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in two categories ⁠— industry income and research by 2022 THE World University Rankings

Rooted in Taiwan, Branching out to the World

Taipei Times Editorial: National Chi Nan University this week became the first university to obtain approval to offer online counseling sessions. There is no reason the endorsement should not be granted to other institutions — the government can reinstitute the restrictions when the outbreak is over. (June 16)

NCNU held the inaugural reception of its 8th President Dong-sing Wuu (武東星) on Feb. 1, 2021. President Wuu promised to work towards elevating the happiness levels of fellow members and designing “a university of happiness, a university that brings happiness.”

NCNU shone in this year's university social responsibility category, winning gold for “Growing a Greener Shui Sha Lian: Smart Tech x Low Pollution x Circular Economy” and silver for “Coffee as a Career: A Sustainable Industry for Shui Sha Lian” at the 13th Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards. 

Highlights

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NCNU receives "University Social Responsibility Award"
NCNU was awarded first place in "University Social Responsibility" among medium-sized public comprehensive universities. President Dong-Sing Wuu stated that NCNU has long served as the connection for social responsibility collaborations for universities in the central region, actively promoting participation in civil society affairs, and further practicing the concept of "local creation and cross-regional governance". In the future, we will continuously strive to run the school, cultivate talents, and lead the local region of Nantou County towards a vision of mutual prosperity, sustainable development, and diverse values of civil society.
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Applications for master's and doctoral programs are now open
National Chi Nan University (NCNU) is currently accepting applications for the 2022 master's and doctoral programs! NCNU has a total of 28 master's and 13 doctoral academic programs with 207 and 34 openings, respectively. The application process includes application submission and interviews, with no written tests. The application window is from October 14, 2021 through to November 2, 2021.
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NCNU team TCG TECH combats plastics crisis with biodegradable tech
Lu Meng-shan (呂孟珊), a Ph.D. candidate with National Chi Nan University, has uncovered a way to transform sludge to proverbial gold. This discovery led to the formation of TCG TECH, an academic collective comprising Lu and fellow NCNU students Yang Chih-chi (楊智其), Chang Yu-chen (張育禎), Lu Yao-chih (呂曜志), and Hsu Hao (徐顥). Their applications of Lu's research have led to greener technology such as eco-friendly plastics, becoming shortlisted by the Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology as a potential recipient of its startup funds in the process.
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NCNU scores high for research, industry income on THE world rankings
In the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, National Chi Nan University (NCNU) is rated 412th globally for "Industry Income" ⁠— one of the five core pillars measuring the commercial impact, industrial value, and real-world applications of our institution's research.

Faculty, Student & Alumni Stories

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In addition to running the independent bookstore "Brilliant Time" (燦爛時光), Cheng Chang (張正) is also the incumbent Chief Director of Radio Taiwan International (中央廣播電台). He was previously the editor-in-chief of 4-Way Voice (四方報), the secretary-general of the Dream Together Charity Association (一起夢想公益協會), and an outstanding first-year alumnus of National Chi Nan University (NCNU). He has been engaging in Southeast Asian-related affairs for twenty years, from a beginning where he mistakenly got involved. From an initial stage that lacked public attention to today's well-organized programs, he has brought in perspective, vision, and strength, and injected sincerity and humanity into Taiwan's right to speak.
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Serving as an incubator for educational leadership, NCNU's Department of Educational Policy and Administration has attracted many academics and school principals to pursue advanced studies. Associate Professor and Chair Chen Wen-yan (陳文彥) works with scholars from Taiwanese universities to identify the formula for effective school governance.
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For most jobseekers, it would be a dream to work at Google. This dream became a reality for Hsu Chih-chun, National Chi Nan University (NCNU) alumnus who graduated from the Department of Applied Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering. Yet after years of fulfilling work, he chose to leave this formidable corporation — not for another better-paying company but for another objective.

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