In 2003, National Tsing Hua University and the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) initiated the strategic alliance policy and signed the cooperation contracts on organizing master's degree programs in high-tech management. Based on the contract, College of Technology Management started its IMBA program and the TaiwanICDF provides scholarship for international students to attend the graduate study in the field of technology management.
The collaborative program between NTHU and TaiwanICDF had been set under the Institute of Technology Management for 4 years and in 2006, IMBA program was officially approved by Ministry of Education to a professional degree program ever since. The approval from MOE enables IMBA program to recruit domestic as well as international students since 2007 Fall.
The multi-cultural environment as well as the curriculum design are to train our students to be well-prepared for the ever-changing world when globalization becomes an issue worldwide.
Apart from that, NTHU has teamed up with NCTU, NYMU, and NCU in 2008, and founded the University System of Taiwan, offering students with more flexibility and an even broader choice of curriculum. Combining specialties of each school, creating a better exchange in academic. In 2021, NCTU and NYMU merged into NYCU, and NCCU joined the University System of Taiwan at the same time.
The Integration of Education and the Industry
A Multifaceted Future (Pursuing Doctoral Degree in NTHU)
iPhD Program (International Intercollegiate Ph.D. Program) was established in 2015, intending to nurture interdisciplinary talents, combining faculties from different departments of NTHU, teaming up with top universities around the globe, introducing international courses, teachers, and other educational resources, connecting with the world, providing a variety of curriculum and a flexible course-taking system, creating cross cutting talents. From 2018 to 2019, 40% of iPhD students are graduates of NTHU master classes, among them, around 60% are from IMBA.
Of course, ISS is also another choice for the future. The PhD program at ISS is an international program aimed at cultivating high-level researchers who will tackle important issues in service phenomena and develop the service science discipline.