The main campus of National Chengchi University (NCCU) is located in the southeastern suburbs of Taipei. The university commands a beautiful view, in a peaceful setting, at the foot of Mt. Zhi-nan and is close to many tourist spots including the Zhi-nan Temple, the Tea Display Museum, and the Taipei Zoo.
The main campus is approximately 103 hectares, with 80 hectares set aside as lush, green hillside. The Jing-mei and Zhi-nan Rivers run through the campus forming a beautiful verdant landscape with the surrounding hills and vegetation.
Divided by Zhi-nan River, the campus offers a hill-foot side and the hillside. The hill-foot division is developed along the main axis of Si-Wei Avenue, with most university building complexes concentrated along the north-south passage. These include historical buildings such as the Zhi-shi Building, Guo-fu Building, and Si-Wei Auditorium. There are also new buildings constructed within the past two decades, including the Chung-cheng Library, the Social Science Information Center, the General Research Building, the College of Commerce Building, and the Genera Building of Colleges. The sixteen-story General Building of Colleges, completed and opened in 2000, is now the landmark of the campus.
On the hillside are the Communication College Building, the DaoFan Building, the BaiNian Building, and the JiTao Building. All of these buildings have wonderful views of the beautiful, winding Jing-mei River from the hillside.
Life In Taiwan
Taiwan's total land area is only about 36,000 square kilometers; it lies off the eastern coast of mainland China -- a solitary island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. With Japan and Korea in the north the Philippines in the south, and China in the west, Taiwan's location makes it a perfect spot for further traveling.
The Taiwanese government has established 8 national parks and 12 national scenic areas to preserve Taiwan's best natural ecological environments and cultural sites: Take in the splendor and sheer heights of the cliffs at Taroko Gorge; take a ride on the Alishan train--one of only three mountain railways in the world--and experience the breathtaking sunset and sea of clouds; hike up to the summit of Northeast Asia's highest peak, Jade Mountain. You can also soak up the sun in Kenting, Asia's version of Hawaii; stand at the edge of Sun Moon Lake; traipse through the East Rift Valley; or visit the offshore islands of Kinmen and Penghu. It's an awesome journey full of natural discovery!
The cultural aspects of Taiwan should not be missed. The blending of Hakka, Taiwanese, and Mainland Chinese cultures have produced a rich plethora of cultural and social color. Whether it is religion, architecture, language, living habits, or food, it's one big exciting melting pot!
The school campus is located right at the edge of Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. Taipei is a lively and modern city and is home to approximately 6 million people. In the city, the food is exotic, the people are friendly, and there are top-notch spots for sightseeing. Being just minutes away from the heart of Taipei, our campus provides students with the closeness and contact of city life while maintaining the peaceful and relaxed pace of a suburb!
For more information on Taiwan, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau website at: http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/