The pass away of the internationally known Guitar master Roland Dyens last October is one of the loss in the guitar world. Many memorial workshops and concerts are held around the world in tribute of this great musician. NTNU has invited Roger Eon, one of his classmates, to Taiwan and commemorate Dyens with his fans.
The Spring concert held by the Department of Music has come to an end on April 19th. Frank Brakkee the violist was invited as solo artist. His master class took place at the music hall of NTNU on April 21st.
The percentage of international students of a university is one of the important indicators in the ranking of universities in the world. Times Higher Education has compiled a list of top 200 universities in the world with the highest oversea student rate. The only school in Taiwan on the list is National Normal Taiwan University, ranked 152 with the rate of 23.4%. About 6,000 students from more than 80 countries study at MTC every year, there are also 1,500 oversea Chinese students on campus.
Chen Chiao Ying, a graduate student in NTNU majoring in Physic Education who joined the CMAS Finswimming World Cup in April 24th to 25th in Olsztyn, Poland, brings back one Silver and one Gold. She achieved 17.47 in the apnea of 50 meters. Chen will be at Wrocław for her next game from July 20th to 30th for the World Game.
The latest Ranking of the World Karate Federation was released in April 22nd. Wen Tzu Yun, now a graduate student at NTNU, is ranked number 1 with 4515 points. If she keeps up her hard work, she might be able to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.