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NO.008 / Publication Date:June 8, 2009
Editor's Note

The highlights of this issue include: 10 NTU professors won the National Science Council’s 2008 Outstanding Research Award, Professor Ding Shinn Chen received the International Recognition Award from the European Association for the Study of the Liver(EASL), Department of Ocean Engineering Professor Chi-Fang Chen was awarded the Naval Medal for Distinguished Service for her findings in the study of underwater acoustics, Department of Mechanical Engineering Professor Ping-Hei Chen was elected to the 2009 ASME Fellowship, and NTU Department of Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Jri Lee, Institute of Bio-medical Engineering Assistant Professor Sung-jan Lin and Department of Economics Assocaite Professor Ming-Jen Lin were honored with Academia Sinica's 2009 Young Scholar's research writing awards.

In research, a NTU Department of Electrical Engineering research team won first place in the IEEE clock network synthesis contest; in fact, the NTU team was the only team in the world to win both the global routing arrangement contest and the clock network synthesis contest. Institute of Oceanography Associate Professor Chih-hao Hsieh’s research findings in his study of the impact of environmental changes on ocean fish made gloriously to the pages of "Nature/Highlights," Department of Economics Associate Professor Chen-Ying Huang cracked the code of deliberation vs. intuition, and her paper was the first from Taiwan on a economic subject published in "Science", Department of Geosciences Associate Professor Dr. Yih-min Wu received wide international attention for his study of early earthquake warning signs, which has led to significant reductions of life and property loss caused by large earthquakes, and a NTU team collaborated with a team from Academia Sinica to make a major breakthrough in anti-cancer research: they discovered that a neo mimic DNA protein related to the shrimp white spot syndrome virus was effective in killing cancer cells. Altogether, the research achievements of NTU faculty members and their research teams and graduate assistants were abundant and meritorious, as evidenced in the fact that in the 2009 ESI tally NTU ranked 65th in the world in number of theses published and that NTU topped all academic institutions in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China in number of theses cited. For their part, NTU students excelled both in academic performance and athletics. 

At last year’s National Intercollegiate Sports Meet, NTU students garnered 86 medals (40 golds, 27 silvers, and 19 bronzes), and our athletes reigned supreme in the swimming contests. The debate team from the NTU College of Law won the championship in the Asian Regional Moot Court Competition, and the NTU Model UN Club Organizes a Team to Participate in the 2009 World Model UN Conference. Additionally, NTU has become the most important place for the study of the European Union and bilateral civilian exchange in the Chinese speaking world, since the NTU European Union Center was set up at our Hsiu-chou Rd. campus. For promoting Cultural Exchange and Integration, NTU launched the Global Lounge and the International Week as Platforms for enhancing a sense of Belonging for Foreign Students while broadening the international perspectives of local students. Last but not least, the “university/industry cooperative R&D building” at our Chu-bei branch school and the “pharmaceutical science and technology building” at our College of Public Health held ground breaking ceremonies on the same day. When completed, these two new buildings are expected to spur the development of the Hsin-chu area, as well as promote the development of pharmaceutical bio-technology.

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NTU Swimming Team Reigned Supreme in the National Collegiate Sports Meet - Winning 40 Golds, 27 Silvers and 19 Bronzes in Medals...>>Full Text

NTU's Number of Theses ranked 65th in the world in the 2009 ESI Tally and the Number of Theses Cited Ranked No.1 in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China...>>Full Text

European Union Center in Taiwan to be Inaugurated at NTU in May, NTU has become the most important place for the study of the European Union and bilateral civilian exchange in the Chinese speaking world...>>Full Text

Promoting Cultural Exchange and Integration -
NTU Launched the Global Lounge...>>Full Text

Ground-breaking Ceremonies for the "University/industry cooperative R& D Building" of the Chu-Bei Branch School and the "Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Building" at the College of Public Health campus were held on the same day...>>Full Text

 

Research Achiements

Ten NTU Professors Won National Science Council's Outstanding Research Award - Topping the Nation Once Again in the Number of Winners...>> Full Text

A NTU Department of Electrical Engineering research team won first place in the IEEE clock network synthesis contest, the only team in the world to win both the global routing arrangement contest and the clock network synthesis contest....>> Full Text

NTU College of Law Debate Team Won Championship in the Asia Regional Round of the 7th ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law...>> Full Text

The NTU Model UN Club Organizes a Team to Participate in the 2009 World Model UN Conference...>> Full Text

Dr. Ding Shinn Chen of the College of Medicine Won the International Recognition Award from EASL for his outstanding contribution to the research of liver diseases. Dr. Chen was the first scholar from Taiwan to receive the award, and second in the world...>> Full Text

Nanoparticle Applications Pioneer Prof. Ping-Hei Chen named ASME fellow in 2009...>> Full Text

Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering Professor Dr. Chi-Fang Chen Awarded the Medal of Naval Distinguished Service for Her Assistance to the Ministry of Defense in Developing an Independent Sonar Performance Analysis System...>> Full Text

NTU Department of Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Jri Lee, Institute of Bio-medical Engineering Assistant Professor Sung-jan Lin and Department of Economics Assocaite Professor Ming-Jen Lin Were Honored with Academia Sinica's 2009 Young Scholar's Research Writing Awards...>> Full Text

 

Honors

NTU and Academia Sinica Team Discovers a Novel DNA Mimic Protein that Binds with Histone and Disrupts Host Chromosomes...>> Full Text

Cracking the Code of Game Theory: Deliberation vs. Intuition—NTU Department of Economics Associate Professor Chen-Ying Huang's Research Findings Published in Science...>> Full Text

Effective in Reducing Life and Property Loss - Department of Geosciences Professor Yih-min Wu's Research on Earthquake Early Warning System Received International Attention...>>Full Text

Hydrogen produced from water splitting could become a new energy source. The NTU Department of Chemistry announced research findings at the 2nd Taiwan/UK International Networking for Young Scientists International Seminar...>>Full Text

NASA's JPL Features NTU Study on how Pre-existing Warm Ocean Water Fueled Deadly Cyclone Nargis...>> Full Text

Dramatic Climate Change-Driven Impacts Documented in Marine Fishes...>> Full Text

Meteorologists observe Mescoscle convective systems that Cause Torrential Rains During Plum Rains...>> Full Text

Center for Advanced NanoMaterials Developing Novel Infrared Devices and Applications...>> Full Text

NTU Physicists Pursue In-Depth Investigation on Surface Plasmon Polaritions...>> Full Text

Center for Condensed Matter Sciences Researchers Unravel Ionic Ordering of New Materials...>> Full Text

NTU LeCosPA Hunting for Cosmic Neutrinos in Antarctia...>> Full Text

 

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