To meet the emerging needs for an effective and efficient health care system in Taiwan, Mr. Yung-Ching Wang, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Formosa Plastic Group, established Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) at Lin-Kou in 1974 in commemoration of his father, Mr. Chang-Gung Wang. Currently, the Chang Gung Medical Foundation has expanded to its eight locations and has a capacity of approximately 10,000 beds for patient care, representing the largest health care system in Taiwan. To train qualified physicians and paramedical personnel, Dr. Delon Wu, a world-renowned cardiologist at the University of Southern California, was invited to take charge of the planning for the establishment of Chang Gung University College of Medicine. In 1987, CGMC was formally established and Dr. Wu was appointed as first chancellor. Since its establishment, Chang Gung University College of Medicine has invested great efforts in recruiting scientists with diverse expertise to serve as faculty members in Chang Gung University College of Medicine. The added departments and graduate schools in the subsequent years within the College enabling us to broaden our resources and to train talented professions in medical and paramedical fields. Chang Gung University College of Medicine has become one of the top ranking College of Medicine in Taiwan.
After twenty five years, the Chang Gung University College of Medicine has an impressive roster of faculty members with diverse research interests and high productivity. Our biomedical research has contributed the University to become the top 400 university according to Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and was enrolled among the top 11 University of Excellence in Taiwan and is the only private University on list in Taiwan. This is in accordance with the goal of our college to pursue excellence in medical research. In this regard, the College of Medicine and its affiliated paramedical departments are looking towards opportunities for collaborative research efforts with world-leading universities and research institutes in order to meet the challenge of solving diverse medical problems, such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some other forms of chronic degenerative disease.