National Cheng Kung University
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU; Chinese: 國立成功大學; pinyin: Guólì Chénggōng Dàxué) is a research-led comprehensive university in Tainan, Taiwan. NCKU was ranked 2nd overall in Taiwan in 2018, and one of the top ranked universities in Asia. It comprises 9 colleges, 43 departments, and 39 institutes. The university is best known for its engineering, computer science, medicine, and planning and design. NCKU is the only member from Taiwan in the Worldwide Universities Network.
In 2005, NCKU was chosen by the Ministry of Education (Taiwan) as one of the seven universities in Taiwan for the Aim for the Top University Project (邁向頂尖大學計畫), which is similar to Top Global University Project in Japan and Universities of Excellence in Germany. Starting from 2006, because of its excellent academic performance and research potential, the Ministry of Education (Taiwan) has offered NCKU NT$1.7 billion annually for five consecutive years, which is the second highest amount received among the universities in the project.