Institute of Public Affairs Management
The Institute of Public Affairs Management was established in 1992 at National San Yat-sen University as the first institute of public affairs management in Taiwan. We are the academic unit in the College of Management that has the most in-depth understanding of public policy and public management, and we are also the most deeply involved in the community and the third sector. In the beginning, we introduced a master's program and a master's credit program, followed by a doctoral program in 1998 and a in-service master's program in 1999. In addition, to help cultivate talents for public affairs management in the offshore islands, we set up a master's credit program in Penghu in 1999 and expanded it to a in-service master's program in 2003. We had also offered a credit program in Kinmen from 1999 to 2003.
- Interdisciplinary learning
In Institute of Public Affairs Management at NSYSU, by taking required fundamental courses and multi-disciplinary elective courses, students learn how the public, private, and third sector work together in solving complicated and interrelated social problems with the expertise and experience of multi-stakeholders and sectors.
At the Institute of Public Affairs Management at NSYSU, students can grasp the innovative strategies and practical experience of public governance both domestically and internationally and develop a higher-level vision and more professional imagination through internships and visits to the domestic and international non-profit organizations, communities, governments and enterprises, as well as the introduction of professional faculty from the industry.
The internship course, different from individual internships in public agencies and enterprises, allows students to participate in practical work as a team in responding to public issues and challenges in the community/civil society, and develop practical skills such as teamwork, leadership, expression and communication, creativity, and diverse local caring.
- 1992 Master's program The first graduate school with the title of public affairs in Taiwan
- 1998 Doctoral program The first doctoral program in Taiwan with the title of public affairs
- 1999 In-service master's program First in-service master's program established in Kaohsiung and Penghu respectively
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