A place where people work across the disciplines to solve real-world problems
“What is a great university?”
Two universities in Taiwan took this question so seriously that they decided to merge with one another in order to answer it. National Chiao Tung University and National Yang Ming University became convinced that they could achieve something much greater together than they could individually. As a result, on February 1, 2021, they merged in order to establish National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU).
NYCU was founded on the idea that, in a great university, people work across the disciplines to solve real-world problems. At our university, putting this idea into practice requires integrating Chiao Tung’s strengths in information and communications technology with Yang Ming’s strengths in biomedical research. It also requires contributing to fields located at the intersection of these research areas, for example, digital medicine and bioinformatics. And it requires training our students in such a way that the next generation will not be as constrained by disciplinary boundaries as the previous one.
At NYCU, we are striving to be a great university that transcends disciplinary divides to solve the increasingly complex problems that the world faces. We will continue to be guided by the idea that we can achieve something much greater together than we can individually. After all, that was the idea that led to the creation of our university in the first place.
President Chi-Hung Lin
February 1, 2021,
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University was merged.
As the era of AI approaches and human beings pursue a healthier life, NYCU, with its combined expertise in biomedicine and electronic communications, will both cultivate high-quality talent and provide creative solutions. Within the next decade or two, NYCU will establish itself as the world’s leading hub for education and research for a smart and healthy life. As such, graduates from its doctoral program will be sought out by top universities in the world, helping to nurture Nobel-level scholars as well as the unicorn-level digital biomedical industry.
The aging population has resulted in a crisis to the medical care system. There is a great opportunity to solve the crisis with the combination of electronic information technology and medical care, especially in regards to the integration of Artificial Intelligence and biomedicine. The two are existing strengths of Taiwan and indispensable in Taiwan’s approach to the next stage of the industry. It is thus our belief the creation of NYCU is the critical pathway to this promising future.
Yang Ming History
Founded in 1975, National Yang-Ming University, formerly known as National Yang-Ming College of Medicine, has been adhering to the school motto of "benevolent mind and art, putting knowledge into practice" while training excellent humane doctors to provide service by solving medical problems in remote and rural areas.
Chiao Tung History
National Chiao Tung University was founded in the suburbs of Shanghai in 1896, sixteen years before the birth of the Republic of China, at the suggestion of Sheng Xuanhuai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Qing dynasty.
Sustainable Development Goals
Commitment to the community
As one of Taiwan's top-tier universities, NYCU is fully shouldering the social responsibility that it carries, while beginning to rethink the role played by universities as well.
Sustainable Development Goals
With its expertise in engineering technology and healthcare, NYCU is laying the blueprint for a healthier, more equitable, and more environmentally friendly future.