The institute, established in 2006, is to integrate the education and research resources for electronics and photonics in NTUST. With its existing master and doctoral program, the institute is committed to educating high-level engineers and researchers for the optoelectronics industry. Its current 8 full-time teachers and well-equipped laboratories support cutting-edge researches and teaching in four major fields: Green energy (energy saving and/or substitute energy), image display and lighting, optical networks, and optoelectronics. In addition to the advanced researches, the institute also promotes joint researches and projects among academia and industry domestically and internationally.
In EECS, international students for both undergraduate and graduate programs are cordially encouraged and supported.
The government and the university provide scholarships specifically for international students.