Hung Yu-chao (洪鈺釗), a Master's student at NTNU, finished his last go at the National Intercollegiate Athletic Games with quite an achievement -- breaking an 8-year record for track and field. The Physical Education student came in with a record time of 01:51.07 for the 800 m middle-distance run.
National Taiwan Normal University's Education department has been ranked number 50 worldwide, according to the latest rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The score indicates NTNU is the top in Taiwan and a leading institution for teacher training in Asia.
NTNU received a special visitor last Friday, when Hungarian Olympic champion Berki Krisztián made the school his first stop on a visit Taiwan. Berki, who grabbed the gold in the pommel horse category of the 2012 London Olympics, is in the country at the invitation of the Chinese Taipei Gymnastics Association and the Sports Administration.
Researchers at NTNU's Applied Electronics Department have developed a new surveillance robot that can boldly tread where no robot has tread before. The machine, which operates on four caterpillar tracks, can carry out automatic patrols and has no problem overcoming even a steep set of stairs.