Dear Teachers, Students and Friends of NCCU College of Science,
Glad to have you all here!
The NCCU College of Science is a special arrangement, but it has been rapidly become a favorable platform for multi-learning and interdisciplinary development. NCCU College of Science was established in 1994 as a separate major from Liberal Arts College. It retains the fine traditions of NCCU as well as the essence of humanistic care, natural exploration and the pursuit of truth. Unlike any general College of Science, our College uses scientific innovation and social contribution to emphasize the diverse development of humanities and society. Moreover, NCCU College of Science quality academic culture are excellent to cultivate and training many talents, high-level professional and management personnel for serving Society.
University education is the education of Man. It is one of the most direct methods to pursuit of highlight research talents, senior professional and management manpower. Since the industrial technology developed by basic science is extremely competitive, NCCU College of Science will constitute the best driving force for the development of the technology industry. On the other hand, globalization has had a huge impact on the function of universities, and university’s tasks are developing degree courses become more diversified capabilities. Not only education, lifelong education, distance education, but also other phased learning methods are constantly increasing. Teaching methods and research organization help students to receive higher education, which allows them to keep a balance between devotion from studying to searching.
Furthermore, science and technology are developing at the speed of light, and our living conditions are also changing day by day. The Economist journal has specially pointed out the importance of lifelong learning and re-learning ability in this century. Our school is so proud of a strong foundation in the humanities field and internationally renowned. NCCU College of Science upholds the achievements of its predecessors, which combine relevant research on the existing basis while strive to contribution the foundation for future human civilization.
NCCU College of Science has three departments, two institutes and one university-level research center. Our College has been appointed academicians to prestigious research institutes within and beyond Taiwan such as: Academia Sinica (Taiwan) - International Postgraduate Doctorate Program in Swarm Networks and Human Intelligence Computing; Georgetown University (USA) - Double Degree in Bachelor and Master's degree of Electronic Physics degree; Counseling Master's degree program (School of Education); Digital Content and Technology/Master's degree program (Communication College); English-taught credit program (College of Science); Patent credit program (School of Law); Bachelor/Master of Mathematical Finance credit program (School of Business); Mathematical Information Credit Course; Mass Data Analysis Course (School of Business); Education Credit Course (School of Education); Language (School of Foreign Languages), Cognition and Brain Credit Course; Brain Science Credit Course. Combining with NCCU characteristics of the scientific spirit and practical methods to the fields of society, humanities, legal business, communication and social science integration, our College establish an academic leadership position in the integration of science and technology, humanities and social sciences. We will always advance the teaching and research in Scientific and Society areas.
有理走遍天下 – “Traveled the world to rational, irrational move an inch”
「理」 means that interesting, rigorous, and continuous. I will give you an example of three great predecessors as a conclusion: At the end of the 12th century, the Chinese master of Confucianism, Master Zhu Xi (朱熹) also mentioned "The Preface of Learning is Learning, Questioning, Thinking, and Discrimination, so does 「窮理致知」- Veritas et Conscientia is. About 500 years later, the West Copernicus published "The Theory of Celestial Movement" with dialectical thinking and discourse to subvert people's thinking at that time. I would like to remind you about the words of Greek philosopher Aristotle: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Dean of College of Science
Dr. Hing Luh