National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST) was established on February 1, 2018 by the merger of three universities: National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences,National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, and National Kaohsiung Marine University,
becoming the largest technological university in Taiwan.
As a technology university, NKUST has incorporated the strengths of the three former universities -- strong connections with industries, innovation and entrepreneurship, and ocean technology – into the new university and realized synergies through integrating complementary resources and functions.
As the result of the merger, NKUST not only incorporates the strengths of the three universities—strong connections with industries, innovation and entrepreneurship, and ocean technologies—into the new university, but it also has great advantages in the aspects of vast campuses, strong human resources, complementary resources, and diverse cultural assets, which makes a lively and vigorous academic community and learning environment for students. With the merger, the university hopes to integrate all the resources and to cultivate more excellent technological professionals and lead the business and industry development in southern Taiwan.