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17.Partnerships for the Goals

Taiwan-Japan Alliance of ten universities formed to bolster regional revitalization actions

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.

NCNU receives NT$3.5 million seed funding for enhancing students' bilingual capability

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.

Taiwan's Applied Chemistry lands national project, global coverage

The Department of Applied Chemistry at National Chi Nan University (NCNU) is enjoying a glowing trajectory in recent years, from partaking in national-level research programs to collaborating with other research labs on developing solar-powered batteries. Its latest achievements now include being published by two world-class scientific magazines.