by J A S M I N E Y E N
Recall what you saw around the PAS campus just a few months ago and compare your memories to the sights you now see. Several buildings of the China Medical University Hsinchu Hospital have completed their construction. As a PAS student, you might be curious about what your neighbors and how they may affect your future school life. This article will provide useful insight into our new neighbors.
China Medical University Hsinchu Hospital
In 2015, Hsinchu County government set up Health Industrial Park in Zhubei City and sought investment publicly. China Medical University won the bid and began its construction. The official operation of the hospital is scheduled to start in December 2018. China Medical University Hsinchu Hospital offers a cancer center, a cardiovascular center, a brain stroke center, a critical illness center, and other medical services. The most important goals of the hospital are to eliminate the shortage of medical resources in Hsinchu and to integrate industrial resources from Hsinchu Science Park to the development of international medical services.
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST)
In 1997, Hsinchu County government granted 20 hectares of land to National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Zhubei City. However, the land had not been developed for 13 years due to the limited fund from the Ministry of Education. In 2013, the government and the university made an agreement of dividing the total 20 hectares of land: 10 hectares for Health Industrial Park, 3 hectares for a bilingual school, and 7 hectares for the university. So far, only the construction of the Industrial Foresight Center has been completed. The university has planned to build an Alumni Industry-academic Center, an Art Gallery of Picture books, a Cultural and Creative industry Building, and an International Academy Building. However, the specific schedules for the construction of these buildings have yet to been decided.
PAS’s students have distinct opinions concerning our new neighbors: China Medical University Hsinchu Hospital and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST). Jillian Wu (10) said, “The first problem that comes in my mind is traffic jam.” As more people will come to visit the hospital and university, vehicles will definitely congest the Xinglong Road in front of the school. On the other hand, Bright Yoo (11) said, “It is easier for us to visit the college and the hospital.” You can go across the street to the hospital if you are feeling sick, or you can walk around the college’s open campus with friends after school. As we approach December, the hospital will soon begin operation. No matter what opinion you may have, let’s welcome PAS’s new neighbors!