Established in 2007, the Center for General Education is responsible for promoting general education at NTNU. The Center's director is responsible for the overall supervision of general education-related matters and is assisted by 5 faculty members and 5 administrative staff members on the planning and operation of general education programs and services. The Center emphasizes on the importance of holistic development of each individual, including the pursuit of subjectivity and the active citizenship.

Under the NTNU's blueprint for general education, the center has developed a comprehensive structure based on the general education goals, basic literacy and social moral issues. The Center also manages to reach the goal of innovating the general education through informal curriculum, scholarships and the subsidization for teaching enhancement.