CMU Medical Partnership


About China Medical University

Established in 1958, China Medical University (CMU) in Taichung, Taiwan, has since developed into one of the world’s premiere medical research universities with 9 colleges in total: the Colleges of Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Pharmacy, Life Sciences, Public Health, Health Care, Dentistry, Humanities and Technology, and Biomedical Engineering. Its Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals have a total of over 6,000 beds, and it is the second largest healthcare system nationwide providing superb service of western and Chinese medicine. CMU is ranked as one of the top 300 universities by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 and is ranked top 100 by 2021 THE Asia University Rankings.


CMU trains both western medicine doctors and Chinese medicine doctors and implements the best integration of western and Chinese medicine at CMU Hospital providing outstanding medical service to cancer patients. As a leader in several research fields with a culture of collaboration and innovation, CMU has made important breakthroughs in cancer treatment such as inventing combined target therapy and immune checkpoint therapy to overcome difficult malignancies, lengthening the survival of glioblastoma patients, and identifying the receptor protein IL-17RB that is strongly associated with pancreatic cancer. The Center of Excellence for Chinese Medicine is awarded with Top-Notch Center Grant by Ministry of Education (MOE) for 5 years and conducts many lines of clinical studies and discovery of mechanisms underlying the acupuncture-induced anaesthesia via opioid-dependent and opioid-independent pathways. The Center of Excellence for New Drug Development is awarded with Top-Notch Center Grant by MOE and aims to develop novel drugs for 5 years.


International collaborative partnerships with prestigious institutions such as Stanford University, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, UC Irvine, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technology University, and University of Tokyo have been firmly established. Over 60 new drugs have emerged from CMU’s research laboratories.

CMU College of Chinese Medicine

China Medical University’s College of Chinese Medicine has been at the forefront of Chinese Medicine in Taiwan for over 49 years, during which time it has been dedicated to the education and advancement of both Modern and Traditional Chinese Medicine.   The College not only offers systematic education programs in Chinese Medicine at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level, but also provides combined programs in the School of Post-Baccalaureate Chinese Medicine, the Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine, the Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, the Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science-International Master’s Program and Master’s program for Traditional Chinese Veterinary medicine.  

CMU Office of Global Affairs

Dean - Prof. Yang Liang-Yo

  • DVM, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • PhD in Neuroscience/Zoology, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
  • Postdoc in Neuroscience, UCLA, California, USA

The China Medical University – Office of Global Affairs is responsible for the reception of foreign guests, international academic exchange activities. With the mottos of the university—Compassion, Prudence, Diligence, and Integrity in mind, we are determined to dedicate ourselves to bringing CMU to a greater height of development in this globalized world.

Currently, Office of Global Affairs consists of three divisions- International Collaboration Center, International Student Center, and International Education Center. Office of Global Affairs serves as a vital platform connecting international students and scholars to our university. We are dedicated to assist in matters concerning the financial support, health insurance programs, and all information needed around the campus

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China Medical University, Taiwan

If you need any help with exchange students or international academic collaboration, please contact Office of Global Affairs.

If you need any help with international student admission, please contact Office of Global Affairs.

China Medical University TCM Research -
Senior Advisor - CMU Singapore Representative Office

Professor Hung-Rong Yen

Professor Hung-Rong Yen is a physician scientist with dual training in Western medicine and Chinese medicine. His research interests involves traditional Chinese medicine and immunology. He is also a leading advocate of the integration of Chinese medicine into conventional care and builds bridges between doctors of all backgrounds

Global Partnership
- TCM Medical R&D & Industry Engagements in Singapore

China Medical University has partnership arrangement with National University of Singapore (NUS) – Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine as well as industry Integrative Medicine R&D collaboration projects with Si En Medicare+ and Si En TCM Medical Clinic. 

China Medical University has also established a joint University Medical Research Representative Office at Novena Medical Center through the CMU – Si En Medical Partnership Initiative.

The CMU Representative Office manages the three following R&D unit in Singapore:

  1. CMU Medicare Muscular Skeletal Rehab Research Unit
  2. CMU Women’s Health & Paediatric Research Unit
  3. CMU Integrative TCM Health & Rehab Research Unit

Our Research Office serves as a hub for Integrative Health Research Excellence for Southeast Asia.

The aim of our Centre is to promote rigorous evidence based integrative medicinal research on TCM treatments that address multiple components of patient’s health and wellness — physiological, psychological, social and spiritual. Our objective is to determine not only if treatments are effective, but also the mechanisms through which they work. The goal of the Center is to advance excellence in the investigation of Integrative Health approaches and the integration of effective approaches in health care for the region.

For more information on CMU’s Affiliated Hospitals, please Click.

CMU Hospital had medical research strengths in Cancer Treatment and TCM Cancer Rehab, for more information, please Click.


For more university and industry collaboration inquiry, please contact:

CMU Singapore Representative Office

Novena Medical Center, Square 2
10 Sinaran Drive, #10-28 Singapore 307506

CMU - Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine

About Us

The CMU – Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine was founded in 1999 and has offered the master and doctoral degree programs since 1999 and 2012 respectively. Our institute enrolls students who have graduated from universities recognized by the Ministry of Education with majors in Chinese medicine, medicine, post-bachelor Chinese medicine or medicine, or dentistry and hold practice licenses of Chinese medicine, medicine or dentistry. The goal of our institute is to enhance the students’ profession as well as foster their teaching ability and research capacity in integrated medicine.

TCM Research Activities

The CMU – Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine and Si En Medicare+ Medical Clinic jointly oversees the three following TCM research units in Singapore:

  1. CMU Medicare Muscular Skeletal Rehab Research Unit
  2. CMU Women’s Health & Paediatric Research Unit
  3. CMU Integrative TCM Health & Rehab Research Unit

For more information on CMU Faculty Research Profile. Click Here.

CMU Academic Programme, Admissions & Scholarships

  • Click Here for Admissions Information. For Online Application, Click Here.
  • Academic Programmes offered by College of Chinese Medicine. Click Here.
  • For International Student Scholarships. Click Here
  • For Government Sponsored Scholarships, Click Here.

CMU Professional And Continuing Education

  1. Flexible adult learning & professional development
  2. Online and face-to-face courses for tcm medical professionals

Cmu’s extensive range of continuing professional development (cpd) courses are designed for those who wish to update their skills, change career, or earn a qualification. Cmu works with academic experts across the university and beyond to deliver world-class programmes to professional learners from across the globe, both in taichung campus and online. Our professional tcm related medical short courses benefit from cmu’s excellence in research and teaching as a globally top-ranking medical university and offer a dynamic and supportive environment that promotes valuable tcm medical professional networks.