Last January 12, 2017 (Thursday), officials of the National Taiwan University – System met their UST counterparts at the Rector’s Hall, in order to deepen existing ties by engaging in new areas of collaboration.

UST has existing bilateral ties with all three members of the system—the National Taiwan University, the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech), and the National Taiwan Normal University—which coalesced and formed the alliance two years ago.

The meeting in UST is a follow-up of the January 11, 2017 (Wednesday) meeting of the same officials with their Philippine counterparts, in Hotel Jen, where the new system was first introduced.

Representing the NTU system were:
National Taiwan University
Executive Vice-President for Administrative Affairs Ching-Ray Chang
Deputy Vice-President for International Affairs Jiun-Huei Wu
Atmospheric Science Professor Jong-Dao Jou

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Vice-President Tu-Chung Lee
Vice-Dean for International Affairs Fu-Ming Wang
Civil and Construction Engineering Professor Min-Yuan Cheng
International Cooperation Coordinator for Asian Affairs Chih-Weh Hsu

National Taiwan Normal University
Executive Vice-President Cheng-Chi Wu
Vice-Dean for International Affairs Kuang-Chao Yu
Physics Chairman Hsiang-Lin Liu
International Affairs Program Manager Holly H.Y. Chen
International Student Advising Manager Christina H.C. Tien

UST was represented by:
Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation Maribel G. Nonato
International Relations and Programs Director Lilian J. Sison
Public Affairs Director Giovanna V. Fontanilla
Deans John Donnie Ramos (Science) and  Allan de Guzman (Education)
Senior High School Principal Pilar Romero
Engineering Assistant Dean Rhoderick Asis
Civil Engineering faculty member Maria Sharlene Insigne
International Relations and Programs Associate Director Karen Santiago

Apart from existing ties between Taiwan Tech and UST’s Faculty of Engineering, 11 students from Taiwan were hosted by the College of Science in December 2016 as part of the student mobility program.

In the meeting, one of the new areas of collaboration is the intensification of science education through teacher training, to be facilitated by the NTNU, for the Senior High School’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics strand teachers.

UST’s ties with Taiwan tap into the educational, cultural, and research realms, facilitated through exchanges such as these and the fact that UST is the alma mater of several Taiwan leaders.

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