President of the University of Ottawa Visits NTNU
President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa Jacques Frémont came to NTNU with Project Officer Vincent Lacroix-Cuerrier with the accompany of Officer Wu Ching Rung Department of International and Cross-strait Education. President Wu Cheng Chih, Vice President for International Affairs Yu Kuang Chao, Vice President Frank Y-H Ying, Associate Vice President Huang Chi Yo and Director Chun-Yen Chang of the Science Education Center welcomed the guests from Canada and they had an enjoyable meeting.
The University of Ottawa (uOttawa or U of O) is a bilingual public research university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 42.5 hectares (105 acres) in the residential neighborhood of Sandy Hill, adjacent to Ottawa's Rideau Canal. The university offers a wide variety of academic programs, administered by ten faculties. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada. The University of Ottawa is the largest English-French bilingual university in the world. It's ranked 289th in QS world rankings, and 201-250 at Times Higher Education. In 2017, uOttawa was ranked 150-200 in Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The visit is mainly about collaboration between the two universities on education field. Presidents of both sides briefly talked about the strengths and advantage of National Taiwan Normal University and the University of Ottawa. Director Chun-Yen Chang of the Science Education Center gave presentations about the development of Science Education. President Jacques Frémont shows high interest in the presentation because the University of Ottawa is also famous in science and technology, and raised lots of questions. It was a fruitful meeting for both sides, who know better about future collaboration and the guests have a good impression of NTNU.