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International Program

Our Institute plays a pivotal part in the International Institute for Cultural Studies, University System of Taiwan (IICS-UST). This center was originally comprised of the faculties for cultural studies from four universities: National Chiao-Tung University (NCTU), National Tsing-Hua University (NTHU), National Central University (NCU), and National Yang-Ming University (NYMU). Since 2023, National Chengchi University (NCCU) has joined in the collaboration and promoted cross-campus research cooperation and curriculum planning for the five major research groups: (1) Critical Theory and East Asian Modernity, (2) Contemporary Thought-Trends and Social Movements, (3) Gender/Sexuality Studies, (4) Visual Culture Studies, and (5) Media and Culture Governance.

In the period of the National Yang-Ming University, the full-time faculty from our institute were responsible for operating the “Visual Culture Studies” group of International Master’s Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, University System of Taiwan (IACS-UST). It was approved by the Ministry of Education for establishment in June 2012, and received the first batch of graduate students in August 2013. Since the merger of Yang-Ming and Chiao-Tung into “National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University” (NYCU) in 2021, the “Visual Culture Studies” research group has been jointly promoted by faculties specializing in visual culture studies across campuses. Our Institute continues to actively participate in research and teaching in this field.

For the admission and academic regulations for the program, please refer to the web page of International Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, University System of Taiwan (