Fu Jen Catholic University
|Latin: Universitas Catholica Fu Jen|
|Motto||Latin: Veritas, Bonitas, Pulchritudo, Sanctitas
Motto in English
|Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Sanctity|
|Established||Founded 1925, Re-established 1961|
|President||Dr Vincent Han-Sun Chiang (江漢聲), PhD|
|Location||Xinzhuang, New Taipei City, Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|Affiliations||IFCU, UMAP, APQN, ACUCA, EUTW, AACSB, BGS, IAJBS|
|Fu Jen Catholic University|
Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU or simply Fu Jen; Chinese: 輔仁大學), formerly The Catholic University of Peking, is a private, co-educational university founded by the Holy See, located in New Taipei City, Taiwan. It is the oldest Jesuit-Catholic university in the Sinophone world and is known for its strong ties with the Roman Curia. It takes its name from the Chinese Fu Jen meaning "assistance" and "benevolence". Among the Chinese, it is colloquially known as "FǔDà" (輔大). To date, Fu Jen is the only university with an Italian Language and Literature Department in the country. The university was ranked in the top 400 worldwide in Arts & Humanities, and in the top 8 in Taiwan in alumni employment.
Fu Jen has many exchange programs with other colleges in G8 countries, including the University of Oxford in the U.K., Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Italy, and Sophia University in Japan. Its joint master's program with IQS School of Management in Spain and the University of San Francisco in the U.S. was ranked 58th globally by Financial Times in 2015. In Taiwan, its College of Management (ranked 5th by Eduniversal) was the first one there with AACSB accreditation (2005). Also the College of Medicine was the earliest to promote PBL as pedagogy for medical education. Fu Jen alumni are referred to as "FǔDàRén" (輔大人). They include the former First Lady Wang Guangmei and a number of politicians represented in the Legislative Yuan.
Fu Jen has established sister-school relationships with more than 350 universities worldwide, such as the University of Notre Dame, UC Berkeley, Tohoku, and C9 League universities. In addition, Fu Jen is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia, and International Federation of Catholic Universities. The International Secretariat of UMAP is located on the Fu Jen campus.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Organization and administration
- 3 Campus
- 4 Academics
- 5 Notable alumni, faculty, and staff
- 6 Affiliated schools
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The institution was originally established in Beijing in 1925 by the Benedictines of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, at request of the Holy See. Fu Jen, then commonly known as The Catholic University of Peking, was itself a successor to the Fu Jen Academy (輔仁社), which was created through the efforts of Catholic scholars Ma Xiangbo and Ying Lianzhi. The university's first president (1925–1927) was the American missionary George Barry O'Toole, OSB. He was succeeded by Chen Yuan (陳垣), a Chinese Protestant, who remained university president until the school's forced closure by the Chinese government in 1952.
In 1933 the Benedictines in the United States, in the midst of the Great Depression, were no longer able to sustain Fu Jen's mission. Administration of the university passed to the Society of the Divine Word in Germany. Its affiliation with Germany, an ally of Imperial Japan, helped protect university personnel from extreme brutality inflicted elsewhere by occupying Imperial Japanese soldiers during the Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945). After the Communists assumed power in China in 1949, religious organisations, including the Catholic Church, began to be systematically repressed. In 1952 this intensified and the government merged Fu Jen with the Beijing Normal University, Peking University, Renmin University, China University of Political Science and Law, and Central University of Finance and Economics. Fu Jen was re-established in 1961 in Taiwan. The new school opened under the auspices of the Chinese Regional Bishops' Conference, the Society of Jesus, and the Society of the Divine Word.
The University at present comprises 11 colleges with a student body of more than 25,000. It is especially known for its academic excellence in philosophy, sinology, foreign languages, mass communication, graphic design, law, management, physical education, medicine, applied science, and engineering. Since 2008, the Global Leadership Program was started for students from 4 Jesuit universities in East Asia: Ateneo de Manila University in The Philippines, Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan, Sogang University in South Korea, and Sophia University in Japan, which share their Catholic inspiration.
Emblem and logo
The laurel wreath symbolizes honor and peace while the twelve stars signify the Virgin Mary. The cross represents the Christian faith. The two colors on the shield suggest Christ's dual nature as the rounded shape of the shield recalls the Sacred Heart. The Latin words on the banner beneath the emblem, the university motto, express the four ideals of the university while the three folds of the banner suggest the Trinity.
Taiwan period (early)
Organization and administration
|College of Liberal Arts||
|College of Education||
|College of Science and Engineering||
|College of Human Ecology||
|College of Foreign Languages||
|School of Law||
|College of Management||
|College of Fine Arts||
|College of Medicine||
|College of Social Science||
|College of Communication||
Colleges and Schools
- Founded by the Chinese Catholic Bishops Conference
- College of Liberal Arts (文學院)
- College of Fine Arts (藝術學院)
- College of Medicine (醫學院)
- School of Medicine (醫學系)
- College of Communication (傳播學院)
- College of Education (教育學院)
- Founded by the Society of the Divine Word
- College of Science and Engineering (理工學院)
- College of Human Ecology (民生學院)
- College of Foreign Languages (外語學院)
Fu Jen University established Taiwan's first graduate-level program in conference interpreting. The Graduate Institute of Translation and Interpreting Studies (GITIS) (翻譯學研究所) is the only MA-granting program in a private university conferring degrees and training in translation and interpretation in Chinese<>English and Chinese<>Japanese combinations (Chinese<>French having been discontinued). Small class sizes and individualized attention from faculty keep the program popular among applicants and its graduates remain highly competitive both in Taiwan and internationally.
Also Fu Jen has annexed a Mandarin Language Center (語言中心), established in 1964 to address the need for foreign missionaries to learn Chinese. In 1969, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, the center was renamed “Language Center” (LC). It teaches non-degree Mandarin Chinese courses, Taiwanese, and every semester offers cultural classes such as Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy, and Taijiquan. The LC accommodates hundreds of students each semester from countries worldwide.
- Founded by the Society of Jesus
- School of Law (法律學院, formerly Faculty of Law)
- College of Management (管理學院)
- College of Social Science (社會科學院)
- Fu Jen Faculty of Theology of St. Robert Bellarmine (輔仁聖博敏神學院)
- The School of Continuing and Extension Education
Fu Jen's Xinzhuang campus is a small forest; it is known as "tree house campus".
- Before 1951: Dingfu Street, Xicheng District, Beijing (today Beijing Normal University north campus and CPCA building)
- After 1960s:
Fu Jen Academia Catholica
Fu Jen Academia Catholica was inaugurated on August 1, 2008, to enable interdisciplinary pursuits in Catholic studies. The Academia consists of five Fu Jen academic institutes or centers: the Institute of Scholastic Philosophy, Institutem Historiae Ecclesiae, Center for the Study of Science and Religion, Monumenta Serica Sinological Research Center, and John Paul II Institute for Research into Dialogue for Peace.
- Kungpo Memorial Library (文圖)
- Schutte Memorial Library (理圖)
- Fahy Memorial Library (社圖)
- Paul Cardinal Shan Library (醫圖)
- Theology Library (神圖)
(Asian Ranking version)
The University comprises 11 colleges. It has earned particular distinction for its philosophy, sinology, linguistics, mass communication, textiles, law, management, physical education, and clinical medicine programs.
- THES - QS World University Rankings
- According to the THES - QS World University Rankings, the Fu Jen Catholic University ranks in reputation as 501+th university worldwide.(2009).
- Asiaweek (Singapore) University Rankings
- According to the Asiaweek, the Fu Jen Catholic University ranks in reputation as 63rd university Asia, 9th university Taiwan. (1999).
- Taiwan's World TOP 1000 Business School
Taiwan Business School Level 2014 Recommendation Rate (per 1000) School 1 UNIVERSAL 252 ‰ National Taiwan University - College of Management 2 TOP 164 ‰ National Chengchi University - College of Commerce 3 EXCELLENT 140 ‰ National Sun Yat-sen University - College of Management 4 EXCELLENT 104 ‰ Taiwan Tech - School of Management 5 EXCELLENT 60 ‰ Fu Jen Catholic University - College of Management 6 EXCELLENT 56 ‰ National Chiao Tung University - College of Management 7 GOOD 72 ‰ National Cheng Kung University - College of Management
Notable alumni, faculty, and staff
- Faculty, and staff
- Hu Shih, Weng Wenhao, Chien Shih-Liang, Ji Xianlin, Zheng Zhenduo, Luo Changpei.
- Keelung Fu Jen Sacred Heart Senior High School (輔大聖心高中), Keelung City, Taiwan
- Keelung Fu Jen Sacred Heart Elementary School (輔大聖心小學), Keelung City, Taiwan
- Roman Catholicism in Taiwan
- Republic of China–Holy See relations
- Fu Jen University Station
- European Union Centre in Taiwan
- Chinese Catholic Bishops Conference
- Divine Word Missionaries
- Society of Jesus
- Order of Saint Benedict
- "校歌". Fu Jen Catholic University. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- Fu Jen Life (PDF) (1), Fu Jen Catholic U., p. 8, retrieved July 15, 2014
- Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan - Institutions - UniversityRankings.ch
- CWUR 2015 | Top Universities in Taiwan
- 梵蒂岡官方報導教廷宗座聖多瑪斯大學與輔仁大學合作新學位計畫 - 最新消息 - 駐教廷大使館 Embassy of the Republic of China(TAIWAN) to the Holy See
- Business school rankings from the Financial Times - FT.com
- List of Fu Jen Catholic University alumni.
- The University History
- 輔仁大學-學務處-學生學習中心: 輔大戶外樹下學習平台的來龍去脈
- "QS Asian University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
- "QS World University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2012–2013. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
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