Qinyi was founded in the 1960s as a national university of science and technology that is different from other schools. It was originally a private school, and then it was donated to the country in 1981 and reorganized as a national university. The founders General Zhang Ming and Ms. Wang Guoxiu practiced the concept of "education is nothing but an example" with the selfless spirit of taking it from society and returning it to society. In 1981, President Lee Teng-hui affirmed their contribution to society with the praise of "Gong Hong Hua Yu". The two founders received the President’s commendation order in 1994 and 1999 respectively. The school’s development history is divided into four major stages: private colleges (60.08~81.06), national colleges (81.07~88.07), National Institute of Technology (88.08~96.01), and National Chin-Yi University of Technology (96.02 to date).