Why Asia University

Why Asia University


■ Achievements

Asia University, though quite fresh, has been renowned for its high-quality education and distinguished academic performance. Given multiple honors has proved our achievement:

*Being ranked 83rd in 2014 THE (Times Higher Education) Ranking of 100 Best Asia Universities —Asia University (AU) ranked  83rd in the 2014 ranking of Asia universities of THE (Times Higher Education) ranking in the UK. 13 universities in Taiwan enters the top 100, with AU as the 2nd in Taiwan.

*Being ranked 99th in 2013 THE (Times Higher Education) ranking of 100 best universities under 50 years in the world —Asia University (AU) ranked 99th in the 2013 World’s top 100 universities under 50 years old selected by the THE (Times Higher Education) Ranking in the UK. Only 4 universities from Taiwan enters the list, and among them AU is the only private university.

*Being granted honored projects of university teaching excellence for 11 years consecutively —With outstanding teaching achievements, Asia University was granted by the Ministry of Education “projects of university teaching excellence” for 11 years starting from 2006, which is a great honor because no other newly-established university has obtained such projects.

*Being ranked 53rd in 2013 Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings —Asia University (AU) took the 53rd place in the 2013 university ranking of BRICS & Emerging Economies released by the Times Higher Education (UK). 21 universities in Taiwan were ranked in the top 100, with AU as the 10th in Taiwan.

*Establishment of a Nobel Laureate Forum —In 2010, Asia University established a “Nobel Laureate Forum”, and so far 12 Nobel laureates and 7 world-famous scholars have been invited to give speeches at Asia University, inspiring students and faculty members to “see higher and longer” in the academic world.

*United with China Medical University to show solidarity — China-Asia Associated University (CA2) —Being long-time cooperation partners, the two universities, AU and China Medical University became a union in 2012, promoting further sharing of teaching and research resources to be more competitive in higher education.

*Efforts made to promote internationalization —Asia University continuously makes efforts to promote internationalization. Over the past two decades,  Aisa University has built partnerships with more than 300 academic institutions, fostering academic collaboration and interaction between schools. *Being recognized as the best new university in 2005, with all degree programs passing the examination in 2008 and being acknowledged to have the best achievement in the second university accreditation conducted by the Ministry of Education in 2011 —In the 2005 university assessment conducted by the Ministry of Education, AU ranked No. 1 in the 3rd group of universities. All the degree programs, including the undergraduate, the master, and the Ph. D. programs, passed the assessment conducted by the Ministry of Education in 2008 — another great achievement of a university in Taiwan because very few universities can get all degree programs passed. Furthermore, Asia University was honored to have the best achievement in the second university accreditation conducted by the Ministry of Education in 2011.

■ Campus

Aisa University is well-known for its beautiful campus filled with artistic buildings, most of which were inspired by Greek or Roman architecture. The well-designed buildings have won a National Award for Outstanding Construction in 2009. Also, in 2013, the Asia University Museum of Modern Art, whose exterior design was led by the world-famous architect Mr. Tadao Ando, was elected nationally as one of the 10 prettiest Campus Scenic Spots in Taiwan.