Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU, FJCU or Fu Jen; Chinese: 天主教輔仁大學) is a top private university in New Taipei, Taiwan. At the request of Pope Pius XI and Pope John XXIII, the university was founded in 1925 in Beijing and re-established in Taiwan in 1961.
Fu Jen is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit-affiliated university in the Chinese-speaking world, it was founded in 1925 in Beijing by the Benedictines under the name Fu Jen Academy, its name means « assistance » and « benevolence ». The university has been ranked as top 100 in Asia and top 500 in arts and humanities worldwide, its transnational joint master’s program « jMGEM » was ranked 43th globally by Financial Times in 2017. In the country, Fu Jen is the 5th best ranked business school, top 8 best colleges in alumni employment and the second largest university in the number of students.
The university is especially known for its strong ties with the Vatican Roman Curia, it also has many collaborative institutions and exchange programs with top universities in G8 countries, such as Stanford University in the US, the University of Oxford in the UK, and Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Italy. In addition, Fu Jen has established sister-school relationships with more than 376 universities worldwide, such as the Notre Dame, UC Berkeley, Tohoku, and C9 League universities. Fu Jen is home of University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific, a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma, the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities.
In the whole of Taiwan, Fu Jen is the only university with an Italian Language and Literature Department, the first one school there with AACSB accreditation (2005), and also the college was the earliest to promote PBL as pedagogy for medical education. Fu Jen alumni include the Premier Lin Chuan, former First Lady Wang Guangmei, a number of politicians represented in the Legislative Yuan and professors at various world-class institutions.
Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital has opened in September, 2017. The College of Medicine can be used as a conduit for cooperation between different academic disciplines, and assume a leading role in bringing together the colleges of biotechnology, chemistry, physics, engineering, management, and foreign languages. The establishment of a completely new curriculum and unique program will include training in hospital management and medical translation, research in laser technology and biotechnology, integration of Western and Chinese medicine, and robotic surgery.
Its campus adjoins the Fu Jen University Station, a metro station named after the university.