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President's Welcome Message
Asia University (AU) is a visionary, pioneering, and fast-growing school and was founded with the goal of establishing a remarkable and comprehensive university with international competitiveness. Karl Jaspers, a German philosopher, believed that an ideal university must have three features- academic teaching, scientific research, and creative cultural life, which are exactly what we have been pursuing for years since the establishment of the school.
In the past 22 years, AU has demonstrated excellence in academic performance in many higher education evaluations conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE). It was evaluated as the best among newly established universities in Taiwan and granted honored projects from the MOE, the so-called Program for Promoting Teaching Excellence Universities, for 12 years consecutively. Meanwhile, AU has earned an international reputation by several world university rankings, including Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities, US News & World Report Global University Ranking, QS Global University Rankings and University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) and Round University Ranking (RUR). Based on the World University Rankings 2023 released by Times Higher Education (THE), Asia University is ranked No. 384 in the world and No. 4 in Taiwan for its excellence in academic performance and governance of the university. Asia University was 99th of the 100 best universities in the world younger than 50 years.
To improve the quantity and quality of research outputs, Asia University has established various top-notch research centers that will lead the world by adopting emerging technologies. Our research centers include the AI Research Center, the Center for Precision Health Research, the Institute of Innovation and Circular Economy, the Big Data Research Center, the Research Center of Fintech and Blockchain Technology, the High Performance Materials Institute for xD Printing, the Center for Prevention and Treatment of Internet Addiction, and the Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms Research Center. Furthermore, in response to the age of metaverse and AI, Asia University is establishing a smart campus to nurture future digital citizens. The College of Artificial Intelligence was established to boost students’ future career prospects with AI literacy. Ultimately, together with the emerging technology and professional knowledge, enhancing awareness among faculty and students while executing human care and Sustainable Development Goals for a more sustainable future.
As a comprehensive university, AU also centers on creating an aesthetic campus and cultural atmosphere. Specifically, AU offers a space for teaching, research, and creation by inviting the world-renowned architect, Tadao Ando, to design the Asia Museum of Modern Art in 2007, which was officially opened in 2013. As a legendary landmark in central Taiwan, the museum turns to be a venue for world-class exhibitions and an interacting platform for artists from local and abroad, becoming a leading role in the cultural and creative industry in Taiwan.
In addition, we encourage students to submit their works to international design competitions and invention fairs. For instance, our students have won 142 RedDot Awards, including 16 Best-of-the-Best and 15 iF Awards, 2 G-Mark International Design Awards, plus 117 gold, 143 silver, and 101 bronze medals, 41 Special Awards, 2 Grand Prizes, 1 Semi-grand Prize, and 3 International Highest Awards in famous international design and invention contests.
The establishment of the Asia Museum of Modern Art is a milestone for AU. Moving forward with the perception of "Health, Caring, Innovation, and Excellence" as the motto for school operation, we devote ourselves to strengthening humanities, care, and social services by building an affiliated hospital in 2016 and currently planning a long-term care institute. The Asia University Veterinary Teaching Hospital also began operating to the public in 2022, providing excellent animal healthcare. In 2023, Asia University was selected by Taichung City Government to build a hospital, long-term care facilities, and a public childcare service building in Fengyuan district. The goal is to serve as a health guardian for the local community and a and a gateway to knowledge for students. We believe that the extraordinary journey we have been through will expand our vision and help us to build a remarkable and comprehensive university with international competitiveness.