In order to let the foreigners in Taiwan feel the traditional New Year atmosphere, the Office of International Affairs of the National Taiwan Normal University held an overseas Spring Festival party on January 13, with wonderful performances, food and lucky draws (the biggest prize is the ipad mini) and games, to prepare a Taiwanese New Year celebration for oversea students.
From January 10th to 13th, the NTU System delegation went south to the Philippines and received a fruitful outcome. In addition to visiting University of Asia and the Pacific, Ateneo de Manila University and University of Santo Tomas to discuss the possibilities of cooperation, NTU System have also discussed with the Ministry of Science for future cooperation and established the relationship with well-known higher education institutions in the Philippines.
Prof. Chang I Jy from the Department of Chemistry and PhD student Kelvin Yun-Da Tsai has a breakthrough in the research of solar power. The ruthenium bipyridine complex, under the excitation of light will effectively catalyzes the oxidation of bromide to bromine. The research result was published at the famous journal Inorganic Chemistry and was chosen as cover story.
The laboratory of Prof. Chang has been focusing on Photochemistry for years.
This year, the ministry of Education first granted the oversea educational internship program and the list was revealed in January 18th. Three projects from NTNU pass the selection and was granted 2.75 million. The destination of the projects are Canada, Shanghai and Singapore.
From January 10th to 13th, the NTU System delegation went South again to the Philippines, after their last endeavor to Malaysia and Indonesia for recruitment. NTU System held the "Taiwan-Philippines Academic Exchange Forum” with the officials and paid a visit to the Ministry of Science and with well-known higher education institutions.