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2012.1227

Congratulation! NTNU Signed the Academic Cooperation Memorandum and Student Exchange Agreement with Japan University of Tsukuba

 After a lot of meeting and working, NTNU finally signed the school student exchange agreement with Japan University of Tsukuba (つくばだいがく) this December. 

University of Tsukuba was the new type of testing university selected in the Japan University transformation period in 1970. The university was established in the March of 1978. It carried on a lot of teachers and academic resources from Tokyo University of Education. Tokyo University of Education was the Tokyo Normal Higher School; it was similar to the background of NTNU. After the 40 years development, University of Tsukuba was placed the 32nd in the list of QS Best University in Asia 2012. University of Tsukuba was known for its education, physical education, literature, fine arts, and medical. It was a good model for NTNU as it successfully transformed from a normal university to the comprehensive university.
NTNU Vice Principal Cheng Chi Fu led a group of teachers to call on University of Tsukuba in 2010 and met the principal at that time, Nobuhiro Yamada, see the Department of Physical Education Science, and School of Health and Physical Education. 
The cooperation with University of Tsukuba had divided into three sections. NTNU College of Sports & Recreation signed the cooperation of Memorandum of Understanding and student exchange agreement with University of Tsukuba School of Health and Physical Education in September of 2010. NTNU College of Education signed the cooperation of Memorandum of Understanding and student exchange agreement with University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Humanities and Social Science in August of 2011. NTNU College of Liberal Arts signed the cooperation of Memorandum of Understanding with University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences in July of 2012. 
NTNU Office of International Relations indicated that University of Tsukuba was the school affairs development model of NTNU. Since vice Principal Cheng led the director of office of academic affairs and general affairs, and Professor Chang Chen Fen from Department of Special Education and Professor Lin Po Hsiu from Department of Sports and Recreation who were the alumni of University of Tsukuba to call on University of Tsukuba in 2010, Principal Chang had called on University of Tsukuba personally this September. Finally the whole school MOU and agreement were signed. University of Tsukuba had called on NTNU College of Liberal Arts for the further cooperation.