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Minister of Education, CHENG Ying-Yao


Ying-Yao Cheng

CHENG Ying-Yao   



  • Ph.D., Department of Education, National Chengchi University
  • M.Ed., Department of Education, National Kaohsiung Teachers College
  • BA, Department of Counseling, National Taiwan College of Education
  • Provincial Pingtung Teachers College


Positions in Career 

  • President, National Sun Yat-sen University

  • Professor, Institute of Education, National Sun Yat-sen University (Senior Vice President-Administrative / Dean / Vice President for Student Affairs /Associate Professor/Lecturer)

  • Teacher, Guang Hua Primary School, Zhuqi Township, Chiayi County
  • Teaching Assistant, National Kaohsiung Teachers College
  • Founding and Council Member, World Education Research Association (WERA)
  • President, Taiwan Education Research Association (TERA)
  • President, Global Association of Chinese Creativity (GACC)
  • Director-General, Education Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government.
  • President, Taiwan Academia-Industry Consortium
  • Director, Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan
  • Director, Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • Director, Sun Yat-sen Academic and Cultural Foundation
  • Advisor and Convener of Creativity Education Discipline, Ministry of Education


Honors and Awards

  • 2015 National Science and Technology Council Outstanding Research Award
  • National Sun Yat-sen University Distinguished Professor (Academic Research), Research Excellence Award, Teaching Excellence Award
  • National Chengchi University (Department of Education), National Changhua University of Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, National Pingtung University Outstanding Alumni Award
  • 2004 Wooden Bell Award for Outstanding Educators.
  • 1995, 2002 Outstanding Educator Award, Ministry of Education