The College of Hakka Studies was established
in 2004 with two departments (Humanities & Social Sciences, Communication
& Technology) and one research center in the context of Taiwan's
multicultural policy and a dynamic social development in the age of
globalization. Its objective is to develop research and preservation
of Hakka language and culture through teaching and to promote mutual
understanding and respect among various ethnic groups.
As a new discipline, Hakka Studies is emerging in the areas of humanities
and social sciences to meet the needs of the multicultural society,
one of which is the requirement of mother language learning in the
primary and secondary education as well as in the general society.
This College, therefore, was assigned the mission to provide on-job
training for in-service teachers and employees of public and private
institutions, setting up this degree program in Fall 2006.