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NO.013 / Publication Date:September 27, 2010
Editor's Note

In September, the month of matriculation, a new batch of freshmen entered our University. The year 2010 is the last year that we will receive funding under the Ministry of Education’s first phase of “Aim for Top University Plan.” Owing to the tireless efforts of our faculty and students, National Taiwan University was ranked 95th in the UK Thames Higher Education Supplement’s 2009 World University Ranking. Moreover, this year, we remained the top university in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, according to Shanghai Jiaotong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which ranked us at 127th in the world. This marked a great leap forward of 23 places over last year’s ranking of 150th. Also noteworthy is that, for the first time, we surpassed Singapore National University’s ranking of 145th, and pulled well ahead of Korea’s Seoul National University’s ranking of 148th, thus reaching the first phase goal of “top in the world and first among the Chinese” that we set for ourselves several years ago.

In this current issue, we cite many prestigious awards earned by NTU faculty, researchers and students. College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science displayed the most dazzling performance: 11 NTU graduates were elected academicians of Academia Sinica in the 28th election of Academicians; among them, two NTU professors were awarded Academia Sinica’s 2010 award; Five NTU Professors Won Awards from Ministry of Education; NTU researchers won IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging Best Paper Award; students and professors won the Best Paper Award at 2010 IEEE International; Access IC Lab received the Best Paper Award at 2010 VLSI-DAT, to mention just a few.

In biomedical research we report several major breakthroughs. For example, a paper on hybrid gene therapy developed by a medical team at NTU Hospital was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; the advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical team at NTU successfully conducted splenectomy; NTU College of Veterinary Medicine researchers performed cardiac catheterization to treat a puppy with a rare heart abnormality..

To sum up, NTU faculty, researchers and students produced a dazzling array of achievements. Stay tuned for our next issue to catch the glorious details.

special report


NTU Ranked 127th in Shanghai Jiao-tong University's ARWU rankings, a Major Advancement of 23 spots

NTU Ranked 127th in Shanghai Jiao-tong University's ARWU rankings, a Major Advancement of 23 spots ...>>Full Text

11 NTU Graduates Elected as Academia Sinica Academicians in 28th Academicians’ Election ...>>Full Text

NTU Selects Excellent Tutors for the 2009 Academic Year ...>>Full Text

World Model United Nations 2010 Held in Taipei ...>>Full Text

Research Achiements

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

NTU Professor Elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America ...>>Full Text

Conference on Communications NTU Laboratory Selected by OIE as Abalone Herpes-like Virus Infection Reference Laboratory ...>>Full Text

NTU Researcher Wins IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging Best Paper Award ...>>Full Text

Access IC Lab Receives Best Paper Award at 2010 VLSI-DAT ...>>Full Text

NTU Information Engineering Team Flourished
in ACMSIGKDD 2010 by Winning the Big Awards ...>>Full Text

NTU Vehicle Warning System Won Ministry of Economic Affairs’ University Level Industry Economic Contribution Award ...>>Full Text

ICLP Students Win Third Place in All-Taiwan Politics Cup Debate ...>>Full Text



NTU Medical Team Achieved Major Breakthrough in Treatment of Liver Cancer—Hybrid Gene Therapy Published in PNAS ...>> Full Text

Research Achievement of Ecosystem-level impact of Microbial Diversity published in the PNAS ...>> Full Text

NTU Vet Performs Cardiac Catheterization to Treat Puppy with Rare Heart Abnormality ...>> Full Text

NTU Advanced Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgical Team Successfully Completed Splenectomy ...>> Full Text

Establishment of New Generation Sequencing System in Microarray Core ...>> Full Text

Spin Pumping : A fresh avenue to spin the new century ...>> Full Text

NTU Students’ All-in-One Video Decoder Chip Wins International Student Design Contest ...>> Full Text



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