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Home environment plays key role in student performance: Study

An educational gap exists between students in the nation's urban and rural areas -- and despite what many may think, it's not caused by a lack school of resources, according to a new study by National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) professor of education Hsu Tien-ming (許添明). Instead, the key factor is a student's living environment, including access to desks, dictionaries, and other learning tools at home, Hsu reported Wednesday to the National Science Council, which funded the research.

NTNU professor introduces personality test to help match applicants with the right jobs

It's not just recent graduates who worry about jobs -- employers often struggle to find reliable, well-suited employees, too. Fortunately the difficult task of matching people to the right positions may be made easier after a 15-minute personality test developed by National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) professor of industrial education Hung Jung-chao (洪榮昭).

National Taiwan Normal University established a multinational research center on learning science with Pennsylvania State University

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and the Pennsylvania State University of the United States have co-founded the “the Advanced Center for the Learning Sciences” (ACLS) and will conduct bilateral student exchange programs in the near future. The two universities also announced at a press conference on Jan. 24 that they had partnered up with a Taiwanese computer firm, Leo System, to promote Chinese language learning through cloud computing technology.

NTNU won three distinguished research awards from Taiwan’s National Science Council

The National Science Council announced the winners of the 2012 Distinguished Research Awards on Feb. 1 this year. NTNU professor Chun-yen Chang and Kuo-en Chang won the award for the third times, while Professor Chau-Ron Wu of the Institute of Marine Environment Science and Technology won the earth science category of the award for the first time. The number of award winners from NTNU this year surpassed that of other Taiwanese universities such as National Chengchi University, National Chung Hsing University, National Yang-Ming University, and National Sun Yat-sen University.

NTNU research reported by New York Times as discovering learning genes

Why are some children able to handle competition and pressure and get high scores while some are not? A report from the New York Times published on Feb. 6 cited NTNU’s pioneering research, which suggests COMT (enzyme), a human genome, is the answer to the question. The gene controls the activities of the neurological system and maintains brain function. The article topped the newspaper’s most forwarded news on the same day.