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A Brief of Introduction
東海大學研究發展處 THU Office of Research&Development
A Brief of Introduction


Like its educational goal, Tunghai values and places an equal emphasis on teaching and research. Teachers conduct research and utilize the research findings and results in their teaching. Also, since the development of the industries are driven by technology developments, how to increase the number of industry/ university cooperative research projects will be a key factor faced by today’s higher education institutions. Tunghai’s teachers mainly conduct their research through conducting research grants and presenting and publishing research findings. Also, teachers participate in industry/ university cooperative projects. Furthermore, teachers are members of international academic institutions and participated in international academic exchanges with Tunghai’s sister schools. To support teachers to conduct their research and increase the research quality in Tunghai, the university has upgraded research facilities and increased its interactions with various industries.


Tunghai has established various research award guidelines to encourage teachers to conduct research, present and publish their research findings and to host and participate academic conferences. By providing research awards and subsidies for hosting conferences, teachers could conduct research that are related to their teaching and update their teaching with their latest research findings. In addition, the university has upgraded resources such as books, databases, equipments and etc for teachers to conduct research. During the 2007 to 2012 academic year, the overall research output has improved. This improvement can be seen by the increasing number of NSC project grants, the increase in the amount of NSC subsidies received, and the growth in the number of papers published each year. 

In today’s ever-changing environment, it has become a necessity to make flexible changes on the structure and organization within the university. To highlight Tunghai’s solid foundation in the area of humanities and creative design, Tunghai has established the College of Fine Arts and Creative Design in 2007. The college consists of the following departments, Architecture, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Fine Arts, and Music. Also, to meet the needs of the industry and the university’s development, in 2006 the Engineering College has undergone restructuring in its departments. The Engineering College has he following departments: Departments of Industrial Engineering and Enterprise Information, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. With the restructuring of the Engineering College, both the research outputs and industry/university cooperative projects have been increased. 

Besides the above mentioned research areas, Tunghai is also actively promoting conducting integrated inter-disciplinary research projects both within the campus and with the R&D institutions off campus. To prepare for the implementation of inter-disciplinary research projects, Tunghai has revised the regulations and guidelines for establishing teaching, research or service centers in 2007. In 2009, projects can apply to establish temporary university level research centers. 

Therefore, with the need for research and teaching, the duties and the amount of work expected of the office of R&D have significantly increased in recent years. Now, The office of R&D established the four divisions underneath. They were named “University Development Planning Section”, “Academic Research and Assessment Section”, “Industry-Academia Collaboration and Innovation Incubation Center” and “Precision Instrument Center”. In addition of the four divisions, “The Committee of Instrument and Equipment” and 5 university level research centers (Life Science Research Center, Center for Chinese Social and Management Studies, Nanometer Science and Technology Research Center, Center for Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity , Software Engineering and Technology Center) were established under the office of R&D.

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