About College

History

The college was founded in 1951 and approved by the Ministry of the Interior. It is one of more than 8,000 educational institutions around the world for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its purpose is to cultivate talents and spread gospel. The year of the establishment of the college was the third year after the establishment of the Taiwan Mission (now known as Taiwan Conference). The church members felt the importance of educating and training young students, so a suggestion was proposed by Taiwan Mission to South China Island Union Mission (now known as Chinese Union Mission) for General Conference’s approval for special appropriations to start Taiwan Theological Institute, located in Qizhang, Xindian of suburban Taipei. It was a co-educational boarding school for preparatory training of young men and women.
In the spring of 1964, the school was elevated to a senior college and approval was granted to offer baccalaureate level programs. In 1967, the school was renamed Taiwan Missionary College. This meant that theological training was the purpose of the establishment with Jesus Christ as the center and strived to advance in spiritual, intellectual, and physical development. The college moved to its present site at Yuchih in 1974. The name, Taiwan Adventist College, has been adopted since August 1981. In 1999, the college was under Chinese Union Mission. Since 2013, it has been under
North-Asia Pacific Division (NSD).

Since the establishment of the college, it has always followed the principles of Christian education and the purpose and vision of the founding school. It has cultivated young students to have a balanced development in spiritual, intellectual, and physical aspects, promote gospel, serve community, and win souls.
Taiwan Adventist Academy received government accreditation in 2006; Taiwan Adventist International School was established in 2007.

Taiwan Adventist College

Mission / Vision / Value

Mission Statement

To provide students with Christian education to develop Christian morals, values, and outlook on life, to enhance good health and character, to promote knowledge and competency, and generous service to society in keeping with a witness to Christ of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Vision

Taiwan Adventist College exists to seek and practice the truth of God, as we commit to a lifestyle value based on living faith and godly character. We train students to apply Bible and professional knowledge, venture into innovative endeavors individually and corporately, and strive for excellence. As staff and students embrace a global outlook in winning souls and play an important role in Christ leadership, we impact the global Chinese communities of the times by consolidating Taiwan and reaching out to other parts of the world.

Value

Care and Support
Sincerity and Truth
Justice and Kindness
Lifelong Learning and Personal Growth

Learn to do good; Strive for excellence

President’s Message

“Success without Successors is a Failure.” This has always been a motto that I strongly believe. Since taking the post of president of Taiwan Adventist College on August 1, 2018, I am intent on passing to every student my experiences and knowledge gained throughout my life. This process requires constant pleading for the presence and power of God at all times.

In this school year, TAC administrative team has taken on a new prospect Dr. Kah Eng Kuah from Singapore succeeded as vice President and Academic Dean. With four master’s degrees and a doctorate of electronic engineering from the University of California, Berkeley Division, Dr. Ke Jia Yong is an all-round professional teacher in different fields. Pastor Yuan Fuji, from Singapore too, succeeded as Chaplain. He used to be the president of Singapore Conference and church pastor of Loma Linda Chinese Church in USA, these have endowed him with rich experiences in pastoral and church administration. Presently, Pastor Yuan Fuji also serves as a lecturer in the Department of Theology to share his valuable experiences with students. Steven Gray, an Australian, who has been living in Taiwan for over 20 years, accepted the call to serve as manager of General Affairs. Steven served for TAC in the past and is back because of his passion for working for the Lord. Steven has a “Mission Mind” – that means whatever he does, he puts faith and church ministry in the first place and totally devotes himself to the work of God. Pastor Paul Yuan, a plain Taiwanese, has served TAC for three years. He has a degree of MDiv from AIIAS and previously served as Chaplain in TAC and church pastor of Yuchih church. He also had lots of experiences serving Taiwan Conference before. His new responsibility is closely related to student life, which coincides with his previous work as Chaplain. It gives him great pleasure in spending time and communicating with students, providing help in their campus life, study, and spiritual life.

Every work, every position, and every organization faces challenge. TAC is no exception. Recruiting students is becoming tough due to the impact of declining birthrate in Taiwan and religious and cultural differences in mainland China. We have come to a point where transformation is imminent. During this school year, we will continue to follow up with the application of accreditation. We will also put effort on fundraising so that more needy young people who have passion for gospel work will have a chance to study in TAC and become effective workers for God in the future.

With God we can succeed. Looking at how God cared for the prophet Jeremiah, we can stand boldly, concentrate on God’s promises and plead for His will, He would also bestow blessings and grace beyond any difficulties and limitations of circumstances.

Dr. Terry Tsui

Certification

1. Over the years, the school has accepted five-year evaluation of the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA). The recent awards include degrees in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Faculty of Pastoral Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Health Promotion, Bachelor of Arts in Health and Management, Bachelor of Arts in Bilingual Business, Bachelor of Music, and Associate Degree in Education. Passing the certification period: from 2018 to May 2022.

2. In addition to being accredited by our AAA appraisal, the Institute has been accredited and accredited by the Association of Southeast Asian Theological Associations (ATESEA) since 2000. It has recently been accredited by experts from 2012 to November 2020.

Accredited Course

A

Approved by the Association of Southeast Asian Theological Associations in 2012, including Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Bachelor of Arts in Religion, and Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies. Passed the certification period: from 2017 to November 2020.

B

Obtained the Southeast Asian Theological Association in 2017 (assessed through the Master of Pastoral. The certification period: from 2017 to November 2020).

History

2018

A cooperative program of MA in Religion program launched with Andrews University.

2018
2017
2017

The Master of Ministry program was accredited by the Education Department of the General Conference and ATESEA.

2015

Taiwan Adventist International School was accredited by the Ministry of Education and renamed Taiwan Adventist International Experimental Institution.

2015
2013
2013

The BA in Theology, Religion, and Ministry programs were accredited by ATESEA. Since January 2013, TAC has come directly under Northern Asia-Pacific Division.

2011

The opening of Cross-Strait allowed mainland China students to study in Taiwan.

2011
2008
2008

CHUM approved the initial plans for TAIS

2007

Vision: To consolidate Taiwan and reach out to other parts of the world. First extention site opened in unorganized territory.

2007
2006
2006

Daniel Hall, Student Activity Center, and Cypress Hall were constructed using 921 Earthquake donations. The Ministry of Education accredited Taiwan Adventist Academy. San-Yu Health Education Center came under TAC management

2001

Taiwan Adventist Academy was accredited by the Education Bureau of the Nantou County as San-Yu Experimental Academy.

2001
1999
1999

Administrative building and Songhe buildings were demolished during 921 Earthquake.

1991

New college church built. General Conference Education Department granted TAC BA in Arts, Science, and Theology degrees.

1991
1981
1981

Renamed Taiwan Adventist College.

1980

San Yu Bible School (Academy) moved from Da-chin, Pingtung to present campus.

1980
1973
1973

College moved to Yuchih , name remained as Taiwan Missionary College.

1967

Renamed Taiwan Missionary College, majoring in theological training.

1967
1964
1964

Upgraded to four-year college with a bachelor's degree.

1954

Renamed to Taiwan Training Institute, faculty upgraded and facilities expanded.

1954
1952
1952

First president, Pr. C. A. Carter.

1951

Xindian site was chosen by the Board; the school was named Taiwan Theological Institute.

1951