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Introduction

Given the rising awareness of cultivating excellent nursing expertise, Dr. Wang Yuxuan ( MD, Ph.D) who was also the founder of Kuang Tien General Hospital, founded HungKuang University (HKU) in 1967 in central Taiwan, with a school motto "Begin from oneself, extend benevolence to all". Since the establishment of the university, the Department/College of Nursing has become one of the most important institutions for cultivating nursing leaders in Taiwan.

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Hungkuang University has entered a new era since the renaming of the school in 2003. Our faculty and students all recognize that a purposeful and effective college education should be based on humanistic values and the exploration of our own existence.
We believe that a university is a place where young adults begin the process of growing into caring mature adults.
Living up to the goals our motto embodies, our students are not only expected to contribute to society, but to develop into well-rounded individuals.

In response to the application of artificial intelligence, and the rise of emerging industries, HKU is committed to the development of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, drone and e-sports programs as well as training environmental science and technology expertise. Furthermore, HKU has integrated Artificial Intelligence for cross-disciplinary applications in medical technology, built a drone industry base, and a top-notch training facility for holistic long-term care and physical therapy training.

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HKU values and constantly improves our quality through internal management. HKU has been operating under ISO 9001 internal control standards since 1999. With the introduction of ISO 140001, ISO 14064, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, and TOSHMS/CNS 15506, the certification of ISO 27001 information security management system, and BS 10012 personal data management system certification, HKU had become the only university in Taiwan that was awarded Outstanding Management Quality Three Star Award in the education sector.

Since 2013, HKU has published Campus Sustainability Reports (CSR) in response to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2017, HKU was the very first university of science and technology that received the National Sustainable Development Prize in the Education Sustainable Development Category. In 2018, HKU was awarded the 16th Asian Recognition for Excellence in Quality Practice (ARE-QP). Our instructional technology is as good as the universities worldwide. HKU’s teaching innovation has been widely recognized by parents and the public.

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To comply with the UN Sustainable Development Goals Declaration and global equity, HKU has been actively dedicated to international exchange and had signed academic exchange agreements with the higher education institutions in the U.S.A., U.K, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, and China, etc. to promote our educational resources and relevant industries in Taiwan, in hope of cultivating talents for the welfare of the global society.

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