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NO.012 / Publication Date:June 24, 2010
Editor's Note

The arrival of June spelled another graduation season at NTU.  For the long-term, President Lee expects our graduates to become outstanding world class talents who are devoted to working for the betterment of humankind and solving the serious problems that face human civilization today.  At the same time, he hopes that those in power will continue to support NTU’s development, especially now that NTU has entered the ranks of the world’s top 100 universities, so we may continue our ascent and extend these past “Golden Five Years” into “Golden Ten Years.”
 
Regarding internationalization, we have achieved significant results.  For example, the annual meeting of ASAIHL 2010 (Association of Southeast Asian Higher Education) was held April 16-19 at NTU’s GIS Convention Center.  Showcasing the theme, “Higher Education: Engaging Knowledge Economy,” the Conference stirred new thinking about the key issues of higher education in Southeast Asia.  This was the first time that the ASAIHL Conference was held in Taiwan, and the NTU Office of International Affairs made sure the event proceeded smoothly.  The meeting was a resounding success, as a record 111 delegates from 64 universities in 15 nations were in attendance. 

At the meeting of the board of trustees of APAIE (Asia-Pacific Association for International Education) held in Seoul, Korea in late 2009, NTU defeated over twenty other universities to secure the right to host the 2011 APAIE Conference. Then, in mid-April, 2010, President Si-Chen Lee traveled to Australia to attend the 2010 APAIE Conference and oversee the transfer of the hosting rights. At the Conference, he heartily welcomed the conference-goers to come to Taiwan next year.  Later in April, NTU set up the “APAIE Special Project Office,” responsible for making all preparations for hosting the 2011 APAIE annual Conference—which will be held in the NTU Sports Center March 9-11, 2011. The Conference theme will be “Asia Pacific Education: Impacting the World,” with various related sub-topic panels as well as veritable marketplace of university booths.  It is anticipated that 800 delegates from 400 universities in 50 countries will attend the 20100 APAIE Conference, stirring new impetus for higher education exchange and cooperation. 

As to honors, the NTU College of Management was accredited by AACSB, and thereby formally recognized as a world class business school. This year, thirty College of Management professors won the Outstanding Research Award from National Science Council.  This number was over 1/3 of the total College of Management faculty, a new high. And, our students won numerous trophies in various sporting events at the National Collegiate Sports Meet. Notably, our Rugby Team won the National Championship.

As to research, our high energy physics team participated activately in the Large Hardon Collider experiment conducted by the European Particle Physics Research center to explore new physical phenomena of the universe.  And, NTU medical researchers achieved several outstanding results.  For example, the advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic team successfully completed splenectomy surgery, and NTU Hospital signed on to the “OncoNet Cancer Drug Research Project” with the American company, Merck Pharmaceuticals, to jointly develop new anti-cancer drugs.

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President Lee encourages NTU graduates to become world class ...>>Full Tex

NTU to Host Largest Annual Meeting of Asia Pacific Universities ....>>Full Text

NTU Hosts Taiwan's First ASAIHL Annual conference ....>>Full Text

National Taiwan University Athletes Pulled off An Amazing Performance at the 2010 National Collegiate Sports Meet....>>Full Text

NTU Rugby Team Gloriously Won the Championship in National Collegiate Rugby Match..>>Full Text

 

Research Achiements

NTU Has Thirty Professors Winning National Science Council’s Outstanding Research Award...>>Full Text

College of Management Proudly Acquires AACSB Accreditation...>>Full Text

Professor Phone Lin and Associate Professor Ying-Jer Kao Won the 2010 Junior Researcher Award from Academia Sinica ...>>Full Text

Professor Ding-Shinn Chen and colleagues’ achievements are recognized by the Tokyo Nikkei Asia Prize, 2010...>>Full Text

Researcher at Center for Condensed Matter Sciences Wins Executive Yuan Outstanding Technoloy Award ...>>Full Text

Professor Ren C. Luo won the National Innovation Award With Navigation System for the Visually Impaired...>> Full Text

Honors

College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Unveiled the Research Achievements of “NTU Virtual Teacher”...>> Full Text

Say Goodbye to Pain and Disease NTU Interdisciplinary Research Group Developed Biomedical Chip...>> Full Text

Advances Made in Gynecological Laparoscopic Myomectomy at NTU Hospital...>> Full Text

NTU Physicist Finds New Way to Improve Charging in Molecular Electronics...>> Full Text

NTU “OncoNet” Anti-cancer New Drug Program” Set in Motion...>> Full Text

Launching New Initiatives in Neuroscience Research—Nine Academicians from Home and Abroad Joined NTU Interdisciplinary Team to Participate in International Seminar on Brain and Mind....>>Full Text

 

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