About Thu-Hua Liu
As president of Ming Chi University of Technology (MCUT) since 2003, Dr. Thu-Hua Liu promoted Ming Chi from a position
as a mid-level industrial school into a university of technology in 2004.
After graduating from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ming Chi Institute of Technology, President Thu-Hua Liu
went to the United States to gain further advanced knowledge, and acquired a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stevens
Institute of Technology, and a doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa. Being a scholar, Dr. Liu has made
substantial contributions to the academic field. His research has been published in many famous international journals such as the
International Journal of Operational Research, the International Journal of Systematic Innovation, Safety Science, Aging Clinical and
Experimental Research, Clinical Nutrition, and the International Journal of Engineering with Computers.
Dr. Liu has been working in academia for a long time. Before taking the position of MCUT president, he served as instructor and
associate professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Ming Chi Institute of Technology, Vice President and Chairman of
the Department of Industrial Design at Chang Gung University, Dean of General Affairs of Chang Gung University, professor at the
Department of Industrial Design and Dean of Student Affairs of Chang Gung University, Vice President of Chang Gung University, and
professor at the Department of Industrial Design of Ming Chi University of Technology. He also took the position of council chairperson
and executive supervisor of the E-Business Management Society (EBMS). This thick resume demonstrates that Dr. Liu is experienced in
both academic experience and practical application of knowledge.
Since Ming Chi was promoted as a university of technology in 2004, Dr. Liu has identified academic-industrial cooperation as one of
the key developmental points. To fulfill this goal, he asked each college to integrate resources in order to establish featured research centers
that offer academic research to related industries.
The University has frequently been honored by the Chinese Institute of Engineers for its excellent practices in industry-university
collaboration. In 2014, the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration has honored the University as one of the best incubation centers.
In the 2015 and 2016 Academic Ranking of Taiwan Universities/Colleges released by Tamkang University, MCUT ranked number one among
the private colleges/universities of technology in the category of “the average amount of funding per project director of Industry-Academy
Cooperation projects.” Those honors demonstrate the fruitful results of developing collaborative relationships with industry partners.