Globalization had certainly changed our views to the world atlas, transcending national borders for the culmination of world economy. Narrowing the distances between national borders could suggest the shortening of relations among people and societies, whereas creating widening-gaps for economy and health standards at the same time. The drastic challenges surfacing at sight demand for solutions to address issues such as immigration, climate change, financial crisis, and global pandemic. At the time when public institutes grow more much dependent on each other, the role assumed by public sectors become critical for the improvement of governmental policy and the promotion for equalities of matters. These challenges also serve as striking reminders to face the impacts brought by globalization, whether for its positivity or repercussions. Our mission is to provide a communal platform for students around the world to learn, live and discuss global challenges. As the first college in Taiwan aims at promoting innovative education for global studies and management. ICI provides professional education supported by the core values in our bachelor degree program— cross-disciplines, civil rights, and sustainable development—to enhance students’ ability for all professions and alike in the fields such as social sciences, international laws, business analysis and data sciences.
- English-taught programs with multi-language learning schemes: in affiliation with Foreign Language Center at NCCU, ICI encourages students to acquire their second language skills through the diverse language curriculum portfolio offered to our students. At ICI, students can develop their language abilities (e.g. Vietnamese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese…etc.) with professional lecturers. For international students whose native-language isn’t Chinese, ICI also provides students the 24-credits compulsory Chinese courses (IUP courses) to upgrade their language proficiency with our dedicated lecturers. Students can have full immersion to the Chinese learning environment, with up to 10 weekly study hours for a duration of 2 years.
- 1 program/ 3 tracks
In their senior years, students are required to choose 2 specialties out of the 3 track modules (as referred below). With hope that students can get to acquire fundamental knowledge and skills, these track courses are to strengthen their analytic and critical thinking skills. These track modules are further pivoted for overseas students exchanges. ICI collaborates with our prestigious partner schools for exchange programs and overseas short-term research schemes, allowing students to gain experiences to conduct research overseas and heighten student’s international mobility.
- Internship & Career Placement
The primary objective of ICI’s courses is to enhance students’ prospects for their future careers by setting them apart with our most innovative curriculum design. Recognizing the surging demands in the 21st century for talents well-versed in cross-disciplinary knowledges, languages and diverse culture backgrounds, ICI’s track courses are designed for students who envision their career prospects at the world-wide stage, actively engage in global activities and observe international trends. Students at ICI have multiple opportunities for internships at international institutes, NGO, and 3rd public sectors.
Suggested Study Route
Foundational courses for 1st and 2nd year students aim to build up rudimentary knowledges for respective research areas. Introduction to Global Study is the core course traversing ICI’s three track modules with focus on international issues and relevant topics such as politics, economy, sustainable environment, culture and global development process. While most courses are lecture-based, additional feature seminars, group discussions and situation simulations are supplemented to foster diversified viewpoints and instill value of teamwork during their learning process. Students are required to examine designated topics and provide analysis from different aspects. Driven by the expansion of global business and knowledge economy, International Innovation Management is designed to prepare students career-readiness with tech-infused curriculum that covers technology transfer, disruptive innovation and management, product development…etc.
Courses at third and fourth years are issue-oriented carried out by group projects and case study. The three-pronged curriculum structure cuts across major research disciplines spanning from international governance to management, culture studies, laws, and data sciences. At this study period, students are encouraged to take up internships at private and governmental institutes or engage in overseas exchange programs.