Kainan University is a private university located in Luzhu District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Kainan University began life as the Kainan Commercial & Technical High School, which was founded in 1917 and soon earned the reputation of being the finest commercial and technical high school in Taiwan. It was not until January 1990, however, that the dream of our alumni for Kainan to be upgraded to a university began to be realized, with the establishment of a preparatory committee for the Kainan Institute of Technology.
KNU Academics include School of Business, School of Transportation & Tourism, School of Informatics, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Health Care and others. Each school having its own departments such as EMBA Department of Business and Entrepreneurial Management, Department of Banking & Finance, Department of Marketing, Department of International Business, Department of Accounting Information, Department of Logistics & Shipping Management, Department of Air Transportation, Department of Transportation Technology & Management, Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management, Leisure & Recreation Management, Department of Information Management, Department of Information & Electronic Commerce, Department of Information Communications, The Department of Law, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Department of Health Healing and Health Marketing, Department of Health Industry Management.
Since March 16, 2000, when our university received official sanction, students have enrolled in ever-increasing numbers. In our first year, the university consisted of seven departments and some 600 students who began their freshmen year with us. On April 13, 2006, Kainan received official accreditation as a full university. Today thousands of students are currently enrolled and can choose courses from sixteen different departments. Taiwan is starting to see the high value of a Kainan education as our graduates enter the workforce, and we are proud to have blossomed into a fully accredited university with limitless prospects. Once a small technical school, today we boast faculty and visiting students from all over the world, an office for international programs, and relationships with prestigious schools abroad, as well as a vast and beautiful campus. Kainan University has come a long way since 1917 and promises to continue its rapid development as a world-class academic institution. Kainan University offers a 4-year full scholarship (tuition and housing) to qualified students who are admitted to the IHP on condition that they are enrolled full-time and maintain a GPA of 75or above, based on a 100-point scale.
Kainan University is now a comprehensive higher-educational institution with a well-developed infrastructure. This is an especially exciting time for our university, as many of the dreams and projects we have envisioned are coming to fruition. Our recently completed library-a multi-million dollar, state-of-the art joint-use facility located on the north end of our campus-possesses high-tech capabilities; its versatility as an educational, research-oriented, and cultural hub has brought Kainan to a whole new level of excellence. We have also constructed a new teaching building and a world-class gymnasium and have expanded our student dormitories. All of these projects have served to expand and enhance the resources available to our students, faculty, staff and administration. They have also strengthened our bonds with people, businesses, and organizations throughout our community.