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Brief History

 

1931

  • School established as Tainan Technical College, located on the present Cheng-Kung Campus, total area of 18.3 hectares

1942

  • School renamed in Japanese, its English name unchanged

1946

  • March, School renamed Taiwan Provincial Tainan Junior College of Technology
  • October, School upgraded to Taiwan Provincial College of Engineering
    School consisted of six departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electro-Chemistry, Civil Engineering, and Architectural Engineering

1950

  • Sheng-Li Campus created, total area of 6.4 hectares

1953

  • Department of Electro-Chemistry discontinued, its freshmen and sophomores joined Department of Chemical Engineering, its site given to establish Department of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering

1955

  • Four departments created: Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial and Commercial Administration, Transportation & Communication Management, and Accounting & Statistics

1956

  • School reformed as Taiwan Provincial Cheng Kung University
  • College of Liberal Arts & Science and College of Business created
  • College of Liberal Arts & Science consisted of three departments: Chinese Literature, Mathematics, and Physics
  • College of Business consisted of three departments: Industrial & Commercial Administration, Transportation & Communication Management, and Accounting & Statistics
  • Department of General Studies discontinued

1957

  • Department of Foreign Languages & Literature and Master's Degree program in Mechanical Engineering created

1959

  • Department of Chemistry, Master's Degree program in Electrical Engineering, and Master's Degree program in Civil Engineering created

1960

  • Night School Division created, with three departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Civil Engineering

1961

  • Department of General Studies re-established

1962

  • Master's Degree program in Chemical Engineering created
  • Night School Division at College of Engineering stopped admitting students.

1965

  • Department of Engineering Science created

1966

  • Kuang-Fu Campus purchased, total area of 20.6 hectares
  • New Night School Division established, with two departments: Business Administration and Accounting

1967

  • Doctor's Degree program in Electrical Engineering created
  • Department of Chinese Literature and Department of Foreign Languages & Literature created in Night School Division

1968

  • Department of Earth Science, and Master's Degree program in Architectural Engineering created

1969

  • College of Liberal Arts & Science divided into College of Liberal Arts and College of Science
  • College of Liberal Arts had three departments: Department of Chinese Literature, Department of Foreign Languages& Literature , and the newly-created Department of History
  • College of Science had four departments: Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
  • Master's Degree program in Industrial Administration,and Doctor's Degree program in Chemical Engineering created
  • Department of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering renamed Department of Mining, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

1970

  • Department of Naval Architecture Engineering and Master's Degree program in Mining, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering created
  • Department of Architectural Engineering renamed Department of Architecture, changed to a five-year program

1971

  • School reformed as National Cheng Kung University
  • Chien-Kuo Campus purchased, total area of 7.3 hectares
  • Master's Degree program in Physics, Department of Urban Planning, and Doctor's Degree program in Civil Engineering created

1972

  • Master's Degree program in Hydraulics and Ocean Engineering created
  • Aeronautics section created in Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Industrial & Commercial Administration divided into Department of Industrial Management and Department of Business Administration
  • Sanitation Engineering section created in Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of History created in Night School Division
  • Department of Architecture changed back to four-year program

1973

  • Department of Industrial Design and Doctor's Degree program in Mechanical Engineering created
  • Department of Mathematics and Department of Industrial Administration created in Night School Division

1974

  • Department of Mining, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering divided into Department of Mining & Petroleum Engineering and Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  • Department of Accounting & Statistics divided into Department of Accounting and Department of Statistics
  • Department of Industrial Management renamed Department of Industrial Management Science, and Department of Transportation & Communication Management renamed Department of Transportation & Communication Management Science
  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Statistics created in Night School Division

1975

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Hydraulics Engineering created in Night School Division

1976

  • Aeronautics section in Department of Mechanical Engineering established as Department of Aeronautics Engineering
  • Sanitation Engineering section in Department of Civil Engineering established as Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Naval Architecture Engineering renamed Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
  • Master's Degree program in Photogrammetry created
  • Department of Applied Chemistry and Department of Transportation & Communication Management Science created in Night School Division

1977

  • Master's Degree program in Transportation Engineering and Management created

1978

  • Department of Surveying Engineering created
  • Department of Mathematics in Night School Division renamed Department of Applied Mathematics

1979

  • Master's Degree program in Engineering Science created
  • Master's Degree program in Transportation Engineering and Management renamed Master's Degree program in Transportation and Communication Management Science

1980

  • College of Business renamed College of Management
  • Master's Degree program in Applied Mathematics and Master's Degree program in Environmental Engineering created

1981

  • Doctor's Degree program in Mining, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering created

1982

  • Twenty-three illegal construction units in Kuang-Fu Campus removed, Kuang-Fu Campus completed
  • Department of Biology created

1983

  • Tzu-Chiang and Ching-Yeh Campuses purchased, total areas of 3.5 hectares and 3.4 hectares respectively
  • College of Medicine established
  • Master's and Doctor's Degree programs in Aeronautics & Astronautics created
  • Post-baccalaureate Department of Medicine created

1984

  • Seven illegal construction units in Cheng-Kung Campus removed, Cheng-Kung Campus completed
  • Master's Degree program in Chemistry created
  • Department of Hydraulic Engineering renamed Department of Hydraulics and Ocean Engineering

1985

  • Li-Hsing Campus purchased, total area of 2.8 hectares
  • Master's Degree program in History and Linguistics created, with two sections: History and Chinese
  • Doctor's Degree program in Hydraulic and Oceanic Engineering created
  • Department of Aeronautic Engineering renamed Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

1986

  • Doctor's Degree program in Environmental Engineering created
  • Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering renamed Department of Materials Engineering

1987

  • Aeronautics & Astronautics Experimental Station purchased, a total of 20.9 hectares located in village of Kuei-jen, TainanCounty
  • Master's Degree program in Information Engineering created
  • Master's Degree program in Urban Planning created
  • Master's Degree program in Biochemistry created

1988

  • Doctor's Degree program in Physics created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Transportation and Communication Management Science created
  • Master's Degree program in Medical Engineering created

1989

  • Master's Degree program in Business Administration created
  • Department of Medical Technology and Department of Nursing created
  • Master's Degree program in Pharmacology created

1990

  • Master's Degree program in Earth Science created
  • Master's Degree program in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering created
  • Master's Degree program in Physiology created
  • Department of Rehabilitation created, with two sections:Physical Therapy and Occuptional Therapy
  • Former location of the Tainan Sheng-Li Army Camp purchased, situated at north of the Tzu-Chiang Campus, a total area of 9.4 hectares

1991

  • Master's Degree program in Chinese Literature created
  • Section Differentiation of the Master's Degree program in History and Linguistics discontinued
  • Doctor's Degree program in Architecture and Master's Degree program in Industrial Design created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Industrial Management Science and Master's Degree program in Accounting created
  • Master's Degree program in Microbiology & Immunology created

1992

  • Doctor's Degree program in Chemistry created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Information Engineering created
  • Graduate Department of Mining, Metallurgical & Materials Science divided into Graduate Department of Materials Engineering and Graduate Department of Mineral & Petroleum Engineering, Master's and Doctor's Degree programs offered by both Departments
  • Master's Degree program in Accounting created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Basic Medical Science created

1993

  • Master's Degree program in Foreign Languages and Literature created
  • Master's Degree program in Political Economy created
  • Master's Degree program in Biology created
  • Master's Degree program in Clinical Pharmacy created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Applied Mathematics created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Engineering Science created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering created
  • Doctor 's Degree program in Medical Engineering created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Business Administration created
  • Master's Degree program in History and Linguistics renamed Master's Degree program in History
  • Department of Materials Engineering renamed Department of Materials Science and Engineering

1994

  • Doctor's Degree program in Surveying Engineering created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Urban Planning created
  • Master's Degree program in Manufacturing Engineering created
  • Master's Degree program in Art Studies created
  • Master's Degree program in International Business created
  • Department of Rehabilitation divided into Department of Occupational Therapy and Department of Physical Therapy

1995

  • Doctor's Degree program in Chinese Literature created
  • Master's Degree program in Environmental and Occupational Health created

1996

  • Master's Degree program in Legal Sciences created
  • Master's Degree program in Education created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Earth Science created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Accounting created

1997

  • College of Social Sciences established
  • Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering created
  • Master's Degree program in Behavioral Medicine created
  • Doctor's Degree program in History created

1998

  • Master's Degree program in Biotechnology created
  • Master's Degree program in Information Management created
  • Master's Degree program in Molecular Biology created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Clinical Medicine created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Statistics created

1999

  • Master's Degree program in Nursing created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Foreign Languages & Literature created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Biology created
  • Continuing Graduate Program in Foreign Languages& Literature, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, and Executive Master of Business Administration(EMBA) created

2000

  • Master's Degree program in Public Healthcreated
  • Master's Degree program in Taiwanese Literature created
  • Master's & Doctor's Degree program in Microelectronics created
  • Master's & Doctor's Degree program in Cell Biology and Anatomy created
  • Master's Degree program in Finance & Banking created
  • Doctor's Degree program in International Business created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Industrial Design created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Manufacturing Engineering created
  • Continuing Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management Graduate Program, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, Institute of Political Economy, and Chemistry created
  • Department of Mathematics, Statistics, History, and Electrical Engineering, Continuing Education Program abolished

2001

  • Department of Economics created
  • Department of Political Science created
  • Master's Degree program inTelecommunication Management created
  • Master's Degree program in Medical Technology created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Biotechnology created
  • Department of Occupational and Environmental medicine under Department of Medicine created
  • Continuing Graduate Program in Architecture, and Industrial Administration created
  • Department of Industrial Administration, Continuing Education Program abolished

2002

  • Department of program in Taiwanese Literature created
  • Master's Degree program in Electro-Optical Science and Engineering created
  • Master's Degree program in Oral Medicine created
  • Master's Degree program in Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System Engineering created
  • Master's Degree program in Physical Therapy created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Environmental and Occupational Health created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Taiwanese Literature created
  • Continuing Graduate Program in Chinese Literature, and Aeronautics and Astronautics created

2003

  • College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and College of Planning & Design established
  • Department of Law created
  • Master's Degree program in Biodiversity created
  • Master's Degree program in Occupational Therapy created
  • Master's Degree program in Computer and Communication Engineering created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Allied Health Sciences created
  • Continuing Graduate Program in History, Earth Science, and Institute of International Management(IMBA) created
  • Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering renamed Department of Systems and Naval Mechatronic Engineering
  • Department of Surveying Engineering renamed Department of Geomatics
  • Department of Industrial Management renamed Department of Industrial and Information Management

2004

  • Doctor's Degree program in Electro-Optical Science and Engineering created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Biopharmaceutical Sciences created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Political Economy created
  • Master's Degree program in Technology Law created
  • Department of Biology renamed Department of Life Sciences
  • Department of Medical Technology renamed Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology
  • Institute of Biochemistry renamed Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Department of Chinese, Foreign Languages & Literature, and Chemistry, Continuing Education Program abolished

2005

  • College of Bioscience & Biotechnology established
  • Doctor's Degree program in Finance & Banking created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Information Management created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Computer and Communication Engineering created
  • Master 's Degree program in Clinical Medicine created
  • Master 's Degree program in Civil Aviation created

2006

  • Doctor's Degree program in Education created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Biodiversity created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Law created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Biosignal Transduction created
  • Doctor's & Master’s Degree program in Creative Industry Design created
  • Doctor's and Master’s Degree program in Ocean Technology and Marine Affair created
  • Master's Degree program in Economics created
  • Master's Degree program in Medical Informatics created
  • Master's Degree program in Cognitive Science created
  • Master's Degree program in Physical Education ,Health and Leisure Studies created
  • Continuing Graduate Program in Taiwanese Literature, and Graduate Institute of Finance created
  • Continuing Graduate Program in Chemistry abolished
  • Department of Accountancy, Business Adminstration, and Hydraulics Engineering, Continuing Education Program abolished
  • Institute of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System Engineering renamed  Institute of Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering
2007
  • Bachelor's Degree program in Electro-Optical Engineering created
  • Master's Degree program in Modern Literature created
  • Master's Degree program in Satellite Informatics and Earth Environment Created
  • Master's Degree program in Bioinformatics created
  • Master's Degree program in Gerontology created
  • Doctor's Degree program in International Management created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System Engineering created
  • Program of Bachelor's Degree created
  • Advanced Master of Business Administration created
  • Continuing Graduate Program in Industrial Design, and Institute of Clinical Medicine created

2008

  • Department of Psychology created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Public Health created
  • Master's Degree program in Institute of Space, Astrophysical and Plasma Sciences created
  • Master's Degree program in Tropical plant Sciences created
2009
  • Doctor's Degree program in Foreign Languages & Literature created
  • Institute of Manufacturing Engineering renamed Institute of Manufacturing Information and Systems
  • Consolidation: Department of Chinese Literature consolidate with Institute of Modern Literature
  • Continuing Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering abolished
2010
  • Doctor's Degree program in Biosignal Transduction  and Master's Degree program in Bioinformatics grouped and renamed Insitute of Bioinformatics and Biosignal Transduction
  • Department of Earth Sciences merged Institute of Satellite Informatics and Earth Environment
  • Continuing Graduate Program in Foreign Languages & Literature, History, and Chinese Literature abolished
2011
  • Department of Biomedical engineering created
  • Department of Biomedical engineering merged Institute of Biomedical Engineering
  • Department of psychology merged Master's Degree program in Cognitive Science
  • Department of life sciences merged Institute of Biodiversity
  • Department of law merged Master's Degree program in Technology Law
  • Master's Degree program in Clinical Pharmacy and Doctor's Degree program in Biopharmaceutical Sciences grouped and renamed institute of clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Master's Degree program in Electro-Optical Science in college of science and Bachelor's Degree program in Electro-Optical Engineering in college of electrical engineering and computer science grouped, and renamed department of photonics in college of science in college of science
2012
  • Department of Material Science and Engineering merged Institute of Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering
  • International Bachelor Degree Program on Energy, and International Curriculum for Advanced Materials Program created
2013
  • Institute of Space, Astrophysical and Plasma Sciences renamed Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences
  • Continuing Graduate Program in Department of Transportation and Communication Management Science created
  • Doctor's Degree program in Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences created
  • Multimedia Systems and Intelligent Computing PhD Degree Program created
  • International Master Program on Natural Hazards Mitigation and Management created
2014
  • Department of Pharmacy created
  • MS Degree Program on Nano-Integrated-Circuit Engineering created
  • TIGP on Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, National Cheng Kung University and Academia Sinica created
2015
  • Department of Accounting, Continuing Education Program abolished
  • Department of Hydraulic and Oceanic Engineering, Continuing Education Program abolished
  • Department of Business Administration, Continuing Education Program abolished
  • Graduate Institute of Chemistry, Specialized Master Program for Working Professional abolished
  • Institute of Archaeology, College of Liberal Arts created
  • Master of Public Health, College of Medicine created
  • Department of Biotechnology and Bioindustry Sciences created
  • Master Program on Techno Art created
  • Graduate Institute of MS in Cognitive Science renamed Graduate Institute of Psychology
  • Program of Bachelor’s Degree renamed Cross College Elite Program
2016
  • Continuing Education Program in the Department of Taiwanese Literature grouped for the general public and for educators
  • Continuing Graduate Program in Sport, Health, and Leisure Management created
  • PhD Program on Nano-Integrated Circuit Engineering created
2017
  • The Department of Biotechnology and Bioindustry Sciences merged with the Institute of Biotechnology, and the Institute of Bioinformatics and Biosignal Transduction.
  • The Bachelor program of the Department of Physics originally divided into physics and optical science divisions were merged. 
  • The Master of the International Institute of Medical Device Innovation, the Graduate Program for Working Professionals, and the International Doctoral Program in Nursing were established.  
  • The International Master Degree Program on Energy Engineering, the International Doctoral Degree Program on Energy Engineering, the NCKU-AS Graduate Program in Translational Agricultural Sciences, and the MA program in Drama were established. 
  • The Department of Food Safety/Hygiene and Risk Management was established. 

 

 

 

  Past & Present Presidents

Dr. Shih-An Wang (1946-1952)
Dr. Ta-Chun Chin (1952-1957)
Dr. Cheng-Hsing Yen(1957-1965)
Dr. Yun-Ping Lo (1965-1971)
Dr. Chao Nee (1971-1978)
Dr. Wei-Noon Wang(1978-1980)
Dr. Han-Min Hsia (1980-1988)
Dr. Jer-Ru Maa (1988-1994)
Dr. Jin Wu (1994-1996)
Dr. Ting-Chia Huang (acting) (1996-1996)
Dr. Cheng-I Weng (1997-2000)
Dr. Hung-Shan Weng (acting) (2000-2001)
Dr. Chiang Kao (2001-2007)
Dr. Michael Ming-Chiao Lai (2007-2011)
Dr. Hwung-Hweng Hwung (2011-2015)
Dr. Huey-Jen Su (2015-present)