College Of Humanities And Social Sciences


  yes  Graduate Institute of Humanities in Medicine

  yes  Graduate Institute of Health and Biotechnology Law

  yes  Graduate Institute of Mind, Brain & Consciousness

  yes  Brain and Consciousness Research Center



The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is part of a major expansion that Taipei Medical University is undergoing.  Established in 2011, CHSS is developing Graduate Institutes and Research Centers dedicated to the Humanities, Social Science, Law, Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Befitting this early stage of development, much of our focus is on the promotion of inter-disciplinary research and pedagogy.  

The Graduate Institute of Humanities in Medicine (GIHM) was the first Institute to be formally established. Over the years, GIHM has begun to hone its focus and evolve toward a concentration on social issues, in a manner that includes both the fields of Sociology of Medicine and STS (Science, Technology, and Society).

The Graduate Institute of Health & Biotechnology Law (GIHBL) was established in 2014, and specializes in legal policies pertaining to translational medicine, venture capital and intangible asset financing, pharmaceuticals, public health, biotechnology, as well as food and drug regulation.

The Graduate Institute of Mind, Brain, and Consciousness (GIMBC) was established in 2019, and adopts cutting-edge neuroimaging and modulation techniques to conduct neuroscientific investigations of phenomena that were once studied only by the humanities and the social sciences.

CHSS takes the questions articulated by Kant seriously.  Our sociological and neuroscientific pedagogy and research are devoted to providing some answers to “What can I know?”   Our legal scholars and some of our neuroscience faculty who have a special interest in ethics attempt to provide answers to “What ought I to do?”   And, because of humankind’s disposition for reason and rationality, CHSS leans into the future, probing, speculating, and creating, seeking to learn for “What may I hope?”