Heidelberg University is the oldest university in contemporary Germany. Its Vice President Dr. A. Stephen K. Hashmi visited NTNU with administrator and teachers from the school and was welcomed by Vice President Wu Cheng-Chih. Both parties talked about exchange programs and hoped to achieve more interaction on academic works.
This year, the Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students is welcoming some special guests from Africa. The campus was mainly composed of South East Overseas Chinese, now 18 teenage African students from Amitofo Care Center have come to Taiwan to study here. They will attend classes in Linkou coordinated by MTC and Preparatory Programs to learn Chinese, and the school will help them to apply to universities in Taiwan. The aim is to educate them as teachers and in the future, they may go back to Malawi and teach Chinese.
In the trend of leaning Chinese, we are moving toward the direction of computer assisted language learning. The International Forum on Chinese Teaching in International Schools was held on September 19th. Many International School teachers joined the forum and have produced some inspiring discussions.
Ministry of Culture invited two heavyweights from the Institut de France, Marianne BASTID-BRUGUIERE and Jean-Robert PITTE to deliver speeches in NTNU. One speech is about bilateral relationship between Taiwan and France and the other is about the dining culture of France. Distinguish guests included former minister of education and alumni Guo Wei-Fan also joined the event.
The President of Doshisha University Koji Murata and some administrators came to visit NTNU on September 11st and President Chang Kuo-en welcomed them in person. As more and more Japanese are interested in learning Chinese, it’s possible that more Japanese students would come to NTNU.