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Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan

Brief History

The Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) was established on December 26, 2005 as a joint effort of the Ministry of Education and higher educational institutions in Taiwan with the purpose of assuring the quality of Taiwan’s higher education, promoting learning and teaching quality, and helping higher educational institutions to develop their features.

HEEACT is a professional organization specializing in higher education evaluation. Our tasks include two major areas: to conduct evaluation on all programs in Taiwan’s universities and colleges; to conduct research projects on domestic and worldwide higher education institutions.

With the aims of facilitating the internationalization of the domestic higher education quality, and to continuously grasp on the most current developments of global higher education evaluation, HEEACT has been actively participating in numerous international organizations, networks and activities. By doing so, HEEACT has brought Taiwan’s Higher Education into a greater international visibility.

Vision and Mission

With the purpose of ensuring the quality of higher education in Taiwan and enhancing the university standard, HEEACT embraces the vision of “Striving for Excellence with Fairness and Professionalism”.

Our main missions are as follows:
  • To develop a complete indicators and mechanisms for higher education evaluation.
  • To implement higher education evaluation and accreditation commissioned by the Ministry of Education and serve as a policy advisor to the Ministry of Education on policymaking based on the evaluation reports.
  • To conduct training workshops and programs for reviewers, and to create a talent pool of higher education evaluation practitioners.
  • To announce various ranking reports of higher education institutions as the reference point for the public.
  • To publish journals, magazines, and books on higher education evaluation to spread the knowledge and techniques of evaluation.
  • To promote international collaboration and exchange in higher education evaluation, and to raise the quality of Taiwan's higher education evaluation.
  • To participate in foreign professional quality assurance organizations networks to enhance Taiwan's visibility in the global context of evaluation.
  • To assist universities and colleges to establish the self-improvement mechanism.
  • To engage in research studies on the trends and development of higher education evaluation.
  • To hold international academic conferences relating to higher education evaluation.


Chairman - Dr. Jei-Cheng Cheng Direct the management of HEEACT, chair over board meetings, and represent HEEACT to the public.

President - Dr. Lung-Sheng Steven LeeAdminister all higher education evaluation tasks and supervise all offices of HEEACT.

Dean of Office of General Affairs - Dr. Lung-Sheng Steven LeeOversee the "Administrative Services Division," the "Information Technology and System Management Division," and the "Public Relations and Media Division." Tasks include human resources, general affairs, accounting, cashier, publication, and public relations.

Dean of Office of Evaluation Affairs - Dr. Yen-Shun WeiOversee the "Project Planning Division" and the "Human Resource Development Division." Tasks include planning and practice of evaluation related matters.

Dean of Office of Research and Development - Dr. Li-Yun WangOversee the "Research Planning Division", "International Exchanges Division", and "Performance Statistics Division". Tasks include constructing evaluation mechanisms, evaluation standards, and performance statistics, as well as promoting international exchange.


Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council (TMAC)

The Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council (TMAC) was established in August 2000 within the National Health Research Institute. After the establishment of HEEACT in 2005, TMAC was officially transferred to the HEEACT office. Due to the unique professional features of medical education, TMAC remains as an independent accrediting agency.

In 2002, TMAC attained the “comparable” qualification granted by the US National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA). This means that the TMAC’s evaluation is comparable to the US evaluation. The accredited credential of comparability was valid for six years until 2008. TMAC President Dr. Chi-Wan Lai and Commissioner Dr. Chi-Ho Lin consequently attended the NCFMFA Assembly to go through the re-determination process on March 30~31, 2009. TMAC was reaccredited and its comparable status was extended for another six years from September 2009.

Taiwan Nursing Accreditation Council (TNAC)

In consideration of the features and professionalization of the nursing education, the Ministry of Education established the Taiwan Nursing Accreditation Council (TNAC) in May 2006. TNAC conducts nursing program evaluation to improve the quality of nursing education.