This year marks that sixth year of Prof. Gao’s teaching at NTNU. From May 15th to June 15th, a series of Gao Xingjian Art Festival takes place in forms of special exhibition, sharing meetings and forum for creativity to celebrate our friendship with Nobel laureate Prof. Gao. The Musical of Soul Mountain and Mountains and Seas”-A Chinese Rock Musical will be on stage again. In return to this, Prof. Gao present a piece of Ink wash painting “The Thinker” to NTNU. President Chang receives that paining and the work will be placed at the new Art Museum of the Masters opened this May so that the spirit of creativity of Prof. Gao will be kept at NTNU.
Retired Professor Jeng Yih of the Department of Earth Sciences is awarded as the lifelong honor member of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and they also asked him to be the judge of the Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards in 2017.
Green University Union of Taiwan started in 2013. NTNU being the first initiator was commissioned by the Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan to establish the Northern Environmental Education Regional Center in 2014. On April 27th, NTNU held a forum about "Environmental Experience Education on Campus: Energy Literacy "and invited members of Green University Union to exchange ideas and discuss.
Many people are interested in becoming a Chinese teacher. The Department of Applied Chinese invited Lin Tzu Ching, who was in class 2011, to share with the younger school mates about how she became a professional Chinese teacher.
Prof. Chang Chun Yen of the National Taiwan Normal University Science Education was invited to the International Congress on Education for the 21st Century in Thailand to share about the STEM education in High Scope Program. Scholars are really interested in this topic and raised questions.