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NTNU Ranked 20th Globally in Education in World University Rankings 2021 by subject

Times Higher Education has announced the latest World University Rankings 2021 by subject: education in October. National Taiwan Normal University is ranked 20th, the best in Taiwan. The resources in education we put, the effort for internationalization paid off and NTNU stands a leading position in education.

AI2 Robot City from Prof. Hsu Ting Chia Awarded the Future Tech Award

The team of AI 2 Robot City, led by Prof. Hsu Ting Chia from the Department of Technology Application and Human Resources Application, was given the Future Tech Award by the Ministry of Technology. AI2 Robot City is a game-based learning kit for primary and secondary school students, which combines AI image-recognition teaching tool of MIT App Inventor and the computational thinking board game Robot City. Through this learning kit, users will learn to make smart cars, create image-recognition models, write and perform mobile application. Users will learn to write a program to recognize the personal cards in the board game, and furthermore to control the smart cars with blue-tooth and compete in the computational thinking board game.

Record breaking Patent Transfer Fee at NTNU from the Dept. of Chemistry

It’s proven fact that free radicals attack cells, acerating aging and even cause cancer. Prof. Lee Way Zen from the Department of Chemistry spent ten years to developing artificial enzyme, superoxide dismutase, that helps break down potentially harmful oxygen molecules in cells. This is the first anti superoxide radical element that can be kept in room temperature. This key technology has received eight patent approvals in seven countries and the technology is transferred to Ti-UNic Biotech for producing cosmetics.

Possible Breakthrough of semiconductor manufacturing

As 3nm process manufacturing kicked-off, the development is not as smooth as expected. Associate Professor Lan Yann Wen and Postdoctoral researcher Chun I. Lu from the Department of Physics at National Taiwan Normal University participated in the Taiwan-German cross-border research team formed by the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC). They have studied the "Cobalt/Molybdenum Disulfide Heterostructure" and found that through heterostructure "orbital hybridization", "spontaneous magnetic anisotropy" may be produced. If it is used in electronic components in the future, the development of semiconductor and optoelectronic industries may reach a breakthrough.

Research from NTNU shows Scientific Chinese Medicine Can be Applied to Pets

With the phenomenon of declining birthrates, aging society, cats and dogs are treated as family members. It’s predicted that by the second half of this year, the number of cats and dogs in Taiwan will exceed that of children under 15. When there are more aged pets who may suffer from chronic diseases and common diseases of elder animals it is urgent to promote the care of aged pets.