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List of educational institutions in Taichung

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List of educational institutions in Taichung

Taichung educational institutions are in Taichung city of Taiwan. They include bilingual kindergartens through elementary and secondary education too all forms of tertiary education. There are also international schools to serve foreigners in the city as well as a handful of language institutes for foreigners to study Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Universities

Universities offer four-year programs in a variety of subjects. Taichung possesses both public and private universities.

Public universities

  • National Taichung University of Science and Technology (國立台中科技大學) – formerly National Taichung Institute of Technology (國立台中技術學院) and National Taichung Nursing College (國立台中護理專科學校): The two schools merged in 2011 to form the new NTCUST. The school has 5 colleges: Business, Design, Languages and Language Applications, Information and Distribution Science, and Health. NTCUST's nursing program is well known in the region. The university is located on two campuses in the heart of the city. The primary campus is near YiZhong Street (一中街), National Taichung First Senior High School and the National Taiwan University of Physical Education and Sports. The secondary campus is located about 2 kilometers down Sanmin road near Taichung Hospital.
  • National Chung Hsing University (國立中興大學) – Located in the southern part of the city, it is the most prestigious university in the city. There are more than seventeen thousand students and has seven colleges and a department of continuing education.
  • National Taichung University of Education (國立臺中教育大學) – formerly National Taichung Teacher’s College (國立台中師範學院): Located in West District, it is the premier teacher training school in the city, training future teachers in all areas from early childhood to secondary education, including a research center for special education.
  • National Taiwan College of Physical Education (國立台灣體育學院) – Located near the center of the city, this is the top physical education university in Taiwan. It is also home to Taichung Baseball Field and the local soccer stadium.
  • Private universities

  • Feng Chia University (逢甲大學) – Feng Chia University is a small-area university located in Xitun District that has a very convenient surrounding.
  • Tunghai University (東海大學) – Tunghai University is a large sprawling university in Xitun District near Longjing Township.
  • Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology (中台科技大學) – Located in the mountains of Dakeng, CTU has four colleges: Health Sciences, Nursing, Management, and Humanities and Social Sciences. It was upgraded to university status in 2005 and is best known for its nursing and health sciences programs.
  • China Medical University (中國醫藥大學) – China Medical University is one of two large medical universities in the city. It also has a highly regarded full-service training hospital adjacent to the university.
  • Ling Tung University (嶺東科技大學) – Located in Nantun District, the university offers highly regarded design and business programs.
  • Chung Shan Medical University (中山醫學大學) – Chung Shan Medical University is another large medical university, this one on the southern part of the city.
  • Five-year Junior Colleges

    These are schools that one enters after completing junior high schools (ninth year of education) and enters it for five years, essentially serving as your three high school years along with the first two years or tertiary education. One gains entry through participation in a national exam.

  • Overseas Chinese University (僑光技術學院)
  • Senior High Schools

    Senior High Schools are the next step for many students after completing their mandatory nine years of education. However, not all students are able to gain admittance. Entry is dependent on ones performance on a national standardized examination that is administered every year. High Schools are college preparatory and graduates are expected to go on to a four-year university following graduation.

    There are two prestigious Senior High Schools in Taichung City. The Taichung Number One High School was founded by Taiwanese nationalists in the 1910s. Today, it is mostly an all-boys school with a small number of girls admitted to special programs not offered elsewhere.

    Taichung Girl's High School is the top girls high school in the city. It was founded in 1919 and draws many of the best students and teaching faculty in central Taiwan.

    While Hui Wen Municipal High School is a new school, the modernity of its campus as well as the modern technology available is quickly making this one of the most desirable high schools in the city after the big two.

    Public high schools are generally considered more desirable due to their lower tuition and greater resources. However, there are also some excellent private high schools in Taichung City.

    Some of these schools also offer Vocational Programs as well as Junior High School.

    Vocational High Schools

    Taiwan also offers students the opportunity to study specific trades as opposed to going to a general high school. Some vocational programs are highly academic (i.e. language programs) while others focus on preparing students for a job after graduation.

  • National Taichung Home Economics and Commercial High School (國立台中高級家事商業職業學校)
  • National Taichung Agricultural Senior High School (國立台中高級農業職業學校)
  • National Taichung Industrial High School (國立台中高級工業職業學校)
  • Kuang-Hwa Vocational High School of Technology (光華高級工業職業學校)
  • Special Secondary Schools

    Taichung also offers special schools for deaf as well as those who have other learning impairments.

  • National Taichung School for the Deaf (台中啟聰學校)
  • National Taichung Special Education School (台中特殊教育學校)
  • Junior High Schools

    Junior High School covers grades seven through nine and mark the culmination of mandatory education in Taiwan. Taichung offers a full range of public and private junior high schools.

    Primary education

    Elementary school encompasses grades one through six. Typically、students will attend a public school in the zone designated for where ones residence is registered、not where one actually lives.

    International schools

    Taichung has three international schools. Two of them use English as the medium of instruction and offer an American-style curriculum, while the third is a school for Japanese children. One must possess a foreign passport to attend any of these schools.

  • Morrison Academy (馬禮遜美國學校)
  • American School in Taichung (台中美國學校)
  • Taichung Japanese School (台中日僑學校)
  • Mandarin and Taiwanese Training Centers

    Taichung City/County offers three accredited Mandarin language programs.

  • Tunghai University Chinese Language Center
  • Providence University Chinese Language Education Center
  • Feng Chia University Language Center
  • Other schools

    Taichung City has dozens of kindergartens and cram schools. While many are registered with the government and can be found on the Chinese version of the Taichung Education Bureau website (see below), not all are.

    Shane English School – Daya District – A private English language institution for Taiwanese citizens, taught by English speaking natives.

    References

    List of educational institutions in Taichung Wikipedia


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