Focus of Development
Focus of Development
- Competitive ability cultivation
- Enhanced internationalized education
- Cross-strait collaboration for recruitment
- First U.S.-Accredited University in Asia
In the development of domestic higher education, all universities are facing an important transformation regarding educational philosophy, management, system and curriculum. To accommodate this challenge, Ming Chuan University realizes the only way to promote the university is by striving for excellence. Our vision is to be an international comprehensive university featuring excellent teaching and research.
Ming Chuan University continually adjusts to this age of rapid change, facing the societal challenges and overcoming. The functions of higher education must be adjusted in accord with national development, and follow the trends of the age and societal needs. Our development includes all 11 of our Schools: Management, Communication, Law, Design, Applied Language, Information Technology, Tourism, Social Sciences, Health Technology, Financial Technology and International College.
Ming Chuan University is achieving our goal of being an international university through globalization and internationalism. In line with the trend toward globalized competition in higher education, Ming Chuan University established International College to provide English-taught degree programs and promote campus internationalization and inter-institutional cooperation in 2001-02. Ming Chuan University has the top number of international students in Taiwan, which represents our achievement in promoting international education for the past two decades.
In this 21st century knowledge-based economy and global age, Ming Chuan University applies new methods and new knowledge to face the challenges. MCU not only strives for innovation and excellence, but also makes efforts in being competitive and transcending borders. Ming Chuan University’s development plan accommodates the rapid pace of change, as we strive for globalization and internationalism, and promote our competitiveness.
Internationally, higher education has undergone changes in line with globalization and liberalization. Hence, Ming Chuan University has added internationalized education as one of our educational goals. We recruit international students, provide English-taught degree programs, hold various international academic exchange activities, international guest visits and educational exhibitions to establish the channels of effective exchange and recruitment. These are not only our educational features, but also a big step toward internationalization.
The purpose of promoting internationalized education is to align with the global village. Taiwan is not the only location for employment; our graduates will work around the world. We nurture students with broad worldviews to be international talents with competitive ability through our theory-based and application-oriented education.
The policy of Taiwan’s higher education has now opened to recruit excellent talents from all over the world, which includes outstanding students from Mainland China. As the government has revised the cross-strait policy, the recruitment of Mainland students has aroused a lot of attention. Most domestic universities are actively begun recruiting Mainland students, as this can not only resolve the recruitment crunch in Taiwan, but also become a key factor in advancing the domestic education environment.
In step with the developments of global society, education is also globalized. Due to their proximity, Taiwan and China have already started to exchange and interact with each other. It is really easy for Taiwan to recruit students from China and resolve the recruitment concerns due to low birthrate here in Taiwan. The recruitment of Mainland students not only can contribute to multi-culture educational environment in Taiwan, but also can stimulate healthy competition and collaboration among universities on both sides of the strait. It also stimulates Taiwan students’ learning attitudes and motivation and assists in promoting the quality of higher education.
Therefore, academic exchange and collaboration not only add to cross-strait interactions, but also align with the global trend and assist in sustainable development of cross-strait globalization. Education and talents are the basis of national competitiveness; the development and achievement of cross-strait education enhances higher education collaboration on both sides. Both Taiwan and China consider cross-strait education to be an important issue.
Ming Chuan University took the first step toward accreditation with Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in 2006 and was first granted MSCHE accreditation in November 2010. This accreditation affirms that Ming Chuan University meets international standards and its education credentials can be accepted all over the world.
The purpose of attaining MSCHE accreditation is to ensure our teaching quality, assist more U.S. students with student loans to have an opportunity to study in Asia, simplify the procedure of credit transfer and enhance graduates’ confidence in the job market. Not only will this enhance Ming Chuan’s connections all over the world, it will also promote our global reputation.
Furthermore, Ming Chuan University strives to continually promote administrative efficiency and teaching quality, and enhance students’ learning outcomes through the process of earning MSCHE and Taiwan accreditations. With steady development and effort from all faculty and staff members and students, MSCHE re-accredited MCU in 2016 for 10 years, maintaining Ming Chuan as the first and, currently, the only U.S.-accredited university in Asia.