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Welcome to the National Chengchi University (NCCU) International Master's Program in Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES) website. Whether you are a faculty member, current student, prospective student or part of the general public we wish you will find all the relevant information that you are looking for.

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From all of us at the IMES program, WELCOME!

Dr. Mei-Chuan Wei

International Master's in Applied Economics and Social Development

The International Master's Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES) at National Chengchi University, located in Taipei, is the first English-taught program in studies of applied economics in Taiwan. IMES provides rigorous economic foundations and solid statistical methods so that students can learn to analyze public policy and social development using the economic approach. Students enrolled in the program can choose between three tracks, including 

  1. Social Security and Welfare

  2. Economic Analysis and Policy Evaluation 

  3. Environment and Resources

Students are also encouraged to exploit exchange opportunities provided by the program. Over half of the students enrolled are currently on their exchange semesters to top universities in China, Korea, Germany, Thailand, and other countries. The program places a special emphasis on the combination of theory and practice.


As part of NCCU’s College of Social Sciences, IMES utilizes the talent of accomplished English-speaking faculty to enhance the program’s educational goals. IMES alumni are successful in their careers. Some of our students continued to pursue doctoral degrees in prestigious universities around the world, whereas others hold important positions in the private sector. As a top university in Asia, NCCU also offers enrichment groups and activities to enhance student’s understanding of Taiwan’s history and culture. 

National Chengchi University

National Chengchi University (NCCU) was founded in 1927 in Nanjing and relocated to Taipei in 1954 after the Chinese civil war. Over the past nine decades through re-formation and development, NCCU has been upholding our motto, “Harmony, Independence, Balance and Preeminence”, and have continued to refine our teaching methods and research in order to nurture talent for our country and society.

  • A comprehensive public university founded in 1927 in Nanjing, China, and relocated to Taiwan in 1954.

  • Among top 10 Universities in Taiwan and has received grants from the Ministry of Education's Top University Project.

  • College of Commerce is the only Business School in Taiwan that has double international accreditation, AACSB and EQUIS

  • 20 and more languages are being taught in NCCU.

  • 659 partner university agreements. 

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