In April 2020, a medium-term development planning team for the 2022 to 2025 academic years was established. Based on the University’s vision, mission, educational goals, sustainable governance, and development goals, and the H.O.P.E concept proposed by the president, after one and half years and more than 40 dialogues and discussions, 4 main prospective institutional infrastructure development strategies were proposed to reinforce the foundations of the institution and 10 innovative strategies to develop institutional characteristics (collectively referred to as the 10+ strategies) were formulated to echo the development goals of the university, national policies, and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. The 10+ strategies are expected to contribute to society and expand the impact of Fu Jen Catholic University through executing the 10 strategies to achieve the designated outcomes.
The 10+ strategies integrate the resources of administrative units, colleges, and affiliated hospitals, leverages the advantages of the university’s global alumni associations and international partner universities, and actively promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between universities. To cultivate interdisciplinary talents, the University encourages faculty to practice innovative teaching and students to engage in interdisciplinary self-learning. In terms of research and industry–academia collaboration in the context of Taiwan’s overall scientific research development, the 10+ strategies employ the research energy of faculty to promote industry–academia collaborative research and development, actively integrate the research energy of the university and its affiliated hospitals, and foster interdisciplinary research teams that will enhance the academic influence of Fu Jen Catholic University in the world. In terms of humanistic care and social responsibility, faculty are encouraged to partake in social services, including assisting at food banks, engaging in counseling for rural children, expressing concern for indigenous peoples, providing care for disadvantaged students, and engaging in overseas volunteer service, thereby facilitating the development of a peaceful, inclusive, and sustainable society. In terms of internationalization, the University established the Bilingual Education Center and Fu Jen Global to encourage and guide professors to set up English as a Medium of Instruction courses; cultivate international talent with cross-disciplinary, cross-linguistic, and cross-cultural thinking skills; and facilitate the development of the Fu Jen 2030 Bilingual International Campus. In terms of a sustainable campus environment, the University employs a low-environmental impact approach to promote a friendly campus atmosphere, optimize the campus landscape, and update the teaching and research equipment and learning environment to provide a learning model more suitable for the new generation of students. Finally, the University will continue to improve on its quality management and evaluation mechanisms to achieve sustainable development.