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NO.009 / Publication Date:September 16, 2009
Editor's Note

As September sets in, the new Fall Semester starts.  The focus of this current issue of alumni electronic bulletin is:  On August 8th Taiwan was severely damaged by Typhoon Morakot, hence the University launched a comprehensive series of disaster relief programs which included donations to the victims, student emergency relief funds and all kinds of social services.  Some student associations took the initiative to donate books to the children of the disaster-stricken areas, especially those which were inundated by the August 8th flood.  May God bless Taiwan!!

While the post-disaster reconstruction work is still under way, the H1N1 flu making its foray into Taiwan. NTU invented an in vitro method called NTU-Virus Bom which can kill nano-virus and micron bacteria at the same time, thereby making our contribution to the prevention of the pandemic outbreak of swine flu.  In the area of bio-medical research, Professor Po-Nien Tsao’s research on the Notch messages of the lung was published in the top journal of developmental biology “Development ” and made its cover story, while the research team led by Dean of the College of Medicine Dr. Pan Chyr Yang discovered a tumor-suppressor gene and the results were published in the internationally renowned journal “Nature Cell Biology.”  NTU’s achievements in this regard are nothing short of phenomenal.

On July 2nd U.S. News and World Report published its ranking of world universities, in which NTU was ranked 49th in the category of Engineering and IT.  In point of fact, NTU was the only university from Taiwan to be ranked among the top 100 in the world.  NTU’s performance in the area of electrical engineering and information science has always been outstanding, as exemplified by the fact that NTU had many papers presented at the ACM International Conference on Multimedia this year, and two research papers presented at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems (CHI).  In the Spanish Webometrics ranking of world universities, NTU also moved up from 55th place last year to the 26th place this year, a progress of leaps and bounds. 

Our students’ performance has also been extraordinary.  After ten years’ continuous efforts, NTU students finally succeeded in gaining the opportunity to host the 2010 World Model United Nation Conference in Taipei.  Additionally, our students were successful in organizing Taiwan’s first international student forum—“The Gobal Initiatives Symposium,” which set the precedent of an international academic activity that was initiated, planned, and executed solely by university students.  Global concern and student participation may change this world, and this has become an important and necessary route for modern day students.

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Helping the Bereft and Needy—NTU Launches Series of Relief Programs for the Victims of Typhoon Morakot ...>>Full Text

NTU Marches into the Top 100, Ranks the 49th in the World in Engineering and IT in Recent Survey

The US News and World Report released its 2008 ranking of world universities on July 2nd. In the category of engineering and IT, National Taiwan University was ranked the 49th in the world. NTU was the only university from Taiwan to march into the top 100. NTU was ranked among the top 100 in other categories which include: Natural Sciences ranked the 50th, Social Sciences ranked the 74th, and Life Sciences & Biomedicine ranked the 84th. ...>>Full Text

NTU Achieved Glory in Securing the 26th Spot in Webometrics 2009 World University Rankings ...>>Full Text


Research Achiements

Two more NTU Research Works Presented in CHI this year ...>> Full Text

NTU Shines at ACM International Conference on Multimedia ...>> Full Text

NTU to Host World Model United Nations (NTUMUN) Conference (a.k.a. WorldMUN) in Taipei in March 2010 ...>>Full Text

NTU "Global Initiatives Symposium in Taiwan 2009" ...>>Full Text




A major breakthrough in medical science—NTU developed an in vitro way to break down and inhibit H1N1 viruses—The NTU Virus Bom compound can kill nano-virus and micro-bacteria at the same time ...>>Full Text

The Research Achievements of Assistant Professor Po-Nien Tsao Made the Cover of the Top Journal of Development ...>>Full Text

Research Team Led by Dean of NTU College of Medicine Dr. Pan-Chyr Yang Unveiled New Mechanism of Cancer Suppressor Genes, Results Published in Nature Cell Biology ...>> Full Text

NTU Teams up with Tutor ABC to Create a Global Digital Network for Chinese Language Learning ...>> Full Text


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