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On February 25, Cheers magazine presented the results of the 2020 “Top 20 University Performance Growth Evaluation” and NPUST came 19th, nation-wide. A total of 148 university presidents across the country were invited to be part of the survey, with 129 accepting the call.
With 700 international students from 46 countries on the rosters, students at NPUST often find themselves with new opportunities to enjoy diverse cultural activities hosted on the university campus. O...
International and local students were recently given the opportunity to bolster their language skills, build relationships with new people and broaden their knowledge on Taiwan’s rich cultural heritag...
On January 13th, as noon approached, a rare sight certain to invite one’s curiosity could be witnessed on campus, as a large number of international students gathered together on the side of the road,...
On December 24th 2019, a graduation ceremony was held for the 37th Class of the Overseas Youth Vocational Training Workshop at the NPUST Library and International Convention Center together with an exhibition of research results, which was on display in the first floor entrance hall. The 18 students from Malaysia and Indonesia who graduated from the program were presented with certificates of graduation by NPUST President Chang-Hsien Tai in front a group of around 50 friends and family members who had travelled to Taiwan to witness the occasion.
On November 22, 2019 NPUST hosted the “Impact Summit” at the university’s International Conference Hall to give scholars from different backgrounds an opportunity to discuss a variety of challenges th...
Under the commission of the Taiwan Ministry of Education, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) has been hosting the “Taiwan Education Center” in Thailand for many years, work...

On May 1st, NPUST welcomed 33 students from Thailand’s Songkhla Rajabhat University, who were visiting the university for a two-week academic exchange.

Thailand’s Songkhla Rajabhat University's students was rounding up the two weeks of training,  they held an exhibition and “Songkran Festival” celebration with Thai Student Association


The university is working with the government to apply smart technology towards improving the health of the forests.

Assoc. Prof Chien-Chang Chen of the Department of Forestry has put together a team to work with the Pingtung Forest Management Office on a completely new approach to forest survey operations.

The NPUST Institute of Food Safety Management has opened a new window into the world of food safety with a “Food Safety Verification APP” that allows users to see where their food has come from and the check-stops that it has passed along the way.

With the long-term support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Development Fund (ICDF), National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) has taken on the responsibility of cultivating international talent and conducting academic and technical diplomacy – the results of which have already received government affirmation.

Professor Yau-Lun Kuo has been named “2019 Commendable Contributor to the Conservation of Forests and Nature” by the Council of Agriculture. On April 2nd, the Department of Forestry Nursery held a press conference, hosted by NPUST President Chan-Hsien Tai. The dean of the College of Agriculture, Professor Fure-Chyi Chen, director of the Department of Forestry, Professor Chih-Chiang Wang, and Professor Mei-Huei Chen were also invited to be present for the meeting.

This academic year marks the 94th year since the founding of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology. For many years now, the university has been carrying on a tradition of holding an annual Sports Day Celebration, each spring, to celebrate the university’s health and vitality –and to help foster team spirit and a rich sense of togetherness among the members of the school.

On January 28th, a New Year Luncheon was held in Pingtung City at the Tao Shan Banquet Hall for 90 of NPUST’s international students who will be spending their winter break on-campus.

On March 16th, the Fourteenth Industrial Robot Competition was jointly hosted by National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology and the Taiwan Industrial Robot Association at the NKUST Student Activity Center. The competition brought together 210 robot enthusiasts ranging from elementary school all the way up through university.

Since the time their sister-school relationship was formalized, NPUST and Rakuno Gakuen University have maintained an active and intimate relationship. The two universities are united by many common characteristics of development and enjoy learning from one another. For three professors from the two universities, Prof. Masami Kaneko, Prof. Buho Hoshino and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chien-Chang Chen, forestry research has been the basis for a very close partnership – and a joint research lab has even been set up for them on the RGU campus to conduct their work.

Thanks to efforts made by Department of Forestry Professor Mei-Hui Chen and the NPUST Community Forestry Industry Center, a new visitor station has been established for visitors headed to the Eighteen Luohans Mountain Conservation Area. In January of 2017, the Community Forestry Industry Center at NPUST was commissioned by the Pingtung Forest Management Office to provide training to locals who would later take on the responsibilities of conservation and tour services at the Eighteen Luohans Mountain Conservation Area.

With Department of Civil Engineering Director Yu-Min Wang at the helm, the International Irrigation Research Center has been cooperating with the Council of Agriculture, the Pingtung Farmland Water Conservation Association, and the Society for SRI Conservation Agriculture and Environmental Studies to develop a high quality probiotic to use in a rice cultivation method that can reduce water usage by 15% and increase overall production value by 30%.

The NPUST Veterinary Transfusion Medicine Center (VTMC) and the National Veterinary Hospital (NVH) chain have joined forces in establishing the “Taichung Animal Blood Donation Station” in central Taiwan to help make things more convenient for pet owners in the area. On January 23rd at 10 AM a plaque unveiling ceremony was held at the National Veterinary Hospital in Taichung. In addition to NVH CEO Chen Tao Chieh and VTMC Director Tsai Yi Lun a number of other academic and industry representatives were present for the occasion. 

On November 16th at 9:00 the opening ceremony was held for the 9th Session of the Tropical Forestry Conference.