Asia University (AU) is a visionary, pioneering, and fast-growing school and was founded with the goal of establishing a remarkable and comprehensive university with international competitiveness. Karl Jaspers, a German philosopher, believed that an ideal university must have three features- academic teaching, scientific research, and creative cultural life, which are exactly what we have been pursuing for years since the establishment of the school.
In the past 20 years, AU has demonstrated excellence in academic performance and was ranked as the first in many higher education evaluations conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE). It was evaluated as the best among newly established universities in Taiwan and granted honored projects from the MOE, the so-called Program for Promoting Teaching Excellence Universities, for 12 years consecutively. Meanwhile, AU has earned an international reputation by several world university rankings, including Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities, US News & World Report Global University Ranking, and QS Global University Rankings. Based on the Times Higher Education, Asia University was 99th of the 100 best universities in the world younger than 50 years.
To improve the quantity and quality of research outputs, Asia University has established various top-notch research centers that will lead the world by adopting emerging technologies. Our research centers include the AI Research Center, the Center for Precision Health Research, the Intelligent Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation Innovation Center, the Institute of Innovation and Circular Economy, the Eye Center, the Big Data Research Center, the Research Center of Fintech and Blockchain Technology, the Food Safety and Inspection Center, the High Performance Materials Institute for xD Printing, the Center for Prevention and Treatment of Internet Addiction, and the Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms Research Center. Furthermore, in response to the age of AI and 5G, Asia University has established the first College of Artificial Intelligence in Taiwan to boost students’ future career prospects with AI knowledge and 5G literacy. Our AI experience room situated inside the Smart Library offers students a glance of smart medical services, smart homes, self-driving cars, unmanned factories, XArm, etc.
As a comprehensive university, AU also centers on creating an aesthetic campus and cultural atmosphere. Specifically, AU offers a space for teaching, research, and creation by inviting the world-renowned architect, Tadao Ando, to design the Asia Museum of Modern Art in 2007, which was officially opened in 2013. As a legendary landmark in central Taiwan, the museum turns to be a venue for world-class exhibitions and an interacting platform for artists from local and abroad, which becomes a leading role in the cultural and creative industry in Taiwan.
In addition, we encourage students to submit their works to the international design competition and invention fairs. For instance, our students have won 99 RedDot Awards, including 16 Best-of-the-Best and 11 iF Awards, 2 G-Mark International Design Awards, plus 117 gold, 143 silver and 101 bronze medals, 41 Special Awards, 2 Grand Prizes, 1 Semi-grand Prize and 3 International Highest Awards in famous international design and invention contests.
The establishment of the Asia Museum of Modern Art is a milestone for AU. Moving forward with the perception of "Health, Caring, Innovation, and Excellence" as the motto for school operation, we devote ourselves to strengthening humanities, care, and social services by building an affiliated hospital, which we expect to be a” health keeper” for the local society and a gateway to knowledge for students. We believe that the extraordinary journey we have been through will expand our vision and help us to build a remarkable and comprehensive university with international competitiveness.