The Local's Best, The Nation's Leading, And The World's Famous University
National Taichung University of Education (NTCU) is a university with proud legacy. Founded in 1899 at the Confucian Temple in Changhwa and moved to the current site in 1923, the University has prepared not only excellent teachers but also talents in different fields, such as court judges, lawyers, entrepreneurs, politicians, and engineers. The University pursues its mission through erudition and excellence in education and fosters the enrichment and fulfillment of the whole person. Its guiding principles have been “refinement, creativity, and new prospect.” It emphasizes student-centered teaching, stresses both scientific and humanistic education, and advocates professionalism with critical thinking. Pursuing the goal as the locals' best, the nation's leading, and the world's famous university, NTCU expects to be excellent because of its students, and expects its students to be excellent because of NTCU.
In 2005, the University was renamed National Taichung University of Education, consisting of the College of Education, College of Humanities and Liberal Arts, and College of Mathematics and Information Science. In 2008, departments of management were established, and would be developed for the future college of management. On one hand, the University has taken an active transformation to create new prospects, become competitive, and encourage diversity; on the other hand, it carries on its early mission of educating quality teachers. With such distinctive features, the school is to be an educational university of the new era.
In view of the rise of the mainland Chinese market and the growing global interest in Chinese language, the University will take the advantage of Chinese teaching and make use of the existing Chinese language teaching resources. It plans for students to be exposed to the international job market and the exchange of Chinese language teaching with Thailand , Malaysia and mainland China .
In terms of the academics, the Teachers Department of the University is developing the famous mathematics self-learning system in the world, which is a breakthrough in remedial teaching. The Department of Digital Content and Technology is developing the field of digital learning through the theories and practices of digital learning content. The Department of Music and Department of Fine Arts are planning to incorporate the digital art and creative industry with an aim to help students be prepared for a more challenging job market after graduation. As for providing students with work experience, the University has signed industry-academic cooperation agreements with various corporations and implemented International Part-time Employment Strategies to expand the employment opportunities of students.
With the advantages in the fields of education and art, NTCU has been a leader in the middle area of Taiwan . It will continue to develop features for each academic department, to expand “blue oceans” of uncontested professional areas, to be one of the nation's leading research institutes, and in the rapid process of internalization, to finally become a renowned world-class university.