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About IPC

Welcome to the Institute of Photonics and Communications (IPC) at the National Kaohsiung University of  Science and Technology, Taiwan. Our Institute is your portal to the outstanding offerings of our faculty, students, and staff.

The goal of the Institute is to promote research and education in the fields of photonics and communications. In the current stage, the Institute is designed to offer a professional Master's program in photonic and communication engineering.

The mission of the Institute consists of three interrelated elements: providing the highest quality instruction for our graduate students, conducting cutting-edge research in photonic and communication engineering, and providing leadership and service to our professional communities. We are committed to excelling in all these areas.

Since 2000, worldwide progress in the fields of optoelectronic and communication engineering has stimulated a strong demand for engineers with both software and hardware backgrounds. To meet this demand, the Institute of Photonics and Communications was established under the College of Engineering in 2004. The Institute was then shifted to the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2006. The faculty members of the Institute include two assistant professors, two associate professors, and four full professors who have good reputation in their respective fields of research.




The major technologies in our research programs include microwave and antenna, pattern recognition, digital image processing, optical system design, solar cell, spin-splitting calculation for semiconductor, Micro-Electro-Mechanical System, and laser technology. The institute is home to seven research laboratories and one educational laboratory, with annual research funds exceeding NT$8.0M. About 50% to 70% of the funding comes from the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of the Education; the rest comes from the other government research institutes and local industries.

The Institute provides education in the levels of M.S. and Ph.D. Approximately 44 students are enrolled in M.S. courses, and there are in total 6 students on Ph.D. level. The size of the faculty and student body in the institute will continue to grow, enabling us to strengthen the existing research areas and expand into new ones.

Together with the other colleagues at our University, we are committed to advancing knowledge and improving lives. After visiting our website, you are invited to visit us in person, so that you may have a first-hand experience of our innovative teaching, research, and outreaching service that goes on every day in Kaohsiung City.


If you need any further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

IPC Office.
NKUST, 10F Information Building
415 Chien Kung Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: +886-3814526 Ext.15701
Fax: +886-7-3832771