The Features of NUK
■I. Becoming a Promoter of the Development of Policy
By utilizing our solid academic research as a strong backup, we look forward to becoming an academic think tank that can help the government in the development of industries and policy-making and the key academic force to assist the growth of enterprises.
■II. Being a Distinguished Teaching Institution
In a free academic research environment, we aim to utilize our distinguished teaching programs to cultivate talents with broad vision and profound knowledge in both science and humanities.
■III. Innovative Teaching Methods and Keeping up with International Standards
The departments of NUK emphasize on innovation, integration, and the combination of theory and practice. We promote holistic education, design integrated programs, advance the quality of teaching, and step forward to become a world-class university.
■ IV. Young Research and Teaching Staff, High-quality Counseling Mechanism, Efficient Administration, and Cultivation of Pillars of Taiwan
NUK has novel resources and equipment, young research and teaching staff members, high-quality student counseling mechanism, and efficient administrative teams, which make all teachers and students teach and learn in a diversified, high-tech, and comfortable environment.
■ V. Strategic Alliances with Other Universities and Institutions, Academic Interchange, and Resources Sharing
NUK enthusiastically upgrade our academic research, conduct virtual academic interchange with other universities in Taiwan or abroad, such as arranging students’ exchange programs and faculty members’ mutual visits to increase the opportunities for learning and collaboration. By establishing “The Institute of Kaohsiung”, we have formed a strategic alliance with other six universities in Kaohsiung City and integrate and share all the resources and characteristics.
■ VI. Stimulating Research Capacity and Promoting the Collaborations between Industries and Academia
NUK encourages the stimulation of teaching and research staff and students’ capacity of research and development to fulfill the industries’ goal of putting theories into practice. We have signed strategic alliance agreements with different institutions, such as China Steel Cooperation, Metal Industries Research and Development Centre, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Zuoying Branch of Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, and National Applied Research Laboratories. In addition, we also cooperate with the coordinators of different enterprises in our Advanced Business Incubation Center, and deepen the collaborations with Southern Taiwan Science Park and surrounding industries in the processing and industrial zones.
■ VII. Constructing a University Town with Humanities, Ecology, Leisure, and Health
Based on the goal of building “a green NUK with environmental sustainability”, NUK was Taiwan’s first green university which signed the Talloires Declaration and was elected as the "Model Green University" by the Ministry of Education in 2009. We were also awarded as one of the “Promote Environmental Protection Meritorious Schools” by the Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan in 2010, and were appointed as the “Wetlands of National Importance” by the Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior in 2011. NUK aims to promote the construction of a university town, and build a green campus without walls. By increasing the quality of university community and emphasizing on knowledge culture, arts, and leisure, we hope to deepen the development of the greater Kaohsiung area.