The result for the presidential election of NTNU came out on October 23rd. After careful consideration of the 21 selection committee, Professor Zhang Guo-En, currently a professor at the Graduate Institute of Informational Education as well as the vice-president of NTNU, was chosen to be the 13th president of NTNU.
In the new semester, NTNU installed a new online teaching system, and moves from BlackBoard to Moodle. The Centre of Information foresees the difficulties students might encounter with the new system, and published teaching manuals and FAQ along with the launching of Moodle.
2009 World University Ranking for higher education by Times of London was published. NTNU was listed 105th in Asia and 10th in Taiwan, an overall ranking that is better than National Chung Hsing University and National Chengchi University.