National Yang-Ming University (NYMU) is a research university with various campuses in Shipai, Beitou District, Taipei, and Taiwan. NYMU has six schools and five of those are related to medical and life sciences.
As the first medicine-orientated university in Taiwan, it has been awarded in the Program for Promoting Academic Excellence of Universities for results in two of their top research fields of Genetics and Brain Research.
The university prides itself on educating students through problem based learning in order to cultivate and develop motivation for self-learning that is vital for jobs within medicine.
NYMU is located on the hillside of Qilian, northwest of the Taipei Basin, surrounded by plants, trees and an unfaulted landscape. As the university sits on a hillside, a shuttle bus runs regularly between our campus and station to ensure students can get around.
The campus offers students a library, dormitories, medical laboratories, and activity and sports centre which offers a gymnasium, a hilltop stadium, a hillside stadium, a surface stadium and a swimming pool.
Within the gymnasium are tennis and volleyball court, an aerobics room, a table tennis room, a weight-training room, and a cardiopulmonary room, alongside a 400m track field, a basketball court, a tennis court, and a volleyball court.
The institution has about 70 sister universities worldwide, establishing strong bonds to other successful institutions across the world.
Graduates have penetrated all corners of Taiwan and have become pioneers in basic healthcare services. Notable alumni include Shu-Ti Chiou, a physician who holds major executive positions in international organisations, Hsu Chia-ching, former veteran member of the Taipei City council and Shiu Ming-neng, a physician and a vice-minister of health and welfare.