Corresponding to the trend of campus internationalization and globalization, International Affairs and Diplomacy (IAD) is the first English-taught undergraduate program focused on the fields of international affairs and diplomacy. The program is based on the principle of balance between theory and practice and aimed to meet the demands of the global market and current trends.
In order to fulfill the requirements of both teaching/research and internationalization/globalization, the course design of IAD program is focused on professional knowledge and market demands. Faculty members are both from the academic and industry sectors, specializing in global governance, international political economy, international trade, and management. Theory analysis, practicum, analysis of current issues, and case study are methods for the students to learn more about international diplomacy and global governance/globalization. In addition, English-taught courses enable both local and international students to keep pace with the development of global trends and contemporary knowledge.
To sum up, regardless of the short history, the program is fully prepared for cultivating talented professionals in both international diplomacy and global governance, standing on solid ground for the greater challenge in the future.
The Master's Program in International Affairs originated as the Graduate School of International Affairs (GSIA), the Republic of China (Taiwan)'s first and only graduate program specializing in the study of international/global governance and globalization. It strives to build a professional platform focusing on theoretical and practical knowledge of international/global governance and international/global business operations, which nurtures faculty and students with international and global vision of governance and globalization, provides faculty and students with an international environment, cooperation opportunities and academic support, as well as aims to train future leaders in a variety of professional settings. In 2014, GSIA transformed to the Master's Program in International Affairs, open to international students only.