Centers of Excellence

IMPACT & TRANSFORMATION

In the spirit of Cardinal Paul Yu Pin’s farsighted vision, and his understanding that FJCU would need to be globally competitive and committed to excel, the Foundation is working to establish Centers of Excellence with focused research and development objectives. These Centers will advance research potential at the university, while providing Taiwan new opportunities for industry leadership.

  1. Semiconductor Development Center, to be established, will train students in cutting-edge global technology, while providing graduate and faculty research opportunities. Taiwan is one of the top five world leaders in the semiconductor industry. Dean Y. K. Wang of the College of Science and Engineering, and a distinguished professor of AI, formulated a 3-year plan to educate and advance Fu Jen in the fast-paced field of semiconductors.

  2. The School of Public Health Center of Data Science, which will be established within the School of Medicine next month, is slated to provide biostatistics for health-related issues. With advisory support from FJCU alumni at Harvard, Northwestern and the US National Institute of Health, the Center’s long-term goal is to analyze and contribute Taiwan-specific statistical data to global efforts to better understand health and disease trends, including the pandemic’s impact in Taiwan.

  3. The MRI Research Center will provide comprehensive MRI service for campus-wide faculty research and student training. Such a facility is much needed in a university with both a Medical School and teaching hospital. While supporting university competitiveness, the Center will provide multiple departments with a resource for research and teaching. Please see the attachment.

  4. An Integrated Immunology Program is planned that will study, research, and treat autoimmune related diseases combining the resources of the FJCU Hospital and the College of Medicine.