National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST) was established on February 1, 2018 by the merger of three universities: National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, and National Kaohsiung Marine University, becoming the largest technological university in Taiwan.
As the first president of NKUST, Dr. Ching-Yu Yang is known as a modest, practical, innovative and visionary leader. With substantial academic and administrative experience, President Yang has dedicated himself to technological and vocational education in Taiwan for over 20 years.
He continues to cultivate innovative and practical talents with academic excellence and entrepreneurship and will continue to promote industry-academia cooperation and boost industrial upgrade in the future. Through the partnerships with schools across the globe, President Yang not only actively encourages international education but also establishes strong linkages with global industries through international industry-academia collaboration.
As to university objectives, President Yang aims to integrate academic resources, elevate the quality of teaching and research, and enhance the international competitiveness of the university.