The Institute


Established in 2011, the Graduate Institute of Colour and Illumination Technology is an international center of excellence in research and teaching with main focus on a multidisciplinary area that covers color science, lighting technology, imaging science, visual optics, artificial intelligence, electronic engineering, computer science, visual design, and ergonomics.  These technologies integrated as a whole can play a key role in technological breakthrough in emerging industries. For more details of our goals of education please see Our Mission.

The University has an outstanding track record in academic excellence in both engineering and design, with a large number of quality courses that reinforce professional trainings not provided by any other institution. Check out our MSc program and PhD program for more details of our degree programs. For information of where our graduates currently work please see Jobs after Graduation.

As the first postgraduate school in Taiwan that bases its core features on color, imaging, design and lighting technologies, the Institute provides academic excellence and has strong connections with world-leading institutions in related areas including University of Leeds (UK), Chiba University (Japan), Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), and Zhejiang University (China). Collaborative research projects have been carried out with world standard bodies and research centers including International Commission on Illumination (CIE), American Color and Imaging Technology Society, and Korea Electronics and Communications Research Centre. For details of our staff members please see the People webpage.

With our state-of-the-art research facilities, the Institute has numerous collaborative research projects with the industries, including Philips, X-Rite, AU Optronics, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan, and Taiwan Design Center. The Institute has also made essential contribution to technical committees of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) including TC1-27, TC1-52, TC1-73, TC1-86, TC8-2 and TC8-3. For details of our research directions and performance please check out our research directions, research projects, and publications.

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