Top 9 universities in Taiwan
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|Taiwan rank 2023||World University Rank 2023||University||City|
|1||=187||National Taiwan University (NTU)||Taipei|
|2||251–300||China Medical University, Taiwan||Taichung|
|3||301–350||Taipei Medical University||Taipei|
|4||351–400||Asia University, Taiwan||Taichung|
|=5||501–600||National Tsing Hua University||Hsinchu|
|=5||501–600||National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University||Taipei|
|=7||601–800||National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)||Taichung|
|=7||601–800||National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)||Taipei|
|=7||601–800||National Yunlin University of Science and Technology||Yunlin|
Taiwan’s bustling cities, along with its breath-taking tropical forests, green and marble mountains, hidden gorges and enormous sea cliffs can also make it seem like a paradise for students.
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Many of the region’s universities rank in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and are successful across a range of academic fields, including engineering, management and medicine.
The capital city of Taipei has a lot to offer culturally, too. Its temples are used not only for prayer but also to host cultural festivals and art-house events.
Top 3 universities in Taiwan
3. Taipei Medical University
Taipei Medical University has been providing healthcare education for 60 years.
The university has six affiliated hospitals – the Taipei Medical University, Shuang Ho and Hsin Kuo Min hospitals, Wan Fang Medical Center, Taipei Cancer Center and Taipei Neuroscience Institute.
Many of its courses are taught in English. The university is well known for its medical elective programmes, which attract students from all over the world, including Japan, Europe and the United States. Visiting students are able to work with researchers and clinical professionals to reinforce their learning in different contexts.
The university is located in the heart of Taipei, not far from the city’s many shops and restaurants. Public transport in the city is well organised, and close to Taipei are many famous hiking trails.
2. China Medical University (CMU)
Founded in 1958 and located in Taichung, a city in central Taiwan, China Medical University (CMU) was the very first non-profit academic institution offering degree programmes in Chinese medicine and pharmacology in Taiwan.
The university's healthcare system, which owns four international-accredited hospitals and 11 subsidiaries with a total of over 5,000 beds, is the second largest healthcare system in the entire nation of Taiwan.
It consists of eight colleges, which together offer educational, research, and practical programmes in western medicine, Chinese medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, healthcare, biopharmaceutical and food sciences, public health, and humanities and sciences. Interdisciplinary courses are also available for students that wish to integrate and subsequently broaden their learning experiences.
1. National Taiwan University (NTU)
Set up in 1928, the National Taiwan University (NTU) is one of the most prestigious institutions on the island, with its main campus situated in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei.
Outstanding alumni include the Nobel laureate in chemistry Yuan T. Lee, computer scientist Andrew Yao and several major regional political figures, including Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen.
The university’s wide-ranging programmes cover liberal arts, science, social sciences, medicine, engineering, agriculture, management, public health, law, computer science and education. Many of these courses are available to study in English, although Chinese languages are widely spoken on campus.
Top universities in Taiwan 2023
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Explore the top universities in Taiwan using data from Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2023