Dr. Tsong-Ming Lin became the President of Nanhua University in January, 2013. He obtained his PhD in industrial management from Clemson University, U.S.A. As a scholar and expert in his field, President Lin has a long record of winning great respect from his peers and colleagues. In 2009, he was asked to join the Ministry of Education as the Political Deputy Minister. Prior to taking up his position in government, President Lin had been the President of National Yunlin University of Science and Technology for almost 8 years. As President of Nanhua University, he has presided over a remarkable transformation on campus, focusing on life education, environmental sustainability, intellectual innovation, and the Three Acts of Goodness initiative. In addition, President Lin being honored in 2015 with the Outstanding Administration Achievement Award on Life Education by the Ministry of Education, Nanhua University was also the recipient of the Life Education School with Distinction award and selected to be the location for the establishment of the National Life Education Center, a government-commissioned project. President Lin has a distinguished record in his advocacy of issues related to climate change, carbon reduction, vegetarianism, and sustainable development. In 2012, he received the Sustainable Development World Pilot Hero Award by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well as the First Class Professional Education – Culture Medal by the Ministry of Education. President Lin’s unwavering commitment to caring and serving the underprivileged community, giving back to society, and ensuring that the disadvantaged are not left behind, are exceptional. He has led by example through his work in showing that kindheartedness radiates to all those around us.


Dr. Tsong-Ming Lin  
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  • Ph. D. in Industrial Management, Clemson University, SC, U.S.A. (1974-1977)
  • Executive Program, IMD in Switzerland (July - August, 1987)
  • Executive Program, London School of Business, U.K. (May - July, 1987)
  • Visiting Scholar, London School of Economics, U.K. (January - April, 1987)
  • Honorary Doctor, Otgontenger University, Mongolia (September, 2011)
  • President of Nanhua University (January, 2013-present)
  • Civil Servants Protection and Training Commission committee member (2011-2018)
  • Political Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education (September, 2009-January, 2013)
  • Administrative Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education (February - September, 2009)
  • President, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology (2001-2009)
  • Director General, Employment and Vocational Training Administration, Council of  Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan (1994-2001)
  • Director General, Department of Technological and Vocational Education, Ministry of  Education (1989-1994)
  • Director General, Bureau of Solid Waste Control, Environmental Protection Administration (1987-1989)
  • Dean of Students, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (1986-1987)
  • Professor and Department Head, Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (1982-1986)
  • Associate Professor, Department Head, Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (1979-1982)
  • Senior Assistant to the president, Rico Chemical Corporation, Puerto Rico, Formosa Plastic Corporation Groups (1977-1979)
Professional Society Services
  • President of Green University Union of Taiwan (2019.8-present)
  • Boarder of Hsing Tian Kong Groups(2018.9-present)
  • President of Chinese Life Magnetic Science Association (2018.04-present)
  • President of Testing Center for Technologyical and Vocatonal Education (2016.9-present)
  • Chairman, Accreditation Committee, IEET (2018-present)
  • President of Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan ( 2013.7-2018)
  • President of Institute of Green Life Taiwan (2013.7-present)
  • Chair of Management counseling committee, Chinese Institute of Management Science, Taiwan (2002-present)
  • International Journal of Production Economics editor committee (2000-present)
  • Chairman/Member of ad hoc committee, CIIE (1979-present)
  • President of Industrial Education Association (2008-2010)
  • President of APIEMS (2007-2008)
  • President of Technological and Vocational Institute, Taiwan(2006-2010)
  • President of Global Talentrepreneur innovation and Collaboration(2006-2010)
  • President of Nature Life Education Institute(2006-2010)
  • President of Human Resource Development Institute, Taiwan(2003-2006)
  • President of CIIE (1995-1998, 2003-2006)
  • President of the International Employment security Society, Taiwan (1995-2003)
  • Secretary-General, CIIE ( 1983-1986)
  • Deputy Secretary General, CIIE (1979-1982)
Honors and Awards
  • Award for the National Sustainable Development Awards from the Executive Yuan, Taiwan, 2018.
  • Award for National Quality Award , 2018.
  • Award for the “Art Education Contribution Award” by the MOE, 2017.
  • Outstanding Administration Achievement Award on Life Education, Minister of Education, R.O.C., 2015
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, Chinese Innovation & Invention Society, 2014
  • First Class Professional Education-Culture Medal, Minister of Education, R.O.C., 2013
  • Fellow, Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering And Management Systems, 2013
  • Sustainable Development, World Pilot Hero Award, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 2012
  • Award for Lifetime Service to Technological and Vocational Education, The Association for Technological and Vocational Education in the Republic of China (ATVE), 2011
  • Fellowship Award, Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers, Taiwan, 2010
  • Academic Achievement Award, China Education Society, Taiwan, 2009
  • Soka University Award of Highest Honor, Japan, 2007
    Outstanding Contribution Award for 2007 IT Education and TANET, MOE, ROC, 2007
  • Special Contribution Award for the 1st National HRD InnoPrize, the ROC Executive Yuan, 2005
  • List in Biography Today, 2005
  • Award of the Outstanding Contribution for the Education, MOE, ROC, 2004
  • Honorable Award for Outstanding Civil Servant, the ROC Executive Yuan, 2000
  • Award for Outstanding Contributions of the Third Order for September 21, 1999 Earthquake Disaster, the ROC Executive Yuan, 2000
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution from International Employment Security
  • Association, USA, 1998
  • Dr. K-T Li's Management Award, Chinese Management Association, ROC, 1998
  • Outstanding Service Award, Chinese Industrial Vocational Education Society, ROC, 1994
  • Engineering Award, Chinese Industrial Engineering Society, ROC, 1989
  • Elsevier Science Publishers, Engineering Cost and Production Economics, Netherland, 1989-2009
  • Top Ten Distinguished Young Engineers Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers Society, ROC, 1983
  • ROC Specialist Delegate to Japan-Asia Productivity Organization, ROC, 1998
  • Over 150 research papers in Industrial Management & Engineering and Technological Education.