Date: Jul 11, 2017
By: Wu Po-hsuan and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer
National Kaohsiung Marine University and two other schools have agreed to merge, citing the need for a comprehensive marine sciences program.
The merger will lead to the establishment of National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST), from National Kaohsiung Marine University, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences and National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology.
Ministry of Education sources said the three universities would begin preparations for the merger next month, with plans to open the new university in February next year.
University administrators said they expect NKUST to have about 28,000 students, which they said would be the largest science and technology school in the nation.