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 (including Wuchuan and Ankang) and Beigang.

Located in the center of Taichung City, CMU includes 7 colleges where western medicine, Chinese medicine, pharmacy (including Chinese herbs), health care (including nursing), life sciences, management, 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.

1958 International Collaboration Network
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
2010 Ground breaking ceremony of the Build-Operate-Tansfer (BOT) project for the planned Tainan Municipal Annan Hospital

Brief Introduction.



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

  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 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 highest among medical universities in Taiwan based on student population.



Long-term Objectives

  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.


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:

  1. National Tsing Hua University
  2. National Central University
  3. National Chung Hsing University
  4. Kaohsiung Medical University
  5. Taipei Medical University
  6. Feng Chia University
  7. Tunghai University
  8. 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

  1. University of Toronto (CA)
  2. McMaster University (CA)
  3. Brock University (CA)
  4. University of Texas Health Science Center (US)
  5. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas (US)
  6. Ohio State University (US)
  7. University of California, San Francisco (US)
  8. Tulane University (US)
  9. University of South Carolina (US)
  10. Florida Atlantic University (US)
  11. Millikin University (US)
  12. Seton Hall University (US)
  13. Southern California University of Health Sciences (US)
  14. University of California, San Diego (US)
  15. University of Mississippi Medical Center (US)
  16. University of Oregon (US)
  17. Expected (in 2008): University of Maryland (US)
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (US)

※ Central/South America

  1. Universidad Autonoma de Centro America (CR)

※ Asia

  1. Nihon Pharmaceutical University (JP)
  2. Kyung Hee University (KR)
  3. Pusan National University (KR)
  4. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (CN)
  5. China Medical University (Shenyang, CN)
  6. China Pharmaceutical University (CN)
  7. Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CN)
  8. Heilong Jiang University of Chinese Medicine (CN)
  9. Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CN)
  10. Shen Yang Pharmaceutical University (CN)
  11. Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (CN)
  12. Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (HK)
  13. Mahidol University (TH)

※ Europe

  1. University of Oradea (RO)
  2. Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad (RO)
  3. Palacky University (CZ)

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