NTU's Computer and Information Networking Center was originally named “Center of Electronic Computing.” Established in 1963, it was run and managed by the Department of Electrical Engineering in the early years. In 1975, the jurisdiction of the Center was reassigned to the College of Engineering. In 1986, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, the Center became a first grade unit directly under the supervision of the university president. In December of 1995, in accordance with the revisions of the ordinances of university structure, the Center was renamed “Computer and Information Networking Center,” or briefly as “C&INC.”
The positioning and qualifications of the Center are: the center of an e-university, the center for computing, the center for information, and the center of networking. The Center is comprised of six components, which are: the administrative office, the system design division, the e-learning division, the information management division, the network management division, and the medical informatics division. These agencies within the Center provide innovative, safe, convenient, and high quality computing and networking environments to the NTU community with a view toward upgrading the quality of teaching, research, and services.
Overview of the Center's Operating Units
- Administration Office:
The Office is in charge of the administrative affairs of the Center, including personnel affairs, accountancy, official documents delivery, purchasing, construction and repair, general services, and telephone applications for the school.
- System Design Division:
The division is responsible for developing and maintaining various information systems. (1) Campus administrative information systems: (a) To assist in digitalization of all administrative manners of the University, and to integrate information management systems including payrolls, personnel, student affairs, accounting, general affairs, property management, and those requested by other departments. The goal is to establish a unified administrative information system, in order to provide campus-wide information services. (b) The myNTU portal: It integrates all campus services in a single platform, By using the single sign-on of the NTU account, users will be able to access authorized information services according to his account type. (c) The iNTU campus mobile information services: We plan to mobilize campus information in different phases, providing free ‘iNTU’ apps on the iOS and Android, for users to download. We have provided address book, calendar, campus activities, campus map, libraries, and emergency announcements, totally six services at the first phases. (2) To organize and establish various information online services for the University, including the development and maintenance of the NTU e-paper, NTU Weblogs, e-learning, etc.
- E-Learning Division:
The division aims to provide the NTU faculty and students comprehensive services relating to teaching resources, learning environments, and administrative supports. Our services include distance learning program and information technology training program.
Training program course offers a series of courses on word processing, multi-media animation, web design, video imaging, teaching technologies program design, operating systems, database management, statistical software, information networks, and high performance algorithms to students, faculty and their children, alumni, and so on. Distance Learning Support providing support and maintenance to system equipment relating to teaching platform system and network system software tools.
- Information Management Division:
The division is responsible for the planning, setting up, hosting and managing of the administrative computing systems and information service within the University. The Division aims to provide a secure, stable and highly efficient cloud computing service environment and a high performance computing resource, so as to support various kinds of research, teaching and administrative jobs within the University. The scope of its responsibilities includes: (1) Single sign-on (SSO) accreditation platform: the users just need to remember one set of password to access different information systems within the University. (2) Campus-licensed software: regular purchase of licensed software every year to provide download service that includes operating systems and many other useful software. (3) E-mail with message forwarding service: release of the new generation NTU Mail2.0 service to provide a high capacity, stable, secure, mobile and highly synchronous brand new e-mail service. (4) NTU Cloud service: including the rentable virtual machine (NTU VM), high capacity backup service (NTU Backup), personal mobile synchronised online storage service (NTU Space), online usage of software and computing platform service (Softbank). (5) High performance computing service. (6) Personal homepage and department webpage: setup of a webpage server to provide web service. (7) 24-hour operational computer classrooms with other multimedia services and technical support. (8) Management and maintenance of the power system, machineries and servers. (9) Consulting service.
- Network Management Division:
The division is responsible for planning, deploying, managing, and maintaining: (1) The NTU wireless network offers high speed and advanced wireless security. The features are including 802.1x, 802.11i and 802.11n standards. (2) SSL VPN Service : offers users an easy way accessing campus network resources from off-campus, for example, library on-line electronic journals. (3) IP Telephony service : combines traditional telephone with VoIP capabilities, extends campus telephony onto Internet, so users can receive and dial campus phone calls from anywhere, and free. (4) NTU ADSL-to-the-home Service -- Extending NTU Campus network to the home via CHT ADSL service, our faculty, staff and students can easily access campus network resources at home. (5) The bandwidth of NTU Campus backbone is 20Gbps. Each user of dormitory has 100 Mbps network throughput. Besides, build security equipment and network management systems to provide fast and safe dormitory network environment. (6) Information, system and network security defense of NTU. Build intrusion detection and prevention systems, to provide web site security monitoring and detection, enhanced email security as well as zombie computer detection mechanisms. Actively enhance the school staff and students of the concept of information security awareness and protection. (7) Domain Name Service, Web Proxy and Streaming Caching Service : maintains campus domain name service, provide web caching/proxy service for web browsing accelerating, and streaming caching service for campus activities online live broadcasting. (8) Services include inquiries, network-related problems and technical support.
- Medical Informatics Division:
This division is responsible for the maintenance of NTUMC campus network environment and user consultation, technical support of Medical Informatics of the Teaching and Research. It is the contact unit of the center at the NTUMC Campus.
Prospects for the Future
With the advent of the mobile cloud generation, we will continue to work towards an electronic mobile school administration, provide and set up a safe and convenient information and communication service environment, support the teaching of teachers in the school, integrate and improve the efficiency of the research and learning environment and also to allow teachers and students to be able to access the computing resource systems and services provided by NTU campus anytime and anywhere through their mobile devices. Our target is to construct a first class university’s information and communication environment to enhance the international competitiveness of NTU.
In order to support teachers and students with their research, teaching and learning, information and communication has to play an active and positive role. Our target is to further commit to set up an advanced information and communication environment based on our foundation, to make the resource easily accessible, sharable and fully utilized. We will also continue to purchase important software products used for teaching and research. Based on the spirit of sharing resources, we will strive to provide a diverse common computing environment and high performance computing environment to enhance the effects of research and learning. The network infrastructure will go through a comprehensive upgrade, a fast and convenient computing and communication service, including the broadband, will be provided too. All these moves are to achieve a ubiquitous electronic campus, hence creating an innovative and high technology i-NTU campus.
‧ Chief Director: Yeali S. Sun
‧ Tel: +886-2-33665000
‧ Fax: +886-2-23637204
‧ Website: http://www.cc.ntu.edu.tw/English/