The Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs is responsible for all aspects of exchange and interaction between students, faculty and staff from TKU and its overseas partner institutions. The Office consists of two subsidiary bodies: the International and Cross-Strait Exchange Section and the International and Mainland Student Guidance Section. The former deals with matters related to exchange between TKU and its sister universities; while the latter provides living expenses and study assistance to international, overseas Chinese, and Mainland Chinese students.
The Committee of Globalization and International Exchange is chaired by the Vice President for International Affairs. It supervises the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs and oversees various facets of international interaction between TKU and its partner universities abroad.
The Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center was established in the year 2000. It is a two-story exhibition hall that is frequently home to both local and international art displays. The center consists of several subsidiary bodies: the Carrie Chang Music Hall, the Research Office of Chinese Calligraphy, and the TKU Maritime Museum. The Maritime Museum has a collection of more than sixty model ships from fifteen countries, ranging from 15th~17th century ships to futuristic superconductor-powered vessels.
Tamkang University founded the arts center to elevate the standard of artistic education at Tamkang, to increase artistic appreciation and interest by means of exhibitions, performances, instruction, promotion, collection, and to facilitate exchange among teachers, students, society, and the international community, with the hope of integrating art with education; the campus with the community.
This office is responsible for overall campus planning and management of administrative affairs. The Office of General Affairs is committed to creating sustainable campuses that do more than just satisfy the requirements for teaching, research, learning, and life guidance. Core tasks for this office include maintaining campus health and safety, ensuring energy conservation and carbon reduction, and other related services that require efficient and effective delivery.
Top priorities in the 2016-2017 academic year are to ensure the sustainable management of current resources while introducing new and innovative campus features, implementing more efficient management practices, overseeing improvements in personnel management and service provision, and enhancing the overall aesthetics of each Tamkang campus.
The Chueh-sheng Memorial Library provides information resources and services that facilitate the processes of learning, teaching, and research. In addition to the main library, the university library has three branches, located respectively on the Taipei Campus, the Lanyang Campus and in the Chemistry Building on the Tamsui Campus.
At present, the university library stores more than 1.3 million printed volumes; 2.3 million electronic books; 80 thousand periodical titles (including electronic journals); 137 thousand non-book items; and 573 electronic databases. All materials are managed by the Library Integrated System named Virtua.
The Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) was established in August 2006 to improve the quality of teaching offered by TKU and to enhance learning outcomes. The Center consists of three 'sections': the Teacher Professional Development Section, the Student Learning Support Section, and the Distance Education Development Section. The CLT aims to provide a high quality learning and teaching environment for all students and faculty at Tamkang by incorporating research planning, curriculum design, consultation, enhanced digital learning, and distance education.
To establish learner-centered teaching perspectives and guiding students towards taking the initiative in learning, we organize teaching workshops and seminars, encourage mutual communication among teachers, promote classroom observations, build up professional learning communities, develop e-learning courseware, and create innovative learning environments. In addition, we assist students to re-identify their own learning styles, acquire suitable learning strategies, remove difficulties and obstacles to studying, and know how to search for learning resources, thus providing comprehensive adaptability mentoring from admission to graduation to cultivate students' independence, love and diligence for studies.
The Office of Alumni Services and Resources Development was established in 1995 to meet the demands of a rapidly changing society, to promote closer relations with alumni, and to raise funds and advance TKU's academic standards. The Office, which was known as the "Office of University Development" until August 2001, comprises the Alumni Liaison Section and the Fund Raising Section.
As of July 2016, the total number of Tamkang alumni has reached 250,000. Tamkang graduates have successfully organized up to 146 alumni associations based on departments and graduate institutes, regions, businesses, and others.