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A Brief History of Chang Gung University

 Our school was established in April 1987 as the Chang Gung Medical College, and at that time had a mission of training outstanding medical personnel. The recruiting of students began during July of the same year, and a ceremony commemorating the founding of the school and the beginning of classes was held on September 19. To meet the needs of the country's economic development, we later added departments and graduate schools of engineering and management, enabling us to broaden our instructional resources and turn out talented workers in medicine, engineering, and management. Our engineering and management have accepted students since 1993, at which time the Ministry of Education permitted us to change our name to “Chang Gung College of Medicine and Technology.” After adding more departments in the subsequent years, the Ministry of Education formally approved our upgrading and name change to “Chang Gung University” in July 1997.
The University currently consists of the College of Medicine, College of Engineering, and College of Management; under which are the undergraduate programs that include Departments of Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nursing (including a four-year university program and a two-year on-job study program), Medical Biotechnology and Laboratory Science, Medical Imaging and Radiological Science, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Care (two-year on-job study program), Life Science, Electrical Engineering (Communication group and System group), Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Information Engineering, Health Care Management, Business Administration, Industrial Design, and Information Management. The graduate institutes include Nursing Sciences (Master's program and Master's on-job study program), Basic Medical Sciences (Master's and Doctoral programs), Clinical Medical Sciences (Master's and Doctoral programs), Natural Products (Master's program), Traditional Chinese Medicine (Master's program), Medical Biotechnology (Master's program), Rehabilitation Science (Master's program), Clinical Behavioral Science (Master's program), Dental and Craniofacial Science (Master's program), Electrical Engineering (Master's and Doctoral programs), Mechanical Engineering (Master's and Doctoral programs), Chemical and Materials Engineering (Master's and Doctoral programs and Master's on-job study program), Electronic Engineering (Master's and Doctoral programs and Master's on-job study program), Computer Science and Information Engineering (Master's program), Electro-Optical Engineering (Master's program), Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering (Master's program), Medical Mechatronics Science (Master's program), Health Care Management (Master's program), Information Management (Master's program and Master's on-job study program), Business Administration (Master's and Doctoral programs and Master's on-job study program), and Industrial Design (Master's program). The University currently has approximately 490 full-time and 340 part-time faculty members, and has more than 6,100 students enrolled.
 We have been striving for excellence in both instruction and research area since the establishment of our institution. While we have been continuously hiring outstanding scholars and experts to join our faculty community, our faculty members have played active roles in national-level research projects sponsored by the National Science Council, National Institute of Health, and other organizations. And in order to educate and shape our students to be “diligent, perseverant, frugal, and trustworthy” and well-versed in both theory and practice, we have instituted an extracurricular practicum system and been working closely with Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, the Formosa Plastics Group, and other institutions to conduct work-study programs.
 The developmental goal of our university is to turn from a teaching oriented university to research oriented. We will continue to improve the quality of the teaching staff, equipments, and instruction, as well as to let students to have more opportunities of engaging in humanity studies. In taking advantage of Formosa Plastics Group's abundant manufacturing and medical service resources, Chang Gung University aims to be a first-rate internationally renowned university that prepares high standard professional talents in the fields of medical science, high technology, and knowledge management.
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