Remarkable Achievements of Chang Gung University
Chang Gung University has made impressive achievements in both education and research since its founding 25 years ago. In 2011, Chang Gung University was ranked near the top 400 place in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. Chang Gung University is the only private university that has ever made into the top 500 chart according to this report. In addition, the Ministry of Education launched the “Top University Project” in 2005 to support top-performing domestic universities to develop into international educational and research powerhouses. Under this project, the Ministry of Education sponsors 12 scholarly excellent universities with 50 billion dollars over 5 years. Chang Gung University is the only private university that was selected in both the 1st stage and the 2nd stage of this project. These remarkable achievements of Chang Gung University have recently been reported and commented in an article by the University World News on the 20th of May, 2012. Its report is quoted as follows, and can be found via the link at the end.
“A specific look at Taiwan shows that the five years surveyed saw a big increase of papers in journals catalogued in the Science and Social Science citations indices, and a 129% increase in highly cited papers. Almost all this growth took place in universities receiving excellence funding. However, it is possible for institutions that receive small amounts of money to grow unexpectedly fast. An example is Chang Gung University in Taiwan.”http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120515150546229