About the Campus
About the Campus
In the early 1980s, the Taichung City government was constructing a street penetrating the Taichung campus, which further reduced the already narrow campus. The school then planned and was considering moving to a different location. Many local governments offered sites for the school to move to; however, the offerings were deemed imperfect in most cases. By the time, Yuinling County governor, Wen-Zhi Shui, suggested to Dr. Rung-Tsoa Kuo, then the president, saying the school could move to Bei-Kang as a second campus. On July 10th, the school, the county and Ma-Tzu temple representatives signed the agreement together which agreed to donate a land and the unfinished Ma-Tzu Hospital to China Medical University. The campus building and the hospital were completed on November 21st, 1985. On September 6, the Ministry of Education approved the establishment of the campus.
Features and Perspectives
Bei-Kang campus houses only freshmen who are required to learn basic professional courses, languages, physical education, and general studies. The aims are to widen students’ visions and knowledge and build up their independent thinking and sound personality. The campus life focuses on safety, stability, and recreations, hoping to prepare students who are competent in their future academics and health.
With the setting up of the campus, the objectives such as building up a competitive school in Yuin-Chia-Nan regions, an excellent learning environment, and enabling the main campus to become a comprehensive university can be gradually realized.
The campus is located in the suburban area in the northeast of Bei-Kang township located near the west coastal area and with a population of around 60,000. Most of the town people live on farming, with small business ranked the second. In downtown, visitors can find the worldwide famous Ma-Tzu Temple in which the Goddess of Sea, Ma-Tzu, is worshipped all year around.
The campus occupies 4 hectares, housing the campus and Ma-Tzu Hospital. The campus buildings include one five-story teaching building, one girls’ dormitory, and one boys’ dormitory. The nearby rice paddies, farm fields, and lush trees provide amazing landscapes which are perfect for learning and living.