National Central University

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

National Central University was originally founded in Nanjing, China in 1915. NCU had later developed into a renowned academic institution with comprehensive programs and outstanding faculty, enjoying a high reputation equal to that of Peking University. In 1962, the Graduate Institute of Geophysics was founded in Miaoli, Taiwan as the re-establishment of the University. The campus was relocated to Zhongli in 1968, and today it has become a home to more than thirteen thousand students and teachers.

As one of the leading universities in Taiwan, NCU has eight colleges: Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Management, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Hakka Studies, and Health Science and Technology, along with several research centers covering cutting-edge disciplines. NCU is also one of the members of the University System of Taiwan (UST) , sharing resources with Tsing Hua University, Chiao Tung University, and Yang Ming University.

Around the globe, NCU currently has about 170 partners in North America, Europe, and Asia. The cooperation mainly focuses on student exchange programs and double degree programs to offer our students more opportunities to study abroad.

In recent years, we have been selected twice in “The Aim for the Top University Project”, receiving grants from the Ministry of Education. The University has been evaluated “Excellent” for the past few years. We are now conducting research into four main fields: Environment and Energy, Complex Systems and Plasma Sciences, Optics and Opto-electronics, and Applied Informatics: Learning, Enterprise, Life.

“Sincerity and Simplicity” is our motto, and this down-to-earth attitude will prevail deeper and wider. We endeavor to cultivate more brilliant minds and more leading pioneers with global vision, setting up NCU as a piloting academic establishment in the 21st century.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Chinese

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MSc

Master of Science Program in Remote Sensing Science and Technology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The Master of Science Program in Remote Sensing Science and Technology offered at the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research (CSRSR) of the National Central University is the only of its kind in Taiwan, uniquely designed for education and research formulated in two groups: Remote Sensing (RS) Group and Geoinformatics (Geoinfo) Group. [+]

The Master of Science Program in Remote Sensing Science and Technology offered at the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research (CSRSR) of the National Central University is the only of its kind in Taiwan, uniquely designed for education and research formulated in two groups: Remote Sensing (RS) Group and Geoinformatics (Geoinfo) Group. The Remote Sensing Group focuses on the fundamentals of remote sensing science and application development, including active and passive remote sensing data acquisition, processing, and analysis. The Geoinformatics Group covers 3S: remote sensing, geographic information systems, and Global Navigation Satellite Systems; including acquisition, processing, and analysis of geo-information and their integrated applications.... [-]


Master

International Master Degree Program in Applied Materials Science (IAMS)

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

IAMS aims to nurture expertise in research and development in material science and technology. The research topics include the practical and theoretical aspects of materials, their utilization, and their physical and chemical properties in relation to the structures. [+]

IAMS aims to nurture expertise in research and development in material science and technology. The research topics include the practical and theoretical aspects of materials, their utilization, and their physical and chemical properties in relation to the structures. IAMS is a fully English-lectured program and consists of about 20 faculty members from College of Science and College of Engineering, including physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering & chemical and materials engineering; all of them are very active in a wide range of research. Students in this program will receive a “Master of Science” degree after graduation.

Requirements for Graduation

Required credits : 24 credits (including 9 credits for required courses & 4 credits for Seminars)... [-]


Master in Applied Geology

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The institute has actively engaged in teaching and research in applied geological sciences. Founded in 1991, this Institute now has fifteen full-time and five adjunct faculty members, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. [+]

The institute has actively engaged in teaching and research in applied geological sciences. Founded in 1991, this Institute now has fifteen full-time and five adjunct faculty members, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with emphasizing on the impact assessment of geohazards, geo-environments, and geo-resources. All students are highly encouraged to do publishable research in cooperation with their advisors.

Fundamental Courses

Mathematics in Applied Geology Advanced Field Geology Advanced Engineering Geology Groundwater Hydrology Applied Groundwater Modeling

Professional Courses

Groundwater Contamination and Transport Geomechanics Earthquake Geology Slope Stability Environmental Geochemistry Stochastic Subsurface Hydrology Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 24 credits (including 6 credits for required courses & 4 credits for Seminars) Duration of Study : 1~4 years Other requirements : Publish a conference paper, Pass an oral defense of a thesis Research Facilities & Lab Groundwater Contaminant Transport Research Group Hydrosphere, Terrestrial, and Biosphere Model Group Groundwater Research Group Engineering Geology Research Group Soil & Rock Mechanics Research Group Environmental Geochemistry Research Group Admission Documents Autobiography Study Plan Two Letters of Recommendation TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency Evidence of Chinese Proficiency [-]

Master in Atmospheric Physics

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. [+]

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. For students studying toward the master degree, the goal of the Institute is to build up their research ability and to equip them with advanced knowledge and research tools in atmospheric sciences. Therefore, they are required to take at least 24 credits of advanced courses in atmospheric sciences. Furthermore, each student must complete, under the supervision of one of the institute’s faculty members, a master thesis in his/her special field. As for students toward the Ph.D. degree, developing their independent research ability is of primary concern. Therefore, Ph.D. students are only required to take 18 credits of courses but are required to, under the supervision of one or several Institute’s faculty members, conduct an original research in their interested fields. ... [-]


Master in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering of NCU is one of the leading institutions in engineering education and is reputed for its world-class accomplishments in research. The department offers a curriculum with a broad spectrum of courses, uniquely merging the core chemical engineering training with the fundamental knowledge of materials science/engineering and further strengthened with the in-depth studies on emerging research and industrial fields. [+]

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering of NCU is one of the leading institutions in engineering education and is reputed for its world-class accomplishments in research. The department offers a curriculum with a broad spectrum of courses, uniquely merging the core chemical engineering training with the fundamental knowledge of materials science/engineering and further strengthened with the in-depth studies on emerging research and industrial fields.

The research and teaching interests of our faculty members include: Biochemical & biomedical engineering, catalysis & reactor design, thermodynamics (chemical, solid-state, fluid-phase equilibrium), colloid & interface science, electrochemistry, packaging of electronic materials, novel material synthesis, polymer science & engineering, and soft matter physics & materials. Through close collaborations among our faculty members and conduction of cutting-edge researches in the department, we bridge the interfaces among different disciplines and are in a better position to widen the horizon of our students and educate the interdisciplinary-minded engineers of the future.... [-]


Master in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Dept. of Civil Engineering offers degrees in the following disciplines: mechanics and structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resource engineering, materials engineering, transportation engineering, geo-information engineering and information technology. [+]

Dept. of Civil Engineering offers degrees in the following disciplines: mechanics and structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resource engineering, materials engineering, transportation engineering, geo-information engineering and information technology. The department provides teaching and research facilities, including Computer Laboratory and Experimental Center of Civil Engineering, for high-quality education and research. The Experimental Center of Civil Engineering, with total space of 6,500 square meters, is equipped with the most advanced instruments, such as high-capacity actuators, reaction walls, strong floor, loading frames, bi-axial shake table, large scale geotechnical centrifuge, large scale soil pit, atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel, and is the most important experimental unit for civil engineering research in Taiwan.... [-]


Master in Communication Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Department of Communication Engineering was founded in 2003, and its graduate programs (Ph.D. and Master programs) were founded in 2000. The department currently consists of 15 faculty members. [+]

Department of Communication Engineering was founded in 2003, and its graduate programs (Ph.D. and Master programs) were founded in 2000. The department currently consists of 15 faculty members. The department has three research groups:

Communication Systems Signal Processing Communication Networks

To investigate communication theory and promote technology, faculty members and graduate students always diligently pursue a lot of advanced research projects all over the world.

Elective Main Courses

Communication System: Digital Communications, Coding Theory

Signal Processing: Digital Signal Processing, Adaptive Signal Processing for Communications

Communication Networks: Computer Communication Networks, Wireless Protocol Technology... [-]


Master in Computer Science & Information Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Founded in 1981, the Department of Computer Science and information Engineering at National Central University initially offered a graduate degree only. After offering doctoral degree in 1988 and the undergraduate degree in 1992, the department quickly evolves and sets up a complete curriculum for computer science education and research. [+]

Founded in 1981, the Department of Computer Science and information Engineering at National Central University initially offered a graduate degree only. After offering doctoral degree in 1988 and the undergraduate degree in 1992, the department quickly evolves and sets up a complete curriculum for computer science education and research. The department admits around 100 undergraduates, 100 students to the master program, 30 students to the part-time master program, and 25 students to the doctoral program each year. Our department has one of the most stringent academic programs in Taiwan. 
While placing emphasis on the core knowledge enabling students to apply their skills to many computer science and engineering disciplines, our program requires students participating in practical projects and provides numerous hands-on opportunities in collaborations with industry and government labs. We offer cross-disciplinary research opportunities that encourage innovation and collaboration across multiple disciplines, helping students become well-prepared engineers and researchers.... [-]


Master in Construction Engineering and Management

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Graduate Institute of Construction Engineering and Management was founded in 2001. The Institute is the first of its kind in public universities in Taiwan. It was formerly the Construction Engineering and Management Division at the Department of Civil Engineering [+]

Graduate Institute of Construction Engineering and Management was founded in 2001. The Institute is the first of its kind in public universities in Taiwan. It was formerly the Construction Engineering and Management Division at the Department of Civil Engineering, which was established in 1991. Following the successfulness of the Division, the Institute continues to grow prosperously in all dimensions, reflecting the great need for the domain knowledge of construction engineering and management in Taiwan. Currently, there are 7 full-time faculty members, 24 graduate students at Master degree level and 19 at the doctoral level in the Institute.

Required Courses

Construction Planning and Schedule Management, BIM and Computer Application, Construction Cost Management, Construction Quality Management, Construction Management Seminar, Thesis writing and Issuing ... [-]


Master in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The domain of Electrical Engineering technology is extensive and covers both basic research and technology applications, so the courses of the department have to be well designed with the times. We usually provide basic courses for the prior-year students of undergraduate school, and courses and research programs with prospective and international views for students of the junior, senior and graduate school, in order to train students to cope with their future job and academic research. [+]

The domain of Electrical Engineering technology is extensive and covers both basic research and technology applications, so the courses of the department have to be well designed with the times. We usually provide basic courses for the prior-year students of the undergraduate school, and courses and research programs with prospective and international views for students of the junior, senior and graduate school, in order to train students to cope with their future job and academic research.

Besides publishing research achievements on academic journals, we also provide perfect research environments such as research labs, instruments, computers, and related hardware to training students to have the ability to do research independently. We expect that students who graduate from the department not only with the trend but also can establish a milestone in the rapidly developing high-technology industry and academic fields in their future.... [-]


Master in Energy Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The Mission of this institute is to cultivate students with knowledge and ability to become either professional energy engineers or researchers. Three main research areas are fully developed and supported by the project of “Develop First-Class Universities and Top-Level Research Centers(MOE),” several important projects from “National Science and Technology Program-Energy(NSC)” and some related industries. [+]

The Mission of this institute is to cultivate students with knowledge and ability to become either professional energy engineers or researchers. Three main research areas are fully developed and supported by the project of “Develop First-Class Universities and Top-Level Research Centers(MOE),” several important projects from “National Science and Technology Program-Energy(NSC)” and some related industries.

Main Research Areas:

Green energy: photovoltaic component and system, wind energy, biomass energy, MOCVD. Energy storage: proton exchange membranes and solid oxide fuel cells, technologies related to lithium batteries and hydrogen storage. Energy saving: LED, heat exchanger, refrigeration and air-conditionings, green building technology. Carbon reduction sustainable clean coal gasification and CO2 capture technologies. Requirements for Graduation ... [-]

Master in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Because of the multidisciplinary credentials of its faculty and the first-rate quality of its research facilities, the GIEE attracts high-caliber students from a variety of engineering and science disciplines. [+]

Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering (GIEE) was expanded from the Environmental Engineering Division affiliated with the Department of Civil Engineering. Currently, we have 10 full-time faculty members, 12 adjunct professors, 185 graduate students, and over 613 alumni. We aim to train professionals to be capable of analysing and solving a wide range of environmental problems, to develop advanced, effective technologies and solutions for a sustainable environment and to assist the government and industry in building a green society and developing green production technologies, respectively.

Because of the multidisciplinary credentials of its faculty and the first-rate quality of its research facilities, the GIEE attracts high-caliber students from a variety of engineering and science disciplines. In return, the strong and unique engineering education received by the alumni has led the GIEE to attain a reputation for excellence from industry and government. With these efforts made in the past 20 years, the GIEE has become one of the most prestigious environmental institutes in Taiwan.... [-]


Master in Geophysics

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The main research of the graduate program of the department include seismology, geophysical prospection, marine geophysics, seismotectonic, geology, and geodesy. Fully integrated seismology program including theoretical, observational and computational seismology is active pursuit. P [+]

The main research of the graduate program of the department include seismology, geophysical prospection, marine geophysics, seismotectonic, geology, and geodesy. Fully integrated seismology program including theoretical, observational and computational seismology is active pursuit. Programs in seismic and geophysical (electrical, magnetic, gravity) prospecting, MT sounding, well logging, and geology are performed through international and interdisciplinary cooperation to solve practical problems. Each research group is equipped with the state-of-the-art instruments and computing facilities, including those used in field works. Internationally well-known, the department is evolving toward a more advanced, integrated tomorrow in frontier research in Earth Sciences. 
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Master in Hydrological and Oceanic Sciences

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Founded in 2001, the Institute of Hydrological Sciences (IHS) provides opportunities in research and education in three major areas: global hydrological cycles, hydrosphere environmental sciences, and information-technology based hydro-hazard mitigation. [+]

Founded in 2001, the Institute of Hydrological Sciences (IHS) provides opportunities in research and education in three major areas: global hydrological cycles, hydrosphere environmental sciences, and information-technology based hydro-hazard mitigation. Through analysis, observation, and multi-scale modeling, the IHS seeks to investigate various processes and phenomena crucial to the environmental sustainability pertaining to the hydrological cycle, including climate change, land-ocean-atmosphere interactions, precipitation processes, surface/subsurface hydrology, coastal ocean processes and aquatic biogeochemistry. IHS welcomes domestic as well as international collaboration, which is much needed for attacking research topics of regional to global scale. Currently, IHS has seven full-time faculty members with diverse but solid backgrounds and offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs.... [-]


Master in Material Science & Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) was founded in August, 2005, and currently offers both master and doctoral programs. [+]

Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) was founded in August, 2005, and currently offers both master and doctoral programs.

The long-term aim of our institute is to establish a world-class materials science research teaching unit. As for short-term, we focus on developing renewable energy and hydrogen-related technology by combining different fields of research within NCU, such as Nano-structures, catalysts, energy, and environment. Hydrogen production, solar cells, LEDs, fuel cells, secondary batteries, and super capacitors are our important topics.

IMSE currently consists of 7 faculties, 2 chair professor, 2 joint faculties, and 2 adjunct faculties. In addition to the institute office , there are individual offices for all the professors in IMSE. Superior integration with the Center of Precision Instruments has provided the necessary facilities for materials studies, fully supporting our high-quality and advanced research.... [-]


Master in Network Learning Technology

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Faculties of the Institute are conducting world-class, leading-edge research. Some of them have been invited as keynotes in various international conferences. Furthermore, they serve on editorial boards of high-standing international journals as well as on review boards of international research projects. The Institute collaborates extensively with international leading research laboratories or centers and conduct oversea student exchange programs. [+]

Spun off from the Laboratory of Science and Technology for Learning of the Computer Science and Information Engineering Department, the Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology (NLT) was established in 2002 with a foundation built from the first phase of the 4-year University Pursuit of Academic Excellence Project on Learning Technology started in 2000, supported by the Ministry of Education. Prior to this project, the original Laboratory of Science and Technology for Learning was awarded the Laboratory of Excellent Research in the area by National Science Council in 1994.

Faculties of the Institute are conducting world-class, leading-edge research. Some of them have been invited as keynotes in various international conferences. Furthermore, they serve on editorial boards of high-standing international journals as well as on review boards of international research projects. The Institute collaborates extensively with international leading research laboratories or centers and conduct oversea student exchange programs. ... [-]


Master in Opto-Mechatronics Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Besides knowledge-based courses, the hands-on activities, the cultivation of creativity, and the capstone courses are specially offered in our training. [+]

Teaching Characteristics Besides knowledge-based courses, thehands-onactivities, the cultivation ofcreativity, and thecapstone coursesare specially offered in our training. Arranging undergraduate students to go to Hiroshima University, Southeastern University to have international academic interactions. Double degree program with famous universities in the world. Research Characteristics Main research fields: Energy Technology, Solid Mechanics/Design, Advanced Materials, Precision Manufacturing, Thermal Fluids, System Engineering/Automatic Control, Opto-mechatronic Engineering, Electromechanical Integration. Large research projects: Design of the IC/PV/LED manufacturing equipment, Energy storage, Fuel cells, Clean coal technology, CO2capture, Wind power systems, Energy saving , Taiwan-Russia satellite. The average research budget from 2008 to 2010 was 0.099 billion NT dollars per year. Each teacher publishes 2.7 pieces of SCI/SSCI publication per year. ... [-]

Master in Space Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Research groups in the Institute of Space Science include the upper atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere, interplanetary space, solar physics, planetary science, space plasma simulation, radar meteorology, space payload design & development, and satellite remote sensing. [+]

Research groups in the Institute of Space Science include the upper atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere, interplanetary space, solar physics, planetary science, space plasma simulation, radar meteorology, space payload design & development, and satellite remote sensing. The Institute is the sole institution in Taiwan providing such broad and complete programs in space science research and education; and continuously participates in several international space research projects, collaborating with space science institutions of other countries.

Fundamental Courses

Electromagnetic Waves Magnetospheric physics Ionospheric Physics Solar Physics Space Plasma Physics Space Physics ... [-]

Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature of the Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in August 2004. We enrolled ten students every year, targeting at people who like to address themselves to Hakka language and literature studies. [+]

Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature of the Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in August 2004. We enrolled ten students every year, targeting at people who like to address themselves to Hakka language and literature studies. Our Master of Arts program aims to equip students with essential theoretical skills to conduct research on Hakka language and Hakka literature, which includes early traditional records, popular works (stories, ballads, nursery rhymes, riddles, etc.), as well as early children’s books of old-style private school. Hakka language plays a vital role in almost every aspects of Hakka culture and is our focus of study at the present time. ... [-]


Master Program in Hakka Political Economy

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The Master Program in Hakka Political Economy, Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in the College of Hakka Studies, on August 1, 2004. [+]

The Master Program in Hakka Political Economy, Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in the College of Hakka Studies, on August 1, 2004. The important research subject in association with contemporary social science research is the interaction between politics and economic resources, this interaction is shown in such areas as different facets of ideologies, institutions, and public policies, it would also exert profound effect on the public sector, private sector, and the third sector.

Fundamental Courses

Seminar in Hakka Culture Studies Qualitative Methodology Quantitative Methods Political and Economic Analysis of Hakka Master Thesis ... [-]

Master Program in Hakka Social and Cultural Studies

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Master Program in Hakka Social and Cultural Studies, the first Hakka academic research and educational organization in Taiwan, was established on August 2003. Taiwan is a multicultural society, with a variety of ethnic groups that speak different languages, for example, the aboriginal, Holo, Hakka, etc. [+]

Master Program in Hakka Social and Cultural Studies, the first Hakka academic research and educational organization in Taiwan, was established on August 2003. Taiwan is a multicultural society, with a variety of ethnic groups that speak different languages, for example, the aboriginal, Holo, Hakka, etc. This makes Taiwan a society of rich cultural heritages. Our program provides students with interdisciplinary courses on issues of Hakka society and culture in Taiwan and overseas, such as China and Southeast Asia. Moreover, students are trained how to conduct fieldwork in local fields as one of the main research methods. With both theoretical and empirical training, students will gain a holistic portrait of Hakka Social and Cultural Studies. ... [-]


Master Program in Software Engineering (SE)

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Founded in 1981, the Department of Computer Science and information Engineering at National Central University initially offered a graduate degree only. After offering doctoral degree in 1988 and the undergraduate degree in 1992, the department quickly evolves and sets up a complete curriculum for computer science education and research. [+]

Founded in 1981, the Department of Computer Science and information Engineering at National Central University initially offered a graduate degree only. After offering doctoral degree in 1988 and the undergraduate degree in 1992, the department quickly evolves and sets up a complete curriculum for computer science education and research. The department admits around 100 undergraduates, 100 students to the master program, 30 students to the part-time master program, and 25 students to the doctoral program each year. Our department has one of the most stringent academic programs in Taiwan. 
While placing emphasis on the core knowledge enabling students to apply their skills to many computer science and engineering disciplines, our program requires students participating in practical projects and provides numerous hands-on opportunities in collaborations with industry and government labs. We offer cross-disciplinary research opportunities that encourage innovation and collaboration across multiple disciplines, helping students become well-prepared engineers and researchers.... [-]


Master Program of International Environmental Sustainable Development (IESD)

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Environmental and energy issues are important parts of many challenging global problems. Being part of the NCU Green Initiatives, International Environmental Sustainable Development (IESD) Program is an interdepartmental program involving four departments and institutes in the College of Engineering and the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research. [+]

Environmental and energy issues are important parts of many challenging global problems. Being part of the NCU Green Initiatives, International Environmental Sustainable Development (IESD) Program is an interdepartmental program involving four departments and institutes in the College of Engineering and the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research. The College of Engineering has own ample resources of teaching and research capability in energy, infrastructure, and environmental fields, and with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technology supported by the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, we seek for more practical and effective solutions to energy and environmental problems nowadays and to make the globe a better and sustainable living environment for all human beings.... [-]


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No. 300, Zhongda Rd., Zhongli District, Taoyuan City 32001, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Taoyuan, TW