The National Kaohsiung Normal University, founded in 1967, is a public university located in Lingya District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The university has two campuses — Ho-Ping and Yen-Chao. The University currently has five colleges: College of Education, College of Humanities, College of Science, College of Technology, and College of Arts.HistoryNational Kaohsiung Normal University, formerly known as Taiwan Provincial Kaohsiung Teachers’ College, was founded in August 1967 by Taiwan Provincial Government. The University’s founding mission was to train secondary-school teachers for the implementation of the nine-year compulsory education. On July 1, 1980, the Institution was renamed National Kaohsiung Teachers’ College. On August 1, 1989 it was re-designated as National Kaohsiung Normal University. In 1989, the University initiated the plan to build the second campus in Yen-Chao district and inaugurated the campus in 1999.CampusThe University is notable for the quantity, range and quality of its recreational offerings. There are currently more than 60 intramural student organizations, each with a faculty member as a consultant. The eight-floor multi-purpose Activity Center makes space available for clubs and recreational activities. Both on Ho-Ping and Yen-Chao campuses, the University provides men’s and women’s dormitories. Meals are provided on campus and coordinated by a food committee. Respectively on each campus, there is also a Medicare Center with physicians, dentists and psychiatrists to provide medical services to faculty and students.Ho-Ping CampusNKNU’s Ho-Ping Campus is uniquely situated in a region with one of the greatest concentrations’ of cultural facilities and intellectual talent in the nation. Located in urban Kaohsiung, opposite the Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, the campus covers an area of 13 hectares. The interweaving of academic buildings and areas for relaxation—green lawns and trees and cultural spots—on the compact campus ensures the enjoyment of the educational resources. The University is particularly proud of its self-maintained lush landscaped gardens and sports field.