, founded by Hsuan-Wai Sheng in 1896, was the former manifestation of present day NCTU. It was one of the new-style institutions of higher learning in Asia. After the National Government moved to Taiwan, the school was relocated in Hsinchu City in 1958 under the recommendation and support of the American alumni and the leadership of the former University President Hung-Hsun Ling.
NTHU consistently ranks as one of the premier universities in East Asia, and is widely recognized as a leading incubator for future leaders. Our outstanding alumni highlight the success of NTHU students, including Nobel Physics laureates Dr. Cheng-Ning Yang and Dr. Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Chemistry laureate Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee, and Wolf Prize winner in mathematics Dr.Shiing-Shen Chern.