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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.”

Under Su's leadership, NCNU has been blossoming along the three axis of sophistication, specificity, and internationalization. 

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

s 2021-03-04
NCNU invites nationwide coordination on global recruitment
Thanks to Taiwan's stellar pandemic-fighting efforts raising the nation's international visibility as a whole, Dr. Wuu Dong-sing explains that overseas interest in Taiwanese universities has surged as well. President Wuu suggests if the University Entrance Committee can coordinate a global front for Taiwanese universities, it would be a beneficial arrangement for all participating parties. He adds that first-stage trials can begin with targeting neighboring countries including Japan, South Korea, and Thailand. Time-wise, he suggests a small-scale push starting next year.
S 2021-03-02
NCNU launches the Cherry Blossom Alliance, a 12-school league in central Taiwan for higher education
To assist high school students based in central Taiwan prepare for critical changes to Taiwan's educational system, including a new system for college entrance examinations that will be introduced in 2022 and the new national curriculum adopted in 2019, the National Chi Nan University officially launched the Cherry Blossom Alliance (櫻花聯盟) this spring. The alliance is rallying high school teachers to join forces and guide up to 20,000 students in preparing for entrance exams. From reviewing important materials to designing new courses, this collective endeavor aims to smoothen the academic journey for students and put their parents' minds at ease.
s 2021-01-14
Dong-sing Wuu (武東星) elected as 8th NCNU president
The special electoral committee of National Chi Nan University (NCNU) convened on December 6, 2020 to deliberate upon the university's presidential candidates, resulting in Dong-sing Wuu , a tenured professor with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Taichung-based National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), receiving the most votes. Wuu's appointment has been confirmed by the Ministry of Education and his term will begin on Feb. 1, 2021.
s 2020-12-07
National Police Agency, NCNU join forces to strengthen campus safety
The off-campus murder of a female college student from Malaysia in Taiwan has called attention to the need for reviewing standard procedures and safety protocols, with NPA Director-General Chen leading the police's initiative in meeting school officials and holding discussions with students. NCNU, which works with the Ministry of Education (MOE) to recruit overseas compatriots and international students, is also reaching out to parents and overseas communities to address their concerns.

Faculty Stories

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Mahua, or the Sinophone literature of Malaysia, has been the focal point of studies from establishments such as Guangzhou's Jinan University since the 1990s to international academia such as American sinologists after 2005. In fact, their research often congregate on the literary output coming from a small Mahua community in Taiwan, from which novels are most popular but other creative forms and critiques flourish as well, and Ng is known for them all. 
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Dr. Yuhlong Oliver Su has served as president of National Chi Nan University since 2012. He is also a professor of applied chemistry who specializes in electroanalytical and porphyrin chemistry. Under Su's leadership, NCNU has been blossoming along the three axis of sophistication, specificity, and internationalization. Sophistication refers to the pursuit of refinement, a mindset of aiming for excellence in all aspects. “This has been my approach towards school governance and deepening the foundational roots of NCNU,” he explains. Specificity refers to the unique merits of each school, for “we are not just another public university.” Next up is internationalization, which has always been one of the university's founding values based on the intrinsic qualities of NCNU, in which the school name means “Southbound.”
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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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