About us

Information about the University, its history and mission.

University Overview

I-Shou University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research,
and developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.

The Pride of Kaohsiung City

I-Shou University (ISU) is situated in the Guanyin Mountain area of northeastern Kaohsiung, southern part of Taiwan. ISU was founded by Mr. I-Shou Lin to commemorate his mother as well as to benefit the villages and towns where he started his business. The University starts to recruit students in 1990.

Today, with its continuous development, ISU has 8 colleges, 46 departments and programs, 15 master’s programs, and 7 doctoral programs open to international students. Moreover, the Division of Continuing Education offers various undergraduate programs, in-service master’s programs and two-year in-service programs.

The University has approximately 13,000 students and 534 full-time faculty members, 90% of whom possess a doctoral degree, making it a young and promising institution of higher education with great potential.


Students can choose from a variety of Bachelor Degree courses from technical, medical, managerial, linguistic, economical and media sphere.


Students may as well apply what they have learned and pursue studying and research in one of our Postgraduate Degree courses.


I-Shou University encourages its students to take advantage of many study abroad opportunities during their studies.

in English

Number of Bachelor and Postgraduate Degree courses offer students and opportunity to study in English language.

University Resources

Our Values

  • Excellent Teaching

  • Featured Research

  • Excellent Service

  • International Connections
  • To establish learning arenas and multi-dimensional models that provide top-notch higher education to solidify students’ character buildups and professional capabilities.

  • To deliver featured teaching and specialized research of academia with industries and communities, thereby promoting a platform for applying and sharing knowledge.

  • To enhance international cooperation and exchanges to help enlarge all ISU members’ worldviews and concerns for global issues.

  • To build a professional, respectful and ethical environment that facilitates ISU members’ intellectual and life attainments while consolidating services and contributions to society in general.

I-Shou University aims to be an international comprehensive university that champions Intellectual innovation, Social engagement, and Universal sustainability.

Nurturing students to become pragmatic and innovative professionals who have good manners, behave with integrity, and always show their dynamism.

University Environment

University in Numbers

I-Shou University was ranked YOUNG UNIVERSITY TOP 350 & ASIA TOP 400 by Times Higher Education (World University Rankings) in 2020. Moreover is the BEST PRIVATE UNIVERSITY in Southern Taiwan.

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