Programs

Program A is an exchange program through which UMAP participating institutions send and receive up to two students with tuition waivers each semester.

Program B is a negotiated bilateral exchange between two institutions that have agreed to exchange more than two students per semester.

Program C consists of short-term programs of one to eight-weeks, for which tuition may be charged.

Virtual Programs are offered entirely online and may include both short-term and semester-long programs.

For more information please visit: https://umap.org/program-definitions/.

Program Program Description Program Dates

TMU Virtual Research Camp

Taipei Medical University

Taipei , Taiwan
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS
English Score: At least TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 5.5.
TMU Virtual Research Camp (TVRC) provides research mentorship through distance learning to foster research capability, innovative thinking, global awareness, and problem-solving skillsets to develop young talents.
Virtual Program

Application deadline: 31/Dec/2022

Program Dates: 01/Jan/2022 - 31/Dec/2022

TMU Short-Term Exchange Program

Taipei Medical University

Taipei , Taiwan
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS
English Score: TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 5.5 or above
Taipei Medical University Short-Term Exchange Program (TMU-STEP) provides an opportunity for students from universities around the world to study at TMU for one or two semesters. TMU-STEP consists of a wide variety of English-taught classes in Health Sciences, such as Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacy and Nutrition. In addition to professional courses, students attending TMU-STEP may also sign up for Chinese language courses. Some participants can choose to conduct independent research (lab attachment) under the guidance of a TMU faculty member. There will also be opportunities to take part in numerous traditional and contemporary Taiwanese cultural activities.
Program A/B

Application deadline: 03/Oct/2022

APPLICATIONS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING FOR THERAPIES OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

Taipei Medical University

Taipei , Taiwan
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS
English Score: TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 5.5 or above
Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of the death in the world, resulting more total deaths than all cancers combined. During a heart attack, approximately 1,000,000,000 contractile cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells) die due to oxygen deprivation. For patients who survive the initial heart attack, their damaged heart will struggle to provide oxygenated blood to meet demands of the body. The lost cardiomyocytes are replaced by non-contractile collagen/scar tissue (pathogenic remodelling) and many patients progress to heart failure. There are very few current treatments to prevent this process from occurring. In this program we can discuss the latest research into ways to reduce cardiac damage, pathogenic remodelling and encourage regeneration. That includes medical devices to support the heart, biomaterials to improve repair, and stem cells, nanomedicines and gene therapies to aid in regeneration.
Virtual Program

Application deadline: 31/Dec/2022

Program Dates: 01/Jan/2022 - 31/Dec/2022

ART OF DECEPTION: FROM BRAIN TO COGNITION

Taipei Medical University

Taipei , Taiwan
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS
English Score: TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 5.5 or above
How can something invisible and subjective like the human mind and cognition be investigated scientifically? Dr. Philip Tseng's lab, I use a variety of techniques such as psychophysics, electroencephalography, and brain stimulation to explore the nature of human cognition and its relationship with the brain. These topics include our abilities to perceive, attend, and remember, as well as how these components interact to give rise to more complex abilities such as navigation/wayfinding, deception, and social interaction.
Virtual Program

Application deadline: 31/Dec/2022

Program Dates: 30/Jun/2022 - 31/Dec/2022

DRUG DEVELOPMENT IN BLOCKING SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION IN CANCERS

Taipei Medical University

Taipei , Taiwan
Dr. Wei-Chun HuangFu's lab focus on elaborating the parthenogenesis of cancers. Our group devotes to find the potential regulation mechanisms and to discover the novel therapeutic drugs.
Virtual Program

Application deadline: 31/Dec/2022

Program Dates: 30/Jun/2022 - 31/Dec/2022

KEEP CALM AND PUT YOUR MASK ON: THE WAR ON VIRAL EPIDEMICS

Taipei Medical University

Taipei , Taiwan
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS
English Score: TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 5.5 or above
Recent outbreaks caused by viruses, including avian influenza, Dengue, Ebola, and most notably COVID-19, has changed the way of life and instilled a new vigilance necessary towards pathogenic viruses, and the need to safeguard public health for survival and the new norms of daily life. This war on viral epidemics affects everyone, and does not discriminate between individuals and countries, and necessitates our attention to better understand viruses that affect the humans and animals alike, and the complexity involved. Simply put, keep calm, and put your mask on.
Virtual Program

Application deadline: 31/Dec/2022

Program Dates: 30/Jun/2022 - 31/Dec/2022

OF DOGS AND MEN: TWO TALES OF VIRAL NEUROTOXICITY

Taipei Medical University

Taipei , Taiwan
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS
English Score: TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 5.5 or above
Paramyxoviruses represent some of the most important viral pathogens to humans and dogs, with measles in the former, and canine distemper virus in the latter. What similarities and links could there be between the two? And what implications do these have in terms of disease management, and perhaps even for application in novel oncolytic viro-immunotherapies against tumors? In this topic, we explore the neurotoxicity of these two viruses- from dogs to men.
Virtual Program

Application deadline: 31/Dec/2022

Program Dates: 30/Jun/2022 - 31/Dec/2022