Tamkang is a university of ideals, vision, and creativity. It sees the pursuit of excellence and ongoing innovation as the primary means of achieving sustainable management. Since its foundation in 1950, TKU has focused on developing academic research, teaching, and learning services with an innovative spirit. Some of TKU's honors include:
- A National Quality Award Recipient - TKU is the first university in Taiwan to employ the system of Total Quality Management (TQM). In 2009, it was awarded the 19th National Quality Award.
- Enterprises’ Favorite Private University – For 18 consecutive years, TKU graduates have been voted “enterprises favorites” in a survey conducted by Cheers Magazine. In each of the “eight essential qualities” identified by the survey, TKU graduates ranked first out of all graduates from private universities in Taiwan.
- An International Safe School - In 2008, TKU was named by the WHO as an International Safe School. Subsequently, in 2012, it passed the WHO Safe School Re-evaluation. It is the first university in the world to be recognized as a safe school.