Year of foundation: 1912
Approx. number of students: 10,700
Period of study: Early September-Mid January; Mid February-End June
MCI partner since: 2016
Taipei officially known as Taipei City is the capital city and a special municipality of Taiwan.
The city proper is home to an estimated population of 2,693,672 in 2009.
Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan, and one of the major hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. Considered to be a global city, Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area. Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. The city is served by two airports - Taipei Songshan and Taiwan Taoyuan.
Due to politics, "Taipei" can occasionally be used as a synecdoche regarding the sovereignty of Taiwan. Due to the ongoing controversy over the political status of Taiwan, the name Chinese Taipei is designated for use officially when Taiwanese governmental representatives or national teams participate in some international organizations or international sporting events (which may require UN statehood) in order to avoid extensive political controversy by using other names.
National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) is a top-ranked public university in Taiwan. NTUT has colleges of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Management, Design and Humanities and Social Sciences.