Taipei Medical University (TMU) is a collegiate academic institution with an extensive history in Taiwan.
Established in 1960, over the past half-century, TMU was able to grow under challenging circumstances without regular official budget from the government or funding from foundations. It underwent the processes to building the foundation, flourishing, expansion and transformation via innovation. Today, TMU has expanded into a world-class university with ten colleges, 6,000 students per year, five hospitals (TMU hospital, Wan Fang Medical Center, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Cancer Center, TMU NingBo medical Center), and more than 40,000 alumni around the world, serving the society and humankind and also cultivating the future talents for the nation. These are TMU’s most concrete contributions and also its most important responsibility and mission.
In recent years, TMU has been honing its management while seeking breakthroughs and innovations. The University has experienced growth and progress in teaching, research, service, etc. and it has garnered unanimous recognition at home and abroad.
n terms of operational performance in promoting university affairs, TMU also achieved fruitful results. In 2016, the Ministry of Education issued a total of NT$120 million research subsidy to TMU, which was top 2 of medical universities nationwide. In the same year, TMU also received more than NT$400 million from Industry-University Cooperative Research Projects and NT$70 million from Teaching Excellence Program, with an accumulated total of NT$810 million over the past 12 years. A four-year subsidy of NT$130 million is awarded to the Translational Cancer Center under the “Aim for the Top University Project” as well. In addition, TMU continues to receive an 8-year NT$260 million subsidy from the Ministry of Health and Welfare under the “Excellence Project for Cancer” as well as a 12-year NT$340 million under the “Excellence Project for Clinical Trail.” In other words, the total research subsidies for TMU have reached NT$960 million for the academic year of 2016, which is significant to TMU’s financial health. .