IICS

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Historical Development

  1. 2003 - The Taiwan United University System (UST) Interdisciplinary Program in Cultural Studies was established, marking the beginning of inter-university cooperation.
  2. 2003 - National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) first established the Taiwan UST Cultural Studies Program Office at NCTU.
  3. 2004 - National Central University (NCU) and National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) respectively established their Taiwan UST Cultural Studies Program Offices at NCU and NTHU.
  4. 2009 - Yang Ming University (now part of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University) joined the cultural studies team and established the Taiwan UST Cultural Studies Program Office at Yang Ming University.
  5. 2010 - The Preparatory Office for the Taiwan UST International Center for Cultural Studies was established.
  6. 2012 - The "Taiwan United University System International Center for Cultural Studies" (IICS_UST) was officially established and filed with the Ministry of Education.
  7. 2012 - The "International Master's Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (Taiwan United University System)" was approved by the Ministry of Education and began enrolling students.
  8. September 2013 - The first cohort of students was admitted to the "International Master's Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (Taiwan United University System)".
  9. September 2015 - The "International Center for Cultural Studies" (IICS_NCTU) became a college-level center at NCTU.
  10. 2018 - The "International Center for Cultural Studies" (ICCS_NCTU) at NCTU received funding from the Ministry of Education's Deep Cultivation Project to launch the five-year mid- to long-term project "Conflict, Justice, and Decolonization: Inter-Asian Social Critique Research".
  11. 2021 - National Chengchi University (NCCU) joined the Taiwan UST system.
  12. 2023 - The NCCU International Program Office was established.
  13. As of 2023, a total of 121 students have been admitted, including 45 local students and 77 international students. There have been 42 graduates, including 12 local students and 30 international students. The international students come from 23 countries: 19 from Hong Kong, 7 from Malaysia, 2 from South Korea, 9 from China, 2 from the United Kingdom, 3 from Japan, 10 from Indonesia, 3 from India, 4 from Vietnam, 4 from Ukraine, 1 from Russia, and 1 each from Macau, Israel, South Africa, France, Thailand, Belgium, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Italy, and Poland.