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Award

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Recognition by National Quality Award

Tamkang University was the first university in Taiwan to employ the system of total quality management (TQM) introduced into the University in 1992 by the founder Dr. Clement C. P. Chang. This management model has increased the quality of teaching, research, and service. Its history can be divided into four stages: the introduction period (1993 to 1995), groundwork period (1995 to 1998), development period (1998 to 2001), and advancement period (2001 to date). In 2006, TKU initiated the Tamkang Quality Award to recognize outstanding campus units fully committed to TQM. In 2009, through the hard work and the spirit of “continuing to improve” and “pursuing excellence” of Tamkang faculty and staff, TKU was awarded the 19th National Quality Award upon its third application. TKU will continue to create an innovative platform of knowledge management for customer satisfaction, set an example of TQM for higher education, reshape the standards of TQM by total and  creative management, satisfy students’ multi-faceted needs in learning through the design of diverse curricula, and draw upon the social energy of its alumni in order to generate a genuine influence of excellence.

Award

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Enterprises’ Most Favorite Private University

Tamkang University has been ranked top among all private universities in Taiwan for 12 consecutive years by the “Top 1,000 Enterprises’ Talent Strategies and Favorite College Graduates” survey conducted by Cheers business magazine. As such, it stands out in today’s competitive job market. Despite a time of economic crisis with the unemployment rate hitting new highs, Tamkang has been able to produce outstanding graduates for employers because of its focus on useable talent. The key to its successful programs lies in its “Three Circles and Five Disciplines of Education.” The “Three Circles” refers to the professional curriculum, which develops students’ professional knowledge and skills; the core curriculum, which cultivates students’ diverse and integrative abilities; and the extracurricular curriculum, which strengthens students’ capabilities in teamwork, consistency, and endurance. The “Five Disciplines” refers to the educational goals of conduct, intelligence, physical education, teamwork, and beauty. Under the “Three Circles and Five Disciplines of Education” ideal, Tamkang also emphasizes students’ communication and leadership skills. TKU will continue to fulfill its social responsibilities in this regard.

The robot research team won first place in the HuroCup of FIRA RoboWorld Cup

robot and team member

Approval Ratings

  1. In the evaluation of the “Comprehensive Private Universities’ Medium-range Academic Development Plan,” the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the Republic of China have rated Tamkang University as “Excellent” in the previous years.  Tamkang was ranked first in the Academic Year 1998-1999 evaluation.  In the Academic Year 1999-2000  evaluation, the MOE rated Tamkang University as “Excellent” in all six categories under review: “Planning and Implementation,” “Instruction and Student Counseling,” “Research,” “Extension Education,” “Administrative Management,” and “Accounting Administration.”  In the Academic Year 2000-2002, Tamkang won excellent rating in five categories.
  2. In 2005, on behalf of the MOE, the Taiwan Assessment and Evaluation Association conducted the first nation-wide assessment of College Performance, and Tamkang was ranked first in the Academic Year 2003-2004 evaluation. Groups of subjects under review for Tamkang were as follows: “Humanities, Arts and Sports,” “Social Sciences (including educational study),” “Natural Sciences,” and “Engineering.” The six criteria used for the assessment at the institutional level were: “Teaching Resources,” “Degree of Internationalization, or Globalization,” “Extension Education,” “Student Guidance or Service,” “Liberal or General Education,” and “Administrative Support.” Among all 76 universities and colleges being evaluated, Tamkang was assessed as “better” in all areas. This is an honor and distinction surpassed by no other universities in Taiwan.
  3. In Taiwan’s first English-Friendly Environment Evaluation in 2003, the government has ranked Tamkang the number one university in the country.
  4. In the “1,000 Enterprises’ Favorite College Graduates” survey, conducted by the well-known Common Wealth (Cheers) Magazine, Tamkang University was ranked number one for ten consecutive years on the list of local private universities.
  5. The robot research team of Electrical Engineering Department won two kinds of world championship in FIRA robot soccer competition. The team won first place in the RoboSot League of FIRA RoboWorld Cup in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. The team also won first place in the HuroCup of FIRA RoboWorld Cup in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
  6. At the 2006 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the poster designed by Tamkang’s Department of Information and Library Science won the “Best Poster Award,” making it the first in Taiwan to win such an award.
  7. In 2001, the “E-business Weekly” ranked Tamkang University number one in the “Digital Infrastructure Environment Evaluation of Taiwan’s Universities,” and called Tamkang a “Digital Heaven.”
  8. In the “1999 Evaluation on Institutions that Cultivate Teachers,” Tamkang University’s “Elementary Teacher Education Program” won an very excellent rating from the  Ministry of Education. Earning almost full marks, TKU is the only institution that won such a distinction. In the “2005 Evaluation on Institutions that Cultivate Teachers,” Tamkang University’s “Elementary Teacher Education Program” and “Middle School Teacher Education Program” both won the highest rating from the MOE. Again, Tamkang is the only institution that won such a distinction.
  9. In 1999, the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) elected Tamkang University as one of the two universities in the world that won the “WFSF Award for Futures Institution” in recognition of Tamkang University’s untiring endeavor in promoting Futures Studies in Taiwan in the past three decades.
  10. The Lanyang Campus received from the Ministry of the Interior an award of “Green Building” on October 5, 2007 in recognition of the campus’s environmentally friendly Building Project Phase I.  The campus has also been awarded by the Executive Yuan a “Green Building” prize, which will be presented to Tamkang University during a ceremony on December 22, 2007.
  11. TamkangUniversity was designated by WHO as an International Safe School on November 18, 2008, the first among the world’s universities.
  12. Tamkang University was certified as in compliance with the standards of IT SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM-ISO/IEC 20000-1: 2005 , the first among the world’s academic institutions on January 6, 2009.
  13. Tamkang University won the 19th National Quality Award on May 5, 2009.
  14. Ranked 351st place among world universities, 38th in Asia, 10th in Taiwan and 1st  among private universities by Webometrics 2009.

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Leading Characteristics

  1. The finest private comprehensive university with the longest history and the fastest development in Taiwan.
  2. The first university in Taiwan which inaugurated the College of International Studies and initiated Area Studies programs, including the Graduate Institutes of Southeast Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, American Studies, Latin American Studies, European Studies, Slavic Studies, and China Studies.
  3. Initiated student evaluation of teachers’ performance in Taiwan.
  4. Inaugurated General Education and Core Curriculum in Taiwan.
  5. The first university in Taiwan to adopt student registration and course selection by phone and the Internet.
  6. Invented software and hardware for blind students, enabling them to use the Internet, WWW, and other technologies.
  7. Initiated the Junior Year Abroad (JYA) program in Taiwan.
  8. Inaugurated Futures Studies as an academic course in Taiwan.
  9. Among the private universities in Taiwan, Tamkang is the one that fully implements globalization.
  10. The first university in Taiwan to adopt the “Digitalized  Campus Teaching Support Platform” concept.