Cabinet Appointments Announced, NTNU Alumni Made Their Ways
Lists of cabinet appointments by The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have been announced and several NTNU alumni has become part of it. Former National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Director Lin Jeng Yi was named National Palace Museum director. Lin received his phD in NTNU and has worked in lots of museums of all different fields like National Museum of Taiwan History, National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, which makes his a perfect choice of taking over the more renowned museum in Taiwan. The President of National Sun Yat-sen University, Yang Hung Duen, is appointed as the Minister of Science and Technology. Yang is active in joining alumni activities and was awarded The Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2007. The Deputy Taichung Mayor Pan Wen Chung was appointed as the youngest Minister of Education. Pan studied in NTNU for his bachelor, master and doctoral degree and has an abundant experience in teaching as well as governmental administration positions for example, he was the head of National Institute for Compilation and Translation. NTNU is glad to see and hope that these excellent alumni can help the new government for a prosperous future.