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Pennsylvania State University Visited NTNU for Cooperation

Vice Provost for Global Programs, Michael Adewumi, Director of Global Engagement Martin Trethewey, Professor Rose Lee‐Yong Tan and other administrators from Pennsylvania State University visited NTNU on October 26th. A luncheon was held for Pennsylvania State University (PSU) alumni and Vice President Wu Cheng Chih. On October 27th, the administrators met with Vice President Sung Yao Ting to discuss the benchmarking policy.

Professor Wu Cheng Chih Elected to be the 14th President of NTNU

After four months of recommendation process, interviews, public hearings and final assessment, the Presidential Election Committee has finally decide the next president of NTNU. Vice President Wu Cheng Chih, from the Graduate Institute of Information and Computer Education was elected as the new President of NTNU. The term of office is expected to start in April 22nd for four years. On June 19th, the announcement was put on the website. The review process, interview and the session of mission and value were done in September. The university affairs meeting was held on October 18th and the candidate that won more than 50% of the vote was elected as the President. Vice President Wu, one of the distinguished research professor at NTNU, is an alumni of NTNU. After graduated Graduate Institute of Information and Computer Education, he went to the University of Texas at Austin for his Ph.D. study on Computer Science Education with the scholarship from the Minister of Education. In NTNU, he has worked as the Chairman of the Graduate Institute of Information and Computer Education, the Director of Information Technology Center, Dean of the Office of Academic Affairs and Vice President. He has received Research Awards from National Science Council for several times and now he also serves as project director at Intel Teach Program. Wu’s expertise includes designing computer courses and teaching materials, teaching with information technology, and mobile learning. During his deanship at NTNU, he has put through many reforms, including the establishment of NTU System, where faculties and students of the three universities can share resources, collaborative benchmarking projects with Pennsylvania State University and University of British Columbia, bonding academic relationships with University of California at Los Angeles, Berkeley and University of Southern California. Wu has proposed seven important focus for NTNU in the next four years, including the cultivation and recruiting of outstanding teachers and students, put students first, support administrators, continue to foster the development of internationalization, build a strong alumni network, strengthen the diversification of industrial connection, strive for and make good use of resources of all aspects. These ideas were approved by a majority of committee members.

Award Given to NTNU for Taking Good Care of Forgiven Students

NTNU was awarded as the excellent school of foreign student counseling by the Ministry of Education on October 11th. Associate Professor Chen Jia-Ling from the Division of Preparatory Programs and Administrator Alice Tu from OIA received an honor award of excellent member.

NTNU Ranked 176-200 in 2018 THE World University Rankings for Arts and Humanities

Times Higher Education has announced the latest World University Rankings 2018 by subject: arts and humanities. Only two universities in Taiwan made to the list of top 400 universities. National Taiwan Normal University is ranked 176-200 while National Taiwan University is ranked 126-150.

Dept. of Physical Education of Hanyang University Connected to NTNU

The leader in physical education, the Department of Physical Education of NTNU, signed a MOU with Hanyang University. Chairman Lin Mei Chun visited Hanyang University in June 10th and attended the signing ceremony. On August 16th, Prof. Park from the Department of Physical Education came to NTNU and signed for the renamed appendix.