Lastest release date: Feb 12, 2015
Founded in 1974, National Yang-Ming University, formerly known as National Yang-Ming College of Medicine, has been adhering to the school motto of "benevolent mind and art, putting knowledge into practice" while training excellent humane doctors to provide service by solving medical problems in remote and rural areas.
Graduated in 1982, the first government-sponsored class of the Faculty of Medicine was sent to public clinics and hospitals. Since then, our graduates have penetrated all corners of Taiwan and became pioneers in basic healthcare services. As our graduates won warm acclaim from society, we found that we had successfully accomplished our initial mission.
In order to cultivate a new generation of professional medical talents, we began to expand our disciplines into biomedicine. In 1994, we were promoted to "National Yang-Ming University" and became the first medicine-oriented comprehensive university in Taiwan. As time went on, we established the School of Medical Technology and Engineering, the School of Life Sciences, the Center for General Studies, and the School of Nursing. Finally, we were permitted to establish a School of Dentistry in 2000 and also became a research university focusing on medicine and biotechnology.
We have been endeavoring to develop academic research since our establishment. Based on our school motto: "benevolent mind and art, putting knowledge into practice," we expect ourselves to both pursue academic excellence and be concerned for humanity. Thus, we have been enthusiastic at pursuing new knowledge, and apply it to teaching and research; this has led to the establishment of an extraordinary culture and an excellent tradition in academic research.
In the area of teaching, we aim to develop our students' self-learning and independent thinking skills in accordance with our explicit educational philosophy of attempting to cultivate leaders with a sound fundamental knowledge, strong humanistic concerns and critical thinking ability. In the past 30 years, we have trained many excellent doctors who have worked in remote areas and contributed significantly to the development of society; on the other hand, we have also trained excellent biomedical researchers who make very important contributions to the future of the country. Many of the active leaders in the field of biomedical science are our alumni.
In the area of research, we have been awarded the Program for Promoting Academic Excellence of Universities for results in our top two research fields of Genetics and Brain Research. Additionally, with respect to interdisciplinary research, we have participated in the Megabase Human Genome Sequencing, constructed the BAC contig map of human chromosome 4 and sequenced the chimp's chromosome 22. Thanks to our outstanding accomplishments, we have recently been accredited as a research university by the Ministry of Education. Moreover, according to Academia Sinica 2005, we are ranked top in both the quality and quantity of research publications, as well as average faculty productivity among all universities in Taiwan. The report of Chiao Tung University, Shanghai, published in the same year, gave the same result.
Our success is no coincidence but an attribute of excellent allocation of limited resources and the devoted efforts of both the faculty and students, all of which were needed to achieve "brilliant results in teaching and research" within such a short period of time. Due to our research atmosphere, academic accomplishments, innovative knowledge and cultivation of talent, we have well demonstrated our standing as a top university.
In the future, we will continue to make good use of our accumulated capacity in teaching and research to educate and train future experts and leaders in the discipline of biomedicine. We will further develop the field of biomedicine that has won international attention and thus begin about a new era in education and research at the top international level.
Located on the hillside of Qilian, northwest of the Taipei Basin, we enjoy a beautiful landscape with plenty of plants and trees; this results in a tranquil environment and peaceful atmosphere. When the night falls, we can see the lights in Taipei and the stars in the sky clearly from here.
As we are located on a slope, a shuttle bus runs regularly between our school, VGH and Shipai MRT Station for the convenience of faculty and students. For local transportation, you can take the Danshui Line of Taipei MRT or city buses (more than 10 routes) to and from our school.(Bus Timetable)
The University buildings fall into the following categories based on their function including classrooms (common classroom, professional classroom, laboratory, etc.), administration buildings, library, dormitories, activity center, and sports facilities. The total area of our school is 145,760 m2.
In terms of research and teaching space, there is an Experimental Building, a Research Building, a Medical Building, a Dentistry Building, a Nursing Building and a Traditional Medicine Building. Each college, academic department and graduate institute has basic private space that provides study rooms for the faculty, classrooms, laboratories, seminar rooms, conference rooms and offices. There are also shared spaces for faculties and students including two Teaching Complex Buildings, an Auditorium and Activity Center, the Administration Building, the Experimental Animal Center, the Library and Information Communication Building. Together, these facilities offer an excellent teaching environment and resource.
For sports facilities, we have a well developed plan to maximize the benefits of the facilities, which consist of five areas, namely, a gymnasium, a hilltop stadium, a hillside stadium, a surface stadium and a swimming pool. In the gymnasium, there are tennis and volleyball court, an aerobics room, a table tennis room, a weight-training room, and a cardiopulmonary room. At the hilltop stadium, there is a 400m track field, a basketball court, a tennis court, a volleyball court, a golf practicing field, etc. At the hillside stadium, there is a rock climbing court and a basketball court. At the surface stadium, there is a tennis court, a volleyball court and a basketball field. The swimming pool consists of an 8-track outdoor standard pool with the length of 50m, a width of 22m and a depth of 130-160cm.
57 University Houses, offering comfortable accommodation for international scholars so that they can concentrate on their research and teaching. Furthermore, there are a series of student dormitory consisting of four male student dormitories, two female student dormitories, and one graduate student dormitory providing a total of 1,600 beds. Each room is equipped with nice facilities and accommodates two to four people. The female student dormitories have door control systems and are regularly patrolled by the University security guards for safety. A new graduate student dormitory is on Qian Street and when completed, it will help by providing 38 graduate student rooms and 4 apartments. This will increase significantly the graduate student on-campus accommodation and offer them a quality living environment.
No.155, Sec.2, Linong Street, Taipei, 112 Taiwan (ROC)