About NUK
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University Emblem
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The Features of NUK
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The Blueprint of Future Development
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The Self-positioning of NUK
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About NUK
The National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), the only national university instituted in the millennium in Taiwan, was found on February 1, 2000. In accordance with the government's industrial development policy and to promote the establishment of the Asia-Pacific Regional Operation Center (including Southern Taiwan Science Park, Kaohsiung Multifunctional Commerce and Trade Park and International Warehousing and Processing Transit Center), we assist to upgrade and transform traditional industries and train professionals in technology and management.
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University Emblem
 
Action Force as Storm Surge
Fulfilling Dreams and Goals
Passing Down the Seeds of Wisdom
Nurturing the Buds of Hope
Established in 2000

The three dots in the emblem represent an abstract image of the Chinese character . Different sizes of the spots, from small to large, are like the growing process of a seed. It also symbolizes waves which imply the surging force that moves forward. The emblem is designed based on the Chinese character rather than using English words because we want to preserve our cultural features and ethnic origin when NUK becomes internationally well-known in the future. The vigorous, optimistic and innovative impressions of NUK are delivered by the bright orange color. Grey is the most tolerant and steadiest color that can match any other color. This emblem displays the features of NUK: vigor, optimism, innovation, steadiness and tolerance, which are also essential learning attitudes that students have to develop in addition to the knowledge in the textbooks.
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The Features of NUK
  I. Becoming a Promoter of the Development of Policy
   
By utilizing our solid academic research as a strong backup, we look forward to becoming an academic think tank that can help the government in the development of industries and policy-making and the key academic force to assist the growth of enterprises.
     
  II. Being a Distinguished Teaching Institution
   
In a free academic research environment, we aim to utilize our distinguished teaching programs to cultivate talents with broad vision and profound knowledge in both science and humanities.
     
  III. Innovative Teaching Methods and Keeping up with International Standards
    The departments of NUK emphasize on innovation, integration, and the combination of theory and practice. We promote holistic education, design integrated programs, advance the quality of teaching, and step forward to become a world-class university.
     
  IV. Young Research and Teaching Staff, High-quality Counseling Mechanism, Efficient Administration, and Cultivation of Pillars of Taiwan
   
NUK has novel resources and equipment, young research and teaching staff members, high-quality student counseling mechanism, and efficient administrative teams, which make all teachers and students teach and learn in a diversified, high-tech, and comfortable environment.
     
  V. Strategic Alliances with Other Universities and Institutions, Academic Interchange, and Resources Sharing
   
NUK enthusiastically upgrade our academic research, conduct virtual academic interchange with other universities in Taiwan or abroad, such as arranging students’ exchange programs and faculty members’ mutual visits to increase the opportunities for learning and collaboration. By establishing “The Institute of Kaohsiung”, we have formed a strategic alliance with other six universities in Kaohsiung City and integrate and share all the resources and characteristics.
     
  VI. Stimulating Research Capacity and Promoting the Collaborations between Industries and Academia
   
NUK encourages the stimulation of teaching and research staff and students’ capacity of research and development to fulfill the industries’ goal of putting theories into practice. We have signed strategic alliance agreements with different institutions, such as China Steel Cooperation, Metal Industries Research and Development Centre, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Zuoying Branch of Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, and National Applied Research Laboratories. In addition, we also cooperate with the coordinators of different enterprises in our Advanced Business Incubation Center, and deepen the collaborations with Southern Taiwan Science Park and surrounding industries in the processing and industrial zones.
     
  VII. Constructing a University Town with Humanities, Ecology, Leisure, and Health
   
Based on the goal of building “a green NUK with environmental sustainability”, NUK was Taiwan’s first green university which signed the Talloires Declaration and was elected as the "Model Green University" by the Ministry of Education in 2009. We were also awarded as one of the “Promote Environmental Protection Meritorious Schools” by the Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan in 2010, and were appointed as the “Wetlands of National Importance” by the Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior in 2011. NUK aims to promote the construction of a university town, and build a green campus without walls. By increasing the quality of university community and emphasizing on knowledge culture, arts, and leisure, we hope to deepen the development of the greater Kaohsiung area.
     
     
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The Blueprint of Future Development

We aim to become a featured university with
excellent international reputation.

University Mottoes:
The peripheral circle includes the overall educational goals of NUK (an integration of four kinds of abilities).
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The Self-positioning of NUK
  Integrating Teaching, Research, and Industry Development
  Emphasizing on Humanities and Technological Innovation
  Being a High-quality and Characteristic University that Cultivates Elites and Talents
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Faculty Statistics:http://www.person.nuk.edu.tw/en/modules/content/index.php?id=7
Students Statistics:http://daa.nuk.edu.tw/files/13-1014-4298.php?Lang=en
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