Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) was founded 55 years ago, based on Christian’s love, faith, and hope. With its mission on cultivating outstanding human resources and becoming a leading university internationally to enhance human welfares, the University is a comprehensive university, focused on students and endeavored in research, teaching, and services. Its core values are (1) impartation and creation of knowledge, (2) integration of humanism and science-technology, and (3) cultivation of holistic professionalism. So far CYCU has over 90,000 alumni all over the world.
CYCU has a student body of 16,600, with 6 colleges (science, engineering, EE&CS, business, design, and humanities & education) and 1 school (law), 27 departments, 27 graduate programs (among them 13 are with programs leading to doctoral degrees). In research, CYCU is among the top 15 universities in Taiwan (Taiwan has close to 170 universities so far; among them one third are public universities and two thirds are private universities; in 2008 CYCU obtained grants from Ministry of Education that was ranked No. 12 in Taiwan); in teaching, CYCU is one of the recipients with top awards from Republic of China (ROC) Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Excellence in Teaching Program; and in services, CYCU won top award from MOE and also from National Youth Commission of ROC. Cheers magazine (a top human resources magazine in Taiwan) ranked graduates from CYCU to be among the top three private universities as most wanted employees by the 1,000 industries/businesses in Taiwan.
Our world-class R&D Center for Membrane Technology has won cutting-edge research center award from MOE with grants of NT$ 70 million (~US$ 2.1 million, based on NT$ 33 to US$ 1 conversion rate) each year for years 2006, 2007, and 2008. In 2008, Sino-Christian Studies – An International Journal of Bible, Theology, and Philosophy, published by Graduate School of Religious Studies, CYCU, was accepted to be one of the AHCI (Arts & Humanities Citation Index) journals – one of the only 2 in Taiwan and 30 in Asia.
So far, all departments in College of Engineering and College of EE&CS have been accredited by Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET, equivalent to ABET in the United States) and IEET became one of the signatories (others including U.S.A., Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea) of Washington Accord in 2007. In 2007, Incubator Center (IC) of CYCU was evaluated by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), ROC, to be one of the four flagship ICs in Taiwan (there are close to 100 ICs in Taiwan) – CYCU was the only private university with this honor. Also in 2007, Chemistry Department of CYCU was evaluated by MOE as the best private university in the chemistry category; Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering (ME) was ranked by Cheers as among the top ten ME graduate schools in Taiwan in their academic reputations. Announced in 2008, the Teachers’ Cultivation Program at CYCU had been evaluated by MOE as one of the universities in the top award category. In addition, Center for Chinese Language Studies at CYCU has been accredited by MOE in 2008.
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
Engineering, manufacturing and construction