National Taiwan University


National Taiwan University is a national co-educational research university located in Taipei’s Da’an District in Taiwan. In addition, the university has 6 other campuses in Taipei and elsewhere. The university was founded in 1928 by the Japanese administration during the Japanese colonial era and was then known as the Taihoku Imperial University. After World War II, the government of the Republic of China resumed the administration of the University, reorganizing and renaming it National Taiwan University on November 15, 1945. NTU is considered one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan.

Since 2012, the Taiwan Ministry of Education (MOE) and Washington University have jointly supported up to five PhD students per year in the Taiwan MOE-WashU Fellowship in a range of programs such as biomedical sciences, engineering and applied sciences, and various social sciences. After graduation, the students have gone on to positions in academia, industry and government across the world.

Learn more about the Taiwan MOE-WashU Fellowship.


Tuan-Hua David Ho

Ambassador National Taiwan University

Professor of Biology, Arts & Sciences