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  Soochow University is on the cultural axis of Taipei City. Near the National Palace Museum, among lush green hills and a clear stream flowing by, the Waishuanghsi Campus presents a spectacular view and offers the students a superior study environment. On this campus are the School of Arts & Social Sciences, the School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, and the School of Science.

  The School of Law, the School of Business and the Extension School are on the Downtown Campus, in the administrative and commercial center of Taipei. Due to the convenience of transportation, professionals are easily accessible there, and the faculty and students can utilize in their academic work the rich resources offered by adjacent administrative and commercial institutions and libraries. Transportation between the two campuses is convenient. Both campuses have their own unique cultural and academic resources and distinctive environments.

 
 
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  Soochow University was established in Soochow city (now spelled Suzhou) in China’s Jiangsu Province by missionaries of the American Methodist Church in March 1900, by merging three already existing schools, the Buffington Institute and the Kung Hang School in Soochow and the Anglo-Chinese College in Shanghai. In Chinese the university’s name is “Dong Wu” University, meaning “Eastern Wu” University, because Soochow is in the area which was the eastern part of the State of Wu in early Chinese history. .....

 
   
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1900   The American Methodist Episcopal Church decides to set up a university in T'ien Shih Chuang of Soochow city (now spelled Suzhou) in China’s Jiangsu Province. The University's Board of Trustees is formed with Dr. Young J. Allen as Chairman of the Board, and Dr. David L. Anderson is appointed the first president. .....

 
   
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Chun-Mei Ma

 
   
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  Founded: 1900 in Soochow (Suzhou), China, 1951 re-established in Taipei, Taiwan.

School Motto
  The University had its English school motto first, and then the Chinese analogue of it. The English motto "Unto a Full Grown Man" was taken from Verse 13, Chapter 4, of the Ephesians, in the New Testament of the Bible. The words mean that the school's aim is to educate the students until they become fully grown up men and women. ...

 
   
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  Looking into the future, the university will make every effort to become a first-class university providing academic instruction and to produce graduates — the backbone of the future society — who have creativity, wide fields of vision and the ability to integrate themselves into an international community. In order to achieve this aim, the university has set up an eight-point school development plan. With the wholehearted encouragement of the Board of Trustees and the concerted efforts of faculty, students and staff, this plan will greatly enhance the competitiveness of the school among all institutions of higher education. .....

 
   
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  Waishuanghsi Campus

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  ● 255, 267, 304, 620, 645, minibuses 18 and 19, red 30 —Soochow University stop
  ● 213—Waishuanghsi stop
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