Kaohsiung Medical University (originally known as Kaohsiung Medical College ) was formally established in 1954. Apart from being the first private medical university in , the university has also become an important cradle for highly-skilled physicians and medical-related specialists. Kaohsiung Medical University was a center of both medical care and the study of local tropical medicine in the early days.
After Kaohsiung Medical College became a university in the summer of 1999, it seized this opportunity to move faster and further and attain to the highest standards in teaching, research and service. The shared vision of everyone atKaohsiung Medical University is to make the university a modern, forward-looking institution striving for excellence in both academics and medical care. Kaohsiung Medical University has all the strengths of a well-established university. There is a wide range of medical related courses, and the facilities both for basic and clinical research are sufficient and of a good quality.
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KMU’s newly-built student dormitories have 1012 places for students. There are two kinds of rooms: double rooms for two students (at cost of $16,000 per semester) and rooms for four students (at cost of $10,000 per semester). All dormitories have identification card-reading security systems and guards. Each room has a telephone, internet access and air conditioning. Public or common areas of the dorms include TV rooms, a meeting hall, a reading room, a study hall, refreshment room with RO water, a laundry room with washing machines and a room for hang-drying laundry. In general, the dormitories are designed to more than meet the daily needs of their student residents.
While KMU has around 3,000 cable network outlets spread throughout campus, it also has a campus-wide wireless network connection, making Internet immediately available both indoors and outdoors to faculty and students.
KMU’s affiliated hospital, KMUH, which is located next to the campus, is renowned in southern Taiwan. KMU students have direct access to complete healthcare at KMUH. Being a medical university, our healthcare division also promotes prevention and control of hepatitis B, trains students in first aid, promotes campus health, and conducts various healthcare programs and training programs for the prevention of sports injuries. Together, these efforts have protected and improved the all-round health of our students.
The campus of Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) covers an area of 125,527 square meters, excluding an affiliated hospital that sits adjacent to the campus. The university has seventy classrooms equipped with personal computers and projectors, and fourteen general laboratories. Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital (KMUH), a 1670-bed affiliated hospital, is a well-established academic medical center and offers a professional practical training environment for university students, in addition to expert supervision
On KMU’s carefully landscaped campus can also be found various athletic fields, tennis and volleyball courts, and gathering places promoting student health and social interaction.
KMU currently has 87 academic, music, recreational, sports, service and social associations and clubs for students. The social service clubs form teams that serve rural areas during winter and summer vacation. There are clubs that form medical service teams to provide medical service and promote health through education in the rural areas surrounding Kaohsiung. KMU has several music and athletic clubs, some winners of nationwide competitions. Others give performances at the end of the semester.
Education's evaluation of "Mid-term School Administration Development Plan". All departments and graduate institutes (44 programs ) were accredited by Higher Education and Accreditation Council, Ministry of Education, in 2009.