NCKU Pass Rate of the Student Research Program Subsidized by the MOST is Nearly 60% and Hits a Record High
178 of 300 research plans (pass rate: 59%) submitted by National Cheng Kung University passed the 2022 College Student Research Program subsidized by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). The results of the program not only hit the record high, but is also considered as the most prominent among the top universities.
Vice president of NCKU Office Research and Development, Tsair-Fuh Lin, mentioned that the average pass rate of the program is 39% for both public and private colleges and universities, 47% for public colleges and universities, and 59% for NCKU. In addition, over 500 teachers in NCKU instructed the students to participate in the program in these 10 years, and 37 of them instructed more than seven students. It shows that both professors and students from NCKU execute their research proposals actively. Moreover, the administrative offices and the colleges promote the activity and hold various activities and competitions. Therefore, academics are flourishing in NCKU.
80 of 178 passed research plans are from the College of Engineering, 28 are from the College of Medicine, 20 are from the College of Management (20 of 22 are passed. pass rate: 90.9%), and 11 are from the College of Planning and Design.
After analyzing those who passed the program, NCKU Office of Research and Development recognized that 10% of the students are in economically unprivileged circumstances. To enable students to focus on academic performance and research, NCKU started to provide disadvantaged students with subsidies. From July to the end of December, those students can receive 48,000 NT dollars as research subsidies (8000 NT dollars per month).
Director of Administration and Assessment Division from NCKU Office of Research and Development, Wen-Che Hou, mentioned that the College Student Research Program has influenced students in further education, overseas study, and job hunting since the participation in the program can be the proof that the student has spared efforts on research related fields from their university life.
NCKU has held Undergraduate Research (UR) since 2019, encouraging the undergraduate students to participate in research. NCKU provides the visit to laboratories, keynote speeches, and the presentation of the research results from senior students when the freshmen enter the school. It brings the freshmen to get in touch with different fields for research directions, and thus grow interest in research, so that they can conceive science projects beforehand.
NCKU has been subsidizing research extension programs submitted by different colleges of the university since 2021, especially for bachelors. The amount of the subsidy is in accord with the allocation of each college. In NCKU 90th anniversary celebration, the colleges designed “Research Day”, which is the individual research results presentations, and highly encouraged students to take part in. In November, the Office of Research and Development arranged the “NCKU Research Day Activity Award Ceremony” to appreciate the awardees.
The College Student Research Program is a subsidized project from the Ministry MOST. The purpose of the project is to nurture talents to be expertise in basic science, applied science, and social science. As well as encouraging students from both public and private universities to execute their research plans to obtain research training, experience research activities, learn about research methods, and strengthen their abilities for experimental practice.
Nearly 60% pass rate of the NCKU’s student research program of the Ministry of Science and Technology is the best in history.
The number of applications, the number of passed and the pass rate for the college student research program at NCKU this year all hit new highs.
NCKU organizes various activities and competitions to encourage students to conduct research.