The National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (First Tech) is a leading institution of higher education committed to academic excellence. At present, the University consists of 5 colleges (Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Management, Finance and Banking, and Foreign Languages), 24 graduate institutes (including an IMBA program), 16 departments and one undergraduate honors program, one Post Baccalaureate Bachelor Degree Program, plus three doctoral programs, with 248 faculty and a student population of 7,600.
The award of the prestigious Teaching Excellence Project granted by the Ministry of Education for nine consecutive years since 2006 stands testimony to its excellence and commitment to enhancing teaching, learning environment, and a global outlook. We won recognition of Ministry of Education and gained four-year (2013~2016) subsidization of Technological University Paradigm Program. The amount of subsidization in the four years is 240 million NT dollars. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) recently announced World University Rankings for 2013 and National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (FIRST TECH) was able to be top 300 in the last two years. This year FIRST TECH wins recognition once again for its outstanding performance and is the only technical and vocational university to be top 300 in southern Taiwan.