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Tzu Chi University

Tzu Chi University
Motto? (Chinese)[1]
Motto in English
Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Unselfish Giving[2]
EndowmentNT$ 1.2 billion
($ 40 million)
PresidentPen-Jung, Weng
Academic staff
Location, ,
23°59?37?N 121°35?21?E / 23.99353°N 121.58918°E / 23.99353; 121.58918Coordinates: 23°59?37?N 121°35?21?E / 23.99353°N 121.58918°E / 23.99353; 121.58918
CampusSuburban, 0.69 km²,
(168.28 acres)
ColorsGreen and Silver         
AffiliationsJPMAS (in English) (in Chinese)
Tcu banner green.png
Tzu Chi University
Traditional Chinese?

Tzu Chi University (TCU; Chinese: ?; Wade-Giles: Tz'u2 Chi4 Ta4-hsüeh2) is a private university in Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan. It was founded by the Tzu Chi Foundation (NGO) and is famous in Taiwan for the quality of the medical education it provides. TCU has strong ties with Hualien Tzu Chi General Hospital (on the same premises as the university) as well as five teaching hospitals in other parts of Taiwan.[3]


The institution was established as the Tzu Chi Medical College in April 1994. Humanities and social science students have been accepted since 1998, when the name was changed to Tzu Chi College of Medicine and Humanities. In July 2000, the name was changed to Tzu Chi University.


The Buddhist Tzu Chi University as seen from the main gate.
The Da Ai building (Great Love building)
The Jing Si Hall
College of Humanities & Social Science

Tzu Chi University is headed by a president and a board of trustees. The university is organized into four colleges that contain 18 research institutes and 17 academic departments.

College of Medicine

  • School of Medicine
  • Master Program in Biochemistry
  • Master Program in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Master Program in Physiological and Anatomical Medicine
  • Master/PhD Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Graduate Institute of Medical Science
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Medical Informatics
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Laboratory Medicine & Biotechnology
  • Department of Physical Therapy
  • Department of Life Science
  • Graduate Institute of Life Science
  • Department of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics
  • Graduate Institute of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics

College of Humanities & Social Science

  • Department of Human Development
  • Department of English Language and Literature
  • Department of Social Work
  • Institute of Religion
  • Institute of Social Work
  • Department of Oriental Philology

College of Education & Communication

  • Department of Communication
  • Department of Child Development and Family Studies
  • Institute of Education

The university also runs the Affiliated Senior High School of Tzu Chi University [zh], a daughter institution for secondary-school students in Taiwan.

Academic centers

  • Medical Simulation Center
  • Doping Control Center
  • English Education Center
  • Centers for Language Studies
  • Health Communication Center
  • Animal Experimentation Center
  • Continuing Education Center
  • Tzuchi University Radio Station (FM 88.3 MHz)

Campus facilities

The sports complex
  • Library: Around 350,000 volumes and Internet connection to other libraries in Taiwan.
  • Information System Center: Computer training courses for students, staff, and faculty and a multimedia room.
  • Gymnasium: Indoor facilities for badminton, basketball, table tennis, aerobics, and fitness, an indoor Olympic standard swimming pool, and outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and a jogging track.
  • On-campus dormitories: Four students share one room with a bathroom.
  • Cafeteria: vegetable meals, NT$15 for breakfast, NT$25 for lunch and dinner.

Extracurricular activities

The university had 56 student clubs or societies in 2010.


  • 10 km Road Race: Before students graduated, every undergraduate had to run the race in 80 minutes biyearly. Starting from 2013, however, it is no longer required for students to participate.



Top 4000 World Universities: 821 (webometric, Jan 2011)[4]
Top 4000 World Universities: 1217 (webometric, Jan 2010)

International academic exchanges

Sister schools


The university is within walking distance west from Hualien Station of Taiwan Railways Administration.

See also


  1. ^ "". Tzu Chi University. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Our History". Tzu Chi University. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Ten Years of Healing"
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 11, 2011. Retrieved 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

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