Fu Jen Catholic University

Fu Jen Catholic University

Infobox University
name = Fu Jen Catholic University
native_name = 天主教輔仁大學

motto = "Veritas bonitas pulchritudo sanctitas"/"真善美聖"
Latin/Chinese:"Truth, Goodness, Beauty, and Holiness")
established = Founded 1925, "Reactivated" 1960
type = Private
president = Bernard Li (黎建球), Ph.D.
city = Hsinchuang
state = Taipei County
country = Taiwan
undergrad =
postgrad =
faculty =
campus = Suburban
mascot = None
free_label =
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website = [http://www.fju.edu.tw/eng_fju/ www.fju.edu.tw]

Fu Jen Catholic University (zh-thtw|t=輔仁大學|hp=Fǔrén Dàxué|tp=FǔRén DàSyué|w=Fu3-jen2 Ta4-hsüeh2) is a Catholic University in Sinjhuang, Taipei County, Taiwan.

Basic Educational Philosophy Fu Jen Catholic University is an academic community of students and teachers closely associated in fostering the growth of the whole person, on the basis of Truth, Goodness, Beauty and Holiness.

For now, FJU is ranked 417 by Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) Ranking of World Universities (2006). [http://www.moveonnet.eu/directory/institution?id=TWTAIPEI03]

Present Situation

Fu Jen Catholic University is a comprehensive university founded by the Holy See. Starting from 2003, the University comprises 9 colleges (Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Science and Engineering, Human Ecology, Law, Social Sciences, Management, Medicine), 45 departments, offering 42 master programs, and 11 Ph.D. programs. The University has established sister-school relationships with more than 100 renowned universities world-wide and is committed to the holistic education. The University strives to provide students a diversified, whole-person, interdisciplinary, and international learning environment.


The laurel wreath symbolizes peace, while the twelve stars in the middle are a symbol of the Virgin Mary. The Latin words at the bottom of the emblem signify the University's ideals—Truth, Goodness, Beauty, and Holiness.


FJU was originally established in Peking (Beijing) in 1925 by the Benedictines of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania at request of the Holy See. FJU, then known commonly as the Catholic University of Peking, was itself a succesor to the previous Fu Jen She (輔仁社), which was created through the efforts of Catholic scholars Ma Hsiang-po (馬相伯) and Ying Hua (英華). The university's first president (1925-1927) was the American missionary George Barry O'Toole, OSB. He was succeeded by Chen Yuan (陳垣), a Chinese Protestant, who remained university president until the school's forced closure in 1952.

In 1933, the mission of administering the university was transferred to the German-based Society of the Divine Word as the US-based Benedictines, in the midst of the Great Depression, were no longer able to financially sustain the FJU's mission. The SVD and the university's German affiliations were instrumental in protecting them from the brunt of Japanese military brutality during the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). In 1952, as Chinese Communist repression of the Catholic Church intensified, the FJU's facilities in Peking were usurped and absorbed by the Beijing Normal University. FJU was re-established in Taiwan in 1960 under the auspices of the Chinese Diocesan clergy, the Society of the Divine Word and the Society of Jesus.


FJU is now a comprehensive, four-year university with graduate programs in various areas.

It contains ten colleges or independent academic bodies, including College of Liberal Arts (文學院), College of Foreign Languages and Literatures (外語學院), College of Sciences and Engineering (理工學院), College of Law (法學院), College of Management (管理學院), College of Human Ecology (民生學院), College of Fine Arts (藝術學院), Graduate School of Social Sciences (社會科學院), a newly founded College of Medical Science (醫學院), and School of Continuing Education (進修部), excluding a proposed College of Mass Communication (傳播學院) comprising departments of Journalism, Advertisement, and Visual Communication. A theological seminary is attached to its campus.

Fujen is notable for having established the first graduate-level program in Conference Interpreting in Taiwan. Fujen's Graduate Institute of Translation and Interpreting Studies (GITIS) (翻譯學研究所) is the only MA-granting program in a private university conferring degrees and training in translation and interpretation in Chinese<>English and Chinese<>Japanese combinations (Chinese<>French having been discontinued.) Small class sizes and individualized attention from faculty keep the program popular among applicants and its graduates remain highly competitive on both the Taiwanese and international markets.

Notable Alumni

*Yeh Chu-lan: Acting-Mayor of the City of Kaohsiung
*Andrew Hsia: Ambassador, Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, an equivalence to a Consular-General
*Lai Sheng-Chuan: famous stage play director
*Lin Chuen: former Minister of Treasury of the ROC
*Hsiao-Hung Pai: UK-based journalist and author
*Hu Yin-Meng: famous film actress
*Li Yen-Chiu: senior television anchor and talk show host
*Shen Chun-Hua: senior television anchor
*Chang Ta-Chun: famous fiction writer
*Wu Nien-Chen: famous screenwriter and film director
*Chou Shi-Wei: Chief Magistrate of the County of Taipei
*Su Huan-Chih: Chief Magistrate of the County of Tainan
*Lu Kuo-Hua: Chief Magistrate of the County of Yilan
*Chu Chih-Ching: professional basketball player
*Chen Yi-Hsin: professional baseball player
*Jolin Tsai: famous Mandarin pop singer
*Faye Zhan: F.I.R. member
*Masa Tsai: Bass of Mayday
*Summer Hsu: vocalist of Taiwanese band Relax One
*All members of Cherry Boom, a Taiwanese pop-rock band.
*Alfonso Wong: Creator of Old Master Q comic strip
*MC HotDog: Taiwan's original rapper.

External links

* [http://www.fju.edu.tw/ Official website]
* [http://www.fju.edu.tw/eng_fju/ Official website English]


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