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NO.010 / Publication Date:December 23, 2009
Editor's Note

We are approaching the start of the new year when everything starts afresh.  From the editor’s desk, let us wish you an early happy new year!  What is especially noteworthy now is that NTU has broken into the top 100 universities in the world, placing 95th in the London Times’ 2009 world university rankings. Moreover, NTU continues to be the number 1 university in Shanghai Jiaotong University’s academic ranking of world universities in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.  The Financial Times of London also released the results of its Global EMBA rankings, and NTU’s EMBA program was ranked the 40th in the world.  Additionally, NTU was ranked at 102nd among world universities for scientific papers.  All of these results are quite extraordinary and exhilarating! 

As this issue of the alumni’s electronic bulletin goes to press, our school is celebrating its 81st anniversary.  This year President Si-Chen Lee conferred honorary doctoral degrees on two worthy candidates:  Mr. Yung-Ho Tsao for promoting the international reputation of Taiwan studies. He is truly a home-grown, self-made scholar whose perseverance is worthy of emulation by the next generation, and Mrs. Jacqueline Hwang Peng, a noble model for women scientists in Taiwan.  Their awe-inspiring achievements deserve our utmost respect.

In the area of honors, five professors of the NTU College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science were elected to IEEE fellowships—the number of fellows is tops in the nation; also, eight NTU professors won awards from the Ministry of Education and two NTU chemists were named fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry.  Additionally, one of our history professors authored a pictorial book of Taiwan History, which was nominated for Top 100 at the East Asia Publishers Conference. As to student achievements, the American Geophysics Union presented an NTU Geosciences student with an Outstanding Paper Award, and the NTU team won the prestigious DAC/ISSCC student Design Contest for the fourth time.  The College of Electrical /Engineering and Computer Science led a student team, which grabbed three top prizes at the 2009 National Robotics Contest in August.  In addition, Dr. Charles K. Kao, NTU’s former chair professor by special appointment, won the Nobel Prize in Physics.

As to outstanding research results, NTU researchers produced electro-luminesence from ZnO/Si-nanotips Array Light Emitting Diodes; SOPAS investigated genetic and environmental causes of schizophrenia; CQSE used a supercomputer built from common graphics cards to study quantum physics, and the Angiogenesis Research Center brought NTU scholars together to promote the biotech industry.  Also, we saw the fully automatic AI tour guide robot premiered by NTU students after three years of research and development.  As to medical breakthroughs, NTU researchers designed a leading software predictor for identifying DNA-binding residues in transcription factors; Microarray Core Laboratory developed novel gene detection and analytic methods for microarrays; Microbial Genomics Core Laboratory used genomic approaches to study infectious diseases, and effective gene targeting service earned international acclaim for gene knockout mouse core laboratory.  The contents of this current issue are, needless to say, abundant and exciting!

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In Celebration of the School’s 81st Anniversary University Held Ceremony and Tea Party ...>>Full Text

NTU Breaks into the Top 100— The London Times' 2009 World University Rankings Put NTU at 95th Place ...>>Full Text

NTU Continues to be the first in Shanghai Jiao-Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Now ranked 150th Place in the world, NTU breaks into the top 150 ...>>Full Text

The Financial Times of UK released the results of Global EMBA Rankings NTU's EMBA Program was ranked 40th in the World....>>Full Text

NTU Ranks 102nd Among World Universities for Scientific Papers...>>Full Text

Research Achiements

Five Professors of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Elected to IEEE Fellowship—The Number of Fellows Tops the Nation...>>Full Text

Eight NTU Professors Won Awards from Ministry of Education ...>>Full Text

Two NTU Chemists Named Fellows of Royal Society of Chemistry ...>>Full Text

History Professor’s Picture Book of Taiwan’s History Nominated for Top 100 at East Asia Publishers Conference...>>Full Text

American Geophysics Union Presents NTU Geosciences Student with Outstanding Paper Award ...>>Full Text

NTU Teams Grab Three Top Prizes at 2009 National Robotics Contest in August ...>>Full Text

NTU Team Wins Prestigious DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest for Fourth Time...>> Full Text

Charles K. Kao, NTU's former chair professor by special appointment, wins the Nobel Prize in Physics ...>>Full Text

Profile of campus people in the news—Mrs. Jacqueline Hwang Peng, A Model for Women Scientists in Taiwan ...>> Full Text

Profile of Campus People in the News—Dr. Yung-Ho Tsao Helping promote the international reputation of Taiwan Studies. A Self-made Scholar Whose Perseverance Is Worthy of Emulation by The Young Generation ...>>Full Text


NTU-based European Union Center in Taiwan Promotes Academic and Cultural Exchanges ...>>Full Text

NTU Produces Electroluminescence from ZnO/ Si-nanotips Array Light Emitting Diodes...>> Full Text

SOPAS Investigates Genetic and Environmental Causes of Schizophrenia ...>>Full Text

CQSE Uses Supercomputer Built from Common Graphics Cards to Study Quantum Physics ...>>Full Text

Angiogenesis Research Center Brings NTU Scholars Together to Promote Biotech Industry ...>>Full Text

Fully-Automatic AI Tour Guide Robot Premiered by NTU Students After Three-Years Development...>>Full Text

NTU Designs Leading Software Predictor for Identifying DNA-binding Residues in Transcription Factors...>>Full Text

Microarray Core Laboratory Develops Novel Gene Detection and Analytic Methods for Microarrays...>>Full Text

Microbial Genomics Core Laboratory Uses Genomic Approaches to Study Infectious Diseases...>>Full Text

Effective Gene Targeting Service Earns International Acclaim for Gene Knockout Mouse Core Laboratory...>>Full Text


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