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National Central University

National Central University was originally founded in Nanjing, China in 1915. NCU had later developed into a renowned academic institution with comprehensive programs and outstanding faculty, enjoying a high reputation equal to that of Peking University. 



In 1902, during the late Qing Dynasty, the Liangjiang Governor-General Chang Chih-Tung established Sanjiang Normal School in Nanjing, which had later became National Nanjing Normal College in 1915. This was the birth of modern-style education in China and also the founding of National Central University.


Research Centers:

  • Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research
  • Optical Sciences Center
  • Center for Environmental Studies
  • Research Center for Taiwan Economic Development
  • Communication Research Center
  • Humanities Center
  • Research Center for Adaptive Data Analysis
  • Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
  • United Research Centers

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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415 -24
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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572 -43
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
801 -200
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.


Library services

Administration Office located on the 2nd floor in the General Library: General administration affairs.

  • Administration Office located on the 2nd floor in the General Library: General administration affairs.

  • Periodicals Office located on the 2nd floor in the General Library: Administration of periodicals and related services.

  • Circulation and Collection Section located on the 1st floor in the General Library: Circulation affairs; book repository administration; UST services.

ICT services

The wireless service is provided for NCU's students, teachers and staff.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Cooking with fire, burning materials, having barbecue, setting off fireworks, stealing power with private electric wires, and storing materials that endanger the public safety are forbidden in the dormitories.
  • Monopolizing one whole room, trading or selling rooms or beds, occupying other boarders’ rooms or beds, and refusing roommates’ moving in the rooms are forbidden.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The different cultures that integrated as well as the challenging academic life.

The experience in National Central University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

National Central University is a very resourceful school in Taiwan, especially in the school of earth science and management.

diversity courses
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I had a great experience studying at the National Central University. Most Professors and lecturors I met are very patient and have passion on their field. They were willing to help me when I came across some problems and asked them for help. Besides, there are diversity courses at NCU. I took general Physics, Architecture, Law of Economics and Art appreciation in my...