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President of Doshisha University Visits NTNU


 On December 18th, the new president Takashi Matsuoka from Doshisha University came to NTNU for the first time. President Chang Kuo En welcomed him with hospitality and introduced NTNU to him, hoping to promote the academic and people exchange.

Doshisha University also referred to as Dodai, is a private university in Kyoto City, Japan. Established in 1875, it is one of Japan's oldest private institutions of higher learning and has approximately 30,000 students enrolled on four different campuses in Kyoto. Now there are 4 NTNU students at Doshisha University and 2 students from Doshisha University are here at NTNU.

NTNU is probably the university in Taiwan that has most Japanese students. NTNU has a close relationship with many Japanese schools. Formerly as Taipei Advanced High School, there are many architectures on campus that were built in Japanese rule period. There are many books from the Japanese rule period in NTNU.   President Chang Kuo En mentioned that some Japanese scholars have come to NTNU to find more information about the history of Taiwan under Japanese rule for the valuable documents that can only be found here. President Chang Kuo En said that the English Department of NTNU has been working with Kanazawa University for an English teaching plan. The History Department and Department of Life Science has other programs with various universities in Japan. He hopes that NTNU can work with Doshisha University for a double degree program.

President Takashi Matsuoka said that there are only 10 double-degree students at Doshisha University. He hopes to work on this in the future and would like to start from academic exchange with NTNU.

 Also, President Chang Kuo En complimented on President Takashi's look and said that he enjoys Taiwan Kaoliang Liquor. President Takashi said that 58 degrees of liquor is too strong. It's President Takashi's first time coming to Taiwan and NTNU is his first stop. President Chang invited him to our orientation to feel the passion of Taiwanese students.