In preparation for the dual-degree program planned by National Taiwan Normal University and Columbia University in the United States, NTNU Vice President Cheng Chih-fu (鄭志富), College of Education Dean Chou Yu-wen (周愚文), and other school officials welcomed Columbia's Vice Dean of Education, A. Lin Goodwin, on Monday.
National Taiwan Normal University welcomed back a very special alumnus this past Wednesday -- former Republic of China (ROC) President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), the first chief executive elected directly by the Taiwanese people.
A doctoral student of fine arts at NTNU has had his design prowess rewarded with a coveted iF award for design. Chen Shih-lun (陳世倫), who is also head of the Visual Communications Department at China University of Technology in Hsinchu, won the award in recognition of his work, "The Story of the Calligraphy Brush" (毛筆的故事), which centers on the calligraphy brushes traditionally used to write Chinese characters.
NTNU received a special visitor last Friday, when Hungarian Olympic champion Berki Krisztián made the school his first stop on a visit Taiwan. Berki, who grabbed the gold in the pommel horse category of the 2012 London Olympics, is in the country at the invitation of the Chinese Taipei Gymnastics Association and the Sports Administration.