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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Taipei Medical University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) seeks to make progress in answering the questions that Immanuel Kant articulated in his Critique of Pure Reason: “What can I know? What ought I to do? What may I hope?”

Introduction
CHSS is part of a major expansion that Taipei Medical University is undergoing, an expansion that includes Colleges of Engineering and Management. Established in 2011, CHSS is developing Graduate Institutes and Research Centers that investigate the Humanities, Cognitive Neuroscience, Law, and the Social Sciences, while also celebrating the Arts. Befitting this early stage of development, much of our focus is on the promotion of inter-disciplinary research and pedagogy that complements the already well-established Colleges of Medicine, as well as our university’s network of three hospitals. The goal is to create a comprehensive university by building upon our historical foundation.

Contact Info
Tel: +886-2-27361661 ext.2668
Fax: +886-2-87325288
E-Mail: chss@tmu.edu.tw

Graduate Institute of Humanities in Medicine(GIHM)
The Graduate Institute of Humanities in Medicine (GIHM) was the first Graduate Institute to be formally established. As its name suggests, it was intended as an initial step toward integrating some aspects of the Humanities with the Medical Arts and Sciences. Now, however, as CHSS is maturing, GIHM is beginning to hone its focus, and evolve toward a concentration on social issues, including both the Sociology of Medicine and STS (Science, Technology, and Society).

Contact Info
Tel: +886-2-27361661 ext.2805
Fax: +886-2-27391008
E-Mail: med.human@tmu.edu.tw

Graduate Institute of Health and Biotechnology Law(GIHBL)

The Graduate Institute of Health & Biotechnology Law (GIHBL) was second, having been formally established in 2014. GIHBL specializes in legal policies pertaining to translational medicine, venture capital and intangible asset financing, pharmaceuticals, public health, biotechnology, as well as food and drug regulation.

Contact Info
Tel: +886-2-27361661 ext.2825
Fax: +886-2-87325288
E-Mail: tm-sinesd@tmu.edu.tw

Graduate Institute of Mind, Brain, and Consciousness (GIMBC)
The Graduate Institute of Mind Brain and Consciousness (GIMBC) focuses on investigating the levels and contents of consciousness, along with the cognitive mechanisms that modulate these. Central to this work is the use of different brain imaging and stimulation techniques to directly measure and manipulate the actions of the brain and mind. With this approach we aim to understand how these work in health and disease.
GIMBC consists of an interdisciplinary and international group of scientists, clinicians, and philosophers with diverse interests. We welcome motivated students of similarly diverse backgrounds who wish to undertake graduate work related to questions of consciousness or who wish to gain expertise in the techniques that we employ.

Contact Info
Tel: +886-2-27361661 ext. 2811
Fax: +886-2-27360673
E-Mail:frannie@tmu.edu.tw ; philip@tmu.edu.tw ; timlane@tmu.edu.tw

TMU Research Center of Brain and Consciousness (TMU-RCBC)
The first major research center, which was formally established in early 2015, is the TMU Research Center of Brain and Consciousness (TMU-RCBC). TMU-RCBC sponsors projects of both large and small scale, its first major project having been an fMRI, MRS, EEG, and subjective experience investigation of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), conducted in close collaboration with Shuang Ho Hospital. Subsequent multi-modal projects, which have already begun, include, but are not limited to: sleep disorder, anesthesia, schizophrenia, unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (vegetative state), and moral judgment.

Contact Info
Tel: +886-2-27361661 ext. 2811
Fax: +886-2-27360673
E-Mail: frannie@tmu.edu.tw ; timlane@tmu.edu.tw

Cultivation of Young Scholars: Philosophy of Consciousness(CYSPC)
An important feature of CHSS’s pedagogy and service has been the sponsorship of a nationwide project, The Cultivation of Young Scholars: Philosophy of Consciousness. This project, was funded by Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), and was managed in coordination with the philosophy departments of National Chung Cheng University, National Tsing Hua University, National Yang Ming University, and National Chengchi University. We funded student research projects, study groups, workshops, conferences, students who range from university freshmen to Ph.D. candidates. In order to continue this project, we created a research center--the Taipei Medical University Research Center for Brain & Consciousness ( http://consciousbrain.tmu.edu.tw/index.php ) that carries out inter-disciplinary research focusing on issues related to consciousness and cognition. Much of this research is inspired by philosophical questions that previously could not be studied scientifically; fortunately the advent of modern neuroimaging technology has made these novel lines of research possible. Moreover, in order to extend the pedagogical aspects of this project, we have created a Graduate Institute of Mind, Brain, and Consciousness ( http://consciousbrain.tmu.edu.tw/index.php?action=about&Sn=16 ). Formal student enrollment begins in the Fall of 2017. Because many early activities related to the Center and the Institute were made possible by The Cultivation of Young Scholars' Project, we have retained this webpage in the hope that it will assist those who wish to gain a more complete picture of our activities and collaborations.

Contact Info
Tel: +886-2-27361661 ext. 2802/2812
Fax: +886-2-27360673
E-Mail: timlane@tmu.edu.tw


 
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