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Facts and History
In the fall of 1965, preparatory plans for the school were approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE), and in 1969, Chung Chou Vocational Institute of Engineering was established. In 1980, Mr. Niu Jian-Chu, a legislator who was passionate about education, organized a new board of trustees to take over the administration of Chung Chou and established the scale and foundation that exists today. In 1991, the school’s name was approved by the MOE to be changed to Chung Chou Junior College of Technology. In 2000, MOE approved the school’s name to be changed to Chung Chou Institute of Technology. In 1980, Mr. Chai Qin-Ming became the institute’s president and was succeeded by Mr. Tang Jhen-He, former Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Education in 1992. In March, 1993, Mr. Chai Yun-Ching, Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, CCUT, became the president. In August, 2004, Dr. Shih Neng-Ren, Professor of National Changhua University of Education became the president. On March 1st, 2007, Dr. Tso-Kwei Peng was inaugurated as the 3rd president of Chung Chou Institute of Technology.
In 1980, Mr. Chai Qin-Ming took office as the President of CCUT and was succeeded by Mr. Tang Jhen-He, former Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Education in 1992. In March, 1993, Mr. Chai Yun-Ching, professor of the Department of mechanical engineering, CCUT, became the President. In August, 2004, Dr. Shih Neng-Ren, professor of National Changhua University of Education, succeeded as president.
In March, 2007, the board of trustees had the honor to hire Professor Tso-kwei Peng, former Executive Yuan Council of Agriculture Commissioner and former National Chung Hsing University President, to be the President of CCUT till now. Dr. Peng became the 3th president of Chung Chou Institute of Technology in March, 2007. He guided the transformation of CCUT into one of the nation’s best technological and vocational institutes, one that was directly engaged in the economic, social, and cultural vitality of its region. Under his direction the institute pursued teaching, research, and creative excellence focused on the major challenges and questions of our time. He committed the institute to international engagement, and to setting a new standard for private technological universities and colleges.
In September 2010, Dr. Jenq-Jye Hwang took office as new President of CCUT. President Hwang promised to lead Chung Chou to reach the goal of transforming CCUT to a technological university which offers high quality teaching, research and industrial-academic cooperation and strengthens our students’ professional competence and humanities accomplishment. Under the guidance of President Hwang, Chung Chou has achieved the goal with glory and will be renamed Chung Chou University of Science and Technology on August 1st, 2011.
August 2012, the board invited Dr. Chin-Yin Tseng as the President who is one of the leading scholars in health improvement supplementary, industrial-academic partnership and technology guidance in Taiwan and the world. His mission will be to improve the quality of occupational education, create the university’s own unique strengths, expand opportunities to interact with the world and enhance the cooperation between the industrial and academic sectors. The ultimate goal is to establish “Chung Chou University of Science and Technology” into a place that educates practical professional talents that have professional knowledge, cultural literacy and global view. The vision is to create an unlimited future of CCUT that can be as wide and long-lasting as it can be.