The institute is the first graduate school of gender studies established in a medical university in Taiwan. Therefore, "gender, medicine and technoscience" is one of two focused areas for teaching and research. By using the resources of both KMU and KMU Chung-Ho memorial hospital, our institute has the advantage of specializing in the field. The other focused area for teaching and research is "gender, society and culture". The institute has established connections with women's groups and gender-related NGOs in Kaohsiung and elsewhere; we also have cooperative relations with other graduate institutes and scholars of gender studies in Taiwan and abroad. The institute has achieved high quality in teaching and research as well as promoting gender equality in the communities.