After President of NTU Dr. Si-chen Lee signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with YongLin Healthcare Foundation Mr. Terry Gou on September 4th, 2007, in which Mr. Gou promised to donate a cancer hospital to NTU and to develop bio-medial engineering program, the two parties went one step further to sign an official donation contract on December 19th, 2008, which clearly stated that YongLin Healthcare Foundation Group would cooperate with NTU to construct a cancer hospital, a proton therapy center, and a bio-medical engineering hall at NTU. In addition, future cooperation projects will include a stem cell treatment center.
In order to build a world class cancer treatment center in Taiwan, NTU formed a preparatory team with YongLin Healthcare Foundation, and the team members went all over the world to gather information on the state of the art cancer treatment philosophy, planning and equipment over last year. In addition, the preparatory team also invited the best architectural teams to participate in a design competition, requesting the architects to provide blueprints for the cancer treatment center based on the prevailing practices of cutting edge cancer therapy.
After numerous brainstorming and consensus-building sessions, NTU was finally able to establish a prototype for the planning, philosophy, positioning, and architectural design of the cancer hospital. While planning the cancer hospital, NTU also endeavored to plan the establishment of fundamental clinical cancer research, the R&D for bio-medical engineering, and a preventive / screening platform, all for the purpose of promoting interdisciplinary bio-medical research, making the Kong-kuan campus of NTU become an advanced bio-medical science and technology park.
NTU President Dr. Si-chen Lee (right) exchanged the donation contract with Yong-ling Health Foundation Chairman Terry Gou (left).
Minister of the Department of Health, Dr. Ching-chuang Yeh delivered a speech.
Model of the NTU cancer hospital (left) and NTU Bio-medical Engineering Hall (right)