A thriving public research institution, National Taiwan University has its main campus in the cosmopolitan Da’an District of Taipei. Its prestigious research centres and collaborations with Academia Sinica in Taipei help to place it amongst the top universities in the world.
With a strong co-ed undergraduate department, National Taiwan University has an equally impressive 103 graduate institutes and four renowned research centres. Visitors enjoy the campus architecture, various university museums and the NTU Centre for the Arts. The campus is within walking distance of Da’an Park, night markets, and Royal Palm Boulevard for shopping, cafes, bookstores and entertainment.
The Taipei Metro System makes getting around the Da’an District easy and affordable for both students and visitors. Five lines connect for access to the other neighbourhoods in Taipei, and MRT signs and maps are available in both Chinese and English.
Though a proud national institution in current-day Taiwan, National Taiwan University began in 1928 during Japanese rule, as a member of the imperial university system administered by the Empire of Japan. Sixty students, primarily Japanese nationals, made up the entire student body until a reorganisation after World War II established the university as one catering to Chinese-speaking students. More than 33,000 students are now split almost evenly between undergraduate and graduate programs.