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2007.1218

MCBRU President and His Delegates Enjoyed a Campus Tour at NTNU

<p><font face="Arial">By Astrid Chiu<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">A group of 18 faculty members from the Muban Chom Bueng Rajabhat University (MCBRU), one of National Taiwan Normal University&rsquo;s (NTNU) sister university in Thailand, enjoyed a campus tour today.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">MCBRU President Pitak Arjkumwong said that it was his fourth visit to NTNU and he would always enjoy every visit because fresh ideas of education were always generated after he went back to Thailand.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;Educating qualified teachers-to-be and potential artists have always been the expertise of NTNU.&nbsp; More than 80 percent of NTNU&rsquo;s students would become high school teachers after they graduate.&nbsp; As a result, I am quite confident of our experience on those and would share it with our friends from Thailand,&rdquo; said Gou Yih-shun (郭義雄), NTNU president.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Gou made his remarks when he was receipting MCBRU&rsquo;s faculty members on the main campus this morning.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">At the Music department, junior Danny Chiou (邱健明) was commissioned to play a welcome note for Arjkumwong and his delegates.&nbsp; Chiou&rsquo;s performance was applauded but he called it a &ldquo;almost-impromptu&rdquo; performance because he was given only 10 minutes for the preparation to play the piano for guests while he did not have chance to dress up for the event, either.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;I did not know that we have guests,&rdquo; he said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">In addition to Chiou&rsquo;s piano performance, Arjkumwong and his delegates were also impressed by the gym as well as the facilities inside, while Management Science Faculty Vice Dean Sunisa Phophrom would try every machine at the Physical Fitness Center.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Although the MCBRU and NTNU are sister universities, there is no education deal between two institutes.&nbsp; Office of International Affairs (OIA) also said that there is no plan for any further contract relationship at this moment.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;To collaborate with them (MCBRU) in more academic fields is definitely one of our end goals for the future and that is also the direction we are approaching,&rdquo; said Liu Hsiang-chun (劉湘君), a member of the OIA&rsquo;s academic collaboration panel.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p>