The Department of Life Science of National Taiwan Normal University and National Museum of Natural Science have published papers about the “striped” Curculionidae that only live in the Green Island. Pachyrrhynchus is only found in the Orchid Island and the Green Island and many of them are protected species. Recently, the two institutes discovered the pachyrhynchus jitanasaius that is endemic to Green Island.
An academic cooperation agreement was signed by NTNU and UCLA. The three-year UCLA-NTNU Taiwan Studies Initiative provides funding for faculty and student exchanges, graduate fellowship support, and workshops and lectures. An annual conference will be convened each year with scholars from UCLA and NTNU participating. NTNU and UCLA will work together to be the center of Taiwan Studies in the world.
Hot springs of Jiaoshi, fishing culture in Suao are illustrated on the beautiful bento that with models of local food. When seeing those designs, locals who leave their country feel nostalgic and travelers feel amused. The designer is Wu Tzu Ying, a graduate student from the Department of Design who received the award for the 16th Adobe Design Achievement AwardPackaging Design in the commercial segment.
On August 28, National Taiwan Normal University signed an MOU with The Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), which is the first step or cooperation after the College of Arts has signed the MOU with ULB in July. President Chang Kuo En and President Yvon Englert were presented at the International Cooperation Agreement Signing Ceremony.
In the signing ceremony, President Chang introduced to the guests of ULB the strength of NTNU and welcomed them to Taiwan. “We are grateful to this cooperation. ULB is a very Internationalized university and so is NTNU. Around 6000 foreign students and 1500 oversea Chinese students study here.”
The Taiwan team, trained by professors of NTNU, had a good showing at the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) 2017 in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. A total of 279 students from 76 countries attended this year. Taiwan is ranked the first in the world with four golden medals. Yeh Yuan Chen from Taichung Municipal Taichung First Senior High School was ranked 2nd in personal world rankings.