Chung Yuan Christian University
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.
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Education mission and rankingEdit
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."
As the University grows in reputation, the Ministry of Education has on several occasions evaluated and rated CYCU as the best private comprehensive university.
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.
CYCU has 7 colleges, 26 departments, 24 Masters programs, and 12 PhD programs. CYCU has more than 70,000 alumni.
Dr. Samuel K.C. Chang has been the school's president since 2013. 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 
- Chang Fan, Political Deputy Minister of Finance (2014-2016)
- Chiu Jeng-jiann, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology
- Deng Feng-zhou, Chinese poet, local historian, environmentalist
- Hwang Jung-chiou, Chairman of Taiwan Power Company, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (2009-2012)
- Yan Jeou-rong, Deputy Minister of Public Construction Commission
- Yu Hsiao-cheng, Deputy Chairperson of National Communications Commission
- Weng Chang-liang, Magistrate-elect of Chiayi County
- Wen-Hsiung Li, fellow of Academia Sinica specializing in Genomics
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.
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