The mission of our university is to proceed with research, education and social services. In order to achieve the aim of “life-long learning and healthy life”, the Center for Extension Education and Social Resources integrates university and social resources and provides multiple courses for the public in the hopes of increasing international competitiveness and personal artistic appreciation. In addition, based on KMU’s traditional spirit of “attentive to the disadvantaged population”, the Center for Extension Education and Social Resources actively cooperates with other schools, government organizations and non-government organizations for advancing social services together.
Characteristics and achievements
In order to meet the needs of the coming aging society, the Center for Extension Education and Social Resources has undertaken a two-year “Learning University” program funded by the Ministry of Education for the older adults since 2011. KMU also holds Taiwan’s first “Learning Graduate Program” for providing the graduated older adults another venue of continued education. We have made the “Learning University” program a great success and were granted the honor for being one of the only two universities that were invited to share the experiences at the “Illustration of Learning University Program Meeting” hosted by the Ministry of Education. The enrolled Elderly students praise highly of the programs and it effectively promotes KMU’s image of “social care”.
The Center for Extension Education and Social Resources supplies multiple courses to the public to continue their life-long pursuit of learning which helps to increase personal professional skills, international perspectives, and artistic appreciation as well. With existing educational and human resources, we provide diversified channels dedicated to the pursuit of further education to aid the public and promote the competitive competence of our country. These courses (which encompass for-credit, non-credit courses, and on-the-job training authorized by various public or private institutes) not only focus on medical field but also on many health promoting courses designed for older adults. We utilize the e-learning pathway to help promote internationalization. In coordination of the Council of Labor Affairs Executive Yuan of Taiwan, we will also continue to offer training courses in medical field and provide services and support for related medical institutions.
Our previous outstanding achievements, owing to the good qualities of our education and specialized courses in health care, have led us to acquire the TTQS (ISO 10015) certification in 2008. Moreover, we won the bronze medal from “the Council of Labor Affairs Executive Yuan of Taiwan” for TTQS. We also earned several “first-rate” and “grade-A” awards from Kaohsiung city government for citizen-learning programs. Moreover, not only did we acquire two awards including the DIY Class and Excellent Class Outcomes from Kaohsiung city government but our health and leisure class was crowned “grade-A” award and “first-rate” award too.