National Yang-Ming University

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National Yang-Ming University
Motto in English
benevolent mind and art, putting knowledge into practice[2]
TypePublic (National)
PresidentKuo Hsu-Sung (郭旭崧)
Academic staff
China Development Fund[4]
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese国立阳明大学
Traditional Chinese國立陽明大學

National Yang-Ming University (NYMU) was a public university in Shipai, Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Yang-Ming was named after the Chinese philosopher Wang Yangming. It was merged with National Chiao Tung University into the newly formed National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University on 1 February 2021.[5]

It was known for research in the fields of Medicine, Life Sciences and Biotechnology. In the 2010 QS Asian Universities Rankings, Yang Ming University was placed 4th among universities in Taiwan[6] and 2nd in the field of Life Science & Biomedicine.[7] NYMU was one of the seven national research universities.[8][9]


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 was devoted to excelling in biomedical research, and to promoting intercollegiate and international collaboration.

In the 30 years since its founding, NYMU 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, served 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, Biophotonics, Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, AIDS, Community Medicine, and Community Nursing.

President Liang Kung-Yee(zh:梁赓义) was awarded the Rema Lapouse Award in 2010.

As of 2019 the President of NYMU was Steve Kuo and the vice president was William Stanton.[10]

Negotiations on a merger between National Yang-Ming University and National Chiao Tung University began in December 2018.[11] Both educational institutions voted to proceed with the merger in September 2019,[12] which was approved by the Ministry of Education in June 2020.[13]


National Yang-Ming University main entrance

The university had 7 departments and 28 graduate institutes, which are organized into 6 schools: Biomedical Science and Engineering, Dentistry, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, and Nursing. In 2007, NYMU enrolled 1,836 undergraduate students and 2,297 graduate students.[14]

National Yang-Ming University

International programs[edit]

NYMU participated in the Molecular Medicine Program and the Bioinformatics Program of the Taiwan International Graduate Program of Academia Sinica, Taiwan's most preeminent academic research institution.


University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World[15]501-600
QS World[16]298
THE World[17]401–500
Regional – Overall
QS Asia[18]113
THE Asia[19]100

Partners health care system[edit]

In cooperation with Taipei City Hospital System and National Chengchi University, the three institution formed a health care system which covers medical education, healthcare, and management.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "陽明簡介 (Chinese)". NYMU. Archived from the original on 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2014-09-04.
  2. ^ "Brief History". NYMU. Archived from the original on 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2014-09-04.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "國立陽明交通大學 國際事務處-陽明校區 NYCU Office of International Affairs - 中華發展基金".
  5. ^ "Newly merged university opens". Taipei Times. 2 February 2021. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  6. ^ "QS Asian University Rankings 2010". Archived from the original on 2011-01-17.
  7. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2010: Life Science & Biomedicine". Archived from the original on 2011-01-18.
  8. ^ Huang, Muxuan (黃慕萱) (2004). 書目計量與學術評鑑—國內七所研究型大學論文發表概況分析。引文分析與學術評鑑研討會論文集. Taipei. p. 135–152.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  9. ^ The list is: NTU, NTHU, NCTU, Yang-Ming, NCKU, NCU, and NSYSU.
  10. ^ Chen, Linden. "Taiwan is Now the Sole US Base for Mandarin Training, Former AIT Director Key Facilitator". Commonwealth Magazine. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  11. ^ Maxon, Ann (27 December 2018). "Universities to begin merger talks". Taipei Times. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  12. ^ Hsiao, Sherry (19 September 2019). "Taipei and Hsinchu universities agree to merge next year". Taipei Times. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  13. ^ Hsu, Chih-wei; Huang, Frances (24 June 2020). "MOE approves merger of Yang-Ming, Chiao Tung universities". Central News Agency. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  14. ^ "國立陽明大學 -- 師生人數". Archived from the original on 2009-01-30.
  15. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020".
  16. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2021 : Top Global Universities". Top Universities.
  17. ^ "World University Rankings". Times Higher Education (THE). August 25, 2020.
  18. ^ "QS Asia World University Rankings". Top Universities.
  19. ^ "Asia University Rankings". Times Higher Education (THE). May 28, 2020.

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