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Aletheia University, Xinbei

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Aletheia University is a private university in Tamsui, New Taipei City and Madou, Tainan in Taiwan. It was founded by George Leslie Mackay as Oxford College. It has close links to the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, and is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Taiwan.HistoryDr. George Leslie Mackay, a missionary from the Presbyterian Church in Canada), worked in evangelism, education, publishing and medicine after arriving in Tamsui in 1872. Soon after arriving Mackay chose a piece of land on a hilltop in the Pao-tai-pu area of Tamsui, planned the design of the main building and personally supervised its construction. When the building, funded in large part by contributions from the residents of Oxford County in Ontario, Canada, was completed in 1882, he named the school Oxford College as a gesture of thanks to its benefactors. The original Chinese name of the school meant “The Hall of Reason of the University.” The original curriculum included courses in theology,
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  • The University sits at the rear of the Fort Santo Domingo and has a variety of interesting architecture in picturesque gardens. if you are visiting this part of Tamsui worth a walk through.  more »
  • I was looking for the sites(high school places) from the moive, Secret, and mistaken this university is the one. However, it was one of places for the movie, but it was not the high school. Anyway, be...  more »
  • Was told by the tourist centre to visit this...before heading to the Tamshui Fisherman's Wharf... Went there...and was greeted by many tourist...everyone is stuck outside the gate...not knowing what t...  more »
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  • Aletheia University is a very beautiful university and a historic construction, many stories here for you to tour around.
  • If you are a here check out the church building. A university near the sea.
  • Ok and fine
  • beauty school
  • I Love AU