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Arts Center, College of General Education,National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST)

After the merger of the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, the National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, and the National Kaohsiung Marine University, the National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST) was established in February 2018. We became the largest University of Science and Technology in Taiwan. Before the merge, cultivating professional and technically oriented talents had been the primary goal in liberal arts education on each campus. With the Liberal Arts curriculum, we actively provided arts-related activities and created an artistic atmosphere. For all the efforts made to enhance students' art appreciation ability and to promote community arts and cultural events, we proudly received the Arts Education Contribution Award from the Ministry of Education in 2017.

Dr. Yang Ching Yu, the current president of NKUST, understands the importance of creativity and humanities in the education of future technological talents. The Arts Center, established in February 2019, belonged to the College of General Education and was responsible for planning campus-wide art exhibitions, performances, and related arts and cultural events. We have strengthened the professional functions of the visual arts, music, and theater performance venues on each campus to offer multi-functional art and cultural space to meet the needs of students, teachers, and residents in the local community. Concerning the unique environmental characteristics of each campus, the Center also caters to the students’ and teachers’ future needs for a humanistic campus environment. Arts Center will continue revitalizing the arts and humanities on each campus and cultivating creative talents. With cross-disciplinary thinking, we will creatively integrate and flip the ideas of technology, industry, economics, arts, and culture.