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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 a creative cultural life, which exactly are what we have been pursuing for years since the establishment of the school.
In the past of 19 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, including Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities, US News & World Report Global University Ranking, and QS Global University Rankings. Based on the Times Higher Education, 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 technology. Our research centers include the AI Research Center, the Center for Precision Medicine Research, the Intelligent Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation Innovation Center, 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. Furthermore, in response to the age of AI and to enhance students’ AI literacy, Asia University has established the first College of Artificial Intelligence in Taiwan to boost students’ future career prospect with AI knowledge. Our AI experience room situated inside the Smart Library offers students a glance of smart medical service, smart home, self-driving car, unmanned factory, etc.
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 75 RedDot Awards, included 14 Best-of-the-Best and 7 iF Awards, 2 G-Mark International Design Awards, plus 113 gold, 139 silver and 94 bronze medals, 40 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.