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Bridging Music and Technology: NTNU College of Music and College of Technology and Engineering Foster Cross-College International Exchange

Bridging Music and Technology: NTNU College of Music and College of Technology and Engineering Foster Cross-College International Exchange

NTNU Visits Six German Universities, Solidifies International Presence

National Taiwan Normal University President Cheng-Chih Wu led a four-member delegation on a visit to Germany from 4-15 July, meeting with six of Germany's top institutions, including Ruhr University Bochum, Georg-August-University Göttingen, University of Münster, Goethe University Frankfurt, and Free University Berlin which are all partner institutions with NTNU. Meanwhile, the NTNU delegation has reached a memorandum of understanding for university-wide cooperation with Technical University Darmstadt.

Neuroscience Shows How Exercise Can Help Children With ADHD

It is well-established that cognitive functions are an important factor that affects children’s learning. Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), however, often suffer from learning difficulties and social adaptation problems due to their lack of sustained attention and inhibitory control. While research has shown that acute exercise can improve cognitive functions, the duration of such beneficial effects is yet to be confirmed. Moreover, objective benchmarks such as event-related brain potentials (ERP) and resting-state heart rate variability (HRV) are less used in physical and psychological observation. The objective of this study was to understand the sustained effects of acute moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (MAE) on inhibitory control in children with ADHD. A within-subject design was conducted on 24 children diagnosed with ADHD ranging from 8-12 years old, and the changes in inhibitory control, heart rate variability (HRV), and event-related potentials (ERP) indices were observed within one hour after an exercise intervention condition or a control condition. The results indicated that acute bouts of MAE facilitate inhibitory control in children with ADHD for as long as 60 min, which was reflected in the children’s performance and ERP measurements. However, acute aerobic exercise may not modulate sympathovagal balance during the post-exercise recovery. Overall, we highlight the importance of acute aerobic exercise for children with ADHD as a potential means to facilitate brain health.

Universities of NTU System Visit Korea, Extend Welcome to Northeast Asia

Since 2022, National Taiwan Normal University, National Taiwan University, and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (aka Taiwan Tech), have been conducting academic exchanges and organizing educational exhibitions in Southeast Asia through their alliance within the National Taiwan University System and producing excellent results. In order to promote Taiwan's higher education and expand its international visibility, the three universities carried out this cooperation model again this June with representatives from each school jointly holding admissions briefings and participating in the Incheon Education Fair in Korea. The three universities of the NTU System hope to attract more Korean students to study in Taiwan.

Enhancing English Communication Skills: Cross-College Administrative Staff Workshops

On 5 July, the College of Management and the College of Technology and Engineering held their second cross-college administrative staff English workshop, igniting a lively response and attracting the enthusiastic participation of nearly 30 administrative colleagues. The workshop aimed to provide participants with a valuable learning opportunity, enabling them to confidently tackle the challenges of English communication, continually enhance their professional abilities, and foster more fluent interactions with faculty and students from diverse cultural backgrounds, thereby bolstering their international competitiveness.