National Yang-Ming University

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National Yang-Ming University
National Yang-Ming University
Motto 真知力行、仁心仁術[1] (Chinese)
Motto in English
benevolent mind and art, putting knowledge into practice[2]
Type Public (National)
Established Founded 1975 as National Yang-Ming College of Medicine, Reorganized 1994
President Kuo Hsu-Sung (郭旭崧)
Academic staff
Undergraduates 1,836
Postgraduates 2,297
Location ,
Affiliations UST (台灣聯合大學系統)
China Development Fund[4]
National Yang-Ming University
Traditional Chinese 國立陽明大學

National Yang-Ming University (NYMU; Chinese: 國立陽明大學)[5] 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[6] and 2nd in the field of Life Science & Biomedicine.[7]

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.

President Liang Kung-Yee was awarded the Rema Lapouse Award in 2010.


National Yang-Ming University main entrance

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.[8]

National Yang-Ming University

International programs

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.

Partners HealthCare System

In cooperation with Taipei City Hospital System and National Chengchi University, three institution formed a HealthCare system covers up medical education, healthcare, and management.

See also


  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.
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  5. ^ The name of the university is translated using Chinese word order. By English grammar rules, it is Yang-Ming National University.
  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. ^ "國立陽明大學 -- 師生人數". Archived from the original on 2009-01-30.

External links

  • National Yang-Ming University official website

Coordinates: 25°07′18″N 121°30′50″E / 25.12160°N 121.51381°E / 25.12160; 121.51381

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