In the past decades, Tamkang University (TKU) has been actively implementing globalization, information-oriented education, and future-oriented education. TKU's globalization can be traced back to 1968, when it contracted academic cooperation programs and developed a "sister-school" relationship with Chuo Gakuin University of Japan. In 1978, the Academic Exchange committee was formed, with Dr. Clement C.P. Chang, then the president of the university, serving as the Chairperson of the Committee. From then on, the Academic Exchange Committee began strengthening its globalization by sponsoring international conferences, establishing sister ties with overseas universities, initiating faculty/student exchange programs, inviting eminent overseas scholars to deliver speeches as the Tamkang Chairperson lectures and subsidizing faculty members for advanced study abroad.
In 1995, the Academic Exchange Committee was transformed into the International Exchange Committee to meet the demands of ever-growing international exchanges and other related activities.
In order to further activate and practically execute the missions decided by International Exchange Committee, a totally new higher-ranking office was established -- Office of International Exchange and International Education in 1999, under the supervision of International Exchange Committee, is designated to be a window for all international activities such as exploring the possibility of cooperation with prestigious universities, arranging TKU's delegation good-will visits abroad, receiving international guests, sending and receiving exchange students to and from sister universities, advising and taking care of international students in all resp