The NCTU School Song

A school song expresses the soul of a school. However, because this university has been relocated and reorganized several times in its history, the specific emphases and content have also changed. When NCTU was re-established in Hsinchu, it continued to use the original campus song (whose date of composition remains undetermined) from the Shanghai campus.

In 1975, Mr. Ching-Lai Shen, Dean of the College of Engineering, announced new lyrics to replace the old (the Executive Secretary, Prof. Tien-Chien Chou, was the writer; the melody was unchanged). Later on, because the number of colleges, departments, and institutes had gradually increased, these lyrics had become inappropriate, and so on June 9, 1999, the 4th University Affairs Meeting of the 1998-1999 academic year approved a proposal made by NCTU President Chun-Yen Chang to return to the original lyric used at the Shanghai campus.

Current NCTU School Song

How beautiful our school is!

A blossom of truth,

A model for youth,

Glory of our nation.

The school flag fluttering,

Everlasting as the sun,

Is the light of the world,

Is the light of the world!

How beautiful our school is!

Rousing our peers,

Instructing us in wisdom,

Exciting our enthusiasm.

Bright talents rushing in,

Managing the four quarters,

Are the light of the world,

Are the light of the world!

(Melody composed by Yu-Mei Hsiao)