Founded in 1991, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech) has become a university paradigm for other technological universities nationwide under the leadership of the former presidents and Dr. Hou Chun-kan.
YunTech is a flagship technological university with four colleges, the College of Engineering, College of Management, College of Design, and College of Humanities and Applied Sciences. These four colleges account for 20 undergraduate, 26 master's, and 12 doctoral programs. The student population is approximately 10,000, 65 percent of whom are undergraduates and 35 percent post-graduates. Among the distinguished faculty of the university, over 87 percent hold doctoral degrees and 95 percent have reached the position of assistant professor or above. More than 62 percent of the faculty has significant experience in industrial sectors and 50 percent received their doctoral degrees from renowned universities in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere.
Situated in Douliu with a sprawling campus landscaped with trees, flowers, and green lawns, YunTech is a model green university in Taiwan. The reuse rate of water has reached 70 percent, which is the highest nationwide. As a result of its efforts in reusing resources, YunTech was granted the "Energy Saving Award" by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Through the university's core values of "Sincerity, Honor, Perseverance and Originality," YunTech fosters students into professionals who have knowledge-management ability, are internationally competitive, and place an equal emphasis on humanities and technology.