The International Master Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES) at National Chengchi University, located in Taipei, is the first English taught program in studies of applied economics in Taiwan. IMES provides rigorous economic reasoning and solid statistical methods so that students can learn to analyze public policy and social development using the economic approach. The program places a special emphasis on the combination of theory and practice. As part of NCCU’s College of Social Sciences, IMES utilizes the talent of accomplished English-speaking faculty to enhance the program’s educational goals. As a top university in Asia, NCCU also offers enrichment groups and activities to enhance student’s understanding of Taiwan’s history and culture.