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National Sun Yat-Sen University
English Name: National Sun Yat-Sen University
Region: Eastern Asia
Country/Region: China-tw
Found Year: 1980
Address: No. 70, Lienhai Rd., Kaohsiung 80424 Taiwan, R.O.C.

National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) was founded in Kaohsiung in 1980. Situated by the beach and the mountains, the university is well-known for its natural and beautiful campus which makes it ideal for developing the leading research in the field of marine sciences and offering unique courses like wind surfing and boat sailing to its students. NSYSU has endeavored to pursue excellence in education and research. With Six colleges including Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Management, Marine Sciences, and Social Sciences, it offers 21 Bachelor’s, 57 Master’s and 27 Doctoral Programs. There are currently about 9,800 students enrolled and about 500 full-time faculty members.


The University encourages the interdisciplinary research collaboration on campus and also seeks for partnerships outside on an inter-university level both locally or globally. It has become one of the top research universities in Taiwan. NSYSU has forged partnerships with more than 180 sister schools in over 38 countries. There are more than 900 international students studying in NSYSU for short-term and long-term studies each year.


The current President, Dr. Ying-Yao Cheng, always inspire the students and faculty members of the university “to dream big and dare to make a difference”. Provided with both a solid research environment and the necessary funding, NSYSU achieves outstanding academic performance in many areas. It is like a rising star, growing fast among the top universities in the world.

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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