Simon Fraser University Renews Agreement with NTNU to Prolong Partnership
National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) have continued the sister school partnership. SFU President and other important visitors visited NTNU President Kuo-en Chang on November 18. During the visit, the two schools signed an agreement to prolong the sister school partnership and enable student exchange for a broader global vision.
Established in 1965, SFU is a Canadian public university located in Burnaby of the Greater Vancouver region. The school has about 30,000 students and 6,500 faculty members and staff. SFU is ranked 222 according to the 2014 QS University Rankings.
SFU and NTNU became sister schools in 1997. During the years, the two schools have exchanged more than thirty students. As the group came all the way from Canada to sign the agreement with NTNU, President Chang stated that it was a pleasure and an honor to prolong the sister school partnership with SFU. NTNU also aims to increase the scale of international student exchange.
So far students from Japan and South Korea make up the majority of exchange students at NTNU, followed by the U.S. NTNU hopes to increase the number of Canadian exchange students at NTNU not only for the purpose of maintaining sister school partnership but offering a learning opportunity for students to experience life in a different country. This also broadens students’ worldviews in ways that help them understand and embrace different cultures and values.