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Identity of Alfred’s Butterfly Discovered by Prof. Hsu Yu Feng

In 1866, Alfred Russel Wallace named a butterfly Robert Swinhoe collected from Takow, Taiwan as Lycaena nisa. However, due to no picture available, for nearly a hundred years, no one can be sure that which butterfly this is.

Butterfly Fauna of Taiwan by Prof. Hsu Yu Feng Gain Recognition Worldwide

Cooperated with Forestry Bureau, Prof. Hsu Yu Feng of the Department of Science edited the Vol. IV Lycaenidae of the Butterfly Fauna of Taiwan in September, a bilingual book written by Taiwanese. 120 species of butterflies are listed in the book and most of them are not on books available in the market. According to the Forestry Bureau, this is the latest great book after they have published Papilionidae, Pieridae and Hesperiidae.

Number of Double Major and Minor in NTNU Increased Due to Change of System

In response to social development and the need for cross-disciplinary talents, National Taiwan Normal University encourages students to learn in different departments as double major and minor. The original audition system will be replaced by registration. The number of students as double major and minor increased significantly. It is expected that more than 50% of students will enroll in courses from different department by 2025. In addition, the National Taiwan University system is working on cross-university enrollment. Last year, a student from the Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages and Literature was admitted to the Department of Construction Engineering in National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.

Taiwan Team ranked 6th in 2020 International Olympiad in Informatics

The Taiwan team, trained by professors of NTNU, had a good showing at the 32nd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). A total of 87 countries and 343 participants are in this game. The Taiwan team got three silver and one bronze, the one of the 18 counties that receive 4 medals and we are ranked as number 6 according to total points.

AI2 Robot City from Prof. Hsu Ting Chia Awarded the Future Tech Award

The team of AI 2 Robot City, led by Prof. Hsu Ting Chia from the Department of Technology Application and Human Resources Application, was given the Future Tech Award by the Ministry of Technology. AI2 Robot City is a game-based learning kit for primary and secondary school students, which combines AI image-recognition teaching tool of MIT App Inventor and the computational thinking board game Robot City. Through this learning kit, users will learn to make smart cars, create image-recognition models, write and perform mobile application. Users will learn to write a program to recognize the personal cards in the board game, and furthermore to control the smart cars with blue-tooth and compete in the computational thinking board game.