Organization profile

Organisation profile

BRIEF HISTORY The Graduate Institute for Legal Sciences (GILS) was founded in 1995 and began to recruit graduate students in the fall 1996. At that time, GILS had two full-time faculty members, Prof. Dr. jur. Chih-Fang Tsai (also acted as the director of the institute), and Associate Prof. Dr. jur. Li-Jen Kuo. Full-time and part-time faculty members have increased gradually since then. In August 2002, Prof. Dr. jur. Li-Jen Kuo became the director of GILS. The department of Law was founded in the fall 2003. Prof. Dr. Jur. Li-Jen Kuo is also the director of this new department. Because of the national need for interdisciplinary person-power, the Graduate Institute of Technology law, which combines legal research and science & technology research, was founded in August 2004. The new institute is also under the leadership of Prof. Dr. jur. Li-Jen Kuo. In 2011, the Graduate Institute of Technology law combined with GILS. Currently, there are 19 full-time professors. The numbers of students in the department and institutes are as follows: 60 college students per year; 48 GILS students per year (including Public Law [11], Civil and Commercial Law [13], Criminal Law [8], and Technology Law [16].) VISION AND MISSION Helping national judicial reform, helping under-graduate students obtain whole knowledge of law, and helping post-gradate students undertake further legal research are remained important parts of the institutes. NCKU being the largest university in the southern part of Taiwan, the institutes will keep serving the surrounding communities by offering best-quality legal education and training. FACILITIES The institutes have been equipped with abundant teaching and research facilities. As to electronic facilities, there is a computer room opening for students to use, and electronic data bases, including Lexis and other off-internet data bases. As to paper-based research facilities, the university has built up a good library consisting of books, casebooks, legal journals and judicial news-letter.

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Taiwan Agriculture & Biology
ballast water Agriculture & Biology
basic education Social Sciences
stakeholders Agriculture & Biology
legal status Social Sciences
personalization Social Sciences
dolphins Agriculture & Biology
deliberation Social Sciences

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Projects 1998 2020

Research Output 1979 2019

Implementing the ballast water management convention: Taiwan's experience and challenges in the early stage

Liu, T. K., Wang, Y. C. & Su, P. H., 2019 Nov, In : Marine Policy. 109, 103706.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ballast water
water management

Reviewing the problems of the Research Ethics, the Freedom of Research and the Genetic Biobank Research

Hsu, Y-D., 2019 Nov 1, the 1st LAW CMU International Conference: Law, Legality and Legitimacy in Asia. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Hsu, Y-D. & 林欣儀, 2019 May, In : 教育政策論壇 = Educational Policy Forum. 22, 2, p. 145-172

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Student theses


Author: 煥育, 邱., 2016 Sep 1

Supervisor: Hsu, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Author: 莊, 惠., 2013 Jun 25

Supervisor: Hsu, Y. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Author: 羚嘉, 楊., 2017 Sep 1

Supervisor: Chen, Y. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis