Meiho University has an interesting history which has brought us to where we are today. Many people know that MU was the first private nursing junior college in Taiwan, but the University is much more than that today. MU was established in 1966 upon the approval of the Ministry of Education. The original name was Meiho Junior College of Nursing, and it was a five-year day program with all its students majoring in Nursing. In 1984, the two-year day program was established. In 1990, the Department of Finance and Tax was added, a two-year evening program was set up, and the school changed its name to Meiho Junior College of Nursing and Management. In 1999, the school became Meiho Institute of Technology, and it also had junior college programs. Most recently, in 2010, MIT was approved to be renamed to Meiho University (MU).
Meiho started with only one department (Nursing Department) with approximately 300 students. Because of the dedicated, hard-working, Board of Directors, Presidents, and staff, today MU has 18 departments and three graduate institutes: Bachelor Degree Program of Long-Term Care, .Department of Nursing, .Department of Health Business Administration, Department of Beauty Science, .Department of Biological Science and Technology, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Department of Hospitality Management, Department of Public Finance and Taxation, Department of Business Administration, Department of Information Management, Department of Information Technology, Department of Applied Foreign Languages, .Department of Social Work, .Department of Gemology, Department of Early Childhood Care and Education, Department of Gerontological Service and Management, Department of Recreation Sports and Health Promotion, and the Department of Tourism. There are over 8,000 students including day programs, extension programs, continuing education programs, on-job evening and weekend programs; and there are about 430 faculty members in the school.
Over the years, MeiHo University has extended the campus, upgraded equipment, and promoted service learning programs. The school also seeks ways for students to gain an extended worldview offering students and faculty exchange programs to create international learning environments and multi-cultural opportunities. Furthermore, the school also recruits foreign students and faculty to make the campus more international
and offer students a variety of learning experiences.
Based on the expertise in nursing education, the educational goals of MU are to train students on professionalism, humanitarian issues (to foster students with originality and leadership) and globalization (to enhance a foreign language skill and global competitiveness).
Today MU continues promoting international cooperation in the international education community. Meiho University is now ready to play a key role in medical and nursing and vocational education in the southern Taiwan area.
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