Professor Wu Cheng Chih Elected to be the 14th President of NTNU
After four months of recommendation process, interviews, public hearings and final assessment, the Presidential Election Committee has finally decide the next president of NTNU. Vice President Wu Cheng Chih, from the Graduate Institute of Information and Computer Education was elected as the new President of NTNU. The term of office is expected to start in April 22nd for four years.
On June 19th, the announcement was put on the website. The review process, interview and the session of mission and value were done in September. The university affairs meeting was held on October 18th and the candidate that won more than 50% of the vote was elected as the President.
Vice President Wu, one of the distinguished research professor at NTNU, is an alumni of NTNU. After graduated Graduate Institute of Information and Computer Education, he went to the University of Texas at Austin for his Ph.D. study on Computer Science Education with the scholarship from the Minister of Education. In NTNU, he has worked as the Chairman of the Graduate Institute of Information and Computer Education, the Director of Information Technology Center, Dean of the Office of Academic Affairs and Vice President. He has received Research Awards from National Science Council for several times and now he also serves as project director at Intel Teach Program. Wu’s expertise includes designing computer courses and teaching materials, teaching with information technology, and mobile learning.
During his deanship at NTNU, he has put through many reforms, including the establishment of NTU System, where faculties and students of the three universities can share resources, collaborative benchmarking projects with Pennsylvania State University and University of British Columbia, bonding academic relationships with University of California at Los Angeles, Berkeley and University of Southern California.
Wu has proposed seven important focus for NTNU in the next four years, including the cultivation and recruiting of outstanding teachers and students, put students first, support administrators, continue to foster the development of internationalization, build a strong alumni network, strengthen the diversification of industrial connection, strive for and make good use of resources of all aspects. These ideas were approved by a majority of committee members.