Overview

Brief Introduction

Lifu Education Building

Lifu Education Building

Established in 1958, China Medical University (CMU) in Taichung, Taiwan, has since developed into one of the world’s premiere medical research universities with 9 colleges in total: the Colleges of Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Pharmacy, Life Sciences, Public Health, Health Care, Dentistry, Humanities and Technology, and Biomedical Engineering. Its Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals have a total of over 6,000 beds, and it is the second largest healthcare system nationwide providing superb service of western and Chinese medicine. CMU is ranked as one of the top 300 universities by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021, ranked top 350 by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021and ranked top 100 by 2021 THE Asia University Rankings.

CMU trains both western medicine doctors and Chinese medicine doctors and implements the best integration of western and Chinese medicine at CMU Hospital providing outstanding medical service to patients. As a leader in several research fields with a culture of collaboration and innovation, CMU has made important breakthroughs in cancer treatment such as inventing combined target therapy and immune checkpoint therapy to overcome difficult malignancies, lengthening the survival of glioblastoma patients, discovering ANK-199, a promising anticancer drug that treats head and neck cancer, and identifying the receptor protein IL-17RB that is strongly associated with pancreatic cancer. The Center of Excellence for Chinese Medicine is awarded with Top-Notch Center Grant by Ministry of Education (MOE) for 5 years and conducts many lines of clinical studies and discovery of mechanisms underlying the acupuncture-induced anesthesia via opioid-dependent and opioid-independent pathways. The Center of Excellence for New Drug Development is awarded with Top-Notch Center Grant by MOE and aims to develop novel drugs for 5 years.

International collaborative partnerships with prestigious institutions such as Stanford University, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, UC Irvine, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technology University, and University of Tokyo have been firmly established. Additionally, over 80 international healthcare companies and venture capitalists are assisting the university with its knowledge transfer mission. Thus far, over 60 new drugs have emerged from CMU’s research laboratories, as well as 10 spin-off companies.

 

Milestones
Milestones
1958 International Collaboration Network
1980 The establishment of China Medical College Taichung Hospital
1984 The establishment of China Medical College Beigang campus
1985 The establishment of China Medical College Beigang 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 Beigang Hospital was promoted to a Metropolitan Teaching Hospital
2010 Ground breaking ceremony of the Build-Operate-Tansfer (BOT) project for the planned Tainan Municipal Annan Hospital
2014 Center of Excellence for Chinese Medicine was awarded the Top-notch Research Center by the Ministry of Education
2018 Center of Excellence for Chinese Medicine and New Drug Development Center was awarded the Top-notch Research Center by the Ministry of Education
2018 China Medical University Hospital received Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation

 

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

Taichung (Wuquan) Campus

Taichung (Wuquan) Campus

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Continuing education and administrative support received appraisals in the upper percentiles by the medical division of the Ministry of Education.
  4. From 2006 to 2009, China Medical University was awarded a Teaching Excellence Grant by the Ministry of Education, ranking the highest among medical universities in Taiwan based on student population.

 

Long-term Objectives

Ankang Education Building

Ankang Education Building

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The China Medical University Beigang Hospital plans to become a regional teaching hospital.