To catch up with the new generation, you need to know more than hanging on facebook. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has listed digital literacy as one of the key abilities in the 21st century. Future talents should be productive with the help of a computer. Under the assistant of NTNU, the Ministry of Education listed the blue map of digital education for the next 5 years. In year 2018, information and technology will be included as obligatory courses and students will learn how to write code and apps. It’s hoped that middle school and Elementary school students will have lessons with the help of tablets and other mobile devices.
The Ministry of Culture and La Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l'image cooperated a program that enables Taiwanese artist to stay in the city and do their work. The “Taste of the South:Zuoying” from artist 61Chi (Liu Yi Chi) and “Every Little Thing” from Chen Pei Hsiu. The two artists will go to Angoulême, a town in France, to stay at the author’s place and create their artwork for three months.
Lists of government officials were announced on 10th of May. The associate Professor Wang Ming Huey from the Department of Geography is assigned to be the Deputy Minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples while the Professor Tsai Hui Ming from the Graduate Institute of Environmental Education is assigned as the Deputy Minister of the Atomic Energy Council.
The result of Asian Physics Olympiad 2016 came out on 6th of May. Under the training of professors from NTNU, the Taiwanese team bring back 3 golden medals, 1 silver medal, 3 copper medals and 1 honorable mention. Among 27 countries and regions and 193 students, Taiwan is ranked only second to China.
The National Intercollegiate Athletic Games hosted by National Taitung University ended on May 4th. NTNU boosts 40 gold medals, 40 silver medals and 38 copper medals, accomplishing the goal of 40 golden medals. The Universiade Taipei 2017 will be held next year and National Taitung University hand over the authority to National Taiwan University.