CAU President and Vice President Visit Taiwan
Chung-Ang University(CAU) delegation, consisting of President Kim Chang-soo and Vice President Hong Joon-hyeon left for Taiwan on November 4 for three days to sign a MoU with a prestigious university and participate in a Presidents’ Forum.
On Friday November 4, the delegation visited National Tsing Hua University and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Located in Hsinchu City, a hub of research and manufacturing, National Tsing Hua University is one of the most prestigious research university in Taiwan.
National Tsing Hua University is placed 151th in the overall QS University Ranking 2016 (78th in QS Faculty of Engineering and Technology, 80th in QS Faculty of National Science, 40th in QS Subject of Engineering - Electrical and Electronic). There are 7 colleges, 17 departments and 22 independent graduate institutes in the university, and it is on a process of establishing the college of education by integrating the National Hsinchu University of Education.
Founded in 1956, National Tsing Hua University has developed a partnership with 137 universities in 18 countries. Among its Korean partner universities include Seoul National University, POSTECH, KAIST, Yonsei University, Kyungpook National University, and Ewha Womans University. In particular, it is developing short programs such as Chinese language camp, which would facilitate student exchanges with CAU.
<Dr. Shih-chang Hsin, Senior Vice President for Global Affairs, National Tsing Hua University>
<Dr. Bao-Taa Chang, Associate Professor of Economics, Dr. Hsiao-Wei Chiang, Associate Vice President, Dr. Shih-chang Hsin, Senior Vice President for Global Affairs, National Tsing Hua University>
After singing the agreement, CAU delegation toured campus and library facilities of Tsing Hua University. The library houses a reserved book finder which help students locate the book they reserved online. It also provides book sterilizer to enhance the hygiene of the library and personal health of students.
<Reserved book finder>
The delegation also visited Tamkang University located in Tamsui, a popular tourist destination. They participated in the 66th anniversary of Tamkang University and the Presidents’ Forum. About 30 university presidents from nine countries, including T. Dwayne McCay(Florida Institute of Technology), Nie Hong(Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), Hirotaka Tateishi(Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), participated in the event, and CAU President Kim Chang-soo delivered a presentation, titled “Korean Government Initiatives and CAU Strategies for Internationalization of Higher Education.“
<Dr. Flora Chia-I Chang, President, Tamkang University>
Tamkang University, founded in 1950, is a comprehensive university comprising eleven colleges that serves about 28,000 students via four beautiful campus sites. Since CAU and Tamkang University signed an exchange agreement in 2014, 22 Tamkang students were sent to CAU through a regular or short-term exchange program. Considering that the College of Global Development in Layang Campus provides English only courses, an increasing number of CAU students will sign up for the exchange program.
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