1. KMU has geographical advantages. The school is located in heavy industrial areas and has developed good track records in the field of environmental occupational medicine.

  2. In the past three years, the school has put in a total of NTD$100 million dollars for this Center to establish cross-disciplinary research teams. The Center actively employs experts from Taiwan and around the world to engage in planning and research.

  3. After years of hard work, the Center has developed several software and hardware (analytical instruments).

  4. The Center established cross-disciplinary and long-term collaborations with relevant academic institutions, including Academia Sinica, National Health Research Institutes, National Applied Research Laboratories, and National Sun Yat-sen University.

  5. The Center has been awarded grants from Academia Sinica, National Health Research Institutes, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Labor and the Dalin Pu program.
  1. The Center did not receive the “excellent initiative” grant from the government and lacks large-scale and sustainable funding source.

  2. KMU is not an integrated university and the small scale limits its ability for multi-disciplinary and cross-sector cooperation within the university.



  1. The Center has set up alliance with Sun Yat-sen University and work actively toward the “excellent initiative”.

  2. Grants provided by KMU drive the Center to strive for large domestic and international projects, including projects from the National Institutes of Health, National Health Research Institutes, Ministry of Science and Technology, Industry, and co-ed programs.

  3. The Center participated in the "Environmental Medicine Alliance" established by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and became a think tank of the government.

  4. The Center has is a think tank in "Food Safety" for Department of Health, Kaohsiung City Government.

  5. The Center has become an important institution providing inputs on food safety and environmental health for the industry, government, academia, society, both in Taiwan and around the world.

  6. KMU is now one of the top 500 universities in the world.
  1. There are other research teams from other schools in similar fields and the competition is fierce.

  2. The government has reduced funding for research projects and is therefore highly competitive.

  3. Universities fights to recruit talents, increasing  costs.

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