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Project Goal

The mid to long-term plan vision for National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (hereafter referred to as Yuntech) from 2018 to 2022 is to be “the role model among Science and Technology Universities for practical training”. We aim to achieve excellent performance in four areas— training students, career development of professors, contribution by the university and international influence. To successfully reach our goal, Yuntech is set to: “cultivate passionate craftsmen that are adept in both technology and the arts according to their strengths”, “accumulate the power of applied research”, “harness influence in local communities, industries, society and around the world” and “create a campus that is innovative, diverse, friendly and sustainable”. Furthermore, our strategies are as follows: “build an education environment that appreciates the strengths of each individual”, “establish mechanisms that connect research results with innovative businesses” and “continuous innovation and improvement within the campus”. In five years, we shall transform into “Yuntech ITRI” and “College of the Future” with the help of resources from the Higher Education SPROUT Project. In addition, we will establish “International AI Robot College” in response to labor requirements in industry development amid an aging society and to exchange technical professionals internationally.

Yuntech’s mid to long-term plan integrates the goals of Higher Education SPROUT Project with its goal, strategy, and actionable plans:
  • To build an education environment that appreciates the strengths of each individual and solidly promotes innovative teaching methods and enhance teaching quality (A).
  • To cultivate passionate craftsmen that are adept in the arts, to accumulate the power of applied research, to harness influence in local communities, industries, society and around the world. This is for developing Yuntech into an university with distinct characteristics (B).
  • To create a campus that is innovative, diverse, friendly, and sustainable in order to further publicize higher education (C).
  • To harness the influence in local communities, industries, society and around the world to be a socially responsible university (D).
Yuntech’s campus development plan is manifested in 8 sub-plans under the Higher Education SPROUT Project, the Research Center plan as well as the USR plan. Among these plans, we put great emphasis in cultivating international technical professionals in order to develop Yuntech into an university with distinct characteristics. We harness the influence in local communities, industries, society and around the world. We also have PBL as our core institution and put resources into developing AI robots as our field of expertise. Therefore, we are promoting the “International AI Robotics College” to develop applied technology.

In the past years, under the support of the Program for Promoting Teaching Excellence Universities and the Program for Developing Outstanding Science and Technology Universities by the Ministry of Education, Yuntech has branded itself as an university that continuously assess the quality of instruction as well as innovations of our teachers and students. We also have “concrete and effective dialogues with those in the industry” as our strategy and fervently established a mutually beneficial industry-academia collaboration ecosystem through trust and cooperation. In the recent years, we have successfully promoted “a mutually beneficial industry-academia collaboration” and built “a campus that cultivates industry professionals in central Taiwan”. Furthermore, we have cooperated with National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) Yun-Lin Branch and Nursing Home, National Cheng Kung University Hospital (NCKUH) Dou-Liu Branch and Nursing Home, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, and Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital to develop robots for the welfares of elderly people in Taiwan and has gained great results from the industry-academia collaboration.