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NTNU, University of South Carolina agree to increased sports and rec exchanges

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and the University of South Carolina in the United States signed an agreement Wednesday to expand cooperation in the fields of sports and recreation. The agreement was made between NTNU's College of Sports and Recreation Dean Chang Shao-hsi (張少熙) and South Carolina's College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management Dean Brian Mihalik. 

Mihalik said that the new agreement, covering graduate student exchanges, will increase the cooperation between the two schools and boost both the competitiveness and internationalization of their respective student bodies. NTNU and University of South Carolina have been working together since 2008, when the two schools signed an agreement covering graduate student exchanges. Doupnik said the new agreement is a new level of development in the partnership between the two institutions.

The University of South Carolina was also represented by Vice Provost Tim Doupnik and Walker Institute of International and Area Studies Director Robert Cox. NTNU was represented by professor of politics Hsieh Fu-sheng (謝復生), associate professor of computer science Huang Chin-tse (黃金澤), assistant professor of hospitality and tourism Yang Li-ting (楊麗婷), and Graduate Institute of Sport, Leisure, and Hospitality Management head Cheng Jui-fu (程瑞福).

The vice-director of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta, Georgia, Chung Wen-chung (鍾文正) and TECO official Chiu Chien-yi (邱建義) were also present.