2015-08-15 NO.34 | More News | Home | CMU
 
Wen-Hwa Lee,President
Chung Y. Hsu,Chief Consultant

Good News ~ CMU is up-ranked to #363 in Academic Ranking of World Universities, # 153 in the discipline of Medicine

The 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities was formally announced by Shanghai Jiao Tong University on July 15. Among the leading 500 research universities in the world, 7 are in Taiwan with China Medical University (CMU) elevated to #363, the top-rank among private universities in Taiwan. In the highly competitive discipline of Medicine, CMU is ranked # 153 in the world, #6 in Asia and #1 Taiwan.

To be among the international first class is the ultimate goal for CMU in its advance in internationalization. Professor Chang-Hai Tsai, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, CMU and Healthcare System, praises President Wen-Hwa Lee, faculty and students at CMU and healthcare professionals at CMU Healthcare System for their efforts and excellent performance. Chairman Tsai has high expectation for CMU and CMU Healthcare System to accomplish the short-, mid- and long-term goals in their advances to reqach the first-class academic stature in the world.


The 2015 Webometrics Rankings of World Universities – CMU ranks #10 on visibility in academic knowledge exchange and # 2 among private universities in Taiwan

Internationalization is a current trend with web visibility serving as critical media for exchange of academic knowledge. The National Research Council in Spain announced the 2015 Webometrics Rankings of World Universities with CMU ranked #493 in the world, #85 in Asia, #10 in Taiwan and #2 among private universities in Taiwan.

Webometrics Rankings of World Universities was started in 2004 by Webometrics in Spain, a world-renowned research institute on quantification of web traffics. The rankings are renewed in January and July every year. The current rankings are directed at websites of institutions of higher education. The ranking results were announced by Centre for Scientific Information and Documentation (CINDOC-CSIC), a world-renowned research institute on quantification of web activities under the National Research Council in Spain.


Non-invasive brain stimulation for enhancing memory function ~ Drawing attention in the medical field following its instruction and upgrade by Dr. Jui-Cheng Chen at CMU Hospital

A good news for those with aging-related memory decline! Dr. Jui-Cheng Chen at CMU Hospital has introduced and upgraded a transcranial electric stimulation system which applies non-invasive electric currents to stimulate selected regions of the brain. Via transcranial electric stimulation, memory function can be enhanced, offering a new therapeutic measure for neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Jui-Cheng Chen with a PhD degree in medical neuroscience from University of London stated that transcranial direct-current stimulation (TDCS) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can improve memory function in adult brains. The non-invasive stimulation not only can improve ability in learning new tasks but also treat memory deficit with promising potential.


Research findings made by a CMU College of Public Health team led by Dean WC Tsai, published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, a high ranking international medical journal

“Physicians” are safe guards of public health. It is a general view that physicians should be able to detect their own illness earlier than the general population. To the contrary, research directed by Dean WC Tsai and Dr. John Hsu who holds a doctorate degree in public health on the stage of cancer detected by physicians themselves shows physicians’ self-awareness of contracting cancer is not better than the general population. This finding was published in the latest issue of Canadian Medical Association Journal, a high-impact journal, and has drawn close attention in the medical field in Taiwan.


Infusing new blood to advance biotech and pharmaceutical industry in Taiwan ~ New graduate students entered Pharmaceutical Manufacture Master Degree Program at CMU

New graduate students have entered the newly established Pharmaceutical Manufacture Master Degree Program at CMU. Dean Jing-Gung Chung of the College of Biotechnology, Pharmaceutics and Food Science and Dean Wen-Chuan Lin of the College of Pharmacy at CMU described the unique strength of this program in a gathering of this new class of graduate students. It is the combination of pharmaceutical expertise and practical application that is crucial to meet industrial needs. This Program makes a close link of teaching and research to industry. In this meeting of new graduate students, representatives from Center Laboratories, Inc. and Yung Shin Global Holding Co., Ltd., partners in academia-industry cooperation at CMU, were invited to introduce training and research facilities, giving the class of 11 master degree students the promising prospect for their future career development.


Legislator Wei-Kang Pan with a serious concern of the development of TCM industry made a special visit to CMU to tour the first《Drug Garden》

Health promotion based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been increasingly gaining appreciation. Legislator Wei-Kang Pan with a serious concern of the development of TCM industry made a special visit to CMU to tour the first《Drug Garden》, to inspect botanicals and assess scientific research on TCM. Vice President Walter Chen presented recent achievements at CMU including verification of authenticity of TCM and herbal meds, measurement of residual insecticides and heavy metals to facilitate safe use of TCM and herbal meds, fulfilling one of the CMU missions on corporate social responsibility.


Office of Academia-Industry Cooperation,
China Medical University, Taiwan
TEL: +886-4-22053366 EXT.1580, 1581, 1582
E-mail: adm29@mail.cmu.edu.tw