Fu Jen Catholic University was founded in Beijing in 1925 by the American Benedictines and reopened in Taiwan in 1961. The University has dual identities as a Catholic institution and as a comprehensive university in Taiwan. With the spirit of Christ's love and in the pursuit of truth, goodness, beauty, and holiness under the guidance of the seven major goals, the University is committed to cultivating talents, promoting sustainable and balanced development, and improving the well-being of society
The University has established a Sustainability and Social Responsibility Committee that integrates the encyclical Laudato si' and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to formulate four major sustainable development directions, namely, sustainability talent incubation, faculty and staff coprosperity, environmental protection, and the well-being of society. Through the promotion and implementation of the medium-term development plan at each stage, the University plans to achieve a sustainable mode of operation for the future.
To adapt to the post-pandemic era, Fu Jen Catholic University established medium-term and long-term institutional development plans based on the sustainable development concept of H.O.P.E (heritage, originality, progress, and endowment) . Accordingly, the University will continue to progress towards the goal of becoming an international Catholic university that places equal emphasis on professional development and humanistic care. In addition to serving as the best private comprehensive university for the ethnic Chinese and a Catholic university with a sense of mission, the University will use the institutional development outcomes from the 2022 to 2025 academic year development plan as the basis for its second century of development and to its vision as “a university with continued social influence based on the spirit of Christian love.”.