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Chung Yuan Christian University at a Glance

In 1953, a group of Christian educators and local gentries got together to establish an agricultural and engineering college in Taiwan to train science and engineering talent in the Christian spirit. After several name changes and long preparations, the Chung Yuan Christian College of Science and Engineering (CYCC) was established in October 1955 upon approval by the Ministry of Education. With “education through honest, diligent pursuit and practical experience” as the school’s motto, the College was composed of four departments, namely, the departments of physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, and civil engineering. Upgraded to the status of a full university, CYCC was renamed Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) on Aug. 1, 1980.

     After six decades, CYCU has developed with support from all members of the Board of Trustees, as well as immense contributions from past presidents and administrators, Kuo Ke-tee, Hsieh Ming-shan, Han Wei, Yuan Ta-nien, Yin Shiu-hau, Chang Kwang-cheng, Hsiung Shen-kan, and Cheng Wan-lee who represents stages in CYCU creation, foundation, growth, steadfastness, and expansion. The University enrolls students in seven-granting school and colleges, such as the College of Science, Engineering, Business, Design, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities and Education, and the School of Law. The university offers 38graduate programs and 13 Ph.D. programs in 29 departments. There are more than 120,000 alumni and most of them devote their best to the progress of society.

     With a vision for the future, “Integrating,” “Creativity,” “Innovation,” are the competitive advantages of CYCU. By adhering to its educational philosophy and mission, “Holistic Education,” “Human Concern,” and “Service Learning” arc the development objectives of CYCU. Furthermore, CYCU has been ranked as the integrated and most prestigious institution of higher education among private universities by Minis- try of Education since 1995. Thus, with this responsibility, CYCU devotes to upgrading the level of higher education in Taiwan. Being the leading private university in Taiwan, CYCU intends to raise its reputation in the world; to achieve the goal of being a “faith, hope, and love” integrated university in Taiwan.

Educational Mission

     Chung Yuan Christian University is founded on the spirit of Christian love for the world. With faith, hope and love, we endeavor to promote higher education for the bene- fit of the Chinese people, aiming at the pursuit and advancement of genuine knowledge in order to maintain our cultural heritage and, thus, to serve human- kind.

Educational Philosophy

     We respect the dignity of nature and of humanity, and we seek to promote harmony between the Creator, oneself, all other human beings, and the entire creation through the wise and prudent utilization of professional knowledge of the sciences and the humanities.

     We recognize individual differences with respect to talents, character, capability, and background. We believe that full development of one’s potential signifies success.

     We believe that education has broader goals than merely exploring knowledge and improving technology. Education is also a process of building character and searching for the meaning of life and oneself.

     We are convinced that love is the principal guiding force in education. We, teachers and students alike, pursue mutual growth through instruction by both words and deeds, in a spirit of love and respect for one another.

     We respect academic freedom and autonomy, believing that knowledge produces understanding of the truth, and that this understanding makes people genuinely free.

     We believe that education through honest, diligent pursuit and practical experience is the best means of obtaining true knowledge.

     We are proud of the University’s tradition of fearing God, loving our country, respecting one another’s work in a spirit of teamwork, and appreciating simplicity and sincerity