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2018.0427

The New School Visits NTNU

The story began with emails, two and a half hour seminar in New York and later, A mail from Matthew Sullivan, Chief of Staff and Director of Special Projects, College of Performing Arts, the New School connected Amanda Hosking, Director of Admissions/College of Performing Arts and Chairman/CEO Hsia Hsueh Li of EMBA in Global Fashion.  On April 11th, Director Hosking wrote to confirm that he'll visit NTNU on April 15th. Chairman Hsia felt so touched and said that he met Director Hosking on the trip to New York with GF-EMBA students in January. He was glad that she'd like to pay a visit to NTNU during her busy schedule visiting Asia.  
 
Hosking arrived at Taipei in the evening of April 14th and has to leave Taiwan two days later. Director Hsia informed GF-EMBA students that once met Director Hosking and they all came for a campus tour on April 15th. On their way, they met prof. Lai Hsiang Chu of College of Management and College of Music and talked for a while. Dean Chou Shih Yu of the College of Management joined the Luncheon. Director Hosking said that she hoped that The New School can cooperate with NTNU in the field of Arts and Management.  After Chairman Hsia introduced the NTNU-USC DIMBA at National Taiwan Normal University, Director Hosking asked Dean Chou Shih Yu about the course planning of DIMBA. 
 
The New School is a private non-profit research university centered in Manhattan, New York City, USA, located mostly in Greenwich Village. It was founded in 1919 as The New School for Social Research, an institution dedicated to academic freedom and intellectual inquiry, serving as a home for progressive thinkers. Since then, the school has grown to house five divisions within the university. These include the Parsons School of Design, the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School for Social Research, the College of Performing Arts, and the Schools of Public Engagement. At the College of Performing Arts, where Director Hosking comes from, there are Mannes School of Music, Drama School and Jazz School. Mannes School of Music was a music conservatory founded in 1916 that joined the new school in 1989. Director Hosking hoped to work with NTNU on ma program of Arts Management and Entrepreneurship. 
 
Noted alumni of the new school includes Shimon Peres, President of Israel, Mrs. Roosevolt, James Baldwin, Tennessee Williams, actors like Marlon Brando, Jr., Bradley Cooper, Jesse Eisenberg and designers like Donna Karan, Jason Wu, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, Anna Sui, Alexander Wang. As a whole, U.S. News & World Report ranks The New School as best in the nation for small class sizes and for international student enrollment, in addition to ranking nationally with other universities. The university is also ranked nationally among the Forbes top colleges, private colleges, and research universities. Parsons is consistently ranked among the top art and design schools in the country and it is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious art and design schools in the world.