National Taiwan University (Abbreviation: NTU; Chinese: 國立臺灣大學) is a national co-educational research university located in Taipei of Taiwan.
In Taiwan, it is colloquially known as “Táidà” (台大). Its 1,086,167 m2 main campus is located in Taipei’s Da’an District. In addition, the university has 6 other campuses in Taipei and elsewhere, with a total area of 345,830,000 m2. The University consists of 11 colleges, 54 departments, 103 graduate institutes and 4 research centers. In 2010, the student body consisted of 17,514 undergraduate students and 15,824 graduate students.
The university was founded in 1928 by the Japanese administration during the Japanese colonial era and was then known as the Taihoku (Taipei) Imperial University. After World War II, the government of the Republic of China resumed the administration of Taihoku University and reorganized and renamed it National Taiwan University on November 15, 1945.
NTU is often considered to be among the most prestigious universities in Taiwan. It has strong ties with the Academia Sinica.
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