National Yang-Ming University
|National Yang-Ming University|
|Motto in English||benevolent mind and art, putting knowledge into practice|
|Established||Founded 1975 as National Yang-Ming College of Medicine, Reorganized 1994|
|President||Liang Kung-Yee (梁賡義)|
|Location||Shipai, Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan|
National Yang-Ming University (NYMU; Chinese: 國立陽明大學; pinyin: Guólì Yángmíng Dàxué) is a research university located in Shipai, Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is famous for research in fields of Medicine, Life Sciences and Biotechnology. In the 2010 QS Asian Universities Rankings, Yang Ming University was placed 4th among universities in Taiwan and 2nd in the field of Life Science & Biomedicine.
The university was founded in 1975 as the National Yang-Ming College of Medicine to cultivate first-class medical professionals and biomedical scientists. In 1994 it was granted university status to National Yang-Ming University by the Ministry of Education and became the first university in Taiwan dedicated to biomedical education and research. Along with its original mission, the University now is devoted to excelling in biomedical research, and to promoting intercollegiate and international collaboration.
In the 30 years since its founding, NYMU has enjoyed a robust growth. By the end of the 2005 academic year, NYMU became a medium-sized university with 5 schools - Medicine, Dentistry, Medical Technology and Biomedical Engineering, Life Sciences and Nursing, and a Center for General Education. Additionally, the Taipei Veterans General Hospital (台北榮民總醫院), serves as the teaching hospital for medical and paramedical students. NYMU also established 15 research centers with a wide spectrum of emphases including Genomic Medicine, Brain Research, Cognitive Neuroscience, Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging, Biophoptonics, Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, AIDS, Community Medicine, and Community Nursing.
The University currently has 7 departments and 28 graduate institutes, which are organized into 6 schools.
- School of Medicine
- School of Dentistry
- School of Life Sciences
- School of Biomedical Science and Engineering
- School of Nursing
- School of Humanities and Social Sciences
In 2007, NYMU enrolled 1,836 undergraduate students and 2,297 graduate students.