Chen Chien Chen, who have wanted to play in Japan, went to China in 2015 after his contract with Mizuno Men’s Volleyball Team as one of the first Taiwanese players that challenged the Chinese Volleyball League. His skills have sharpened in the last two years. Chen played in games like Universiade, Asian Championship and Volleyball World League. Now, the 28-year-old pro volleyball player finally joined the V.League in Japan.
Times Higher Education has announced the latest World University Rankings 2018 by subject: arts and humanities. Only two universities in Taiwan made to the list of top 400 universities. National Taiwan Normal University is ranked 176-200 while National Taiwan University is ranked 126-150.
The Northern Environmental Education Regional Center held an international symposium on "Education for Sustainable Development" at NTNU from September 13 to 14, inviting scholars from the Netherlands, America, Japan, Singapore, Korea and Taiwan to discuss contemporary environmental educational issues.
The Department of Life Science of National Taiwan Normal University and National Museum of Natural Science have published papers about the “striped” Curculionidae that only live in the Green Island. Pachyrrhynchus is only found in the Orchid Island and the Green Island and many of them are protected species. Recently, the two institutes discovered the pachyrhynchus jitanasaius that is endemic to Green Island.
An academic cooperation agreement was signed by NTNU and UCLA. The three-year UCLA-NTNU Taiwan Studies Initiative provides funding for faculty and student exchanges, graduate fellowship support, and workshops and lectures. An annual conference will be convened each year with scholars from UCLA and NTNU participating. NTNU and UCLA will work together to be the center of Taiwan Studies in the world.