Founded in 1958 and located in Taichung, a city in central Taiwan, China Medical University (CMU) was the very first non-profit academic institution offering degree programs in Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology in Taiwan. With well-designed, internationally competitive programs and renowned faculty members from all over Taiwan and around the world, the university has steadily grown over time to its present status as one of the foremost medical universities in Taiwan and the Greater China region.
CMU aims to develop traditional Chinese medicine and promote its synthesis with Western medicine. It consists of 8 colleges, which together offer educational, research, and practical programs in Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacology, Health Care, Biopharmaceutical and Food Sciences, Public Health, and Humanities and Sciences. Interdisciplinary courses are also available for students that wish to integrate and subsequently broaden their learning experiences. Annually from 2011 to 2017, CMU was awarded the highest subsidy from Taiwan's Ministry of Education's Teaching Excellence Project. With its modern state-of-the-art laboratories, three comprehensive teaching hospitals, and staff who all have a strong commitment to their students, CMU is dedicated to providing excellent opportunities for local and foreign students to get the best education possible so that they can pursue careers in the fields of healthcare and the life sciences.
CMU was ranked 6th among Taiwanese universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2016-2017. Its research achievements as reflected by its publications have been outstanding not only in quantity but also in quality. Backed by our versatile programs as well as extensive resources, we at CMU have never stopped and will never stop endeavoring to provide a stimulating and thought-provoking academic environment for both faculty and students.
On the research front, CMU has significantly broadened its breadth and depth by recruiting talented and outstanding scientists from around the world. These prestigious foreign scientists make up a part of the 500 full-time, dedicated faculty members currently working and teaching at CMU. Also of note, CMUH's healthcare system, which owns 4 Joint Commission International-accredited hospitals and 11 subsidiaries with a total of over 5000 beds, is the second largest healthcare system in the entire nation of Taiwan
CMU's three missions are as follows: to become a global leader in both Western and Chinese medicine, to provide medical services to our community, to educate future health care professionals, and to contribute to the world's knowledge in the health-related sciences.