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國立成功大學

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Brief History

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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, Continuing Graduate Program in the Department of Law, 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. 
2018
  • The Graduate Institute of Political Economy was merged into the Department of Political Science which offers the Undergraduate Program, the Master Program of Political Economy, the PhD Program of Political Economy and the Executive Master Program of Political Economy.
  • The Cross College Elite Program was renamed the Multi-disciplinary Studies Program.
  • The Institute of Data Science was established.
  • The International Doctoral Program in Principles and Implications of Mind Sciences was established.
2019
  • The International Bachelor Degree Program on Energy was renamed the International Bachelor Degree Program on Energy Engineering.
  • The Institute of Tropical Plant Sciences was renamed the Institute of Tropical Plant Sciences and Microbiology.
  • The School of Dentistry was established.
  • The Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence 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)