Dr. Prof. Chin-Hsung Kao became the ninth president of Nanhua University on May 8, 2024. He is currently also the chairman of the Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Federation and the chairman of the Taiwan Health Movement Alliance. Prof. Kao was previously the Director-General of the Sports Administration at the Ministry of Education, and the former President of the National Taiwan Sport University. He is the recipient of the ‘Distinguished Civil Service Award’ from the Executive Yuan, the ‘Research Excellence Award’ from the National Science Council, and the ‘Outstanding International Alumni Award’ from Indiana University, U.S.A. During Prof. Kao’s tenure as vice president of Nanhua University, he strived to advocate for Venerable Master Hsing-Yun’s sports philosophy, and to harness the impact of sports to inspire positive change. Prof. Kao had previously traveled to the University of the West in Los Angeles to evaluate the feasibility of sending baseball players from Nanhua University to further their careers in the U.S. He’d also visited Nuremberg in Germany to participate in the Continental Steering Committee (CSC) of Organics International in preparation for the 2024 Organic World Congress to be held at the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Prof. Kao humbly accepts the appointment as the President of Nanhua University by the Board of Trustees to fulfil Venerable Master Hsing-Yun’s aspirations to bring about a better life for all through education, and to forge a path for the University to advance into the future. He is committed to lead Nanhua University to excel in academia, to ensure better health for all, and to further advocate the Three Acts of Goodness initiative. Moreover, Prof. Kao looks forward to the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the founding of Nanhua University and the centennial anniversary of the birth of our founder, Venerable Master Hsing-Yun.


Prof. Chin-Hsung Kao  
  • PhD. School of Physical Education, Health and Recreation, Indiana University, U.S.A. (1990 - 1993)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, U.S.A. (June – August, 1991)
  • MBA. College of Business, Chinese Culture University (1984 - 1986)
  • BBA. Department of Business Management, Fu Jen University (1980 - 1984)
  • President, Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Federation (August, 2020-present)
  • Director-General, Sports Administration, Ministry of Education (July, 2018-July, 2020)
  • President, National Taiwan Sport University (August, 2010-July, 2018)
  • Commission committee member, XXIX Summer Universiade (2015-2017)
  • Chairman, Asian Association for Sport Management (2008-2012)
  • Chairman, Taiwan Society for Sport Management (2004-2008)
  • Ceremony Team Leader, 2001 Baseball World Cup (October-November, 2001)
  • Chief Executive Officer, 11th World Soft Tennis Championships (November, 2001)
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 (2018.04-2022.05)
  • Chairman, LOHAS Organic Farming Association Of Taiwan (2019.05-present)
  • Chairman of Testing Center for Technologyical and Vocatonal Education Board (2016.9-present)
  • Chairman, Accreditation Committee, IEET (2018-2021)
  • President of Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan ( 2013.7-2018)
  • President of Green Life Association, 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)
  • 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
  • 2024 Recipient of the ‘Distinguished Civil Service Award’, Executive Yuan
  • 2020-2023 Appointed Distinguished Professor by the National Taiwan Sport University
  • 2013 ‘Outstanding International Alumni Award’ from Indiana University, U.S.A
  • 2011 ‘Outstanding Alumni Award’ from China Culture University
  • 2010 ‘Outstanding Alumni Award’ from Taipei Municipal Datong High school
  • 2000 ‘Research Excellence Award’ from the National Science Council, Executive Yuan
  • President, Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Federation
  • Chairman, Taiwan Health Movement Alliance
  • Vice-Chairman, Master Games Association
  • Senior Consultant, Taiwan Society for Sport Management
Refereed Journals
  • 1. Chin-Hsung, Kao., & Hsin-Yi, Chang. (2024) . 歐洲理事會推動運動禁藥管制及良善治理之探討. Physical Education Of School, 5, 50-61.
  • 2. Chin-Hsung Kao. (2023) . 聯合國以體育運動推動永續發展目標之思維與歷程. Physical Education Of School, 33(3), 81-91.
  • 3. Chin-Hsung, Kao., & Ling-Mei, Ke. (2023) . Promote the Olympic Movement and implement SDGs. Physical Education Of School, 33(3), 4-17.
  • 4. Po-Yahg, Hsu., Yan-Li, Zhuang., & Chin-Hsung, Kao. (2023). 帶領高齡者運動落實SDGs - 以嘉義特色之高齡者複合式健走照護新方案為例. Physical Education Of School, 33(3),39-47.
  • 5. Kai-Lin, Lee., & Chin-Hsung, Kao. (2023) . A Review and Analysis of Training and Competition Experiences of Female Judo Athletes with Visual Impairment. National Sports Quarterly, 52(3), 48-52.
  • 6. Po-Yang, Hsu., & Chin-Hsung, Kao. (2023) . Current Status of Sports Professional Certification Seminars Held by Specific and Non-specific Sport Organizations in Taiwan. National Sports Quarterly, 52(2), 14-19.
  • 7. Chin-Hsung, Kao., & Ming-Chao, Yeh. (2022) .Resolving International Incidents against Taiwan Sports Affairs from Crisis Management Perspectives. TJSSR, 73, 61-84.
  • 8. Hsin-Yu, Tsai., Chia-Jung, Tsai., & Chin-Hsung, Kao. (2022) .Exploratory Research on Routes of Contact Transmission for Tennis Players-Taking Tennis Ball Cans, Ball Boys, and Water Bottles as Sources. Journal of Taiwan Society for Sport Management, 22(2), 117-152.
  • 9. Chin-Hsung, Kao. (2022) . The Promotion Policy and Coping Strategy for Taiwan Sport Industry post COVID-Pandemic. global business, 752, 29-36.
  • 10. Chin-Hsung, Kao., & Chia-Chi, Cheng. (2022) . The Policy of Physical Education and Sport Promoted by Intergovernmental Organizations. National Sports Quarterly, 51(4), 8-13.
  • 11. Chin-Hsung, Kao., & Peng-Hsin, Lin. (2022) . Overview of the Physical Education and Sport Policy Promoted by Sport Administration of Ministry of Education and Six Metropolitan Cities of Taiwan. Taiwan Sport Management Review, 2, 149-167.
  • 12. Chia-Lun, Kuo., & Chin-Hsung, Kao. (2022) . Meta-analysis of Sport Industry promoted by Six Metropolitan Cities of Taiwan – Perspectives of Economic, Social and Politics. Taiwan Sport Management Review, 2, 169-189.
  • 13. Wen-Chung, Hung,. & Chin-Hsung, Kao. (2022) . Review and the Challenge of Sport for All Policy in Taiwan. Taiwan Sport Management Review, 2, 190-205.
  • 14. Chin-Hsung, Kao., Hua-Rung, Yeh,. & Wen-Jung, Lien. (2021) . Overview of the Sport Industry in Taiwan. Industry Management Review, 12(1), 69-86.
  • 15. Ming-Chao, Yeh., & Chin-Hsung, Kao. (2021) .Good Governance and Autonomy of Specified Sports Associations in Taiwan. Journal of TASSM, 21(2), 209-236. DOI:10.6547/tassm.202112_21(2).0004
  • 16. Ian Henry., Chin-Hsung, Kao., & Ling-Mei, Ko. (2021) .Stakeholder Engagement in Sport Policy Decision Making in Taiwan during the COVID-19 Pandemic.The International Journal of the History of Sport, 38(7), 728-750. DOI:10.1080/09523367.2021.1898379.
  • 17. Chin-Hsung, Kao. (2020) .Coping Strategies and Policies of Taiwan Physical Education and Sports During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of TASSM, 20(2), 113-132. DOI:6547/tassm.202012_20(2).0001  
  • 18. Chin-Hsung, Kao. (2019) .Olympic and Paralympic Games- Case of Taiwan Experience on Sport for All Promotion. 生涯スポーツ学研究, 16(2), 42-47.
  • 19. Chin-Hsung, Kao. (2019) .An Overall Review of the Development of Physical Education and Sport Development in Taiwan. National Sports Quarterly, October, 2-13。

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