China Medical University (Taiwan)

China Medical University (Taiwan)
China Medical University, Taiwan (CMU)

Kaohsiung Medical University logo
Motto 仁慎勤廉
Established Founded: 1958
Type Private
Principal Jong-Tsun Huang (黃榮村)
Undergraduates 7,233
Postgraduates 711
Location Taichung, Republic of China (Taiwan)
China Medical University Campus
Huchu Hall
Lifu Hall
Ankang Campus
Wuquan campus

China Medical University(Chinese: 中國醫藥大學; pinyin: zhōng guó yī yào dà xué) was founded in 1958 as China Medical College (中國醫藥學院). In 2003, the institution renamed itself to its present name. Today the university enrolls approximately 8000 students in its Taichung, Taiwan campus.[1]

Although its English name is the same as a university in Shenyang, Mainland China, the Chinese name of the mainland university is different: 中國醫科大學.



Brief Introduction

China Medical University (CMU) was established as China Medical College on June 6, 1958 and transformed itself into China Medical University in 2003. It is the first academic institution in Taiwan where Chinese medicine and pharmacy programs are provided. The university has steadily grown to its present position as one of the foremost medical universities in Taiwan. The university has two major campuses, Taichung and Beigang.

Located in the center of Taichung City, CMU includes 6 colleges where western medicine, Chinese medicine, pharmacy (including Chinese herbs), health care (including nursing), life sciences, and public health educational, research and practice programs are provided. Interdisciplinary courses are also available as the basis for students to integrate their learning experiences. With CMU’s top ranked laboratories, a library and reference center, two comprehensive teaching hospitals, and a strong staff commitment to students, our university provides a total approach to medical education in a caring, nurturing and well-equipped environment. [2]


  • 1958-The establishment of China Medical College
  • 1980-The establishment of China Medical College Taichung Hospital
  • 1984-The establishment of China Medical College Beikang campus
  • 1985-The establishment of China Medical College Beikang Hospital
  • 1997-China Medical College Taichung Hospital was promoted to a Would-be Academic Medical Centers
  • 2000-China Medical college Taichung Hospital was promoted to an Academic Medical Centers
  • 2003-China Medical College was transformed to China Medical University
  • 2007-Inauguration of Wuquan campus
  • 2008-China Medical College Beikang Hospital was promoted to a Metropolitan Teaching Hospital

List of Principals

  • 1958-覃勤
  • 1959-周邦道(代理)
  • 1960-洪陸東
  • 1960-章啟民(代理)
  • 1961-邱賢添
  • 1961-王德溥(代理)
  • 1961-徐佐周(代理)
  • 1968-楊燕飛(整理期間兼任)
  • 1969-李光宜
  • 1970-方中民(代理)
  • 1972-鄭通和
  • 1980-郭榮趙
  • 1987-王廷輔
  • 1987-陳梅生
  • 1996-郭盛助
  • 1999-謝明村
  • 2002-陳偉德(代理)
  • 2002-葉純甫
  • 2005-黃榮村


Mission Statement

Our mission is to become a global leader in both western and Chinese medicine. In everything we do, we strive together to gain international recognition as a provider of medical services to our community, an educator of future health care professionals, and a contributor to the world’s knowledge in health sciences.

Recent Accomplishments

  • School of Medicine successfully passed the assessment conducted by the Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council (TMAC) and was rewarded with an exemption from follow-up evaluations for the next 7 years.
  • The China Medical University Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s top medical centers by attaining an A-level evaluation as a teaching hospital.
  • Continuing education and administrative support received appraisals in the upper percentiles by the medical division of the Ministry of Education.
  • From 2006 to 2008, China Medical University was awarded a Teaching Excellence Grant by the Ministry of Education, ranking highest among medical universities in Taiwan based on student population.

Long-term Objectives

  • China Medical University strives to become one of the World Top 500 universities as ranked by ARWU. This involves not only excellence in teaching and research, but also a broad comprehensive approach to healing and promoting health.
  • The China Medical University Hospital plans to enter the prestigious Top 3 as a medical center in Taiwan partly by completing the construction of 5 new Clinical Centers.
  • The China Medical University Beigang Hospital plans to become a regional teaching hospital.

Academic Alliance Network

To promote strategic partnerships in education and research through a national network of students, teachers, and universities, we actively work with other universities and research institutions. The alliance will continually facilitate the development of educational and research resources to support higher education in Taiwan. It will also offer inter-university courses, professional development and research programs for faculty, and an executive leadership development camp for students. The academic alliance network includes:

  • National Tsing Hua University
  • National Central University
  • National Chung Hsing University
  • Kaohsiung Medical University
  • Taipei Medical University
  • Feng Chia University
  • Tunghai University
  • Asia University

Recently, closer multilateral cooperation with Academia Sinica, National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine, National Museum of Natural Science, National Taiwan University, International Hua-Xia Medicine Society and has been launched. Proposals concerning graduate student training and research collaboration are under preparation.

International Collaboration Network

  • North America
    • University of Toronto (CA)
    • McMaster University (CA)
    • Brock University (CA)
    • University of Texas Health Science Center (US)
    • M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas (US)
    • Ohio State University (US)
    • University of California, San Francisco (US)
    • Tulane University (US)
    • University of South Carolina (US)
    • Florida Atlantic University (US)
    • Millikin University (US)
    • Seton Hall University (US)
    • Southern California University of Health Sciences (US)
    • University of California, San Diego (US)
    • University of Mississippi Medical Center (US)
    • University of Oregon (US)
    • Expected (in 2008): University of Maryland (US); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (US)
  • Central/South America
    • Universidad Autonoma de Centro America (CR)
  • Asia
    • Nihon Pharmaceutical University (JP)
    • Kyung Hee University (KR)
    • Pusan National University (KR)
    • Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (CN)
    • China Medical University (Shenyang, CN)
    • China Pharmaceutical University (CN)
    • Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CN)
    • Heilong Jiang University of Chinese Medicine (CN)
    • Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CN)
    • Shen Yang Pharmaceutical University (CN)
    • Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (CN)
    • Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (HK)
    • Mahidol University (TH)
  • Europe
    • University of Oradea (RO)
    • Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad (RO)
    • Palacký University (CZ)

Special Feature

China Medical University is the first Chinese medicine school in higher education in Taiwan, having:

  • the largest medical center and teaching hospital in Central Taiwan.
  • the first College of Chinese Medicine in a medical university in Taiwan.
  • the first Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine in the world.
  • the only School of Post-Baccalaureate Chinese Medicine in the world.
  • the only Graduate Institute (doctoral program) of Chinese Medicine in Taiwan.
  • the first School of Health Services Management in Taiwan.
  • the only Chinese Herb Garden on campus in Taiwan.
  • the only Chromosome Laboratory in Taiwan recognized by the Taiwan Federal Department of Health.
  • the only Chinese medicine museum, Lifu Museum of Chinese Medicine, in Taiwan.

Quick Facts

  • Campus Locations
    • Taichung (including Wuchuan and Ankang)
    • Beigang
  • Centers and Organizations
    • Lifu Museum of Chinese Medicine
    • Center for Faculty Development
    • Center of International Affairs
    • Computer Center
    • Center for Continuing Education
    • Arts Center
    • Language Education Center
    • Acupuncture Research Center
    • Biostatistics Center
    • Research Center for Biodiversity
    • Biotechnology Incubation Center
    • Chinese Herb Experimental Farm
    • China Medical University Hospital
    • China Medical University Beigang Hospital
    • Cancer Research Center
  • Degree Programs
    • Bachelors 21
    • Masters 26
    • Doctoral 8
  • Enrollment
    • Bachelor programs Approx. 7,000 students
    • Two-year bachelor programs Approx. 300 students
    • Masters programs Approx. 600 graduate students
    • Doctoral programs Approx. 200 candidates
  • Faculty
    • Professors 114 (21.19%)
    • Associate Professors 146 (27.14%)
    • Assistant Professors 190 (35.32%)
    • Lecturers 88(16.35%)
  • Student-to-faculty Ratio 12.78
    • College of Medicine: 6.48
    • College of Chinese Medicine: 15.36
    • College of Pharmacy: 20.57
    • College of Health Care: 17.05
    • College of Public Health: 17.20
    • College of Life Sciences: 13.79



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