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About Hungkuang

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1967 The ground breaking ceremony of Hungkuang Junior College of Nursing was launched by Dr. Wang Yuh-ling as an establishment to fulfill part of his late father ' s will. On July 12 the same year, with the official approval of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Wang Yun-ling was officially granted as the President, and Hungkuang a registered junior college enrolling her first students to the curriculum of 5-year nursing and midwifery program. On December 2, the inauguration ceremony was held, and henceforth the day was observed as the college’s founding anniversary.

1970 A 2-year nutrition program was added to the Division of Pragmatic Science, which two years later stopped enrolling students under the decree of the Ministry of Education. Eight years later, in 1981, the Department of Food Science and Nutrition was formally established and started to enroll students on the basis of 5-year program.

1984 A 2-year program was added to the Department of Nursing. On August 5, 1987, Dr. Wang Yuh-ling passed away. The presidency was succeeded by Dr. Wang Nai-phon.

1988 A 2-year program was added to the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at Night School Division.

1989 The Department of Industrial Safety and Health running on a 5-year basis was established. Meanwhile, a 2-year program was added to the Department of Nursing at Night School Division.

1990 A 2-year on-the-job program was established by the Department of Nursing.

1991 The Department of Healthcare Administration that runs on a 2-year basis was established. Hungkuang Junior College of Nursing was consequently renamed as Hungkuang Institute of Medical & Nursing Technology. Alongside, the Department of Nursing and Midwifery was renamed as the Department of Nursing.

1992 A 2-year curriculum was added to the Department of Industrial Safety and Health.

1993 A 2-year program was added to the Department of Child Care and Education and a 2-year program was added to the Department of Healthcare Administration at Night School Division.

1994 A 2-year program was added to the Department of Cosmetic Division of Beauty Care and a 2-year curriculum was added to the Department of Child Care and Education at Night School Division.

1995 A two-year program was added to the Department of Food Science and Nutrition and to the Department of Industrial Safety and Health at Night School Division. The Department of Cosmetic Division of Beauty Care was renamed as the Department of Applied Cosmetology.

1996 A 2-year program was added to the Department of Engineering and Health. Meanwhile, at Night School Division, a 2-year program was added to the Department of Environmental Engineering and Health and the Department of Applied Cosmetology respectively. A 5-year program of the Department of Industrial Safety and Health was closed.

1997 A 2-year program and Extension Education Division were added in the Department of Computer Science & Information Management. On July 1, 1997, with the official approval of the Ministry of Education, Hungkuang Institute of Medical and Nursing Technology was promoted to Hungkuang Institute of Technology. The Department of Nursing, the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, and the Department of Healthcare Administration were added to the Institute. Hence, the institute affairs were developed into a new era.

1998 A 4-year program was added to the Department of Nursing, the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, and the Department of Healthcare Administration. Also, a 4-year program was added to the Department of Healthcare Administration, a 2-year program was added to the Department of Nursing, the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, and the Department of Healthcare respectively at the Extension Education Division.

1999 The Department of Restaurant and Hotel management that runs on a 4-year basis was established, and so were the Department of Physical Therapy and the Department of Restaurant and Hotel Management at the Extension Education Division.

2000 The Department of Applied Foreign Languages that runs on a 4-year basis was established, and so were the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering and the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Extension Education Division.

2001 A 2-year program was added to the Department of Industrial Safety and Health.

2002 The Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering that runs on a 4-year basis was established.

2003 With the official approval of the Ministry of Education, our school was renamed as Hungkuang University. Master programs of the Department of Nursing, the Department of Biotechnology, and the Department of Environmental Engineering were added respectively.

2004 The College of Medicine and Nursing, the College of Human Ecology, the College, of Engineering, the College of Management and the College of Humanity and Social Sciences were established. The Institute of Occupational Safety and Hazard Prevention was added. Meanwhile, the Department of Biological Technique was added. The Department of Cosmetics was renamed as the Department of Applied Cosmetics.

2005 The Institute of Biotechnology was added. The Department of Biological Technique was renamed as the Department of Biotechnology.

2006 The Bio Industrial Technology Research Institute and the Institute of Clinical Nutrition were added respectively. In addition, the Department of Cultural Development and the Department of Senior Citizen Welfare and Business were added.

2007 The Institute of Cosmetic Science was added. The Department of Healthcare Administration was renamed as the Department of Health-Business Administration. The Department of Senior Citizen Welfare and Business was renamed as the Department of Senior Citizen Service Management. A 2-year program was stopped enrolling students to the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Extension Education Division.

2008 The Department of Biomedical Engineering was added. The Bio Industrial Technology Research Institute was renamed as the Graduate Institute of Food Science and Applied Biotechnology. The Department of Environment Engineering was renamed as the Department of Safety and Health and Environmental Engineering. The Department of Industrial Safety and Health was renamed the Department of Safety and Health and Environmental Engineering. The Environmental Engineering Section, the Green Technology and Disaster Prevention Engineering Section, and the Occupational Safety and Hazard Prevention Section were added to the Department of Safety and Health and Environmental Engineering. The Food and Applied Biotechnology Section and Nutritional Science Section were added to the Department of Food and Nutrition. The Department of Applied Foreign Languages was renamed as the Department of Applied English.

2009 The Department of Nutrition and the Department of Food and Applied Biotechnology were added.

2010 The Department of Sports and Leisure, the Department of Hair Styling and Design were added. The Department of Food and Applied Biotechnology was renamed as the Department of Food Science and Technology. Under the Department of Food and Technology were Food and Technology Section and Baking and Snack Technology Section established.

2011 The Institute of Health Business Administration was added.

2012 Under the Department of Senior Citizen Welfare and Business was Senior Business Management Section established.

2013 The Department of Cultural Development was renamed as the Department of Cultural and Creative Industries.

2014 Baking and Snack Technology Section under the Department of Food Science and Technology was renamed as Baking and Technology Section. The Department of Restaurant and Hotel Management that runs on a 2-year basis, the Department of Applied Cosmetology that runs on a 2-year basis, and the Department of Hair Styling and Design that runs on a 2-year basis were established.

2015 The Master Program of the Department of Senior Citizen Welfare and Business, Two-year On-the-Job Extension Education Program of Applied Cosmetology, Two-year On-the-Job Extension Education Program of Hair Styling and Design were established. Meanwhile, student recruitments stopped for Undergraduate Program at Night School Division of the Department of Biotechnology, Two-year On-the-Job Extension Education Program of the Department of Eldercare and Two-year On-the-Job Extension Education Program of the Department of Hospitality Management.

2016 The PhD. Program of the Department of Nursing, the Post-Baccalaureate Program of the Department of Nursing, the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, and the Bachelor Degree Program in Animal Healthcare were established.

2017 The Master Program of Intelligent Assistive Technology is established in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering.

2018 The Department of Senior Citizen Welfare and Business (Master Program) will be renamed as the Department of Senior Citizen Welfare and Long-term Care Business.

2019

The Department of Applied English will be renamed as the Department of English for Global Communication. Student recruitments stopped for the Master Program of Intelligent Assistive Technology established in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering.

2020

The Industrial Safety and Health Program of the Department of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering will be renamed as the Occupational Safety and Health Program of the Department of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering.

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