NTU’s institutional predecessor was Taihoku Imperial University, founded in 1928 by the Japanese colonial administration, making it the oldest university in Taiwan. Following the return of Taiwan to Chinese administration, the university was renamed National Taiwan University.
The university has 11 colleges, with 54 departments and 103 graduate institutes, plus 4 university-level research centers. The student population (undergraduate and postgraduate) is over 30,000, and there are nearly 1,800 full-time faculty members.
National Taiwan University is Taiwan’s leading university, and one of the elite universities in Asia.NTU was ranked 14th in the region in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings in 2014.
NTU was ranked in 51st-60th place in the Times World Reputation Rankings in 2014.