Da-Yeh University (DYU) was founded in March 1990 according to the feature of educational establishment of German industrial universities. The educational philosophy of Da-Yeh University rests on the initiatives of equal emphasis on theory and practicality, humanity and technology. Apprenticeship and collaboration between academic and industry are the two means to accomplish the goals of cultivation of professionals with creativity and quality.
DYU started recruiting students through Joint College Entrance Examination in 1990. Currently, there are nearly 12,000 students studying at the six colleges, College of Engineering, College of Design and Arts, College of Management, College of Foreign Languages, College of Biotechnology and Bioresources, and College of Tourism and Hospitality.DYU also hosted several important events including the 29th University and College Games, the 1st University and College Club Expo, University President Conference, Hundred Industry Partnership-Strategy Alliances Fair, Ceremony for Industry-Academic Partnership Establishment. In addition, DYU has also been awarded with Teaching Excellence Project from Ministry of Education in consecutive years, which indicates the high teaching standard overall, excellent management and the great potential of DYU.
DYU performs well in academic research perspective in recent years. According to the statistics of frequency on ESI papers in Taiwan, papers from the College of Engineering are quoted as many times as top 1% of the world. WOS statistics on papers also indicate the great research potential in the areas of Mechanics, Agriculture, Materials, Biology and Immunology at DYU. The ranking of DYU has been improved to one of the world top 6% universities according to Webometrics from Spain in July 2014. Students at DYU also exhibit excellent performance in award receiving from major international competitions including winners of German RedDot Design Competition, Nurnberg International Exhibition of Inventions in Germany, Moscow Achimedes International Exhibition of Inventions in Russia, International Exhibition of Inventions in Italy, International Competition of Micro Institutions in Japan, and Seoul Female Film Festival in Korea. The research and professional expertise at DYU have, therefore, been well recognized worldwide through these excellent performances.
In addition to providing reinforced fundamental instructions on general education and professional sciences, DYU cultivates its students with four distinctive features of being willing to learn, to do, to give and to take responsibility through learning from apprenticeship, DYU 4 Willing Colleges, club activities and service-learning courses. In addition, to reinforce students’ professional competence and competitiveness in job search, DYU specially set up dural-instructor courses that combine professionals in the field and DYU instructors to provide the best knowledge and hands-on experience to the students. DYU actively promotes several other activities, such as Full-Time Practicum for students, acquisition of professional certifications by students, Industry Partnership-Strategy Alliance Campaign and Industry-Academic Partnership Campaign, to enable its students to realize its educational initiatives of theory and practicality and learning from doing. DYU strives to provide its students with diversity training and potential career opportunities and to reach the target of “industry partnership university” and to accomplish the educational concept of “it’s easy to get a job after completing study at DYU”.