National Taiwan Normal University has been recognized as one of the TOP 12 universities in Taiwan due to its leading research in the fields of Chinese Language Teaching and Science Education. Founded in 1946, it was first established as a teacher training institute after World War II and has been in recent years transformed into a comprehensive university. NTNU encompasses three campuses (Main Campus, Gong-guan Campus, and Lin-ko Campus) and consists of 10 colleges, including 32 departments and 22 graduate institutes. A wide variety of courses and degrees, such as the arts, humanities, education, social science, sports and recreation are offered.
Today, NTNU excels in internationalization; there are 275 partners, many of which are high-ranking educational institutions, across 36 countries and over 1000 degree-seeking international students on campus. NTNU is also a pioneer in international research in learning sciences: We’re awarded with a composite research funding of US one million to establish the Advanced Center for the Study of Learning Sciences, a joint enterprise with Penn State University. To provide the best teaching resource, NTNU appointed Nobel Laureate Mr. Xingjian Gao as Chair Professor. Besides, NTNU is internationally known for the Mandarin Training Center that draws more than 1,500 international students from over 80 countries each quarter to undertake studies in Chinese language and culture. In addition, NTNU has around 1,000 overseas Chinese students from Southeast Asia, Canada, and the Americas, who are enrolled in the College Preparatory Program. With the Main Campus located in the hub of Taipei, NTNU not only proffers an active academic climate, but also embraces cultural diversity of Taiwan.