Tamkang University

Introduction

Tamkang University’s Triple objectives: Globalization, Information-oriented Education, and Future-oriented Education, was born out of the foresight of Tamkang’s founder, Dr. Clement C. P. Chang. He states that, “since the founding of the university, Tamkang has set ‘Globalization, Information-oriented Education, and Future-oriented Education’ as main objectives. The final goal is to attain quality research, improve instruction and enhance social welfare.”

Why Choose Tamkang University


-- The finest private coeducational university with the longest history and the fastest development in Taiwan.


-- The first university in Taiwan which inaugurated the College of International Studies and initiated Area Studies programs, including the Graduate Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, American Studies, Latin American Studies, European Studies, Slavic Studies, and China Studies.


-- The first university in Taiwan to adopt the “Digitalized Campus Teaching Support Platform” concept.


-- In Taiwan’s first English-Friendly Environment Evaluation in 2003, the government has ranked Tamkang the number one university in the country.


-- In the “1,000 Enterprises’ Favorite College Graduates” survey, conducted by the well-known Common Wealth (Cheers) Magazine, Tamkang University was ranked number one for twelve consecutive years on the list of local private universities.


-- Ranked 351st place among world universities, 38th in Asia, 10th in Taiwan and 1st in Taiwanese private universities by Webometrics 2009.

Globalization

At its founding in 1950, the university possessed an international outlook. In the years that followed globalization became our logical direction. Globalization has long been one of the Triple Objectives of Tamkang University. In 1994, we were the first among all Taiwan universities, both public and private, to implement the Junior Year Abroad Program. Since then, 4,071 juniors of our university have studied abroad for one year. our Lanyang campus require that all the courses be taught in English. Our policy also stipulates that all juniors at that campus must study abroad for one year. Currently, we have approximately 452 juniors studying overseas. We also have 108 sister universities in twenty-eight countries. At this time, we have an enrollment of about 255 foreign students and five well-known universities abroad share joint-degree programs with us.

In recent years, Tamkang University has been applying the "mass collaboration" model of Wikinomics to promote globalization. In putting more emphasis on multiple integration and innovation, we endeavor to make globalization a "peer production" from which faculty and students are able to benefit and make contributions. With such an orientation, faculty and students become "prosumers." Our long-term goal is to transform our university into a world-class institution. To achieve this goal, the number of high caliber foreign faculty and foreign students must grow significantly. We are deeply committed to achieving this goal. It is our hope that before long this number will reach a "critical mass."

Information-oriented Education


Tamkang has long been a pioneer in information processing. Since the establishment of the Information Processing Center in 1968, Tamkang has applied computer technologies to administration, teaching, research, and services. To create the most attractive information-oriented campus is our vision.The information strategies are: (1) to continuously have a secure, reliable and fast information environment; (2) to integrate both information power and its applications on campus; (3) to possess a continuously innovative momentum; (4) to have ubiquitous applications campus wide; (5) to serve the university for a lifetime. In recent years, Tamkang has constructed an economical off-campus dorm network, a fast and convenient campus network, a multi-layer security network, an innovative Digitalized Campus Teaching Support Platform, and an intensive and extensive university affairs information system--all of which makes Tamkang the most attractive e-Campus.

Tamkang is the first academic institution in the world to receive the ISO 20000 certificate, the international standard for an IT Service Management System. And it is also the first academic/research institution in Taiwan to receive the ISO 27001 certificate, the international standard for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The "e-Business Team" of Tamkang, comprised of faculty and students, has made Tamkang the first private university to qualify as an "e-Service Institution" according to the Industrial Development Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. When e-Business Weekly Magazine recently conducted a survey on the digital environment of colleges and universities in Taiwan, Tamkang ranked number one out of a total of 127, and was described as a "digital paradise."

Tamkang is currently in collaboration with mobile telecommunication businesses, for the purpose of constructing an all-new borderless, wireless university. According to the 2009 evaluation results of Webometrics, TKU is ranked 351st among 17,000 universities and research institutes, 31st in Asia, 10th in Taiwan and 1st among private Taiwan universities, a very honorable achievement.

Future-oriented Education


Because of the tremendous impact that technology had upon Taiwanese society in the 1960s, Dr. Clement C.P. Chang, our Founder, started to aggressively introduce Futures Studies in Taiwan. He initiated “The Future of Tomorrow,” a pioneer magazine about Futures Studies; as well he encouraged seminars and courses of Futures Studies in general and core education. Through the curriculum of the graduate institute and the undergraduate program for Futures Studies, students today learn how to recognize the future, adjust to its changing nature, and create the future. Due to its outstanding achievements and innovations, Tamkang University received an award for being the “Best Futures Studies Research Institution” from the World Futures Studies Federation in 1999.

The future-orientated education is not only exhibited in teaching but also embodied in various stages of organizational changes, including transcending from the third to the fourth wave, adding the Market Model into university governance, pursuing excellence with soul and spirit, establishing the Oxbridge-style residential collegiate system in the Lanyang campus, and creating the Cyber Campus. These innovative strategies and changes demonstrate Tamkang University’s insightful vision and ability to face the uncertainty and challenges of tomorrow. With the ambition to become a world-class university, the future-oriented education will lead Tamkang University to new niches of research innovations, for example, providing research institutes with cutting-edge technology in their analysis of economic trends and climate changes. The University in keeping with its social responsibilities will also serve as teacher and mentor to global village residents through providing a dialogue between science, technology and society (STS) and providing strategies and alternatives to solve emerging global problems.


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Master’s Program of Asian Studies

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taipei Yilan City

The Master’s Program of Asian Studies is carried out by Graduate Institute of Asian Studies. It is it sets up two sections, one Japanese Studies, another one Southeast Asian Studies. [+]

Asia is the area of human activity for a long history, and full of diversity of culture, religion and philosophy. In recent years, as a result of economic development, Asia has received more attention by the world. Meanwhile, accompanying with the economic development which results in politic change and democratization in Asia, even the issues of the development of constitutionalism, human rights, security protection, and economic integration, etc., Asia has becoming the focus of global concern. In the vast areas of Asia, East Asia is the place of our life and co-existence and prosperity. The most important adjacent neighbors of Taiwan were Japan to the north, South-East Asian countries to the south. There are close relationship among those areas. It is necessary to understand and study both two neighbors.... [-]


Master’s program of Banking and Finance

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taipei Yilan City

The Master’s program of Banking and Finance intends to complete the program with advanced courses and training with independent analysis in determining and solving most of the problem of financial professionals. [+]

According to the evaluation of 27 domestic colleges by the Commonwealth Magazine, Tamkang University is always among the best schools in the banking and financial industry under criteria such as professionalism, dedication, team spirit and work stability. Most of the previous alumni of the Department of Finance, who are engaged in related industries, banking and financial services, have shown their positive performance. At this point, the Department will strengthen its potentiality and enhance its competitiveness. The current features of development of the Department of Finance are: Foster an outstanding financial education, good investment in order to have efficient banking professional managers and financial professionals, They balance then the development in teaching, research and service to get an harmonization with theory and application while information technology and internationalization are considered as basic elements to implement the future.... [-]


Master’s Program of International Affairs and Strategic Studies

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taipei Yilan City

The Master’s Program of International Affairs and Strategic Studies is designed for for domestic and foreign students who are interested in international affairs or strategic studies. [+]

Founded in 1983, the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies (GIIASS) focuses on research in international politics, international security, regional affairs, and strategy. At present, we provide both Ph.D. and master programs for domestic and foreign students who are interested in international affairs or strategic studies.

 

 

Requirements for a Master’s degree of Arts in International Affairs and Strategic Studies

 

Successful completion of 36 credits of courses, including 8 credits of required courses and 26 credits of elective courses. Students are also required to submit a written master's thesis completed under the supervision of a faculty member and pass an Oral Examination.... [-]


Master’s Program of International Business

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taipei Yilan City

The Tamkang University's International Trade Department has proudly participated and evidenced the entire process of the economic development of our country turning from an autarky agricultural nation into an outward oriented large .... [+]

The Tamkang University's International Trade Department has proudly participated and evidenced the entire process of the economic development of our country turning from an autarky agricultural nation into an outward oriented large newly industrialized economy, and later on into one of the major home countries of many foreign investment projects in the world economy. The Department of International Trade, following this changing wave, has also worked very hard and succeeded her tradition to contribute the training task of the human resources required for the economic development of our country under the name of the Department of International Business in August 2010.

 

Under the direction of Tamkang University’s Triple objectives: Globalization, Information-oriented Education, and Future-oriented Education, Master’s Program of International Business is  contributing in educating and researching in areas of International economics and law, international marketing and other aspects of international business, including international financial management and organizational behavior. We have developed courses from the very basics to advanced levels in our undergraduate program and master program for young men from all over the world. We have also established two executive master programs in business administration (the EMBA Programs) to provide on job training for those who are seeking self improvements as part of our efforts to serve the society.... [-]


Master’s Program of Japanese

Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taipei Yilan City

The mission of the Department of Japanese is to offer a variety of flexible courses and programs to meet a variety of social needs, and educate students to be highly qualified citizens with advanced language skills and a global sense. [+]

The mission of the Department of Japanese is to offer a variety of flexible courses and programs to meet a variety of social needs, and educate students to be highly qualified citizens with advanced language skills and a global sense.

 

The Department of Japanese, originally the Department of Eastern Languages, was established in 1966, and has been offering courses on the Japanese language, economy, politics, and cultural study of Japan. Because of rapid increase of students studying Japanese and Japanese culture and society at Tamkang University, the Department started to offer two freshman classes in 1973. In 1985, the Department of Eastern Languages was renamed the Department of Japanese. With a continuous growth of student number, the Department of Japanese presently accepts about 240 undergraduates every year in three day-time classes (about 180 students) and one nigh-time class (about 60 students). The Department has also been offering the M.A. degree since 2006.The Department of Japanese was the first department at Tamkang University to set up one-year study abroad programs with partner universities in Japan. Every year, approximately fifty students participate in the programs and study in Japan for one academic year.... [-]