Exceptional violinist Tseng Yu Chien, a silver medal winner of the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition is in Taiwan during the pandemic. A master class was held on July 17th in the music hall of NTNU. The Music Department of NTNU plays an important role in the higher education in music. It is home to many well-know musicians that lead the music culture and the growth of education.
To strengthen our relationship with our allies and assist them in training government officials that excels in leadership and human resources, President Wu Cheng Chih of NTNU signed a Letter of Intent of Foreign Student Scholarship Program of International Advanced Manpower Training - Senior Official of Ally Government Training with Taiwan ICDF (The International Cooperation and Development Fund) Secretary General Amb. Timothy T. Y. Hsiang on September 12th.
This event was held by Prof. Su Jung from the English Department with Professor of Classics and chair of Literature Humanities Gareth Williams and Associate Director University Committee on Asia & the Middle East (UCAME) at Columbia University Rachel E. Chung for a dialog across time and space. Other professors from the English Department including Dean Chern Chiou Lan of the College of Liberal Arts, Prof. Lucy Nicholas from King’s College and phD students Scott Faul and Linda from GITI also attend this event.
To elevate and strengthen the skills and teaching quality of teachers in NTNU, the Center for Teaching and Learning Development invited Prof. Karen Murphy as the keynote speaker of EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) workshop and she talked about the methodology of Quality Talk.
To echo with the New Southbond Policy of the Ministry of Education, the Department of Industrial Education was invited by the government of Thailand to assist with training local teachers. Under the instruction of professors and graduate students of NTNU, 40 vocational teachers learned about app development and showed good results.