Chung Yuan Christian University

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Chung Yuan Christian University
中原大學
Cyculibrary.jpg
Motto 篤信力行[1]
Established 1955
Type Private university
Location Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
Website www.cycu.edu.tw

Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU; Chinese: 中原大學; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tiong-gôan-tāi-ha̍k) is a private university in Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan. The university was established as Chung Yuan Christian College of Science and Engineering in 1955 by a group of Taiwanese and American Christian educators to train science and engineering talent in the Christian spirit. The school was upgraded to a full university and renamed Chung Yuan Christian University in 1980.

Education mission and ranking[edit]

CYCU's stated mission is "to promote higher education for the benefit of the Chinese people, aiming at the pursuit and advancement of genuine knowledge in order to maintain our cultural heritage and, thus, to serve humankind."[2]

As the University grows in reputation, the Ministry of Education has on several occasions evaluated and rated CYCU as the best private comprehensive university.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Chung Yuan Christian College of Science and Engineering (CYCC) was established in October 1955 by a group of Christian educators and local gentry. The college comprised four departments: physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, and civil engineering. CYCC was renamed Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) on August 1, 1980.[3]

Colleges[edit]

CYCU has 7 colleges, 26 departments, 24 Masters programs, and 12 PhD programs. CYCU has more than 70,000 alumni.

  • College of Science
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Business
  • College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Design
  • School of Law
  • College of Humanities and Education

Presidents[edit]

Dr. Samuel K.C. Chang has been the school's president since 2013.[4] Past presidents and administrators include Kuo Ke-tee, Hsieh Ming-shan, Han Wei, Yuan Ta-nien, Yin Shiu-hau, Chang Kwang-cheng, and Hsiung Shen-kan.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Chang Fan: Political Deputy Minister of Finance
  • Deng Feng-zhou: Chinese poet, local historian, environmentalist
  • Hwang Jung-chiou: Chairman of Taiwan Power Company, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Yan Jeou-rong: Deputy Minister of the Public Construction Commission of the Executive Yuan
  • Yu Hsiao-cheng: Deputy Chairperson of the National Communications Commission (NCC) of the Executive Yuan

Name[edit]

Although similar in name, Chung Yuan Christian University does not have any relationship with the following universities in China: Zhongyuan University of Technology in Zhengzhou, and the short-lived Zhongyuan University which was founded by Deng Xiaoping, existed in the 1940s and 1950s, and later merged into Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and Huazhong Normal University, both in Wuhan.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CYCU Motto (in Chinese)". CYCU. Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Mission". CYCU. Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Chung Yuan Christian University at a Glance". CYCU. Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  4. ^ "Office of the President". CYCU. Retrieved 2014-10-22. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°57′29.39″N 121°14′30.45″E / 24.9581639°N 121.2417917°E / 24.9581639; 121.2417917