The College of Science of NTNU signed an agreement on academic collaboration last December and the activities will start this year. Both sides provide five spots for exchange students and take turns on holding academic seminars. President Chiharu Kubo came to NTNU on January 7th this year and made some further discussion about the academic exchange, all-English course, Taiwan Study lecture and so on, for a beneficiary outcome for both universities.
On December 18th, the new president Takashi Matsuoka from Doshisha University came to NTNU for the first time. President Chang Kuo En welcomed him with hospitality and introduced NTNU to him, hoping to promote the academic and people exchange.
Taiwan team won 6 gold medals in the 14th International Junior Science Olympiad in the Netherlands on December 11th. Up to 2017, Taiwan has participated for 14 times and this is the 9th time being the best performing country.
In response to the New Southbound Policy, the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Taiwan Strategic Alliance for Colleges of Education and Humanity/National Taiwan University System (TSA-CEH/NTUS) held an academic collaborative meeting and workshop on 20 November 2017 in UP Diliman.