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NO.007 / Publication Date:March 3, 2009
Editor's Note

It’s Springtime again!! Azaleas are blooming all over campus, and we have more good news for you from your Alma Mater. First of all, last year’s Spanish Webometrics Ranking of Global Universities ranked NTU as the 55th in the world, and No. 2 in Asia, second only to Tokyo University. And, at the ISSCC 2009 international conference which focused on the mainstream developments of the global semiconductor industries, the number of papers presented by NTU faculty members on SOC topped the world. At the end of 2008, NTU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Foxconn Yon-ling Health Foundation, whose Chairman Mr. Terry Gou pledged to make a hefty donation to our university to construct a cancer hospital and to develop bio-medical research which will be unrivalled among the Chinese, and first rate in the world.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education held the presentation ceremony for the 2008 National Chair Professorship Award and Academic Award in the Taiwan branch of the Central Library recently. NTU Professor Chu-fang Lo, who was the only female recipient of the National Chair Professionship Award, and Professsor Gerald J. Chang, who won the Academic Award, delivered accpetance speeches on behalf of all the awardees. Of the 10 recipients of the National Professorship Award, NTU faculty made up 6, and of the 12 winners of the Academic Award, NTU faculty made up 5.

In addition, 6 NTU professors were honored with the National Science Council’s “Outstanding Contract Researcher Award.” In the realm of personal glory, NTU also has a star-studded list of performers, which includes: Dr. Chi-Kuang Sun and Dr. Char-Dir Chung elevated to IEEE Fellowship; Professor Chung-Jen Chen awarded the title of “the world’s top 50 research scholar” by IAMOT, Professor Li-Chyong Chen selected as a KIA laureate of the 22nd Khwarizmi International Award; Dr. Yu Wang of the Department of Chemistry winning the 2008 “Outstanding Women in Science” Award, and Professor Chia Ling Mei of the Department of Chinese Literature winning the 2008 “National Award for Outstanding General Education Teachers.”

In this issue of alumni news we report on some major breakthroughs in NTU medical research: A NTU Team discovered that MRI scanning of new blood vessels was condusive to the enhancement of diagnosis and treatment of leukemia patients. At the Biomedical Molecular Imaging Core Laboratory: the Development and Benefit of Biomedical Molecular Imaging Team in NTU. In addition, the mystery of giant earthquake cycles was solved by Dr. Chuan-Chou Shen of the Department of Geology, who developed high precision dating techniques and coral morphology analysis to reconstruct earthquake cycles. His research findings were published in the internationally renowed journal “Science.”

 

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NTU Tops Global Academia by Having 10 Theses Presented at the 2009 International Solid State Circuits Conference...>>Full Text

Webometrics Rates NTU Web Performance 55th Globally, Second in Asia

NTU's web performance as measured in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities continues to improve. The most recent Webometrics ranking, released in January, ranks NTU's web performance 55th globally and 2nd in Asia. In Asia, NTU is nipping at the heels of the prestigious University of Tokyo, whose 52nd-place global ranking leaves it only three spots ahead of NTU. The 3rd- and 4th-ranked universities in Asia are Kyoto University at 78th and Peking University at 117th...>>Full Text

Building a World Class Cancer Hospital – NTU and Yong-ling Health Foundation Signed a Donation and Cooperation Contract...>>Full Text

 

Research Achiements

Professor Chung-Jen Chen of the Department of Business Administration Awarded the Title of the World's Top 50Outstanding Research Scholar by IAMOT

Professor Chung-Jen Chen of the Department of Business Administration was recently awarded the title of "the world's top 50 outstanding research scholar" by the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT) for his achievements in technology management. IAMOT will officially confer this honor upon him in the upcoming annual conference to be held in Florida in April...>>Full Text

Coming to the Fore En Masse - NTU Professors Win Half of Ministry of Education's 2008 National Chair Professorship Awards and Academic Awards

The Ministry of Education held the presentation ceremony for the 12th National Chair Professorship Award and the 52nd Academic Award in the Taiwan Branch of the Central Library on December 19th 2008. Of the 10 winners of the National Chair Professorship Award, NTU faculty made up 6; and of the 12 winners of the Academic Award, NTU faculty made up 5, occupying about 50% of the total number of winners...>>Full Text

Six NTU Faculty Won National Science Council’s Outstanding Contract Researcher Award...>>Full Text

NTU Professors Dr. Chi-Kuang Sun and Dr. Char-Dir Chung Elevated to Become IEEE Fellows ...>>Full Text

Dr. Li-Chyong Chen Selected as a KIA Laureate of the 22nd Khwarizmi International Award...>>Full Text

Dr. Chia-Ling Mei Won the 2008 National Award for Outstanding General Education Teachers...>>Full Text

Dr. Yu Wang of the Department of Chemistry
Won the 2009 "Outstanding Women in Science" Award
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Honors

A Major Breakthrough in the Diagnosis of Acute Leukemia—MRI Evaluation of Angiogenesis in Patient with Acute Leukemia Greatly Enhanced the Forecasting and Treatment Assessment

On January 14th, 2009, NTU held a press conference to announce the achievements of Professor Tiffany Ting-Fang Shih and Professor Hwei-Fang Tien’s research teams, whose members have found a way to assess accurately the effectiveness of treatment and the survival of acute myeloid leukemia patients by integrating regular MRI with an innovative analytical method. Their finding is a fast, non-invasive and reproducible method which allows for repeated measurements of the neovascularity of leukemia patients, and the results of their research has been published in the top hematology journal “Blood.”...>> Full Text

Biomedical Molecular Imaging Core Laboratory: the Development and Benefit of Biomedical Molecular Imaging Team in NTU

The Biomedical Molecular Imaging Core Lab is an integrated core facility which has been located in the Research Center of Medical Excellence since 2006. Prof. Jyh-Horng Chen integrated the different molecular imaging modalities, including MRI, optical imaging, ultrasonic imaging, and animal micro-PET scan. The co-PIs are professional experts from multi-disciplinary areas such as electric engineering, material sciences, information sciences and molecular biology. The team members aim to perform integration researches as well as to provide on-site service for campus and Taiwan...>> Full Text

Unveiling the Mystery of Giant Earthquake Cycles-Internationally Renowned Journal "Science" Published the Top Notch Results of NTU Seismic Research Team

Super strong earth quakes could claim the lives of countless people just overnight. For instance, the South Asia tsunami triggered by a large earthquake in the Northern side of Sumatra Islands on December 26th, 2004, caused the death of 250,000 people...>> Full Text

 

 

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