College of Liberal Arts Signed MOU with UCLA to Promote Academic Cooperation on Taiwan Languages and Culture
In recent years, NTNU has been working closely with world-class universities. On June 28th, the College of Liberal Arts of NTNU signed a MOU with The University of California, Los Angeles campus, UCLA, focusing on the exchange in linguists, literature and culture of Taiwan. This is a step forward for NTNU.
The University of California, Los Angeles is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California, United States. It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the second-oldest undergraduate campus of the ten-campus University of California system. It offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. UCLA enrolls about 31,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students, and had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, the most applicants for any American university. There are a total of 40,000 students on campus. More than 10 Nobel Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner are from UCLA.
The academic collaboration is between the Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages and Literature of NTNU and Asian Languages & Cultures Department of UCLA. Prof. Shih Shu Mei signed the MOU on behalf of UCLA. Dean Chen Den Wu, VP for Office of International Affairs Yu Kuang Chao, Associate Dean Liao Po Sen and many professors from the Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages and Literature came to this MOU signing ceremony.
Prof. Shih Shu Mei is an alumni of NTNU. After her study at the English Department, she completed her master and doctor degree in USA. Now she teaches at the Department of Comparative Literature, Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies. Prof. Shih is one of the leading academic authorities on Sinophone Studies. She will be leading NTNU-UCLA Taiwan Studies Initiative in the future to strengthen the cooperation.
Chair Lin of the Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages and Literature said that it is a really great opportunity for them to work with UCLA and hopes that all students in NTNU can have the opportunity to be in part of the exchange program.