Vice President for International Affairs
National Taiwan Normal University

Yi-De Liu

Internationalization of Higher Education in Taiwan and the Strategies of NTNU
Internationalization of higher education is an important goal for many universities around the world, and Taiwan is no exception. The decreasing number of local students and the increasing number of international students in Taiwan is a trend that reflects the growing importance of internationalization of higher education. By embracing this trend and taking proactive measures to support internationalization, NTNU are taking strategies to enhance its internationalization. Here are the 10 strategies - Strategic Partnerships, Academic Exchanges, Transnational Education & Internship, International Student Recruitment, EMI, Global Virtual Exchange, Overseas Mandarin Teaching, Global Alumni Relations, Internationalization @ Home and Administrative Support for Internationalization. By implementing these strategies, NTNU are striving for increasing its international student enrollment, enhancing its academic reputation, and establishing itself as a leading international university.
Yi-De Liu has started the role as Vice President for International Affairs, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) since 2022. He takes charge of developing global partnerships, recruiting international students and coordinating international student affairs. He graduated from University of Portsmouth with a PhD in European Studies, National Chengchi University with a MA in Diplomacy, and National Central University with a BA in French. Since 2010, he has been teaching at the Institute of European Cultures and Tourism. During his 12-year academic career in NTNU, he has served as Associate Vice President for International Affairs (2018-2021), Director of the Institute of European Cultures and Tourism (2013-2016) and Director of French Centre (2013-2016). He is also seving as Managing Supervisor of European Community Studies Association Taiwan and Editorial Board of EU Centre in Taiwan. His main research focus is the EU’s cultural policy. He has published more than 20 articles in international journals, has gained three times the awards as Distinguished Professor of NTNU, and has been invited by University of Angers and Univeristy of Burgundy in France as visiting professor. He is fluent in English, French and Mandarin.