The Institute of Biophonics Engineering at National Yang－Ming University and the corresponding master program are established in the fall of 2002 as a partial effort in Taiwan to catch up the now fast evolving discipline of biophotonics. The institute is strongly supported by the vibrant academic environment in the University and vicinity, which form one of the best bio－medical research complexes in Taiwan and Asia. Prof. Yin Chang chaired the institute at its establishment until the fall of 2004. Prof. Fu－Jen Kao succeeded the chairmanship since then. Currently there are 40 students enrolled in the master program. The Ph.D. program is scheduled to start in the fall of 2006.