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Northern Taiwan university front gate becomes hottest attraction

Students, alumni, faculty line up for pictures as 'National Chiao Tung University' becomes history

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Picture of NCTU Electrical Engineering students

NCTU Students at NCTU front gate

Picture of NCTU Electrical Engineering students (Taiwan News photo)

HSINCHU (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s top engineering schools National Chiao Tung University (國立交通大學, NCTU) in Hsinchu will remove its old name from its gates on Jan 25, in preparation for a merger with National Yang-Ming University (國立陽明大學, NYMU).

The signage on both NCTU’s north and south gates at its main campus (Guangfu Campus, 光復校區) will soon be replaced with the name “National Yang-Ming Chiao Tung University” (國立陽明交通大學, NYCU).

Northern Taiwan university front gate becomes hottest attraction
Students, alumni, and faculty lining up at NCTU's North Gate to take pictures. (Chiu Yu-Ching Photo)

Northern Taiwan university front gate becomes hottest attraction
Students in graduation gowns with NCTU's North Gate (Taiwan News, Venice Tang photo)

As the North Gate is an iconic representation of NCTU’s 124-year history, students, alumni, and faculty have been rushing to take pictures with it before the two schools officially merge. The gate has recently seen an influx of Instagrammers.

Northern Taiwan university front gate becomes hottest attraction
NCTU's North Gate (Chiu Yu-Ching's photo)

Rather than having to wait hours in line for the North Gate, some students suggested heading over to the South Gate instead. According to the school, work to replace the signage on the two gates will begin on Jan. 25 and is expected to be completed before Feb. 1, which is the day the merger officially goes into effect.

When asked about NYCU’s new school logo, the school said it is yet to be decided. Potential designs were released on NYMU’s Student Association Facebook page.

In addition, NCTU’s bookstore is also clearing out its souvenirs, t-shirts, hoodies, and other products with the name “NCTU” printed on them.

Northern Taiwan university front gate becomes hottest attraction

International Students from Paraguay at NCTU North Gate


Updated : 2021-04-21 20:13 GMT+08:00