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Chung Yuan Christian University

Chung Yuan Christian University
中原大學
Cyculibrary.jpg
Motto 篤信力行[1]
Type Private university
Established 1955
Location Zhongli, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
Website www.cycu.edu.tw
Chung Yuan Christian University
Traditional Chinese 中原大學

Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU; Chinese: 中原大學) is a private university in Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan. The university was established as Chung Yuan Christian College of Science and Engineering in 1955 by a group of Taiwanese and American Christian educators to train science and engineering talent in the Christian spirit. The school was upgraded to a full university and renamed Chung Yuan Christian University in 1980. CYCU is a Member of United Board.[2]

Education mission and ranking

CYCU's stated mission is "to promote higher education for the benefit of the Chinese people, aiming at the pursuit and advancement of genuine knowledge in order to maintain our cultural heritage and, thus, to serve humankind."[3]

As the University grows in reputation, the Ministry of Education has on several occasions evaluated and rated CYCU as the best private comprehensive university.[citation needed]

History

The university was originally established as Chung Yuan Christian College of Science and Engineering (CYCC) in October 1955 by a group of Christian educators and local gentry. The college comprised four departments: physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, and civil engineering. CYCC was renamed Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) on 1 August 1980.[4][5]

Colleges

CYCU has 7 colleges, 26 departments, 24 Masters programs, and 12 PhD programs. CYCU has more than 70,000 alumni.

  • College of Science
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Business (accredited by AACSB)[6]
  • College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Design
  • School of Law
  • College of Humanities and Education

Presidents

Dr. Samuel K.C. Chang has been the school's president since 2013.[7] Past presidents and administrators include Kuo Ke-tee, Hsieh Ming-shan, Han Wei, Yuan Ta-nien, Yin Shiu-hau, Chang Kwang-cheng, Hsiung Shen-kan.and Cheng Wan-Lee [4]

Notable alumni

Name

Although similar in name, Chung Yuan Christian University does not have any relationship with the following universities in China: Zhongyuan University of Technology in Zhengzhou, and the short-lived Zhongyuan University which was founded by Deng Xiaoping, existed in the 1940s and 1950s, and later merged into Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and Huazhong Normal University, both in Wuhan.

Asteroid

Asteroid 187636 Chungyuan was named in honor of the university.[5] The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 25 September 2018 (M.P.C. 111803).[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "CYCU Motto (in Chinese)". CYCU. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  2. ^ [unitedboard.org]
  3. ^ "Mission". CYCU. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  4. ^ a b "Chung Yuan Christian University at a Glance". CYCU. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  5. ^ a b "187636 Chungyuan (2007 CF13)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. ^ [cob.cycu.edu.tw]
  7. ^ "Office of the President". CYCU. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  8. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 17 October 2018.

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