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Remarks by President Wu at the 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Today we celebrate the commencement of the academic year 2022-23. On behalf of National Taiwan Normal University, I am delighted to offer my heartfelt congratulations to all our graduating students and your families and friends. I also want to thank our faculty members for your tireless dedication; your support and encouragement along the way have filled the academic life of our students with the warmest memories.

An arduous journey back home for Formosan Landlocked Salmon

The Formosan landlocked salmon is a critically endangered species also known as the Taiwanese ‘national treasure fish.’ In recent years, the fish was stocked into Rahaw Creek (upper Yusheng Creek, Yilan), where a sustainable group had been successfully rehabilitated. Lately, however, frequent stream fragmentation events in Yusheng Creek have prevented the fish from expanding their habitat, killing many as a result. To understand the reasons for the fragmentation and to improve rehabilitation, the research team installed six monitoring wells across a 500-meter fragmented reach to record temperatures and groundwater levels, which allowed them to understand surface water-groundwater interactions over different periods. The findings showed that compared to the perennial ones, the fragmented reach is of significantly higher streambed vertical hydraulic conductivity, causing the water to infiltrate the streambed at higher speeds. The findings also indicated that the vertical hydraulic conductivity was influenced by discharge, rainfall changes and the remains of dead diatoms. Most fragmentation studies focus on streams in semi-arid climates. This paper not only demonstrates the uniqueness of how mountain stream discharge in humid subtropical climates is affected by hydrological conditions and bioactivities, but also sheds light on the complexity of surface water-groundwater interactions by examining temporal variations in hydraulic conductivity.

NTNU College of Management Joins Top 6% Globally with AACSB Accreditation

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) officially announced on 4 May 2023 that the College of Management at National Taiwan Normal University has received accreditation by the Association, representing the international community’s recognition of the College of Management's world-class quality in its operations.

Purdue University Visits NTNU, Deepens Collaborative Spirit

Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts and College of Engineering sent delegates to National Taiwan Normal University on 3 May, meeting with professors from NTNU’s College of Liberal Arts and College of Technology and Engineering to further develop their relationship as partner universities since last December’s official MOU signing.

Physics Professor Hung-Yi Pu Joins GMVA International Research Team to Unravel Black Hole Mysteries

In collaboration with the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) and several international research teams, Assistant Professor Hung-Yi Pu of the Department of Physics at National Taiwan Normal University participated in a multinational research project. The project successfully obtained images using a new millimeter-wavelength observation to confirm for the first time ever the connection between accretion and jet formation near supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies. The results were published in the April issue of Nature, a leading international journal, helping to raise Taiwan's profile internationally.