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 a creative cultural life, which exactly are what we have been pursuing for years since the establishment of the school.
In the past of 17 years, AU has demonstrated excellence in academic performance, and was ranked as the first in many higher education evaluations conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE). It was not only evaluated as the best among newly-established universities in Taiwan, but also granted honored projects from the MOE, the so-called Program for Promoting Teaching Excellence Universities, for 12 years consecutively. Meanwhile, AU has earned international reputation by several world university rankings. In 2018, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings: Millennial Universities, AU was ranked the 31st in the world, making us the 1st place in Taiwan. Furthermore, AU was evaluated as the 191st in the THE’s Emerging Economies University Rankings, which is at 5th place among the private universities in Taiwan. In the THE’s Asia-Pacific University Ranking, AU was ranked between 181st – 190th.
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 technology. Our research centers include the AI Research Center, the Center for Precision Medicine Research, the Institute of Innovation and Circular Economy, the Eye Center, the Big Data Research Center, the Research Center of Fintech and Blockchain Technology, the Food Safety and Inspection Center, the 3D Printing Medical Research Institute, the Center for Prevention and Treatment of Internet Addiction, and the Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms Research Center.
As a comprehensive university, AU also centers on creating an aesthetic campus and culturalatmosphere. 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 wasofficially opened in 2013. As a legendary landmark in central Taiwan, the museum turns to be avenue for world-class exhibitions and an interacting platform for artists from local and abroad, whichbecomes a leading role in the cultural and creative industry in Taiwan.
In addition, we encourage students to submit their works to international design competition and invention fairs. For instance, our students have won 13 Best-of-the-Best and 66 RedDot Awards, 5 iF Awards, 2 G-Mark International Design Awards, plus 102 gold, 128 silver and 88 bronze medals, 36 Special Awards, and 2 Semi-grand Prize in famous international design and invention contests.
The establishment of the Asia Museum of Modern Art is a milestone for AU, and due to the university motto – Health, Caring, Innovation, and Excellence – we devote to strengthening humanities, care and social services bybuilding an affiliated hospital, which we expect to be a ”health keeper” for the local society,and a gateway to knowledge for students. We believe that the extraordinary journey we have beenthrough will expand our vision, and help us to build a remarkable and comprehensive universitywith international competitiveness.