College of Science

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In 1968, College of Science was founded as the first college in National Central University, Chung-Li City, Taiwan, aiming to inspire students’ enthusiasm for knowledge, innovation, humanities, and environmental concern. The College has four departments, two graduate institutes, an interdepartmental Joint Science Program, four research centers and a Science Education Center. Currently, there are 117 (local 109, foreign 8) faculty members with PhD degrees, 47 research fellows (local 32, foreign 15), 147 graduate students in doctoral programs, 625 graduate students in masters programs, and 936 undergraduate students (local 1595, foreign 113). While the Joint Science Program offers only undergraduate courses, the other four departments offer both undergraduate and graduate programs: Department of Mathematics Department of Physics Department of Chemistry Department of Optics and Photonics The following two graduate institutes accept students who have obtained undergraduate degrees. They provide research environment for students pursuing their masters and Ph.D. Degrees. Graduate Institute of Statistics Graduate Institute of Astronomy The four research centers of the College have been established for advanced project-oriented research and technical training while the Science Education Center aims to promote basic and popular science education: Center for Complex System Thin Film Technology Center Center for Mathematics and Theoretical Sciences Detector Center Science Education Center The College requires its undergraduates to complete a solid training on the latest fundamentals in their respective fields. In addition to teaching and mentoring the students of our College, we also provide university-wide courses in general physics, chemistry, and calculus. While emphasizing teaching, the College is also very active in research; it is recognized as one of the top four science colleges in Taiwan. 90% of the faculty members have externally funded research projects from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST); the average annual grants for the past five years amounted to NT $ 19.6 billion. Up to 30 projects are funded by industries and other research institutes (amounted to NT $ 29 million). Therefore, graduate students receive high-caliber training that prepares them for careers in academia and industry. The College holds numerous domestic and international conferences, workshops, and symposia annually. In addition, it offers international student programs and welcomes foreign students as well as short-term and sabbatical visits by scientists from abroad.

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