Tunghai University

Tunghai University


Tunghai University, established in 1955, is a comprehensive higher education institution well-known for its excellence in liberal arts education and its spacious and beautiful campus. Tunghai currently has nine colleges, 38 undergraduate programs, 39 Master’s programs and 16 PhD programs. Tunghai has a student body of approximately 15,600 students and 560 faculty members, and the total campus area reaches over 120,000 square meters. With its spacious campus and well-developed infrastructure, Tunghai offers an ideal teaching and learning environment for faculty members and students.

Tunghai University’s constant pursuit of excellence in teaching and overall university development has been publicly recognized. Not only has Tunghai been highly ranked in university ratings and topped recruiter surveys, but it has also received continuous funding from the Ministry of Education due to its outstanding teaching and research results. 

Given Tunghai’s emphasis on holistic education and the development of students’ academic expertise and social awareness, graduates of Tunghai University not only possess knowledge in their fields of study, critical thinking, problem-solving, and interpersonal communications skills. They also become confident and responsible young people with high moral and ethical standards.

From 2016 to 2019, Tunghai University operated Taiwan Education Center in Jakarta and has created a strong connection with Indonesian higher education institutions. Currently, Tunghai Education Center (THUEC) is based in Krida Wacana Christian University (UKRIDA) as the branch office to provide the Indonesian students with assistance and arrangements for their studies in Taiwan. Furthermore, THUEC also organizes the Test of Chinese as Foreign Language (TOCFL) in Jakarta for the local students who plan to study in Taiwan. Tunghai University is one of the premier universities that continue to develop collaborations with the other international higher education institutions.


To be a university of Liberal Arts Education and Innovation Excellence


  • To become a holistic educational university
  • To become an innovative university that cultivate innovative talents and elites 
  • To become an internationalized university


  • 4 Dimensions:
    • Administrative Innovation
    • Cross-subject Model
    • Sustainable Development
    • International Connection


President: Dr. Kuo-En CHANG

Vice President: Dr. Chia-Chung CHAN

Vice President: Dr. Jo-Shu CHANG

Vice President: Dr. Jeng LIU

Academic Programs

  • College of Arts
  • College of Science
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Management
  • College of Social Science
  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Fine Arts and Creative Design
  • College of Law
  • International College
  • EMI Programs (English as Medium of Instruction)
    • Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
    • International Graduate Program of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
    • International Ph.D. Program in Biomedical & Materials Science
    • Global Master of Business Administration
    • Global Elite Program
    • Architecture in Sustainable and Digital Innovation (Master Program)
    • International Business Administration Program (IBA)
    • Sustainability Science and Engineering Program (SSE)
    • Interdisciplinary Degree Program (Pre-major Program)

Student Population (August 2022)

  • Undergraduate: 13013
  • Graduate: 2582
  • International Student: 1044


  • Taichung, Taiwan
  • Transportation
    • 10-15 minutes to downtown
    • 20 minutes to Taichung Railway Station
    • 30 minutes to Taiwan High Speed Rail Taichung Station


  • Tunghai University: https://www.thu.edu.tw/index.php
  • Office of International Relations: http://oir.thu.edu.tw/main.php


  • THU Introduction Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk6roGLRA1k

Special Features

  • Chinese Language Center

As Tunghai University established the first Chinese Language Center (CLC) in central Taiwan in 1970, the CLC has been offering professional Chinese language training for exchange students, ranging from 6- to 15-hour weekly Chinese language classes. The intensive course aims to accelerate the development of Chinese language proficiency for short-term exchange students.

  • USR and SDGs

Tunghai University has endeavored to prioritize the University Social Responsibility for years and has established long-term collaborations with the neighboring communities to create a better ecological environment and enhance the education quality. To balance the learning resources, THU has worked with local elementary or high schools to develop various remedial programs for children from the underprivileged SES backgrounds and guide their academic progress toward brighter future. To respond to the challenges derived from the rapidly aging-population in Taiwan, THU connects the recourses from our university and local communities to develop five supporting systems. The College of Active Aging and Technology was created to improve the living quality of the elders mentally and physically.

In addition, achieving Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) is an essential feature of Tunghai University. To create a green and sustainable campus, Tunghai began to cooperate with Taichung City Government for revitalizing the Dongda river surrounding our campus in 2020 and continues to promote sustainable river restoration together. Tunghai has also established the Office of Sustainable Development to steer the overall accomplishments of Sustainable Development Goals in the long run.

With continuous efforts, Tunghai University has earned recognition with different awards, including three from “Global Views Magazine2022 University Social Responsibility Award” and eight from “Asia-Pacific Sustainability Action Awards.” In addition, Tunghai University is ranked 101-200 globally in the Times Higher Education World University Impact Rankings 2022. These achievements prove the efforts of Tunghai University for the University Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).