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Title:NCNU Pandemic Prevention Measure
Date:2022-05-16
Summary:Starting from today 5/16 to 5/29, all classes (including experimental, practicum, and hands-on courses) will be switched to remote-only instruction for the rest of the semester (110-2) due to the ongoing pandemic.
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Title:Ministry launches plan to attract overseas students - Taipei Times
Date:2022-04-11
Summary:National Chi Nan University president Wuu Dong-sing (武東星) said that Taiwan is a stepping stone for many overseas Taiwanese and foreign students to study, work and live in Europe and the US. The policy of learning Mandarin for a year is appealing to students who cannot speak fluent Chinese, but the key to retaining talent is offering higher salaries so that they stay in Taiwan to work after they graduate, he said.
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Title:War in Ukraine spurs student interest in national defense
Date:2022-03-24
Summary:At Taiwan universities, the war in Ukraine has spurred greater interest in national defense. At one Nantou school, the once-unpopular civil defense elective course is now booked to capacity, by both male and female students. Let’s drop in on the class.
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Title:Stargazing area in Nantou County’s Cingjing launched
Date:2022-03-18
Summary:A project to create the nation’s first stargazing industry area has passed a review by the Executive Yuan in a meeting on regional revitalization. The “Starry Mountain City” plan focuses on areas between Nantou County’s Cingjing (清境) area and Hehuanshan (合歡山), which the International Dark-Sky Association in 2019 designated Taiwan’s first international dark-sky park. The plan was jointly launched by government agencies, academia and private entities, including Nantou’s Renai Township (仁愛) Office, National Chi Nan University (NCNU) and the Cingjing Sustainable Development Association.
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Title:VM-Fi Inc., a startup mentored by NCNU, amazed audiences at a Las Vegas exhibition
Date:2022-01-18
Summary:As a result of globalization, information, tourism, and transportation are no longer limited by borders; however, people are still subject to language barriers. VM-FI, Inc., a startup tutored by NCNU, developed a translation system that integrates artificial intelligence (AI) and the 5G high-speed communication technology. VM-Fi has been recognized by the world's most technologically influential "CES 2022 Smart City Innovation Award." VM-Fi uses smart city 5G and AI to provide high-speed, real-time voice interpretation services. With VM-Fi, a speech given by one person on stage can be translated into a different language simultaneously for one hundred audience members, which removes language barriers instantly and achieves the goal of a smart city lifestyle.
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Title:Sustainability brings new job opportunities; Eugene Chien calls on university students to establish a global perspective
Date:2022-01-14
Summary:Ambassador Eugene Chien (簡又新), Chairman of the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE) said that in the future, industries related to energy transition, such as electric vehicles, green energy (wind and solar), and zero-carbon buildings, will be new areas of knowledge with employment possibilities. He reminded NCNU students that in addition to developing independent thinking abilities, it is also necessary to establish a global perspective to consider the impact of climate change legislation on transportation, energy, agriculture, branding, international trade, fund investments, environmental litigation, carbon tax, and carbon fees after the current global climate change legislation is enacted.
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Title:NCNU's Smart Food Bank platform helps optimize distribution of goods
Date:2021-11-24
Summary:Wen-hsueh Chen (陳文學), associate professor of the Department of Public Policy and Distribution, National Chi Nan University (NCNU), collaborated with Hao-ming Hong (洪晧銘) and Xin-mei Li (李欣玫), students of the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, to address issues of donated goods in terms of unequal distribution, surplus, and a large amount of waste of donated materials by establishing a food bank. The "Just Enough to Meet Needs" goods sharing platform designed by them was selected as a candidate for the Sinyi Charity Foundation's project "Seeking 100 Mutual Support and Symbiotic Approaches during the Pandemic."
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Title:Dark sky tour in the tribal county: Discovering a secret stargazing place in Ren-Ai
Date:2021-11-24
Summary:Hehuan Mountain is not the only place for stargazing! National Chi Nan University has been assisting Ren-Ai Township in Nantou County in the promotion of a local creation plan to bring the stargazing tourism industry to the tribal area. Recently, various villages and communities were tasked to seek fields suitable for developing into stargazing tourist attractions. To create more tribal stargazing "secret" destinations, more stargazing facilities should be added in the future, and stargazing talents should be cultivated in tribal areas.
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Title:Taiwan-Japan Alliance of ten universities formed to bolster regional revitalization actions
Date:2021-11-23
Summary:The Taiwan-Japan University Alliance, involving a total of ten universities in Taiwan and Japan, was formally established on November 16. A Preparatory Office of the Taiwan-Japan University Alliance was set up in 2019, uniting six Taiwanese universities, National Chi Nan University, National Cheng Kung University, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, National Sun Yat-Sen University, National Taiwan Ocean University, and Tunghai University, and four Japanese universities, Kochi University, Chiba University, Ryukoku University, and Shinshu University. It is hoped this will transform the resources inside and outside the universities campuses into momentum for local linkage to promote regional revitalization.
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Title:NCNU developed "1 MORE PROTEIN" to cope with lactose intolerance
Date:2021-11-23
Summary:"1 MORE PROTEIN", a low sugar, fast-absorbing, plant-based protein that encourages many bodybuilding enthusiasts with lactose intolerance, created by a team led by Hsin Hua Ai (艾欣樺) of the Department of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, National Chi Nan University, was selected as the Phase 2 finalist of the Youth Development Administration's U-Start Plan. 
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Title:NCNU karate athlete won gold and bronze in the National Intercollegiate Athletic Games
Date:2021-11-09
Summary:NCNU karate team shone in the karate competition of the 2021 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games on October 8–11, 2021, held at Chang Jung University. Pei-Yu Hsiao (蕭霈瑜), a senior in NCNU's Department of Public Policy and Administration, competed with athletes from 30 colleges and universities and won the gold medal in the women's solo competition (Kara), and the bronze medal in the second weight class of the sparring discipline competition (Kumite). NCNU karate team ranked fourth in the team competition.
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Title:NCNU receives NT$3.5 million seed funding for enhancing students' bilingual capability
Date:2021-10-26
Summary:NCNU foreign language teachers have been dedicated to improving students' foreign language skills for many years. Recently, teachers have been actively involved in the professional teachers' social networking groups, striving to reform English curriculum plans and encouraging and guiding students to use technology (for example, VR and AR applications) to aid foreign language learning. At the same time, students are encouraged to take the initiative to learn foreign languages and to increase their self-motivation for learning. In terms of the future, NCNU is ready to move forward with the promotion of bilingualism policies.
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Title:NCNU receives "University Social Responsibility Award"
Date:2021-10-18
Summary: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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Title:Applications for master's and doctoral programs are now open
Date:2021-10-18
Summary: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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Title:Shared leadership, trust levels key to school performance
Date:2021-09-28
Summary:While participants are awaiting the announcement, one might ponder: how can principals and teachers, as distinct sources of learning-centered leadership, exert impact and boost school performance? The paper "How principal leadership facilitates teacher learning through teacher leadership: Determining the critical path" published in “Educational Management Administration & Leadership" by Chen Wen-yan (陳文彥), an associate professor and chair of NCNU's Department of Educational Policy and Administration, examined the role of leadership in Taiwanese junior and senior high schools and the paper's findings have unveiled some key insights.