Executive Vice President, National Taiwan Normal University

Frank Yung-Hsiang Ying

Professor Yung-hsiang (Frank) Ying is a Ph.D. holder in Economics from the University of Kentucky (USA), with research interests in macroeconomics, international finance, and health economics. His research achievements have also been published in international journals along the years.

After a year of teaching at the Colgate University in the United States, Prof. Ying returned to Taiwan and contributed what he had acquired by serving on the faculty of National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for more than a decade. Currently, he is serving at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU).

Over the course of his academic career, he has served in various administrative positions, including the graduate institute chair at NSYSU, the Chair of the Institute of Economics (NSYSU), the director of NSYSU Poll Center, and the Vice President for International Affairs. At National Taiwan Normal University, he served as Vice President of International Affairs and Dean of the College of Management, and currently holds the position of Vice President.

Prof. Ying’s extensive service outside of the university includes the committee member of the National Academy for Educational Research, the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan, the Taiwan Assessment and Evaluation Association, the Academia Sinica Ethics Committee, and the Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan; the board member of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education; and the advisor of the National Policy Foundation. In terms of international service, he has traveled throughout the world as a visiting scholar at Harvard Kennedy School of Government (USA), and as an invited lecturer at several universities including Akita International University (Japan), University of Lyon (France), and University of Lodz (Poland).

In addition, Prof. Ying has been involved in planning and organizing a number of multinational collaborative research projects such as the France-Taiwan Frontiers of Science of NSTC, the FP7 Marine Project, and the MOST Center for Global Affairs and Science Engagement (GASE) Project. His continuous participation in the three major higher education fairs across the world in recent years is in the hope of expanding relevant international cooperation opportunities, and he is currently the principal investigator of the Taiwan Huayu BEST Program at National Taiwan Normal University.

Prof Kao obtained a Bachelor and a Master degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and Case Western Reserve University respectively, he also received a PhD in Macromolecular Science from Case Western. He subsequently worked at the California Institute of Technology and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Prof Kao has wealth of experience and extensive insight into the development of biomedical technologies across academia and industry. He is an elected fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering. He is on several editorial boards and his extensive involvement with industry, regulatory and policy bureaus has enabled him to build a successful record in translating enabling technologies to the market. He has mentored more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate students, and clinician scientists from around the world.

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