National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University Tree of Hundred Harvests Project: 10-Year Visions

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National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) has officially launched the website for a project entitled the Tree of Hundred Harvests: 10-Year Visions. The project aims to facilitate the creation of a university environment in line with the post-COVID-19 era by incorporating 10 action plans: Enhancement General and Community Education Through Liberal Arts Education; Organizational Restructuring for Promoting Interdisciplinary Integration; International Bilingual Campus Geared Toward International Standards; Innovative Education Systems for Promoting Government–Industry–University Cocreation; Reinforced Infrastructure for Campus Integration; Scientific Research and Development for Improving Next-Generation Technology; Interdisciplinary Guidance Conducive to Industrial Innovation; Innovative Management and Regulations of Digital Transformation; Brand Image Construction and Communication; and Foresights of Development Bottlenecks to Facilitate Advance Deployment.


This project was announced by President Chi-Hung Lin at the unveiling ceremony on February 1, 2021. During the initial merging between National Yang-Ming University and National Chiao-Tung University, President Lin collaborated with faculty members, students, and alumni to brainstorm and outline a 3-year strategic blueprint for attaining the 10-year visions of NYCU. The blueprint is now officially available on the Tree of Hundred Harvests project website: For the next 3 months, the university will continue to collect feedback and opinions, and we are expected to submit a report during the school affairs meeting at the end of 2021, incorporating the project as part of the NYCU White Book for Long-Term School Affairs Development.

The Tree of Hundred Harvests project is constituted of the ideas contributed by numerous individuals. In response to the rapid changes in technology, ecologies, society, and workplaces, the project focuses on addressing the following issues regarding talent cultivation: population aging and health, smart machines and systems, information computation and processing, novel industries, superstructural organizations, and global connection. The NYCU Liberal Arts College, which integrates professional, research, general, and community education for holistic liberal arts education, will be established to cultivate humanistic values and literacy in students across NYCU.

Industry–university cocreation is a key direction for NYCU development. In accordance with the industry–university innovation act proposed by the Taiwanese government, NYCU has founded the Institute of Industry–University Innovation. The institute currently has student programs for prospective semiconductor and smart system research, and the first cohort of students will be admitted in the 2021–2022 academic year. The blueprint for future campus development has also been announced for the Tree of Hundred Harvests project: With the goal of promoting the Lanyang Branch of NYCU Hospital as a grand hospital for Yilan residents, hospital beds will be increased to provide full care to locals. A smart health building will be constructed in the Yang Ming Campus with the focus on innovating smart biomedical technology. The Boai Campus in Hsinchu will be developed as a memorial park on the development and inheritance of the Taiwanese semiconductor technology, and a “hospital of future” will be constructed to establish a paradigm on smart medicine. The campuses located in Aerotropolis in Taoyuan and the Shalun Smart Green Technology Science City in Tainan will be developed as major bases for smart agriculture, general artificial intelligence application, conversion of military technology to civil applications, smart green energy, medical engineering, assistive technology, and aerospace technology research and development.

The Tree of Hundred Harvests project was jointly authored by over 100 individuals to redefine the role of university and design a university environment in line with the post-COVID-19 era. This project presents an opportunity to discreetly examine the social responsibilities and development of NYCU in the future.


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