Aletheia University

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Aletheia University
Motto 虔誠、質實、勤勞、服務、科⁠學、健康、前進[1]
Motto in English Pious, solid, hard-working, serving, scientific, healthy, progressive
Established 1882 (as Oxford College)[2]
Type Private
Location New Taipei City
Former names Oxford College, Tamsui Institute of Industrial & Business Administration, Tamsui Oxford College, Tamsui Oxford University College[2]
The former Oxford University College founded by Mackay is now part of Aletheia University, Tamsui.

Aletheia University (after Greek ἀλήθεια, ‘truth’) (Chinese: 真理大學; pinyin: Zhēnlǐ Dàxué) is a private university in Tamsui, New Taipei City and Madou, Tainan in Taiwan. It was founded by George Leslie Mackay as Oxford College. It has close links to the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, and is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Taiwan.


Dr. George Leslie Mackay, a missionary from the Presbyterian Church in Canada), worked in evangelism, education, publishing and medicine after arriving in Tamsui in 1872. Soon after arriving Mackay chose a piece of land on a hilltop in the Pao-tai-pu area of Tamsui, planned the design of the main building and personally supervised its construction. When the building, funded in large part by contributions from the residents of Oxford County in Ontario, Canada, was completed in 1882, he named the school Oxford College as a gesture of thanks to its benefactors. The original Chinese name of the school meant “The Hall of Reason of the University.” The original curriculum included courses in theology, Bible studies and reason as well as sociology, logic, Classical Chinese literature, Chinese history, the natural sciences and general courses in medicine, anatomy, and clinical practice. The school marked the beginning of general education curricula in Taiwan and is today Taiwan's oldest[citation needed] institution of higher learning.

Since 1994 the school has operated as a four-year independent college. Initially designated Tamsui Oxford University College, the school opened a branch campus in Madou, Tainan County in 1996 offering two-year and four-year college education.

The school has borne the name Aletheia University, after the Greek word for truth, since August 1999. The university comprises eight colleges: Humanities, Mathematics, Finance, Management, Tourism, Languages, Knowledge Economics, and Sports Knowledge. Four graduate programs are offered in Humanistic Studies, Mathematical Science, Management Science, and Finance & Economics.

School Location[edit]

The school has two location. One is the Taipei(newtaipei) location. That also called Tamsui school area.

And the other one is Tainan(mado) school area. It's built in latest.

Tamsui school area[edit]

  • Mackay old house:It's also called small white house,built in 1875,Spanish building. Mackay often used to lived in.
  • oxford colledge:built in 1882,the Taiwan oldest colledge.
  • Pastor house:built in 1875,Spanish building, too. the method is like that means.
  • Red building:built in 1906, there has two.One is for women pastor lived. And the other one is for other pastor living or working.
  • Big Chapel:built in 1997. has ten floors. The space is for 1500 people.There has one of biggest organpipe organ. It's make by Netherlands factory(PELS & VAN LEEUWEN)has 32 inches.By handmade.


The school has a lot of places to take pictures. Like "Big Door" , "Chaple", and ""Pigeon "". By the way, cause movie "Secret",  people go to TamsuiTankang Junior High will approach Alethia University.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Anthem & Motto (in Chinese)". Aletheia U. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  2. ^ a b "The History of Aletheia University". Aletheia U. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 

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Coordinates: 25°10′36″N 121°26′05″E / 25.176660°N 121.434621°E / 25.176660; 121.434621