|The National University of Kaohsiung (NUK) is located in the Nan-Tzu district of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. The Department of Applied Chemistry was established in the year of 2001, only one year after the university was founded. In the fall of 2010, there will be approximately 200 full-time students enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs. After graduating, students pursue their post-graduate degrees either in Taiwan or overseas, while some students start their chemistry career in the vast opportunities in government, semiconductor, or pharmaceutical companies. The master’s program was initiated in 2007 with a total of 30 students. Currently there are 12 full-time faculty members with an excellent history of research, industrial project collaborations and teaching excellence. Some of the professors provide lectures in English which enables our students to read current chemistry literature faster with increased comprehension.