Taipei Medical University (TMU) is located in Taipei's Xinyi District in Taiwan. Founded as Taipei Medical College in 1960, it was officially renamed in 2000.
The college initially began as three buildings, with medical professionals and educators running the school using their own books to teach. With the help of private donations, the school flourished and now boasts 10 school buildings and facilities including a library – which contains 150,000 volumes – a swimming pool, a food court, a convenience store, and dormitories while also being within walking distance to the biggest shopping area in Taipei.
TMU lectures across medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, pharmacognosy, nursing, public health, nutrition, alongside many more research studies.
There are three affiliated hospitals throughout southern Taipei with nearly 3,000 beds where students are able to perform clinical studies and research with the correct materials and within a proper environment.
In recent years, TMU has become an example for green university receiving the Ministry of the Interior's Green Building Award.
TMU is located on Wuxing Street, a few blocks away from one of the tallest buildings in the world, Taipei 101. Adjacent to the campus is the Taipei Medical University Hospital, one of the university's three affiliated hospitals.
The university has more than 100 international sister schools from Africa to America to Europe which has formed strong bonds to other successful institutions across the world.
Most alumni go on to work in medical institutions while others are prominent figures in the fields of research, politics and business.
Notable alumni include Lin Tzou-yien, the minister of health and Welfare, Chang Wen-ing, a former mayor in Taiwan, and Winston Dang, a Democratic Progressive Party politician in Taiwan.