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National Taiwan Normal University

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National Taiwan Normal University NTNU; Chinese: 國立臺灣師範大學; pinyin: Guólì Táiwān Shīfàn Dàxué,4 or Shīdà 師大, is an institution of higher education and normal school operating out of three campuses in Taipei, Taiwan NTNU is widely recognized as one of Taiwan's elite higher education institutions The university enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year Approximately 1,500 students are international5

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 University structure
  • 3 International programs
  • 4 Academic Departments
    • 41 College of Education
    • 42 College of Fine and Applied Arts
    • 43 College of International Studies and Education for Overseas Chinese
    • 44 College of Liberal Arts
    • 45 College of Music
    • 46 College of Management
    • 47 College of Science
    • 48 College of Social Science
    • 49 College of Sports and Recreation
    • 410 College of Technology
  • 5 List of NTNU People
    • 51 Professors
    • 52 Alumni
    • 53 Mandarin Training Center Alumni
  • 6 Nomenclature
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Historyedit

NTNU Lecture Hall

The National Taiwan Normal University opened its doors in the early 20th century during Japanese rule in Taiwan Taiwan's Japanese governors established the school as Taiwan Provincial College Soon after they gave it the name Taihoku College Taihoku is "Taipei" in Japanese The school's purpose was to nurture a native educated class qualified to assist the government in matters of administration Many buildings on the university's main campus date from the Japanese colonial period, including the Administration Building, the Lecture Hall, Wenhui Hall and Puzi Hall Japanese civil engineers incorporated features of the Neo-Classical, Gothic and Gothic Revival styles often encountered on European university campuses A room in the Lecture Hall housed the traditional Japanese document that authorizes and formalizes campus construction6

In 1946 China's Kuomintang government assumed control of Taiwan and redefined the school as Taiwan Provincial Teachers’ College Some school publications still display 1946 as the institution's founding date in reference to this regime change A number of Taiwan's leading authors, poets, artists, educators, musicians, and researchers have passed through the university's doors as students and faculty Puru, a famous painter and cousin to the last emperor of China, was a professor in the art department from 1950 to 19637 In 1956 the Mandarin Training Center opened its doors as an extension of the college The school acquired its present name, National Taiwan Normal University, in 1967 By now the school had established itself as a recognized center of learning in arts, literature and the humanities; its fundamental mission, though, remained the preparation of teachers

As Taiwanese society made its shift from authoritarian rule to democracy in the 1990s, the university saw its role transformed by passage of the 1994 Teacher Preparation Law The law gave more schools responsibility for teacher training and set NTNU on its present course as a truly comprehensive university New departments were created, course offerings and majors were expanded, and new faculty were hired The university became a hub of international activity, enabling Taiwanese students to travel abroad, attracting international students to Taipei, and building exchange programs with dozens of sister institutions around the world 5

University structureedit

Apo Hsu and the NTNU Symphony Orchestra plays Saint-Saens's Organ Symphony in Taiwan's National Concert Hall NTNU Linkou Campus

NTNU occupies three campuses in downtown Taipei: the historic Da'an campus home of the Administration Building, Main Library, Music & Lecture Hall, Language Building, Athletic Center; the Gongguan campus home of the College of Science; and the Linkou campus 5 Academic programs at NTNU are administered by ten colleges:

  • College of Education
  • College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • College of International Studies and Education for Overseas Chinese
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Management
  • College of Music
  • College of Science
  • College of Social Science
  • College of Sports and Recreation
  • College of Technology

For more detail see Academic Departments, below

In 2006 the school published the following figures 5 for students enrolled and employees retained

  • Students enrolled 11,055
  • Undergraduate students 6,942
  • Graduate students 4,113
  • International Students including Culture Center 1,499
  • Full-time Faculty 693
  • Part-time Faculty 470
  • Staff 492

The university also runs the Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University, a daughter institution for secondary-school students in Taiwan

International programsedit

The NTNU Language Studies Building houses the Mandarin Training Center

Internationally NTNU is best known for its Mandarin Training Center formerly known as the Center for Chinese Language and Cultural Studies, a program founded in 1956 for the study of Mandarin Chinese to foreign students The Mandarin Training Center represents one of the world's oldest and most distinguished programs for language study, attracting more than a thousand students from over sixty countries to Taiwan each year and making the Shida area of Taipei one of the city's most cosmopolitan 5 Courses in language, literature, calligraphy, art and martial arts are offered in a series of three-month terms throughout the year, enabling international students to undertake language studies during summer breaks and within single semesters The center also sponsors travel, hosts speech contests, and stages workshops and performances for a variety of East Asian arts A Mandarin Training Center Alumni Association MTCAA has been operating since 1998

Other international highlights recently at NTNU include the International Chemistry Olympiad hosted by the university in 2005 and the merger of NTNU with the University Preparatory School for Overseas Chinese Students in 2006

NTNU nurtures a robust system of partnerships to enable this level of international study Among the institutions that enjoy sister relationships with NTNU are the Universidade de Sao Paulo in Brazil, La Universidad Nacional de Asuncion in Paraguay, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Radford University, Rutgers University, San Diego State University, San Francisco State University, University of California - Los Angeles, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa and University of Pittsburgh in the US, the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University in Canada, the University of Glasgow and University of London in the UK, the Denis Diderot University and University of Poitiers in France, University of Bonn and University of Heidelberg in Germany, the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts in Austria, the RSM Erasmus University in the Netherlands, the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland, and the Babes-Bolyai University in Romania, to name a few NTNU's connections in the Asia-Pacific region are particularly extensive, including dozens of academic institutions representing South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand8

Academic Departmentsedit

NTNU Main Library outside at night

The National Taiwan Normal University consists of seven colleges comprising a number of departments5

denotes graduate study only

College of Educationedit

  • Adult & Continuing Education
  • Civic Education & Leadership
  • Education
  • Educational Psychology & Counseling
  • Educational Policy & Administration
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Health Promotion and Health Education
  • Human Development & Family Education
  • Information & Computer Education
  • Library & Information Studies
  • Special Education

College of Fine and Applied Artsedit

  • Fine Arts
  • Visual Design
  • Art History
  • Design

College of International Studies and Education for Overseas Chineseedit

  • Graduate Institute of International Human Resource Development
  • Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
  • Graduate Institute of Sinology Studies
  • Graduate Institute of European Cultures and Tourism
  • Department of East Asian Culture and Development
  • Department of Applied Chinese Languages and Literature
  • Department of Chinese Languages for International Students

College of Liberal Artsedit

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies  
Language English
Publication details
Publisher Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University Taiwan
Publication history 1975–present
Frequency Biannual
Indexing
ISSN 1729-6897 print
1729-8792 web
OCLC no 270726256
Links
  • Journal homepage
  • Online archive
  • Chinese
  • English which publishes Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Taiwan Culture, Languages and Literature
  • Taiwan History
  • Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
  • Translation and Interpretation

College of Musicedit

  • Music
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Performing Arts

College of Managementedit

  • Graduate Institute of Management
  • Undergraduate Program of Business Administration
  • Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Global Strategy

College of Scienceedit

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science and Information Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Electro-optical Science and Technology
  • Environmental Education
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Science Education

College of Social Scienceedit

  • Mass Communication
  • Political Science
  • Social Work

College of Sports and Recreationedit

  • Athletic Science
  • Exercise and Sports Sciences
  • Physical Education
  • Sport and Leisure Management

College of Technologyedit

  • Graphic Arts Communication
  • Industrial Education
  • Technology Application and Human Resource Development
  • Institute of Applied Electronics Technology
  • Mechatronic Technology
  • International Workforce Education and Development

List of NTNU Peopleedit

Professorsedit

  • Chen Daqi - a polymath, politician and pioneer of modern psychology in China
  • Chen Houei-kuen - painter
  • Kuo-En Chang - a computer education scholar, currently the president of the National Taiwan Normal University
  • Hu Qiuyuan - an author, educator and politician
  • Liang Shih-chiu - the first Chinese scholar to single-handedly translate the complete works of Shakespeare into Chinese
  • Li Meishu - Taiwanese artist who built the Zushi Temple
  • Lin Yu-shan - painter
  • Lee Shih-chiao - painter
  • Lee Tze-Fan - painter
  • Mou Zongsan - Chinese New Confucian philosopher
  • Puru - artist, calligrapher, and member of the Qing Dynasty ruling Aisin Gioro family and grandson of the Daoguang Emperor
  • Howard SH Shyr - a law scholar and politician
  • Su Xuelin - Chinese author and writer
  • Xie Bingying - a female soldier and writer born in Loudi, Hunan
  • Yeh Shin-cheng - a environment scholar and politician
  • Yu Guangzhong - a writer, poet, educator, and critic
  • Shan-Hua Chien - Taiwanese music scholar
  • Apo Hsu - Taiwanese-American conductor
  • Wen-Pin Hope Lee - Composer
  • Tyzen Hsiao - Taiwanese composer of the neo-Romantic school

Alumniedit

  • Ang Ui-jin - Taiwanese linguist He was the chief architect of the Taiwanese Language Phonetic Alphabet
  • Chang Chun-Yen - Taiwanese science education scholar
  • Den-Wu Chen - Taiwanese historian, the former chairman of the Department of History at National Taiwan Normal University
  • Eric Chen - Psychologist
  • Chen Hung-ling - Taiwanese badminton player
  • Chen Kuei-miao - Taiwanese politician
  • Cheng Shao-chieh - Taiwanese badminton player
  • Chi Shu-ju - Taekwondo practitioner and Olympic medalist
  • Chih-Ta Chia - Taiwanese science scholar
  • Chien Yu-chin - Chinese Taipei badminton player
  • C-T James Huang – PhD 1982 generative linguist, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at Harvard, Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America 2015, recipient of the Linguistic Society of Taiwan's Lifetime Achievement Award 2014
  • Lin Jeng-yi - Director of National Palace Museum
  • Chong Yee-Voon - Malaysian writer
  • Chuang Chi-fa - Taiwanese historian
  • Evan Yo - Taiwanese Mandopop singer
  • Gong Hwang-cherng - Taiwanese linguist
  • Han Hsiang-ning - Chinese American artist
  • Hsieh Chang-heng - Baseball player in the CPBL
  • Hsu Shui-teh - Taiwanese politician
  • Huang Kun-huei - Chairman of Taiwan Solidarity Union
  • Huang Min-hui - Vice Chairperson of Kuomintang, former Mayor of Chiayi City
  • Selina Jen - member of the Taiwanese girl group SHE
  • Fan-Long Ko - Taiwanese composer
  • Ku Chin-shui - Taiwanese aboriginal athlete
  • Uğur Rıfat Karlova - Turkish stand-up comedian
  • Le Chien-Ying - Taiwanese archer
  • Tung-Tai Lin - a professor at the Graduate Institute of Mass Communication at National Taiwan Normal University
  • Man-houng Lin - Taiwanese historian, the first woman president of the Academia Historica
  • Lin Mun-lee - Taiwanese art scholar
  • Shara Lin - Taiwanese actress
  • Liu Yong - Taiwanese painter and essayist
  • Paul Jen-kuei Li - Taiwanese linguist
  • Li Hsing - Taiwanese film director
  • Lee Chu-feng - Kinmen's politician
  • Lu Yen-hsun - Taiwanese professional tennis player
  • Ma Sen - Taiwanese writer
  • Jackson T-S Sun - Taiwanese linguist
  • Peng Wan-ru - Taiwanese feminist
  • Lorene Ren - Taiwanese actress
  • Su I-Chieh - Taiwanese professional basketball player
  • Tien Lei - Basketball player
  • Tseng Shu-o - Professional Soccer player in Australia
  • Wang Tuoh - Former Secretary-General of Democratic Progressive Party
  • Wang Jin-pyng - President of Legislative Yuan
  • Wong Chin-chu - Former Magistrate of Changhua County, former Minister of Council for Cultural Affairs
  • Wu Ching-ji - Taiwanese educator
  • Cheng-Chih Wu - Taiwanese computer science education scholar, currently the vice president of the National Taiwan Normal University
  • Xi Murong - Taiwanese poet and painter
  • Yang Chih-liang - Taiwanese politician
  • Yuan Shu-chi - Taiwanese archer
  • Wai-lim Yip - Hong Kong and Taiwanese poet
  • Gaurav Baranwal - Taiwan Olympic medalist in archery

Mandarin Training Center Alumniedit

  • Richard Bernstein - American journalist
  • March Fong Eu - American politician
  • Andrew Fastow - former CFO of Enron
  • Howard Goldblatt - American literary translator
  • Imre Hamar - Hungarian scholar of Chinese studies
  • Ryutaro Hashimoto - former Prime Minister of Japan
  • Jon Huntsman, Jr - former United States Ambassador to Singapore from 1992 to 1993, and China from 2009 to 2011
  • Koichi Kato - former government minister of Japan
  • Pierre Ryckmans - Belgian-Australian writer, essayist and sinologist
  • Kevin Rudd - former Prime Minister of Australia
  • Chie Tanaka - Japanese model and actress
  • Richard Vuylsteke - President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
  • Stephen H West - American sinologist

Nomenclatureedit

The standard abbreviation for the National Taiwan Normal University in English is NTNU In Mandarin Chinese it is Shi1da4 The word "Shida" in many Taipei place names Shida Night Market, Shida Road, Shida Bookstore, etc indicates a location on or near the university campus

The word normal in the university's name derives from a now archaic usage of the word "normal" seen only in the term "normal school": that of a norm-setting institution setting for future teachers

MTC is the abbreviation which refers to the Mandarin Training Center

See alsoedit

  • Mandarin Training Center

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "校訓" NTNU Retrieved 2014-06-24 
  2. ^ "Classroom BuildingsCheng" NTNU Retrieved 2014-07-15 
  3. ^ http://enntnuedutw/aboutusphp
  4. ^ The name of the university is translated using Chinese word order By English grammar rules, it is National Normal University of Taiwan
  5. ^ a b c d e f Exploring the World at NTNU Accessed 2006-12-08
  6. ^ Public historical marker at NTNU Lecture Hall, Viewed 2007-08-04
  7. ^ Biography of Pu Ru
  8. ^ List of Partner Institutions Accessed 2015-09-03

External linksedit

  • National Taiwan Normal University official website in Chinese in English
  • Mandarin Training Center, NTNU official website in Chinese in English in Japanese
  • Mandarin Training Center Alumni Association official website
  • NTNU office of International Affairs in English
  • NTNU Preparatory School for Overseas Chinese Students official website in Chinese
  • NTNU High School official website in Chinese

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