The first public University founded after Taiwan’s economic boom in the 1980′s, National Chung Cheng University broke ground after the Executive Yuan passed the plan to build the university in 1986 in honor of the late president CHIANG Kai-Shek and to develop higher education in the Yun-lin, Chia-yi, and Tainan areas. It was officially founded on July 1, 1989 with Dr. LIN Ching-Jiang being the first president of the University. During the early stage of the University, five colleges were set up: the College of Humanities, the College of Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Management.
Dr. CHENG Kuo-Shung, who served a term of three years from October 21, 1996 to October 21, 1999, was the 2nd University President in CCU history. During his tenure, the College of Law and the College of Education were founded in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Altogether, the University currently consists of seven Colleges offering 29 Undergraduate Programs, 44 Master Programs, 29 Ph.D. Programs, 17 in-service Graduate Programs. The University has more than 960 faculty/staff members, and approximately 12,000 students.
As a research-oriented University, CCU aims to provide students with the advanced skills and profound knowledge in the fields of humanities, sciences, technology, law, and management. With the education of liberal arts and sciences, CCU expects students learn to effectively deal with the complexity of challenges of the 21st century.
Building on the foundation of the past 20 years, the current and 4th President, Dr. Jyh-Yang WU, is leading the University to continue to strive for academic excellence, internationalization, and active interaction with the global community.