During the 1960s, while both industrial and economic development were ‘taking off’ in Taiwan, there was a lack of mid-level industrial professionals. In response to the Taiwan’s developmental needs, in December 1963 Mr. Y. C. Wang, founder of Formosa Plastics Group, donated funds for the establishment of the University.
Ming Chi University of Technology is located on the hillside of Kueizi Village in Taishan District, New Taipei City, and was originally named ‘Ming Chi Institute of Technology.’ The campus occupies 61 hectares with vast green areas and beautiful yet tranquil sceneries. More than 200 years ago, during the reign of Emperor Chienlong in the Ching Dynasty, a ‘Gongsheng’ (tributary scholar), Mr. Cho Yu Hu founded the ‘Ming Chi Academy’ in the vicinity of what is now the university. At that time, the academy was the intellectual center and culture hub of northern Taiwan. This university was named ‘Ming Chi’ with an aim to encourage the faculty and students to learn from their virtuous elders and to embrace heritage and vision as their own guiding principles.