TCU Reaches Top 20 in the University Rankings in Taiwan, and is Best on the East Coast

英文電子報

Text: Pi-Hsia Wang
Photo: Che-Hsien Lin
Translation: Steve J. Lin

On July 4, Global Views Monthly published its 2017 University Rankings in Taiwan. Tzu Ci University is in 20th place overall, 6th best among the private universities and the only one on the east coast that reached the top 20. In addition, TCU is in 15th place in academic reputation, up three places from 2016. TCU doesn’t receive as many funds from the Ministry of Education, as other universities do, yet we try our best, and thus TCU’s ranking is better than many other public or private universities, which have longer histories than we do.

遠見雜誌7月4日公布2017年「台灣最佳大學排行榜」,慈濟大學獲第20名,為全國私校排名第六,仍是宜花東地區唯一進入前20名的大學,學術成就面向第15名(較去年進步3名)。縱使區域不便及高教經費分配失衡等不利因素下,慈濟大學仍努力突破限制,表現在台灣東部居領先地位,並超越超越許多歷史悠久的國立學校和私立學校。

Universities are evaluated according to the following five factors and 22 performance indicators: Academic Reputation: The number of Chinese language research papers published; the average number of Chinese research papers published per faculty member;  the number of English language research papers published; the average number of English research papers published per faculty member; and the number of awards received by full-time faculty members.

Teaching: Student enrollment statistics; faculty/student ratio; total annual budget; and budget per student.
International outlook: The number of research papers resulting from international collaboration; the number of international students; the number of international faculty members; the number of students going overseas with university financial assistance.

Collaboration with the industry: Total industry income; industry income per faculty member; the number of research papers resulting from the joint effort with industrial institutions; the number of US patents; and the number of Taiwan patents

Social Reputation: The perception of employers and university presidents. TCU did well in the following areas: Academic reputation (15th); teaching (15th); faculty/student ratio (5th); budget per student (8th); and overall ranking (20th).

「2017台灣最佳大學排行榜」調查中,分別就學術成就、教學、國際化程度、產學績效、社會聲望五大構面以及22個細項指標進行評估,最後再依不同權數加總排名。慈濟大學學術成就排名第15名,教學排名第15名,生師比排名第5,學生平均預算排名第8,整體大學排名則為第20名。

Global Views Monthly stated that TCU expanded significantly from a medical college to a university with four colleges and it has kept up its research endeavors. This year the number of English research papers published jumped to147 from 36 last year, and as a result, its academic reputation rose to 15th place, up three places from last year. It signifies that efforts by TCU’s faculty members and students are being recognized by the general public.

遠見雜誌報導指出:「以醫學起家、轉型為綜合大學的慈濟大學,則並未偏廢研究的能量,英文論文量就從上一年的36篇大幅提升至147篇,讓學術排序再往前飆3名,位居15名,也成為東部地區的最高學術殿堂。」這也是代表著慈大師生的用心、認真再次獲得外界肯定。

TCU is the only university on the east coast which reached the top 20. President Pen-Jung Wang said our goal is to prepare professionals who are committed to lifelong learning, analytical and critical thinking, and working with others, so we invited outstanding scholars in Taiwan, and from overseas to join us, and are grateful for continuous support from Tzu Chi Foundation which provided our students and faculty members with an excellent learning and research environment. We feel honored that TCU is in the 15th place in both teaching and academia.

能夠再度成為東部唯一進入前二十名的學校,慈大師生同感榮耀,王本榮校長表示,慈大20多年來秉持著在東部培育人才的理念,積極延攬海、內外優秀學者,更感恩慈濟基金會的大力支持讓學校得以持續為師生提供最好的學習環境,因此教學在全國排名第十五名,在學術排名第十五名,兩構面表現亮眼突出。

The east coast is not as populated and resource-filled as the west coast, yet TCU’s Teaching Excellence Program has pioneered various innovative projects to meet students’ needs, and it has received grants from the Ministry of Education for ten continuous years. Recently, all academic departments and institutes passed evaluations conducted by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan. Moreover, TCU students’ pass rates of various national licensing exams are higher than the national average, and two TCU students were took first place in the 2016 national licensing exams, for physical therapist and for medical examiner. Besides these, all TCU’s Traditional Chinese Medicine students passed the first phase of the National Licensing Exam.

慈濟大學力抗區域失衡的問題,以卓越辦學成果吸引學生及家長目光。連續十年獲教育部教學卓越計畫獎勵;系所及中心評鑑全數通過;各項證照考試及格率皆高於全國及格率,例如105年第二次專門職業及技術人員高等考試物理治療師及醫事檢驗師雙榜首;中醫師第一階段及格率100%.