Chang Jung Christian University has a number of special features that combine to make it unique:
- It seeks to uphold the spirit of Christ as it pursues goals of holistic education and sustainability.
CJCU upholds a Christian worldview that values faith and personal integrity in addition to academic achievement. It is committed to excellence in teaching, high regard for life, formation of upright character, and development of high ethical standards. It follows the model of the Good Shepherd, esteeming each student as an individual with unique, God-given potential. It seeks to educate not only by traditional classroom teaching but through a transforming culture of love, service, sacrifice, and humility.
- Its name represents its distinguished heritage and is rich in connotations: Chang—“enduring”—and Jung—“glorifying God and benefitting humanity.”
The University was birthed out of a long (“Chang”), honorable tradition that began with the founding of Chang Jung High School more than one hundred years ago and continues to flourish (“Jung”) to this day. Chang also represents the spirit of the Presbyterian (“Changlau”) Church, enduring through great trials, while Jung is the Chinese word for glory.
- It provides a high-quality environment to its students.
The University strives to provide a pleasant, secure environment with
top-quality facilities, such as the new five-story David Landsborough Memorial Library. In addition, the University also seeks to foster a culture that emphasizes respect for others, responsibility, and the cultivation of a healthy, safe lifestyle. New students are required to reside in school dormitories, where they learn to live in harmony with others, rise early, and work together to clean the campus.
- CJCU has a spacious, peaceful campus.
The 27-hectare campus was planned by experts to provide the best possible environment for study and personal growth. It is easily accessible from Taiwan’s urban centers and yet removed from urban hustle and bustle.
- Its favorable location allows smooth connection to the outside world.
CJCU is conveniently located relative to Taiwan’s transportation network. It is minutes away from the nearest expressway exit and from the Tainan station of the Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR). In the future, CJCU will have its own stop on Light Rail Transit System between the Tainan Station of the HSR and the Tainan train station. The University’s proximity to Taiwan’s transportation network gives it quick access to the country’s social, commercial, and educational resources and is a strong advantage for the school’s future development.
- It offers innovative, practical academic programs that anticipate future trends and prepare students for the real world.
CJCU has made it a priority to offer academic programs that correspond as closely as possible to the needs of the real world. As a result, a high percentage of our graduates are successful in finding employment or undertaking advanced studies.
- It has a comprehensive information system that includes e-administration and e-teaching:
CJCU is committed to the ongoing expansion and improvement of its educational and administrative services through computerization and technological innovation. In the future, the University plans to expand the use of its e-learning platform to cooperate with partner schools, promote lifelong learning, offer Chinese language programs to interested learners around the world, and bring about a greater degree of interaction with the global community.
- It is a strong advocate of the local cultures of Taiwan.
CJCU emphasizes service to the people and land of Taiwan and offers programs that address the needs of contemporary Taiwanese society. It also offers courses in Taiwanese history and the Taiwanese and Hakka languages. The Graduate Institute of Taiwanese Studies was established in 2005 to promote research into all of Taiwan’s local cultures, in fields such as language, literature, history, archeology, and arts. CJCU is also a co-founder, along with Tainan Theological College and Seminary, of the Formosa Christianity and Culture Research Center.
- It seeks to cultivate a global worldview among faculty and students.
CJCU seeks to produce world citizens who are knowledgeable about world affairs and prepared to take a place of leadership in the global community. The University’s core curriculum emphasizes proficiency in foreign language and computer skills, and the school has been aggressively expanding its cooperation with universities in Taiwan and overseas in order to increase opportunities for faculty and students to engage with the outside world.
- CJCU strives to help its faculty, staff, and students experience personal growth.
CJCU places a high value on personal growth in “body, soul, and spirit” and provides many opportunities for personal growth, including formal courses (such as the Philosophy of Life and the Service Learning courses), informal courses (such as the Alpha course), clubs, staff and student fellowships, Bible studies, counseling services, conferences, and lectures. The University endeavors to encourage faculty, staff, and students to develop their faith, expand their vision, strengthen relationships, and develop an outlook toward life that emphasizes love, joy, peace, and service to others.