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Tamkang University
Creating Excellence with a Soul
Motto
Simplicity, Truthfulness, Firmness, Perseverance
Triple Objectives of Education
Globalization, Information-oriented, Future-oriented
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Brief History

Founded in 1950 as the Tamkang Junior College of English by Mr. Chang Ching-sheng and his son Dr. Clement C. P. Chang, TKU was Taiwan's first private college. It became the Tamkang College of Arts and Sciences in 1958, before being elevated to Tamkang University in 1980. From its humble beginnings as one of the first schools of higher education in Taiwan, TKU now has four campuses: the Tamsui Campus, the Taipei Campus, the Lanyang Campus, and the Cyber Campus; comprised of eight colleges, with a total of over 26,000 students, more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, and more than 260,000 alumni.
Tamkang is a university of ideals, vision, and creativity. It sees the pursuit of excellence and ongoing innovation as characterizing sustaining its fundamental management philosophy. Over the last 60-plus years, since its foundation, TKU has focused on developing academic research, teaching, and learning services with an innovative spirit. It was the first university in Taiwan to employ Total Quality Management (TQM), which it introduced in 1992. In 2006, the Tamkang Quality Award was initiated to recognize outstanding departments committed to TQM. It has generated impressive results and garnered positive public feedback. TQM efforts were significant in helping TKU win the prestigious National Quality Award in 2009.
Since its inception as a university, Tamkang has had six scholar-educators serving as president: Clement C. P. Chang, Yea-hong Chen, Louis R. Chow, Yun-shan Lin, Horng-jinh Chang, Flora C.I. Chang, and the current President, Huan-chao Keh, who assumed the presidency on August 1, 2018. Huan-chao Keh president will lead TKU to continue developing and constructing the "Fifth Wave of Tamkang", enhance Tamkang Culture, refine and activate organization, strive for resources of industry, government and alumni and cooperate with the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Sprout Project, the government's "5+2" core industries and artificial intelligence industrial applications, the New South-bound Policy, taking the vision of "To Create A Great Tamsui; To Embrace A Smart Future" and implement local links, regional cooperation, international chains and innovation practice.
Tamkang's administrative teams have applied innovative strategies to promote the Three Circles and Five Disciplines of Education. The "Three Circles" refer to Tamkang's professional curriculum, general curriculum, and extracurricular curriculum, while the "Five Disciplines of Education" include conduct, intelligence, physical education, teamwork, and beauty. TKU has nurtured academic growth through its "Triple Objectives of Education," which refers to globalization (the spatial pattern of the future), information-oriented education (the life pattern of the future), and future-oriented education (the time frame of the future). With its motto of "Simplicity, Truthfulness, Firmness, and Perseverance," Tamkang strives to fully develop students' potential. It aims to help every Tamkangian establish a firm foothold at school and seeks to become a world-renowned, top quality comprehensive university by providing students with the most modern learning resources and training possible.
School Badge
A school badge is a symbol of a school. Our school badge was designed as a big bell by a famous artist named Lan Yin Ding. ‘Zhong Ling,’ these two words which mean bell, were the childhood nickname of Zhang Ming, the late father of the school founder, Zhang Jian Bang. Other than to commemorate him, the bell was also used in teaching during the ancient times. In the olden days, a bell also represented Confucius. The upper part of the bell has a pair of wings to symbolize the spirit of ‘Fly high to advance by leaps and bounds’. Above it, two words ‘淡江’ were engraved.
School Flag
The background color of Tamkang University’s flag is blue and the school’s badge was placed at the center. In addition, three white stripes indicate the Three People’s Principles with the words, ‘淡江大學’, at the bottom part of the flag.
Tamkang University Motto
TKU Motto

Simplicity

stands for unassuming plainness, sincerity and honesty.

Truthfulness

represents vigorous implementation, law abiding and thoroughness.

Firmness

symbolizes the blending of toughness and gentleness, with uprightness and impartiality.

Perseverance

signifies courageous determination, with virtue and liberality of mind.
Tamkang University Anthem

O, grand Tamkang, roll out to seas,
You pave the way for exchange of thought.
In quest of learning, you never cease.
And worthy men are thus up brought
with humble heart for truth you seek.
Be true and brave.
Great deeds for speak.
O, young scholars, flowers of the time.
Bright stars soul; by steps up climb.
Waste not your youthful day.

Founder, Chairperson and President

TKU Founder
Dr. Clement C. P. Chang
Founder, Tamkang University

Transcending

With the rapid spread of higher education, the scarcity of government resources, and the intense competition among Taiwan's more than one hundred universities, Tamkang University must now emphasize its distinguishing strengths to further burnish the Tamkang brand. Over the years, TKU has experienced Four Waves of Development- -"the Foundational Period, balancing quality and quantity," "the Positioning Period, emphasizing quality," "the Uplifting Period, featuring strategic academic internationalization," and "the Transformational Period, involving diversification, in line with the times".

These waves have led TKU into a comprehensive university with four distinct campuses: the Tamsui Campus, the Taipei Campus, the Lanyang Campus, and the Cyber Campus. On the 67th anniversary of the school, we now with the help of our many alumni celebrate the advent of the Fifth Wave, displaying a spirit of perseverance and transcendence, as symbolized by our new Hsu Shou-Chlien International Conference Center.

During the past sixty-seven years, TKU has practiced four models of governance: the Collegial model, the Bureaucratic model, the Political model, and the Market model. They jointly help promote the Total Quality Management. Previously, in my featured article, "Tamkang, the Fourth Wave", I pointed out the need to promote the Three Circles of curricula—professional, general education, and extracurricular curricula—to put into practice Five Disciplines of Education of "conduct, intelligence, physical education, teamwork, and beauty". In this decade, quite a number of students went effectively under the nurturing influence of "Triple Objectives of Education": Globalization, Information-oriented Education, and Future-oriented Education. They have equipped themselves with the core values of the "Three Circles and Five Disciplines of Education" to truly possess "Excellence with a Soul." They now become the mainstays of the nation and society.


Tamkang University (TKU) has used a succession of waves as the transitional hub for all of its administrative development. In 2017 TKU opened a new epoch "The Fifth Wave" with "To Embrace a Smart Future". Looking back, "the First Wave" unfolded the threefold foundational policy of Global Perspective, Informational Literacy, and Vision for the Future; "the Second Wave" advanced Total Quality Management (TQM); "the Third Wave" promoted international academic resources; "the Fourth Wave" ushered in the management thinking of the Market model which were integrated with the original Collegial model, Bureaucratic model, and Political model to become the Four management models, shaping four campuses.

The Fourth Wave took the Palace-style Buildings as an image to construct the House of Quality of TKU to link up with the mission of "To maintain Tamkang's venerable heritage, create a positive influence on society, and nurture talented, ambitions professionals." Utilize the six strategies: "Wave-by-Wave Development and Four Distinct Campuses," "The Three Circles and Five Disciplines of Education and nurture excellence," "TKU's Triple Objectives and create an academic kingdom," "Setting up the Sigmoid Curve and activate the Second Curve," "Promoting the Matthew Effect and strive for social resources," "Blue Ocean Strategy and create competitive advantage," to establish the direction of development. Develop the participation of everyone and sustain the spirit of improvement, adjust the organizational culture so as to continue the outstanding school performance to win the 19th National Quality Award.

Chairperson, Board of Trustees
Dr. Flora Chia-I Chang
Chairperson, Board of Trustees

TKU President
Dr. Huan-Chao Keh
President, Tamkang University

Tamkang University Wholeheartedly Welcomes You to Visit

Tamkang University (TKU) was founded in 1950 and supported the Triple Objectives of Education promoted by Founder, Dr. Clement C. P. Chang; and passing through the Four Waves of development: "Foundational period," "Positioning period," "Uplifting period" and "Transformational period," the four-in-one integrated campuses of Tamsui, Taipei, Lanyang and Cyber were constructed thus forming the stable foundation of Tamkang. In November of 2017 the Hsu Shou-Chlien International Conference Center was officially opened through the donations of the TKU alumni; this continues the excellent heritage of Tamkang culture. With the quick infusion of new power, the new course of development of the Fifth Wave was launched. Moreover, the Fifth Wave of Tamkang takes "To Create A Great Tamsui; To Embrace A Smart Future" as its medium range vision.

As for the aspect of planning the teachers' teaching and the curriculum, TKU has without exception upheld the concept of "the learner is the center." From the first mile of incoming new students to the last mile of the graduating seniors, and again to the first mile of facing job employment or starting a business, all require different stages of learning demands, and TKU has created a comprehensive learning plan and built a "student learning value chain" for students in their four undergraduate years. As for the aspect of students' learning, TKU mainly adopts the "Three Circles Curricula": professional curriculum, general curriculum, and extracurricular curriculum, and also honors program, cross-field courses, employment programs and capstone courses as auxiliaries. TKU has not only achieved the effectiveness of intensive professionalism, learning application and advancement, and unified learning, but also has been able to deepen the five Educational Disciplines of "conduct, intelligence, physical education, teamwork, and beauty" to foster in students the possession of the eight essential qualities of a Global Perspective, Informational Literacy, a Vision for the Future, Moral Integrity, Independent Thinking, a Cheerful Attitude and Healthy Lifestyle, a Spirit of Teamwork and Dedication, and a Sense of Aesthetic Appreciation-to become Tamkang people expressing excellence with a soul.

Board of Trustees

“Tamkang University’s greatest assets lie not in its campus grounds, buildings or costly books and facilities, but in the members of the Board of Trustees, who are wholeheartedly dedicated to school administration; the members of TKU staff and faculty who share not only the sweet but the bitter of school operations and instruction; the numerous alumni at home and overseas who are striving to promote Chinese culture and are undertaking the great task of “constructing the Republic and thus are forming the great Commonwealth” and, last but not least, all the students who are absorbed in academic research.”
Chairperson, Board of Trustees
Flora Chia-I Chang
Chairperson, Board of Trustees
  • Trustee Polly S. ChangTrustee
    Polly S. Chang
  • Trustee Steve LeeTrustee
    Steve Lee
  • Trustee Kun-yen LeeTrustee
    Kun-yen Lee
  • Trustee Sush-der LeeTrustee
    Sush-der Lee
  • Trustee Charles C. LinTrustee
    Charles C. Lin
  • Trustee Hong-shang HongTrustee
    Hong-shang Hong
  • Trustee Yi-Pin ChienTrustee
    Yi-Pin Chien
  • Trustee Wan-chin TaiTrustee
    Wan-chin Tai
Supervisor Supervisor
Mei-lan Wang

President

Dr. Huan-chao Keh
President, Tamkang University
  • PRESENT STATUS
    • President of TKU
    • Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, TKU
  • EDUCATION
    • Ph.D., Department of Computer Science, Oregon State University, USA
    • M.S., Department of Computer Science, Oregon State University, USA
    • B.A., Department of Horticulture Science, National Chung Hsing University, ROC.
  • EXPERIENCE
    • Vice President for Academic Affairs, TKU
    • Dean of Academic Affairs, TKU
    • Chair of Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, TKU
    • Dean of Student Affairs, TKU
    • Director of Extracurricular Activities Guidance Section, TKU
  • SPECIALTY
    • Clinical Medicine Information Systems
    • Medical Resource Management Information Systems
    • Data Mining

Vice President

Dr. Chii-dong Ho
Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • PRESENT STATUS
    • Vice President for Academic Affairs, TKU
    • Professor, Chemical & Materials Engineering Department, TKU
  • EDUCATION
    • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University, USA
    • M.S., Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University, USA
    • B.S., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • EXPERIENCE
    • Secretary General, TKU
    • Dean, College of Engineering, TKU
    • Visiting Professor, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
    • External Examiner, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
    • Director, Energy and Opto-Electronic Materials Research Center, TKU
    • Professor, Chemical & Materials Engineering Department, TKU
    • Visiting Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
    • Chairman, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, TKU
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
    • Solar-driven membrane distillation in saline water desalination
    • CO2 absorption by the amine solvent system in membrane contactors
    • Double-flow laminar heat and mass exchangers
    • Improved solar air heaters with external recycle
    • Membrane separation technology
    • Thermal-diffusion columns for heavy water enrichment
    • Cool-thermal discharge systems from ice melting
    • Zone Refining
Dr. Shi-feng Chuang
Vice President for Administrative Affairs
  • PRESENT STATUS
    • Vice President for Administrative Affairs, TKU
    • Professor of Department of Economics, TKU
  • EDUCATION
    • Ph.D in Economics, Northeastern University, USA
    • M.S. in Economics, Northeastern University, USA
    • B.B. Department of International Trade, Tunghai University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • EXPERIENCE
    • Dean of Human Resource, TKU
    • Chairman of Department of Economics, TKU
    • Associate Professor of Department of Economics, TKU
    • Lecturer of Department of Economics, Northeastern University, USA
  • SPECIALIZATION
    • Monetary Policies
    • Fiscal Policies
    • Macroeconomics
    • Money and Banking
Vice President for International Affairs
Dr. Kao-cheng Wang
Vice President for International Affairs
  • PRESENT STATUS
    • Vice President for International Affairs, TKU
    • Dean, College of International Studies, TKU
    • Professor, Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies, TKU
  • EDUCATION
    • Ph.D. in Politics, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • EXPERIENCE
    • Director of Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies, TKU
    • Representative in the National Assembly
    • Chairman of the Referendum Review Committee of Executive Yuan
    • Consultative Committee Member of the Mainland Affairs Council of Executive Yuan
    • Director of Foundation on Asia-Pacific Peace Studies
    • Supervisor of Association of Foreign Relations
    • Director of Association of Sino-American Culture and Economy
    • Advisory Committee of National Defense Report
  • SPECIALIZATION
    • International Relations
    • Asia-Pacific Area Security
    • US-China-Taiwan Relations
    • American Foreign Policy
    • Cross-Strait Relations

Governing Principles

House of Quality

The Management Objectives of Tamkang University

The management objectives of Tamkang University have been constructed by its founder and presidents through consensus among TKU faculty and staff gathered in numerous meetings over a long period of time. The objectives, imaged as the main parts of the University’s Chinese palace-style classroom, are embodied by the “House of Quality” for Tamkang, bearing upon the mission, vision, values, strategies, and governance of TKU. The House of Quality has served as a blueprint for full participation by the entire school.

Mission

To maintain Tamkang’s venerable heritage, create a positive influence on society, and nurture talented, ambitions professionals.

Vision

To realize educational ideals in private schooling and create an environment of academic excellence.

Values

To pursue the university motto of ‘Simplicity, Truthfulness, Firmness, and Perseverance’, while upholding academic freedom and institutional autonomy.

Strategies

Wave-by-Wave Development and Four Distinct Campuses

Since its inception in 1950, Tamkang University has undergone four separate “waves” of development. The first “wave” began in 1950 and continued until 1980. During this phase, Tamkang University placed equal emphasis on quality and quantity in education. The second phase, from 1980 to 1996, focused on quality over quantity. Subsequently, from 1996 to 2005, Tamkang’s “third wave” of development involved the internationalization of university operations and academic pursuits. Since 2005, TKU has been working on its fourth phase of development. This phase is characterized by transformation. During the fourth wave, the Lanyang Campus was completed. It is one of Taiwan’s more pioneering campuses, with over 90% of its courses offered in English. TKU now has four campuses: the Tamsui Campus, the Taipei Campus, the Lanyang Campus, and the Cyber Campus. These campuses, although each displaying unique characteristics, work in unity to bring about each new wave of university development.

The Three Circles and Five Disciplines of Education and nurture excellence

The ‘Three Circles and Five Disciplines of Education’ refers to the structure of education adopted by Tamkang University for the purpose of producing successful, well-rounded graduates. The ‘Three Circles’ corresponds to three kinds of courses: professional, core and extracurricular. Professional courses are the regular courses offered by TKU colleges and departments. Core courses, on the other hand, are those provided by the Center for General Education and Core Curriculum. Together, these courses have produced outstanding results. The third link in the ‘Three Circles’ are extracurricular courses, which are designed by the Office of Student Affairs and help to foster a spirit of teamwork among students. The ‘Five Disciplines’ of education refers to the qualities of conduct, intelligence, physical education, teamwork, and beauty. By integrating these values into the professional, core, and extracurricular curriculum, Tamkang University helps to produce well-rounded students skilled in identifying and solving problems. As a result, TKU students develop characteristics favored by both local and overseas employers.

TKU’s Triple Objectives and create an academic kingdom

Since its inception in 1950, Tamkang University has undergone four separate “waves” of development. The first “wave” began in 1950 and continued until 1980. During this phase, Tamkang University placed equal emphasis on quality and quantity in education. The second phase, from 1980 to 1996, focused on quality over quantity. Subsequently, from 1996 to 2005, Tamkang’s “third wave” of development involved the internationalization of university operations and academic pursuits. Since 2005, TKU has been working on its fourth phase of development. This phase is characterized by transformation. During the fourth wave, the Lanyang Campus was completed. It is one of Taiwan’s more pioneering campuses, with over 90% of its courses offered in English. TKU now has four campuses: the Tamsui Campus, the Taipei Campus, the Lanyang Campus, and the Cyber Campus. These campuses, although each displaying unique characteristics, work in unity to bring about each new wave of university development.

Setting up the Sigmoid Curve and activate the Second Curve

Since its inception in 1950, Tamkang University has undergone four separate “waves” of development. The first “wave” began in 1950 and continued until 1980. During this phase, Tamkang University placed equal emphasis on quality and quantity in education. The second phase, from 1980 to 1996, focused on quality over quantity. Subsequently, from 1996 to 2005, Tamkang’s “third wave” of development involved the internationalization of university operations and academic pursuits. Since 2005, TKU has been working on its fourth phase of development. This phase is characterized by transformation. During the fourth wave, the Lanyang Campus was completed. It is one of Taiwan’s more pioneering campuses, with over 90% of its courses offered in English. TKU now has four campuses: the Tamsui Campus, the Taipei Campus, the Lanyang Campus, and the Cyber Campus. These campuses, although each displaying unique characteristics, work in unity to bring about each new wave of university development.

Promoting the Matthew Effect and strive for social resources

Since its inception in 1950, Tamkang University has undergone four separate “waves” of development. The first “wave” began in 1950 and continued until 1980. During this phase, Tamkang University placed equal emphasis on quality and quantity in education. The second phase, from 1980 to 1996, focused on quality over quantity. Subsequently, from 1996 to 2005, Tamkang’s “third wave” of development involved the internationalization of university operations and academic pursuits. Since 2005, TKU has been working on its fourth phase of development. This phase is characterized by transformation. During the fourth wave, the Lanyang Campus was completed. It is one of Taiwan’s more pioneering campuses, with over 90% of its courses offered in English. TKU now has four campuses: the Tamsui Campus, the Taipei Campus, the Lanyang Campus, and the Cyber Campus. These campuses, although each displaying unique characteristics, work in unity to bring about each new wave of university development.

Blue Ocean Strategy and create competitive advantage

To make progress, a school cannot adopt a "let it be" policy.  Instead, it needs to be watchful of the changing environment and acknowledge its advantages and weaknesses.  It needs to set up different levels of targets and make every effort to accomplish them. Higher education has entered a time of keen competition.  In rapid development, it needs to cooperate with universities both at home and abroad to share resources and compete positively to achieve a "win-win" so-called "Blue Sea Strategy."

Governance

TKU’s Leadership System

The management team of TKU is headed by the President, who leads three Vice Presidents responsible for academic, administrative, and international affairs respectively. The Provost of the Lanyang Campus and each dean and chairperson play a critical role in the management team, which works to implement the four management models of TKU – collegial, bureaucratic, political and market-based.

Four Management Models

The four management models of TKU – collegial, bureaucratic, political and market-based – are applied to the teaching, administrative and leadership levels. Differentiated, individualized, holistic, and globalized thinking models are also adopted to attend to the problems of cost, efficiency, production and effectiveness. TKU implements these four management models of governance so as to adapt to the changing environment in a timely manner, and achieve the goal of sustainable management.

Total Quality Management

The concept of Total Quality Management (TQM) was introduced to TKU in 1992. The president at the time, who also served as the Chair of the TQM Committee, pushed for the comprehensive implementation of TQM on the TKU Tamsui Campus. Ever since, a TQM Seminar and a Teaching and Administrative Work Reform Seminar have been held each year to help faculty and staff improve their quality of instruction, administrative work and service. In 2006, the Tamkang Quality Award was introduced and is now awarded annually to offices and departments that display outstanding performance in TQM.

Organization activation

When confronted with challenges, TKU is able to adjust its organization structures and reorganize rapidly to take full advantage. Responding in 2002 to the drive for multiple channels of admission recommended by the Ministry of Education, as well as a more competitive educational environment, TKU established an Office of Admissions. In 2004, the Office of Student Housing was set up to manage students housing both on and off campus. In 2006, the Center for Learning and Teaching was inaugurated to improve teaching quality and help students learn more effectively. Finally, in 2007, the position of Vice President for International Affairs was established to promote the integration of international exchange and education. As a result, TKU is always prepared to face any challenges that arise and respond accordingly.

Organization

College Introduction

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts is the oldest one in TKU’s long history. There are currently 5 undergraduate departments and a Research Center.

College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Chen-Jung Lin

Dean

College of Science

The College of Science is one of the oldest colleges in TKU. There are departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Advanced Material Science.

College of Science

Dr. Zi-cong Zhou

Dean

College of Engineering

The College of Engineer was established in 1966, and there are 8 undergraduate departments and 10 graduate programs. Both undergraduate and graduate disciplines have passed the Certification for Engineering and Technology Education as high quality teaching and research centers.

College of Engineering

Dr. Hui-huang Hsu

Dean

College of Business and Management

The College of Business and Management was established in 2012. It’s well-known for producing outstanding business talents with a global-view aptitude.

College of Foreign Languages & Literatures

The College of Foreign Languages and Literatures was established in 1992 and is one of the largest colleges of foreign languages in Taiwan.

College of International Affairs

The College of International Studies is a pioneering academic institute in Taiwan which focuses on international affairs and regional research. Its goal is to cultivate academic professionals and practitioners.

College of International Affairs

Dr. Kao-cheng Wang

Dean

College of Education

The College of Education has 1 undergraduate department, 5 graduate schools and 2 research centers. The scope covers the areas of education planning and implementation.

College of Education

Dr. Hui-Ling Pan

Dean

College of Global Development

The goals of the College of Global Development are to develop a new direction of higher education and train talents to have a global-view aptitude. In order to achieve the goals, all of the courses are delivered in English, and students here will have to study abroad as exchange students in the third year.

College of Global Development

Dr. Cheng-Hao Pao

Dean

Triple Objectives of Education

The TKU Triple Objectives of Education are a set of educational goals adopted by the Founder of TKU, Dr. Clement C.P. Chang. They consist of Globalization, Information-oriented Education, and Future- oriented Education. Dr. Chang explains that “since the founding of the university, Tamkang has set the Triple Objectives of Education as its primary aim for development. Its ultimate goal is to generate quality research, improve instruction, and enhance social welfare.”

 

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Globalization
 
Since the founding of Tamkang University, the administration and faculty have attached great importance to raising the degree of internationalization of the school. These efforts have been enormously fruitful. TKU values the fostering of students' world views and the strengthening of students' foreign language abilities.
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Information-oriented Education
TKU has long been a pioneer in information processing. Since the establishment of the Information Processing Center (now the "Office of Information Services") in 1968, Tamkang has applied computer technologies to administration, teaching, research, and service.
03
Future-oriented Education
 
Following the tremendous impact that technology had on Taiwanese society in the 1960s, the Founder of TKU, Dr. Clement C.P. Chang, started to actively promote Futures Studies research in Taiwan. He founded a pioneer magazine The Future of Tomorrow and an international academic journal the Future Sturies, both are about Futures Studies, and encouraged the holding of seminars and courses on Futures Studies.

Eight Essential Qualities

TKU's educational philosophy can be conceptualized using the following schemas: the Three Circles (professional curriculum, general curriculum, and extracurricular curriculum) and Five Disciplines of Education (conduct, intelligence, physical education, teamwork, and beauty); and the Triple Objectives of Education (globalization, information-oriented education, and future-oriented education). With these principles, TKU carves a niche in the private college market, while educating and training future leaders, and providing a well-rounded education that covers both professional ability and personal character.

TKU has identified eight essential qualities that it instills in students through its general education and extracurricular courses: (1) a global perspective; (2) information literacy; (3) a vision for the future; (4) moral integrity; (5) independent thinking; (6) a cheerful attitude and healthy lifestyle; (7) a spirit of teamwork and dedication; and (8) a sense of aesthetic appreciation.

 

4 Distinct Campuses

淡水校園
Tamsui Campus
  • http://www.tku.edu.tw/
  • No.151, Yingzhuan Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • (02) 2621-5656
  • (02) 2622-3204
台北校園
Taipei Campus
蘭陽校園
Lanyang Campus

Views in Tamkang

驚聲大樓
Ching-sheng Memorial Hall
校園鳥瞰
Tamkang Campus
校園鳥瞰
Tamkang Campus
驚聲大樓
Ching-sheng Memorial Hall
海豚吉祥物里程碑
University Milestone Statue
商管大樓
Business and Management Building
外國語文大樓
College of Foreign Languages and Literatures
海報街走廊
Student Activity Poster Alley
海事博物館飛機
Maritime Museum
外國語文大樓
College of Foreign Languages and Literatures
學習與教育中心外觀
Chueh-sheng Memorial Hall
會文館
Hwei-wen Hall
紹謨紀念體育館
Shao-mo Memorial Gymnasium
教育館
College of Education
海事博物館
Maritime Museum
海事博物館
Maritime Museum
文錙藝術中心
Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center
文錙藝術中心
Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center

Awards

The National Quality Award
 
The National Quality Award
Tamkang University was the first university in Taiwan to employ the system of Total Quality Management (TQM), introduced into the university in 1992 by the founder, Dr. Clement C. P. Chang. This management model has increased the quality of teaching, research, and service at Tamkang University.
Enterprises’ Favorite Private University
畢業生
For 21 consecutive years, TKU graduates have been voted as "enterprises favorites" in a survey conducted by Cheers Business Magazine. In eight out of the "nine essential qualities" identified by the survey, TKU graduates ranked first out of all graduates from private universities in Taiwan.
International Safe School Designation
安全學校
KU has been continually improving its status as a work-safe and student-friendly campus. It has conducted a thorough review of its performance in this area based on the seven indicators listed in the Safe School Criteria.
Leading Characteristics
Leading Characteristics
  1. The first university in Taiwan to allow students to appraise teacher performance.
  2. The first university in Taiwan to implement a Junior Year Abroad (JYA) program.
  3. The first university in Taiwan to allow student registration and course selection via phone or internet.
  4. The first university in Taiwan to invent software and hardware for visually impaired students, enabling them to use the Internet and other modern technology.
  5. The first university in Taiwan to offer compulsory extracurricular courses.
Approval Ratings
評鑑成果
  1. In 2018, the "Top 2,000 Enterprises' Favorite College Graduates" survey conducted by Cheers Business Magazine, TKU has placed first among all private universities in Taiwan for 21 consecutive years. In the same year, the "Best University Ranking of Taiwan" survey conducted by Global Views Monthly, has placed first on the Degree of Internationalization among all private universities.
  2. The TKU robot research team of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has been crowned world champion on many occasions in the FIRA RoboWorld Cup. The team respectively took first place in the RoboSot category in 2003 and 2006~2017; and first place in the HuroCup category in 2007~2009, 2011~2016 and 2018 of the FIRA RoboWorld Cup.
  3. TKU was the first university in the world to be conferred International Safe School status by WHO on November 18, 2008. In 2012, TKU was once again issued International Safe School Status after passing the WHO Safe School Re-evaluation.
  4. On January 6, 2009, TKU was the first academic institution in the world to be certified as complying with the standards of the IT Service Management System-ISO/IEC 20000-1: 2005.
  5. Tamkang University won the 19th National Quality Award on May 5, 2009.
  6. In 2009, TKU received an award for Excellence in Physical Education from the MOE. In 2013 and 2016, TKU received the award again. To date, it is the only university in Taiwan to have received this honor three times.
  7. TKU provides assistance for students to take part in the Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office. As a result, TKU students have been crowned world champions in the competition in 2009 (Excel 2007), 2011 and 2012 (PowerPoint 2007), and who got the world 2nd prize in the competition in 2013 (Word 2007), and won the world 3rd prize in the competition in 2010 (Excel 2003),2018 (Excel 2013).
  8. IIn 2011, 2012 and 2013, TKU received the R.O.C. Enterprises Environmental Award and received the prestigious EPA Environmental Award.
  9. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, TKU received the R.O.C. Enterprises Environmental Award and received the prestigious EPA Environmental Award.
  10. TKU won an excellent rating from the MOE for guidance in the quality of internationalization among institutions of higher education.