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Nauru Member of Parliament, Asterio Appi, has been awarded the MOE Study in Taiwan “Global Outstanding International Alumni of Taiwan Award”.

National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) has pulled out all the stops in its internationalization efforts over the years and has seen continuous growth in its overseas enrollment as a result. This year, 750 students coming form 46 countries around the world are on the roster at the university and excited to be part of the international NPUST family.

NPUST enjoys friendly relationships with the countries that fall under the umbrella of Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy. The university is also working to build strong relationships with Taiwanese businesses and local industries operating in these countries and provide them with substantive technological assistance.


Each year, the Ministry of Education holds higher education exhibitions or forums abroad to promote the competitiveness of Taiwan’s top academic institutions and attract more students from overseas.

The NPUST Animal Biologics Pilot Production Center (動物製劑研究中心) has be selected from among 65 special field research centers at 24 universities to receive grant money from the Ministry of Education’s 2018 Higher Education Sprout Project (高等教育深耕計畫).

On April 10th, 2018, the NPUST Department of Social Work invited members of Charles Darwin University (CDU) to hold a special “resilience training” workshop at the Humanities Building on the NPUST campus.

On March 27th a charming gathering of bright-eyed students took place on the square in front of the General Education Building to celebrate the annual Indonesian Cultural Festival at NPUST. As the university’s vice-president, Dr. Chung-Ruey Yen, and Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei (IETO) senior assistant, Mrs Mulyansari kicked off the event, they thanked the Indonesian students for making NPUST into the type of multicultural environment that it is.

On December 19th (‘17) a graduation ceremony was held for the 35th class of the NPUST Overseas Youth Vocational Training School. Coming from Malaysia and Indonesia, the 35 graduating students who took part in the program were trained in plant industry and quality tropical agriculture.

After kicking off in Taipei on November 6th, the third day of “2017 Forum for Adventure-Physical Education in Taiwan and New Southern Nations” was hosted on the NPUST campus.
On November 23rd, the Directorate General of Highways and the Pingtung County Government accompanied Pingtung Bus and NPUST at the opening ceremony for the “Demand Response Transportation System” (DRTS). This will be the first time nationwide for DRTS services to be offered within university campus grounds and will include Taiwan’s first-ever APP reservation and “late bird reservation” services.
Taiwan Representatives’ Office in India Calls on NPUST to Prepare Banquet Dinner

Associate Professor Wen-Tung Chen of the Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management received a special invitation from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India to form a culinary team which would be responsible for preparing food for an official banquet in India in celebration of Taiwan’s National Day.

NPUST and the University of Arizona work together to develop intelligent technical agriculture

At 10:30 am on 21st of September this year, NPUST signed up the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Arizona (UA) in the meeting room CE401 of the College of Engineering.

Cooperating with KLK International on International Talent Cultivation

The results from the Agriculture Production 4.0 project promoted by NPUST have been excellent with wide-ranging interdisciplinary research that has attracted the attention of Malaysia’s KLK International Sdn. Bhd. As a result, the two parties agreed to join forces, putting ink to an industry-academia strategic alliance agreement on July 20th (2017). 

Creating a Southbound Policy Fount of Learning Founded on Taiwan-Thailand Higher Education Cooperation

The Taiwan-Thailand Higher Education Forum is an important annual event jointly held by the two countries. Through the forum, both parties are able to add depth to their partnering relationship, help cultivate talent and exchange knowledge and technology. Coordinating with the Taiwan government’s New Southbound Policy, in the future, both parties will be encouraged to bolster academic exchange activity between universities and promote more industry-academia cooperative projects.

NPUST Signs MOU for Strategic Alliance on Animal Health

Over the long-term, NPUST has placed its focus on the development of animal immunization and animal health industry technologies, and the cultivation of professionals in the field. 

NPUST and Tatung Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement

As part of the NPUST Smart Agriculture initiative, the university is cooperating with Tatung on the development and application of greenhouse technology. The main objective of a newly inked alliance agreement is to apply temperature reducing technology, which was developed by Tatung, to the environmental control greenhouses built by NPUST to create a closed plant growth system with a simulated natural environmental. 

A Splash of Thai Culture at the Songkran Festival

On May 1st the Thai Student Association kicked off the annual Thai Culture and Songkran Festival to celebrate the Thai New Year, with this year’s celebrations scheduled over a two day period. In the Thai culture, water symbolizes purity, is the source of life and the spirit of all things. The tradition of splashing water signifies washing away the negative things from the past year, to start fresh in the New Year.


NPUST Represents Taiwan on Green University Steering Committee

NPUST has consistently seen excellent results on the Greenmetric World University Rankings one year after the next, and recently received further affirmation when it was asked by Universitas Indonesia to become a permanent member of the Green University Steering Committee. President Chang-Hsien Tai expressed deep gratitude for this honor and opportunity to continue to be an advocate for eco-friendly and sustainable practices. 

2017 Annual Indonesian Festival

 The event will include Indonesian traditional cuisine/ game/ dance performance and fashion show of traditional clothes. Besides, the student unions as Vietnamese, Thai, and Taiwanese will also bring some great shows.

Rector of Thailand’s RMUTR Visits to Renew MOU

On December 9th, the Rector of Thailand’s RMUTR, Asst. Prof. Siwa Wasuntarapiwat was accompanied by five other delegates, including Vice-Rector Asst. Prof Chulalak Paiboonfoongfueng, Assistant to Rector Dr. Pallsan Rojanapanich, Dean of the College of Architectural Design Mr. Saowanit Thongmee and foreign language experts Miss Chen Nai Hsin and Miss Nattanuch Jienpradith on a visit to the university. The main purpose for the trip was to renew an MOU on cooperation.