Martin Rennert, the Principal of Berlin University of the Arts, the largest art school in Europe came visited NTNU on Oct. 6th with Hsu Li Tian, officer of the Department of International and Cross-strait Education in Ministry of Education. Principal Chang Kuo En welcomed them in person with administrators of NTNU and hoped that both universities can become sister schools.
The 2015 International Environmental Education Conference “Urban Environmental Education International Conference” was held by the Environmental Protection Administration (ROC) and NTNU on Oct. 5th in the Conference Hall of NTNU. Four American and Japanese scholars shared their experience of promoting urban environmental education abroad with participants. Minister without portfolio Yeh, Shin Cheng and the Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Administration Fu Shu Keung showed up at the open ceremony. The Vice President of NTNU Sung Yao-Ting greeted everyone and said that the key of urban environmental education is to go out of the office and put those ideas into practice.
UC Berkeley chemist Yang Peidong who is also a Visiting Professor at NTNU has been named a MacArthur “genius” Fellow for his effort trying to capture carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into a sustainable transportation fuel. Yang will stay in NTNU from this January to next December doing research in the Department of Chemistry. He was invited to be the speaker of the forum of Recent Progress on Nanomaterials Research held by the Department of Chemistry this June.
Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) called on NTNU on September 24th and met with President Chang Kuo-en. Both sides showed enthusiasm in discussion.