In the 1960’s while both the industrial and economic developments were taking off in Taiwan, there was a lack of mid-level professionals in the industries. In response to the developmental needs, Mr. Y. C. Wang and Mr. Y. Z. Wang, the founders of Formosa Plastics Group, donated the funds for the establishment of the University in December 1963 in order to strengthen the cultivation of talents.
The University 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 an area of 62 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, the “Ming Chi Academy,” founded by a Tributary Scholar, Mr. Hu Cho-yu in Southern Fukien, was located in the vicinity of the University. At that time the Academy was a center of intellectual and cultural hub and was also the cultural origin of northern Taiwan. This university was named “Ming Chi” with an aim to encourage the faculty and the students to learn from the virtuous elders and to embrace heritage and vision as their own mission.