National University of Kaohsiung

National University of Kaohsiung
Type Public (National)
Established 1 February 2000[1]
Chancellor Leon Shyue-Liang, Wang
Vice-Chancellor Pao-Tiao, Chuang and Hsing-Lung, Lien
Administrative staff
Students 5,279
Undergraduates 4,117
Postgraduates 1,162
Location Kaohsiung, Taiwan
National University of Kaohsiung

National University of Kaohsiung (NUK; Chinese: 國立高雄大學; pinyin: Guólì Gāoxióng Dàxué) is a university located in Nanzih, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. The university is close to the Nanzih interchange of National Highway 1 and 30 minutes from the Kaohsiung train station.


The university was founded in February 2000 and aims to narrow the gap in education between southern and northern Taiwan and promote the economy of the southern area.

There are twenty departments in the university, including Western Languages and Literature, East Asian Language and Literature, Kinesiology, Health and Leisure Studies, Law, Government and Law, Economic and Financial Law, Applied Economics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Life Sciences, and Asia-Pacific Industrial and Business Management, Traditional Arts, Finance, Information Management, and Applied physics. Among these departments, Asia-Pacific Industrial and Business Management is especially designed for cultivating industrial elites.


An unusual feature in this school is its open space. There are no walls on the boundaries of the campus. Residents who live around this school often walk to campus or exercise by using equipment in the gym. Biodiversity is also a notable characteristic of NUK. There are more than 60 sorts of fish in pond of the Water Land Park.

Colleges and Academic Departments[2]

NUK has five colleges and twenty one departments. The colleges are:

Department of Western Languages and Literature

Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Leisure Studies

Department of Creative Design and Architecture

Department of East Asian Languages and Literature

Department of Athletic Performance

Department of Law

Department of Government and Law

Department of Economic and Financial Law

Department of Applied Economics

Department of Asia-Pacific Industrial and Business Management

Department of Finance

Department of Information Management

Institute of Business and Management

International Master of Business Administration (IMBA)

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

International Executive Master of Business Administration (IEMBA)

Executive Master of Law and Business Administration (EMLBA)

Department of Applied Mathematics

Department of Applied Chemistry

Department of Life Sciences Department of Applied Physics

Institute of Statistics

Department of Electrical Engineering

Department of Civil and Environment Engineering

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering

Notable alumni

See also

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Coordinates: 22°43′59.89″N 120°17′04.83″E / 22.7333028°N 120.2846750°E / 22.7333028; 120.2846750

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