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Departments and Institutes

Institute of Confucianism

Being the only educational organization in Taiwan devoted to the study of Confucianism, our institute was founded upon the goal of preparing specialists in Confucian culture for today’s world. Working with the southwestern Taiwan promotion center of the Confucius-Mencius Society of the Republic of China, our Confucianism Research and Promotion Center plays a key role in advancing research in Confucianism in the South. We also plan to cooperate with Confucianism-related institutions such as Confucius temples and societies of literature and history to formulate Confucian perspectives on modern manners and etiquette. It is hoped that Confucianism will gradually become appreciated and practiced in modern society, through such varied avenues as leisure and entertainment, tourism, movies, digital games, and publishing.   

Department of Applied Foreign Languages

Foreign language ability is the key to enabling a country to enter the world stage. Our department aims to play a role in national economic development by training students to have a professional outlook, interpersonal skills, and global vision, so that they are capable of providing cross-national service. Our program focuses on developing interpersonal communication skills, structured expression, and the ability to combine knowledge of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) with other professional workplace skills. We also place great importance on training students to discover, analyze and solve problems. Our faculty have specialist skills in a wide range of fields, including English remedial teaching, EEG-based reading research, digital technology in English teaching, translating and interpreting strategies, English learning cards, and innovation in English teaching. We have been awarded the highest rating in departmental evaluations conducted by the Ministry of Education.

Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work, formerly named the Department of Youth and Children’s Welfare, was founded in 1999. Our goal is to train students to assume social responsibility, develop expertise in social work, and display the ethical responsibilities required for the field of social work. In addition, we aim to stimulate our students to develop their full potential for problem solving. In so doing, we hope they will develop a sense of concern for other individuals (especially vulnerable groups), families, and communities and, by extension, dedicate themselves to the welfare and interests of human beings in general, particularly disadvantaged minorities.

Department of Information Management

Our department was established in 1998, in order to coordinate with national economic planning and development policy, and the establishment of the Southern Taiwan Science Park, the Kaohsiung Software Technology Park, and the Asia-Pacific Regional Operations Center. Our aim is to cultivate students’ basic skills in information management, and to train them in the application of information technology in business. We particularly focus on the development and application of information management in the fields of medicine and health, in order to train personnel with the information management skills needed by the medicine and health care industries. We also strengthen students’ knowledge of the fields of e-business and digital content. Our courses aim to achieve a balance between breadth and depth, with teachers and students working actively together on developing electronic services and industry-academic cooperation. At the beginning of the 21st century, computerization and digitization had already become a basic requirement of industry, with organizations in every field striving to improve the efficiency of their work. In the past few years, there has been an even more dynamic movement towards the digitalization, mobilization and “ubiquitization” of business, in order to improve competitiveness. Under these circumstances, the training of information management specialists has become crucial.

Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia

Originally established as the Department of Information Technology, we became the Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia in 2013, in response to the government’s drive to develop the digital content industry in Taiwan. We focus on cooperation between industry and academia, with industry collaborations emphasizing the development of creative game planning, the production of game animations, applications for mobile devices, and the cultivation of talent.
Students graduating from our program will have received thorough training in the following fields:
The integration of multimedia design, 3D scene and character design, interactive somatosensory interactive technology design, augmented reality, and application of game engines, for application in game design.
The integration of hand-drawn design, animation script design, art design, audio, video and soundtrack production, visual effects, and video post-production, to be applied in the design of multimedia animations.
The integration of mobile application planning, mobile device user interface design, mobile database design, mobile security applications, and APP designs, to be applied in the development of mobile applications.
 

Bachelor Program in Digital Service for Smart Healthcare

This program was established in 2018, in order to coordinate with national planning and development policy. In an aging society, health is an important national issue. We cultivate specialists in digital services for smart health, training students to employ various kinds of smart technology to promote health and quality healthcare. In our courses, students acquire knowledge of health, healthcare and current smart technology. Our courses aim to strengthen students’ skills in the implementation and design of various smart digital services for smart healthcare. We also cooperate with other departments at CNU to provide professional training in smart healthcare, and are in frequent contact with enterprises that are willing to teach and provide internships for our students.

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