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About the OUK

About Open University of Kaohsiung

Open University of Kaohsiung (OUK) was governed and regulated by the Kaohsiung City Government, which was founded in February 1997 and launched the student recruitment in August 1997. OUK accepts students of any educational background without entrance examination. Providing courses through distance learning channels, OUK has efficiently utilized advanced instructional media for adults who intend to earn academic degrees. Up to now, more than 6,000 students have graduated from the University, making it an important and distinguished institution for adult education in southern Taiwan.


OUK has seven departments and one center, namely, Department of Law and Political Science, Department of Industrial and Business Administration, Department of Mass Communication, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Department of Culture and Art, Department of Technology Management, Department of Health Management and Enhancement, and General Education Center.


Students may select to learn through distance learning courses via the Internet, television or radio, and face-to-face instruction on the campus. In addition, in response to the trend of mobile learning, the University established iLMS in 2012 to provide cross-platform and cross-device learning, allowing students to view (or listen to) distance learning courses. Students may access learning materials through their tablets, personal computers, or smart phones at all times, making it a far-reaching learning environment, completely free from the constraints of space and time.


Currently, OUK has a total of 22 full-time professors, including 4 professor, 13 associate professors, 4 assistant professors, and 1 project lecture as well as more than 100 part-time lecturers. OUK offers various and flexible courses for further education. Learners are free to choose their own approach of study: online, television, radio broadcast or even attends a traditional on-campus class. This may help students equip with greater competitive capabilities in the workplace and enrich the quality of life. In specific, learners at OUK can enjoy academic learning, managing their job, taking care of family, and fulfilling their life goals simultaneously.


OUK is a practically-based university dedicated to well-being and self-satisfaction, which provides learners with ample learning opportunities to obtain professional knowledge and enrich their life, which may help cultivate first-class talents as the precious human resource in the society. In the future, OUK will continually be committed to critical innovations such as, promoting teachers’ professional development, developing more multi-professional practical courses, and closely collaborating with the Kaohsiung City Government for city-affairs development, forging adult education with high efficiency and quality for students and general public in Taiwan.