Feng Chia University (FCU; Chinese: 逢甲大學) is a private research university in Taiwan, located in Taichung. It was named after Chiu Feng-Chia one of the leaders of the military resistance against the Japanese invasion of Taiwan in 1895.
Feng Chia University ranked ninth in Taiwan and 78th in Asia in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 - Computer Science & Information Systems. FCU was listed as the top private comprehensive university in the 2016 QS Asia University Rankings. Feng Chia University has partnership with Purdue University, RMIT University, University of Zaragoza , and San Jose State University.
In 1961, the Feng Chia College of Engineering and Business was established on Guanyin Mountain in Beitun District of Taichung City. Two years later it was moved to its present location in Xitun District in central Taiwan.
University status was granted in 1980 and the name changed to Feng Chia University (FCU). For over 50 years, FCU has steadily increased in size and scope. Currently, it comprises eight schools and colleges: the School of Management Development, and the colleges of Engineering, Business, Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information and Electrical Engineering, Construction and Development, and Finance. In total, FCU offers 57 Bachelor's, 76 Master's and 14 doctoral degree programs. Over 20,000 students are currently enrolled in undergraduate, Master's degree, doctoral degree and master's degree programs for working professionals. There are 2,200 faculty and administrative staff and over 160,000 alumni. Since 2008, surveys of executives from Taiwan's top 1,000 enterprises have consistently ranked FCU in the 'top 10' for the quality of its graduates.
In 2008, the APEC Research Center for Advanced Biohydrogen Technology was established on the FCU campus. In 2009, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) designated the Geographic Information Systems Research Center as the first Asian standards testing center, as well as one of 20 official principal members.
The university has 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students yearly in its nine colleges of Engineering, Business, Sciences, Construction and Development, Information and Electrical Engineering, Finance, Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Development, School of Technology and Management. There are 33 academic departments (excluding undeclared honors programs), four independent graduate institutes and three independent doctoral programs.
In total, FCU offers 57 Bachelor's, 76 Master's and 14 doctoral degree programs. Since 2008, surveys of executives from Taiwan's top 1,000 enterprises have consistently ranked FCU in the top 10 for the quality of its graduates.In 2008, the APEC Research Center for Advanced Biohydrogen Technology was established on the FCU campus. In 2009, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) designated the Geographic Information Systems Research Center as the first Asian standards testing center, as well as one of 20 official principal members.
FCU is the third university in Taiwan to complete and receive marks of excellence on five National Science Council technology transfer projects.
In March 2017, Apple recently established Taiwan's first Apple Regional Training Center at FCU, which makes FCU the only university in Taiwan authorized to conduct Apple-certified training courses. In the future, all instructors in the Apple App teacher development program will be trained at FCU.
There are 37 specialized research centers on campus, including the Green Energy Development Center, Geographic Information Systems Research Center, Construction and Disaster Prevention Research Center, Information and Communication Security Research Center, and Center for Tang Dynasty Culture. Every year, these centers carry out research and participate in industry-academia collaborative projects, the collective value of which ranks at the top of Taiwan's universities. In addition, these projects provide valuable information for scholars and important contributions to society.
FCU recruits outstanding scholars from Taiwan and abroad. In the past three years, more than 40 chair professors have joined the faculty. They include Chin-Chen Chang, who is considered Taiwan's father of cryptography, and Chung-Jen Hsu, former general manager of Uni-President Enterprises Corporation and the godfather of Taiwan's logistics industry. Professor Chang is ranked number two in the world for the number of published research papers that have been included in the computer science database of the Digital Bibliography & Library Projects (DBLP).
The Green Energy Development Center has developed an anaerobic bioreactor. This bioreactor yields 151/hr biogas from every liter of anaerobic sludge, making it one of the best performing bioreactors in the world. Due to these and other achievements, FCU was chosen as the site for the APEC Research Center for Advanced Biohydrogen Technology, which was established in cooperation with APEC and the National Science Council. In addition, the Taiwan branch of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) has been established on the FCU campus. In 2011, FCU completed the world's first Bio-H2 gas station.
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research Center has twice been honored by the US-based Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) with a Special Achievement in GIS award. In 2010, this research center was invited to join the European Union's Plan4All project; among its 25 collaborative partners, FCU was the only academic organization from Taiwan. In that same year, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) approved the GIS Research Center as its first software standards compliance testing center in Asia. It was also named one of 20 OGC principal members.
The Construction and Disaster Prevention Research Center brings together talent from the fields of civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, water resources engineering and conservation, and geographic information systems. This center has developed technologies with applications for environmental conservation, slope land disaster prevention, and environmental monitoring. It also serves as a long-term partner of the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, providing support for local government disaster prevention and rescue efforts. This center participated in the rebuilding efforts that followed Typhoon Morakot and received awards for its contributions and achievements from the Executive Yuan.
In cooperation with Renmin University of China, the Center for the Tang Dynasty Culture spent six years proofreading and editing the Quan Tangfu (The Complete Tang Odes). The center's edited version of this important ancient Chinese compilation has been included in many library collections in Europe, North America, Japan, and Korea, thus putting this research center on the map for the caliber of its Tang Dynasty research.
College of Information and Electrical Engineering
Automatic Control Engineering
Bachelor's Program of International Electrical Engineering
Honor Program in Information and Electrical Engineering
Information Engineering and Computer Science
Master's Program in Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering
Ph. D. Program in Electrical and Communications Engineering
College of Engineering
Aerospace and System Engineering
Fiber and Composite Materials
Industrial Engineering and Systems Management
Master Program in Green Energy Science and Technology
Mechanical and Computer-Aided Engineering
The Ph. D. program in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Bachelor's Program of Precision Systems Design
Master's Program of Electro-acoustics
Master's Program of Creative Design
College of Sciences
Environmental Engineering and Science
Materials Science and Engineering
College of Business
Bachelor's Program of International Business Administration
Continuing Education Program in Business
Financial and Economic Law
Management of Technology
Ph.D. Program in Business
College of Finance
Risk Management and Insurance
Ph.D Program of Finance
Master's Program of Finance
Bachelor's Program of Financial Engineering and Actuarial Science
College of Construction and Development
Continuing Education Bachelor's Program of Interior Design
Landscape and Recreation
Ph.D Program in Civil and Hydraulic Engineering
Transportation Technology and Management
Urban Planning and Spatial Information
Water Resources Engineering and Conservation
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
History and Historical Relics
Center for Chinese Language and Culture
School of Management Development
International School of Technology and Management
International Master of Business Administration
FCU-ZLC Dual Degree Program
FCU-Purdue Undergraduate Dual Degree Program
FCU-RMIT Undergraduate Dual Degree Program
FCU-SJSU Undergraduate Dual Degree Program
In 2017, FCU ranked as the top private comprehensive university in Taiwan by Times Higher Education "Best Universities in the Asia-Pacific Region 2017." In 2017, FCU ranked as the top private comprehensive university in Taiwan in the Engineering & Technology and Social Sciences & Management categories. In addition, for the third consecutive year, FCU ranked as the number one private comprehensive university in Taiwan in the Engineering & Technology category's Computer Science & Information Systems by the Quacquarelli Symonds.
In 2016, FCU was the top private comprehensive university in the 2016 QS Asia University Rankings. That same year, FCU was honored with a number one ranking in the Ministry of Education's Program for Promoting Teaching Excellence. Cheers magazine once again honored FCU with top spot in its annual ranking of public and private universities. In 2016, FCU was ranked among Asia University Rankings as 140th by the Quacquarelli Symonds.
In 2015, Feng Chia University ranked ninth in Taiwan and 78th in Asia in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 - Computer Science & Information Systems. FCU once again ranked as the top private comprehensive university in the QS Asia University Rankings. In 2015, FCU was ranked among Asia University Rankings on 171th by the Quacquarelli Symonds. And the individual subject world rankings from QS put FCU on 317th in Computer Science.
In 2014, FCU rated in the top 100 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (BRICS and Emerging Economies Ranking). FCU was ranked among Asia University Rankings on 153th by the Quacquarelli Symonds. And the individual subject world rankings from QS put FCU on 106th in Accounting & Finance.
In 2013, FCU was ranked among Asia's top 100 universities by the UK's The Times Higher Education Supplement.
In 2012, FCU was ranked among the top 100 global "Emerging" universities in a survey published in the UK's The Times Higher Education Supplement.
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