National Taiwan University
National Taiwan University
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  • 승인 2011.05.08 18:19
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The predecessor of National Taiwan University (NTU) was Taihoku(Taipei) Imperial University, founded by the Japanese in 1928. After the Second World War and Taiwan’s retrocession to Chinese Sovereignty, the Republic
of China (Taiwan) government resumed the administration of Taihoku Imperial University. Then, the government reorganized and renamed it as National Taiwan University on November 1945. Since then, it has always been
the university of first choice for Taiwanese students trying to enter a university.
The number of NTU students reaches about 30,000 including about 12,000 graduate students and 18,000 undergraduate students.

There are 11 colleges in NTU: the College of Management, the College of Public Health, and the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Social Sciences, the College of Law, the College of Bio-Resources and Agriculture, the College of Life Science, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science, the College of Medicine, and the College of Engineering.
In addition to these colleges, NTU has a total of 54 departments, 96 graduate institutes (which offer 96 Master’s programs and 83 doctoral programs), and five research centers: the Division of Population and Gender Studies, the Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, the Center for Biotechnology, Japanese Research Center, and the Biodiversity Center.

When students think of NTU, the Coconut the first thing that comes to their mind. As we walk through the main gate, we can see a view full of coconut trees along the road. If you walk along the Coconut Avenue till you reach the end, you will find the NTU’s library – the biggest one in Taiwan. You can study inside there for 24
Another spot in NTU famous for tourists is the Moon Lake. Lots of couples study next to the lake and watch the ducks and geese foating on it.
On every March, NTU students enjoy Azaleas Festival. During the festival, the whole school seems as if is covered with flowers.
Around NTU, there is a famous night market called Gong Guan. You can have delicious food there like stinky tofu, oyster omelet, double sausage, and so on. You can buy almost anything you want there because there are also bookstores, movie theaters, clothes shops, supermarkets and so many other stores to shop. Having a popular 
night market is one of the reasons why the housing cost around NTU is the highest in Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city. If it is your first time coming to NTU, do not worry about how to find NTU. We have mass rapid transportation (MRT) such as subway, making you easily find NTU.

* Liao Yung-li is currently studying at Ewha as an exchange student.

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