Founder of MCUT
The founder of Ming Chi University of Technology, Mr. Y. C. Wang (1917-2008), was born in Xindian Township. He began to work at the age of 15 as an apprentice at a rice shop. Before founding the Formosa Plastics Corporation, he ran a number of small businesses, including a rice mill, a brickfield, a lumberyard, and others. Mr. Wang's management philosophy is well-known throughout the world, as he placed emphasis on the significance of fundamentals. Some business management scholars in Japan admired his contributions enough to name him the "God of Management."
In 1963, owing to the fact that industries in Taiwan were at an early stage of development and were in desperate need of professionals, Mr. Wang founded Ming Chi. In 1976, Mr. Wang built Chang Gung Memorial Hospital to promote the professionalization and popularization of medical services, and this greatly helped improve the quality of medical care in Taiwan. Furthermore, to cultivate more in medical and nursing professionals, Mr. Wang founded Chang Gung Medical College in 1987 (renamed Chang Gung University ten years later) and Chang Gung Institute of Nursing in 1988 (renamed Chang Gung University of Science and Technology in 2011).
In 1997, Mr. Y. C. Wang received the Second-rank Order of the Brilliant Star from President Teng-hui Lee which signified Mr. Wang's outstanding contributions to Taiwan’s industrial and economical development. The Formosa Plastics Group (FPG), founded by Mr. Wang, developed its business in a variety of ways. Over the years FPG has diversified from the plastics industry to include businesses involved with petrochemicals, fiber, textiles, electronic engineering, transportation, energy, transportation, steel, biotechnology, and others. Based on the idea that "what is taken from society must be used for the public interest," FPG established several hospitals and charity organizations to contribute to society. With the efforts made over the past five decades, FPG currently consists of Formosa Plastics Corp., Nan Ya Plastics Corp., Formosa Chemical & Fiber Corp., Formosa Petrochemical Corp., Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp., as well as more than one hundred related enterprises. FPG is one of the largest conglomerates in Taiwan, owning a great number of operating bases in Taiwan, the U.S., Mainland China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
"Never stop" is the most important and long-lasting public impression of both Mr. Wang and FPG. For all FPG corporations and industries, Mr. Wang always insists on the principles that "competitiveness comes from open-mindedness" and "effective management is pursuing the essence of truth." Mr. Wang also expects Ming Chi to uphold our traditions and mottos of "Diligence, Perseverance, Frugality and Trustworthiness," training and educating students to be true professionals in society. By developing students with excellent techniques and sound personalities, our goal at Ming Chi is to be a positive model for vocational education in Taiwan.