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||Kuo Hsu-Sung (郭旭崧)|
|Location||Shipai, Beitou, Taipei, Taiwan|
China Development Fund
|National Yang-Ming University|
National Yang-Ming University (NYMU; Chinese: 國立陽明大學) 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.
Yang-Ming is named after the Chinese philosopher Wang Yangming.
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, 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, Biophotonics, 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: 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.
NYMU participates 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.
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- The name of the university is translated using Chinese word order. By English grammar rules, it is Yang-Ming National University.
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