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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. 

On behalf of National Chi Nan University (NCNU) and the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE), NCNU President Dr. Yuhlong Oliver Su and TAISE Chairman Dr. Eugene Chien signed a cooperative pact on Sept. 23 forming a new academic-business partnership championing the sustainable development of Taiwan.

NCNU has been utilizing its administrative and academic resources to identify the industrial and business potential of its Nantou hometown and nurture the required talents and personnel accordingly.

'Applied Sciences' selects NCNU research paper as February cover story

A research paper titled "Optimized LED-Integrated Agricultural Facilities for Adjusting the Growth of Water Bamboo (Zizania latifolia)” by NCNU's multi-department team has been published by an SCI journal “Applied Sciences” as the cover story of its February issue.

National Chi Nan University and Taiwanese firm CH Biotech R&D look forward to a fruitful year of agricultural cooperation following the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) in December 2019. The partnership will see land revitalization and student participation from NCNU, and technical and on-site training from CH Biotech.

 

National Chi Nan University was rated 2nd most sustainable university in Taiwan

NCNU was ranked 45th out of 780 universities in the world and 8th in Asia in UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2019. 

Using her literary-themed hostel café as a base, Professor Luo’s enduring outreach efforts have strengthened Puli’s core identity, introduced new knowledge and initiatives, and fashioned a new charter for community-university cooperation. By linking Lancheng with National Chi Nan University and Puli Township, she has also brought the community closer to the world.

The National Chi Nan University's rowing team captured second place in an invitational competition held in Jiangxi Province's Nanchang City on July 1, beating out established teams from international schools including Harvard University, University of Cambridge, and University of Oxford. The top spot was cinched by New Zealand's University of Otago.

The National Chi Nan University held its graduation ceremony for the 2018-2019 school year on June 1. Themed “Jigsaw of Memories,” the event paid tribute to both the accumulation of past schoolyard experiences and future professional aspirations.

CT&D Group has been rendering great support to NCNU, both in academic research and student internships. This partnership has seen 74 NCNU students enroll in internships offered by the world-renowned business group, in which their training included lectures delivered by top-ranking managerial officials.

The NCNU Rowing Team has won 2 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze medals at the 40th Hong Kong Rowing Championships!

Highlights

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NCNU captures two prizes at Taiwan's corporate sustainability awards
National Chi Nan University 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. These two ongoing projects validate NCNU's approach to community empowerment and underscore the university's role as a regional think tank.
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Construction begins on NCNU's new softball center
With generous support from the Sports Administration of the Ministry of Education, National Chi Nan University held the groundbreaking ceremony for its upcoming softball center on Sept. 23. The momentous occasion was joined by many esteemed guests, including Pan Yi-chuan (潘一全), chairman of Softball Asia, and Chang Chia-hsing (張家興), secretary-general of the Chinese Taipei Amateur Softball Association.
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NCNU spearheads new Shui Sha Lian development plan
Carrying forth with objectives stated on Sept. 5 during a joint press conference held by the four townships, Shui Sha Lian Regional Development Committee members including mayors and teachers from all four NCNU colleges worked together to plan for the region's sustained prosperity and identify more opportunities for academic collaboration in local governance.
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​​​​​​​NCNU set to become nation's top producer of solar power
Through the Nantou County Government and the Energy Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ "Promotion of Green Energy Roofs Project," NCNU and Xinming Energy Co., Ltd. (新明能源有限公司) signed a lease agreement for solar photovoltaic equipment that will generate 1.5 megawatts of power. This deal makes NCNU the first project site in the government's green energy roof project to challenge the 1-megawatt benchmark, and cements NCNU as a green university and a development center for sustainable energy.

Faculty Stories

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Since Wang joined NCNU in 2004, she has facilitated the launch of NCNU's Center for Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Research, then developed diagnostic tests for campus- or dating-related violence, such as the Taiwan Intimate Partner Violence Danger Assessment, for use by frontline social workers all across Taiwan. In recent years, Wang has continued working with others to successfully lobby for more much-warranted legal protection for women and children in Taiwan. She also guided TCAV in organizing two editions of the Asia-Pacific Summit on Gender-Based Violence, in which policymakers from across Asia meet in Taipei to fortify the networks that protect women and the young. This year she partnered with non-governmental organizations to form a coalition for criminalizing stalkers in all forms. Policymaking and academia are but two facets of her decades-long and illustrious career — one that is marked by perseverance, compassion, and a Purple Ribbon Award from MOHW for contributing to national protective services.
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By bringing students to the actual construction site, Dr. Chen Ku-fan believes he can better demonstrate how the academic knowledge being imparted can be applied to the lifelong profession. Working with fellow CE professor Tsai Yung-pin, Dr. Chen brought their classes to Puli's Taomi Village, where hostels and B&Bs were being outfitted with a simple wetland area for processing used water. Being on-site, as well as adjusting projected calculations based on field readings, will familiarize students with the real-life applications of the theorems and equations taught in class, he points out.
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Hsiang Chen, chair of National Chi Nan University's Department of Applied Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering, began his academic journey in the field of electrical engineering before delving into photonics and nanomaterials. Respected among his peers as a well-trained engineer who has never ceased his research efforts, Chen maintains a steady publishing average of 8 articles per year in international science master journals listed on the Science Citation Index (SCI). Apart from livening up his department's recruitment and teaching process, he is also leading the way for more case studies, hands-on experiments, and industry knowledge such as the latest breakthroughs in technology and applications.

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