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|China Medical University, Taiwan (CMU)|
|Principal||Jong-Tsun Huang (黃榮村)|
|Postgraduates||635 (Master Degree)
317 (Doctoral Degree)
|Campus||Taichung (main campus)
Peikang (Yunlin County)
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 transformed itself to China Medical University. Today the university enrolls approximately 8000 students in its Taichung, Taiwan campus.
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 seven colleges where various degree programs in western medicine, Chinese medicine, pharmacy (including Chinese herbs), health care (including nursing), life sciences, public health, and management are provided. Interdisciplinary courses are also available as the basis for students to integrate their learning experiences. With a few top ranked laboratories, a library and reference center, two comprehensive teaching hospitals, the goal of CMU is to provide a total approach to medical education in a caring, nurturing and well-equipped environment.
News and Development 
In 2012, the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University released the 10th edition of its annual global university ranking on 15 August. Due to the dedication of all the faculties, China Medical University (CMU) for the first time ranks top 500 (453) in "Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)" with other top universities in Taiwan, including National Taiwan University, National Cheng Kung University, National Tsing Hua University, Chang Gung University, National Chiao Tung University, National Central University, National Sun Yat-Sen University, and National Yang Ming University. CMU is the only university in central Taiwan to rank top 500 (453). Moreover, in the field of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, the ranking of CMU even reaches the top 200 (151), in which only three Taiwan universities are enlisted.
For the past few years, China Medical University has impressed the public with several remarkable achievements. Since 2006, CMU has been awarded with consecutive Teaching Excellence Grants by the Ministry of Education, ranking highest among medical universities in Taiwan based on student population. In the fiscal year of 2011-2012, CMU even ranks the top one nationwide. In addition, the School of Medicine successfully passed the accreditation by the Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council (TMAC) and was rewarded with an exemption for the next 7 years. In 2010, owing to implementation of the mini-CEX clinical procedure, China Medical University received the recognition of National Human Power Innovation Award by the Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan.
- 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 University Beikang Hospital was promoted to a Metropolitan Teaching Hospital
- 2010-Ground breaking ceremony of the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) project for the planned Tainan Municipal Annan Hospital
- 2012-China Medical University for the first time ranks top 500(453) in "Academic Ranking of World Universities" with other top universities in Taiwan.
- 2012-In the field of clinical medicine and pharmacy,China Medical University ranks top 200(151) in "Academic Ranking of World Universities" and ranks top 7 in the Asia universities.
- 2013-China Medical University was awarded by the Ministry of Education Awards China Medical University with a Four-Year Teaching Excellence Project Again.
- 2013-China Medical University Ranked 69th in the 2013 Inaugural Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings.
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 
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)
- 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
- Bachelor programs Approx. 7,000 students
- Two-year bachelor programs Approx. 300 students
- Masters programs Approx. 600 graduate students
- Doctoral programs Approx. 300 candidates
- 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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