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 3 faculty members and 6 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.

The Objectives of General Education
Under the "Extensive and Elegant, NTNU Master" blueprint for general education, our development objectives for general education are as follows:
1.To develop good language skills:
To enable students to express their own ideas clearly and accurately. Through the learning of foreign languages, students will be able to enhance their ability to obtain information available at both home and abroad as well as to develop an international perspective.
2.To be equipped with accessible paths to knowledge:
To enable students to learn the basic concepts in different disciplines, so that they can explain various issues with different knowledge viewpoints, including issues related to self-development, humanistic society and the natural world. Through these different paths to knowledge, students will learn how to gain access to the important issues facing the human race.
3.Cultivate the beauty and sentiment of life:
To guide students in the appreciation for and construction of beauty in life, including music, art and literature appreciation, as well as the discovery of the delicate life creations around us.
4.Develop a multicultural mode of thinking:
To enable students to understand the social situations of different ethnic groups, religions and genders, and to allow them to appreciate different values that have been formed as a result. Respect and appreciation for the differences between cultures are used as a vehicle to seek peaceful coexistence and common prosperity as well as sustainable development for human civilization.
5.Develop communication and leadership skills:
Develop and enhance students' ability to perform rational analysis, as well as their ability to coordinate different opinions and seek consensus through communication.