Basic Educational Philosophy Fu Jen Catholic University is an academic community of students and teachers closely associated in fostering the growth of the whole person, on the basis of Truth, Goodness, Beauty and Holiness.
For now, FJU is ranked 417 by Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) Ranking of World Universities (2006).
Fu Jen Catholic University is a comprehensive university founded by the Holy See. Starting from 2003, the University comprises 9 colleges (Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Science and Engineering, Human Ecology, Law, Social Sciences, Management, Medicine), 45 departments, offering 42 master programs, and 11 Ph.D. programs. The University has established sister-school relationships with more than 100 renowned universities world-wide and is committed to the holistic education. The University strives to provide students a diversified, whole-person, interdisciplinary, and international learning environment.
The laurel wreath symbolizes peace, while the twelve stars in the middle are a symbol of the Virgin Mary. The Latin words at the bottom of the emblem signify the University's ideals—Truth, Goodness, Beauty, and Holiness.
FJU was originally established in Peking (Beijing) in 1925 by the Benedictines of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania at request of the Holy See. FJU, then known commonly as the Catholic University of Peking, was itself a succesor to the previous Fu Jen She (輔仁社), which was created through the efforts of Catholic scholars Ma Hsiang-po (馬相伯) and Ying Hua (英華). The university's first president (1925-1927) was the American missionary George Barry O'Toole, OSB. He was succeeded by Chen Yuan (陳垣), a Chinese Protestant, who remained university president until the school's forced closure in 1952.
In 1933, the mission of administering the university was transferred to the German-based Society of the Divine Word as the US-based Benedictines, in the midst of the Great Depression, were no longer able to financially sustain the FJU's mission. The SVD and the university's German affiliations were instrumental in protecting them from the brunt of Japanese military brutality during the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). In 1952, as Chinese Communist repression of the Catholic Church intensified, the FJU's facilities in Peking were usurped and absorbed by the Beijing Normal University. FJU was re-established in Taiwan in 1960 under the auspices of the Chinese Diocesan clergy, the Society of the Divine Word and the Society of Jesus.
FJU is now a comprehensive, four-year university with graduate programs in various areas.
It contains ten colleges or independent academic bodies, including College of Liberal Arts (文學院), College of Foreign Languages and Literatures (外語學院), College of Sciences and Engineering (理工學院), College of Law (法學院), College of Management (管理學院), College of Human Ecology (民生學院), College of Fine Arts (藝術學院), Graduate School of Social Sciences (社會科學院), a newly founded College of Medical Science (醫學院), and School of Continuing Education (進修部), excluding a proposed College of Mass Communication (傳播學院) comprising departments of Journalism, Advertisement, and Visual Communication. A theological seminary is attached to its campus.
Fujen is notable for having established the first graduate-level program in Conference Interpreting in Taiwan. Fujen's Graduate Institute of Translation and Interpreting Studies (GITIS) (翻譯學研究所) is the only MA-granting program in a private university conferring degrees and training in translation and interpretation in Chinese<>English and Chinese<>Japanese combinations (Chinese<>French having been discontinued.) Small class sizes and individualized attention from faculty keep the program popular among applicants and its graduates remain highly competitive on both the Taiwanese and international markets.
Scientists at Fu-Jen Catholic University describe research in pattern recognition and artificial intelligence.(Report)
May 11, 2009; "The usefulness of a video database depends on whether the video of interest can be easily located. In this paper, we propose a...