President of NTNU Shares the NTNU Experience in Forum for World Education
Invited by the Forum for World Education, President Wu Cheng Chi attended the online conference “Meet the Challenges Posed by Covid-19 Pandemic to the Future of Our Worldwide Education Infrastructure” on September 22nd and share the NTNU experience with educators and audience worldwide.
Distinguished attendees include Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Andreas Schleicher, Foundation for Excellence in Education Jeb Bush. Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor at the University of Waikato Alister Jones, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham, Rector of University of Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano Cecilia María Vélez White, Prof. of University of Hamburg Wilfried Hartmann, former Minister of National Education of Mali Adama Ouane.
When sharing the success of Taiwan when combating Covid-19, President Wu talked about the challenges faced in the recent two semesters in NTNU, which includes shared decisions, technology-aid real name policy, quick information via social media, collaboration between communities and the government. There was a time that two cases from NTNU were reported. Courses held in the campus had to be switched to online teaching. This is a breakthrough in the teaching mode and mindset and this kind of hybrid teaching has become a new norm in NTNU. Lastly, President Wu raised the potential problem of privacy in real name policy. It is for decisionmakers to ponder the dilemmas on public health and personal privacy.
The Forum for World Education (FWE) is a non-profit world organization with its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and with operations in major cities throughout the world. Its mission is “to transform education in answer to the skills and knowledge requirements of current and future global society, its economic growth, societal progress and sustainability.”