The Champion Incubation Center assists start-ups and small companies by offering business and technical support from university experts and industry consultants. It also leases office space upon request. The Center encourages university professors to work on joint research projects funded by government agencies and large industrial sponsors. Research findings are then further modified toward practical solutions and delivered as commercial products. The scope of research includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Tamkang University began to enroll visually impaired students in 1969. For over four decades, TKU has dedicated itself to the development of a friendly learning environment for the visually impaired. The staff members at the Center of Resources for the Blind have successfully developed adaptive computer systems, established the "Barrier-Free World Wide Web system" (the Chinese-based e-library for the visually impaired), and produced textbooks, journals, and magazines in Braille.
The Center's objectives include:
Established in 1998, the Wind Engineering Research Center at Tamkang University (WERC) is the leading wind engineering research institute in Taiwan. The goal of WERC is to pursue academic excellence and provide solutions to engineering problems. Its research team covers a wide range of areas in the field of wind engineering, such as tall building aerodynamics, cable supported bridges, large span roof structures, mitigation of wind-induced vibration, indoor and urban ventilation, wind tunnel testing, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation, full scale monitoring, information technology applications, and wind code developing.
Over the past decade, the center has conducted numerous integrated research projects for government agencies, such as the National Science Council (NSC) and the Architecture and Building Research Institute (ABRI), and held international conferences, workshops, and seminars. In terms of engineering, aside from conducting a great number of wind tunnel tests for pedestrian comfort evaluation and design wind load, the center has also developed a user-friendly system that conforms to current Taiwanese wind code practice. This wind code system has been made available for free public use, and has received positive feedback from industry experts. The long term objective of the center is to become a world renowned wind engineering research institute and a first-class solution provider for the local wind engineering community.
The Center for Digital Language Research was founded in February, 2008. The center conducts research on digital technology applications that assist in language learning. Its two central goals are to: create models and strategies for digital language learning and to further develop the E-Calligraphy Writing System. The Center works with organizations outside TKU to carry out research and development projects and product consulting, and to hold academic meetings and conferences. It also assists TKU faculty members in conducting research projects related to the center's areas of specialization.
These areas of specialization include:
The Research Development Center of Construction Law (RDCCL) was established in August 2010. The center offers consulting services based on demand from industry, government, and academia. The services rendered by RDCCL include:
Haruki Murakami is a contemporary famous writer of Japan known globally. He has been a Nobel Prize candidate repeatedly to the present. Although he has not received the award yet, he is a writer representing Japan. The members of this project, who belong to the Department of Japanese at Tamkang University, have established the "Haruki Murakami research laboratory" since 2011 and contributed to promoting the Haruki Murakami research in Taiwan by organizing three Haruki Murakami international symposiums. Although our laboratory's history has not reached three years yet, the outcomes of our academic activities have been highly recognized and evaluated among various academic circles. Encouraged by the past academic achievement and well-received evaluations, we propose a three-year project based on a careful analysis of Taiwan's advantages and disadvantages and thorough planning of effective growth strategies to reduce the school's weakness. By steadily accomplishing each year's objectives, the project aims to produce notable results in Haruki Murakami research, and ultimately plans to invite Haruki Murakami himself to Taiwan. In doing so, we would like to promote Haruki Murakami research as one of the distinctive educational and research characteristics of Taiwan, which will raise our country's international recognition further.
The Center's objectives include: