Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.
1.圖書設備 Library access
• Our library provides services such as reading, reference, borrowing, photocopying, and data retrieval for off-campus students.
• 兒家系玩具圖書館A playground library for kids which is also open to the public.
• Our gallery corridoor periodically showcased works of art by our students
4.花蓮文藝活動 Local arts and culture
• 舉辦「2019紐約客‧台北人 四手聯彈鋼琴演奏會」，吸引慈大教職員生、慈濟志業體同仁、花蓮民眾及音樂班的學生約200位樂迷共享這場音樂饗宴
• Subsided housing is available for faculty.
Protect the world’s cultural and natural heritage
1. 校史室University Archives
• The University Archives showcased the history of our university and is open and free for all.
2.花蓮靜思堂與慈濟園區Hualien’s Jing Si Hall and Tzu Chi Cultural Park
• Hualien’s Jing Si Hall and Tzu Chi Cultural Park open to the Public every day. Jing Si Hall was completed in 1986. It serves as a spiritual home for Tzu Chi followers around the world. A Tang dynasty-style roof with flying eaves caps the hall’s thirteen stories. Its three-tiered roof is in the form of the Chinese character for “person.” Those three tiers represent the three sacred tenets of Buddhism, which are the Buddha (the enlightened being,) the Dharma (the Buddha’s teachings,) and the Sanga (the community of Buddhist practitioners). The Sutra Lecture Lyceum is the center of Jing Si Hall. It is also the place where Tzu Chi’s founder Dharma Master Cheng Yen lectures on Buddhist teachings. The lyceum has a soaring thirty-seven-meter high ceiling, and is twenty-six meters wide by thirty-four meters long. It can accommodate audiences of up to two thousand people. The interior, often bathed in natural light, was inspired by the shape of the Chinese character for “person.”
• Jing Si Bamboo Bungalow 靜思竹軒is located between Jing Si Hall and Tzu Chi University. The bungalow is the only bamboo house in Taiwan, built using traditional tenon and mortise techniques, because of bamboo’s natural flexibility, allowing it to be bent and squeezed. The bungalow was constructed by hand-carving bamboo rods and using them to fasten bamboo sections together to create a bamboo house. Square bamboo is the main building material of the bungalow. The bungalow also has one hundred windows fitted with blinds, which are known as windows of wisdom. Its design retains elements found in traditional Taiwanese architecture on the front and sides, and also adds a corridor linking the bungalow’s three sections, integrating the overall Chinese architectural style.
• Master Cheng Yen’s Cottage 小木屋is located between the Jing Si Bamboo Bungalow and Jing Si Hall. In May 1963, shortly after receiving her ordination as a nun, Dharma Master Cheng Yen returned to Hualien and resided in a small cottage of ten square meters in size, which was behind Pu Ming Temple in Hualien County, to continue her spiritual formation. She spent days and nights working on her spiritual formation by chanting Sutras, transcribing, and prostrating to the Buddha. The cottage was damaged by a typhoon in 1975. Tzu Chi Foundation later restored the cottage to its original appearance, as shown in old photographs, while maintaining the interior as it was when Dharma Master Cheng Yen lived there, and then moved it to Tzu Chi Cultural Park. This simple cottage has borne vital witness to the early years of the Tzu Chi organization.
• There are thirteen bronze sculptures 銅雕created by North Korean artists, nine of which are displayed on the side lawn of Jing Si Hall, and four are placed at the entrance of Jing Si Bamboo Bungalow. Four sculptures at the entrance of Jing Si Bamboo Bungalow signify how Tzu Chi has carried out its missions – helping the poor and relieving suffering. Tzu Chi has carried out its four missions, namely charity, medicine, education, and humanistic culture with the Four Immeasurables, which are loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. The Four Immeasurables are also Tzu Chi University’s school motto.
By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.
• 87.38% of our campus is open green spaces.