Background of Fu Jen University Foundation (FJUF)
Founded in 2001, the Fu Jen University Foundation (FJUF) is a U.S. nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization (Tax ID #94-3398863) based in Southern California. FJUF is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Originally composed of fourteen members, the board of directors currently has twenty-two members, with approximately one-third representing the university in Taiwan and two-thirds representing alumni primarily located in the United States.
Since its inception, FJUF’s objective has remained consistent: to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and research at Fu Jen Catholic University. Through the support of alumni and friends of Fu Jen, and the dedicated backing of board members, FJUF has realized its goal and provide steady financial support to the university in a number of vital areas, including the establishment of various student scholarships and professorships and the construction of several capital projects.
Funds raised by FJUF for the university have steadily increased over the years. By 2005 the foundation had raised approximately $1.5 million. To date, FJUF has collected just over $10 million. The Directors of FJUF and the Board of Trustees and the President of Fu Jen University are deeply grateful to all those who have contributed to the Fu Jen University Foundation in support of Fu Jen Catholic University. The dedication, generosity, and support of the Fu Jen community ensure that students will receive the finest education, both now and in the years to come.
繼往開來 — 祝願輔大其壽千春
北平（今稱北京）的輔仁大學曾是當地頗俱聲譽的四大名校之一，因時局的變遷 1952 年改成北京師範大學，自此輔仁大學的名稱在朝代更迭的洪流中消失了。
History of Fu Jen Catholic University (FJCU)
The history of Fu Jen Catholic University is a heroic story of resilience, adaptation, perseverance, and faith. From its early beginnings Fu Jen has been guided by the university motto, Veritas, Bonitas, Pulchritudo, Sanctitas. These four ideals, truth, goodness, beauty and sanctity, are at the core of the university’s leadership, pedagogy and community. Founded nearly 100 years ago in Beijing, these aspirational values remain vibrant today, inspiring over 26,000 students who are currently enrolled in the twelve colleges of the University located in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Fu Jen University was transformed over the years, and from its founding until the 1950’s, was under the leadership of various Catholic orders, including the Benedictines, Society of the Divine Word, and the Jesuits.
After weathering the transitional years of the 1950’s and 60’s, during which time it was closed for a decade, the university was re-established in Taiwan in 1961 under the protection of the Holy See, beginning with the Graduate School of Philosophy. Paul Yú Pin, the former Ordinary of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nanjing, was appointed as the new president by Pope John XXIII. Yu Pin would be ordained Cardinal in 1969 and remains the much revered and beloved founder of Fu Jen in Taiwan.
In 1963 Fu Jen Catholic University opened its expanded Xinzhuang campus. While strongly upholding its Catholic values, the administration and the faculty currently include a diverse group of both religious and secular professionals. In the modern era it is the only comprehensive university in Taiwan that fully integrates Eastern and Western thought, history, language, religion, and art.