About National Yang-Ming University
National Yang Ming University. It is known for its medical studies. The university was founded in 1975 as The National Yang-Ming Medical College to cultivate first-class medical professionals and biomedical scientists. In 1994 it was granted university status by the Ministry of Education and became the first university in Taiwan dedicated to biomedical education and research. Along with its original mission, the University now is devoted to excelling in biomedical research, and to promoting intercollegiate and international collaboration. In the 30 years since its founding, Yang-Ming has enjoyed a robust growth. By the end of the 2005 academic year, Yang-Ming became a medium-sized university with 5 schools - Medicine, Dentistry, Medical Technology and Biomedical Engineering, Life Sciences and Nursing, and a Center for General Education. Additionally, the Veterans General Hospitals, three leading medical centers with a total of more than 5,500 beds and more than 1,600 physicians , serve as the teaching hospitals for medical and paramedical students. Yang-Ming also established 15 research centers with a wide spectrum of emphases including Genomic Medicine, Brain Research, Cognitive Neuroscience, Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging, Biophoptonics, Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, AIDS, Community Medicine, and Community Nursing. The University currently has 7 departments and 28 graduate institutes with 1853 undergraduate students, 1736 graduate students, 296 full-time faculty members, and 1066 adjunct faculty members.