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Some overseas students at NCUE are not going back to their homelands during the Chinese New Year Spring Festival. The Office of International and Cross-strait Affairs (OICA) gave a gift of a red envelope to each of the students staying in Taiwan. OICA extended greetings for a happy New Year to the students and encouraged them to further explore local traditions and customs during the Spring Festival, hoping they enjoy the warm New Year atmosphere in the winter months of Taiwan.

 

The Office of International and Cross-strait Affairs (OICA) at NCUE hosted a farewell banquet for exchange students and students from Mainland China. The representatives of exchange students gave acknowledgment speeches at the event, expressing their reluctance to leave and showed their appreciation to both NCUE and their home universities for offering exchange opportunities. They indicated that they proudly regard themselves as NCUE alumni and recommend people to visit Taiwan and NCUE. Their learning journeys in Taiwan teach them to understand, appreciate and respect different cultures. They encourage NCUE students to grab the opportunity of studying abroad on exchange. People from all over the world can create a better future together by learning from each other.

 

A group of around 50 consisting of Japanese high school students and parents led by President Miho Ambiru of the “Taiwan Study Support Center”(the Center) visited NCUE to learn more about the University. The experience visiting NCUE would serve as a reference for the students wishing to pursue further studies overseas. NCUE is one of the recommended universities by the Center. Two Japanese students indicated in Mandarin that they are planning to study in Taiwan because of their love for this country. Their accurate pronunciation impressed all present at the welcome meeting.

 

Dean Lu Ming Tien of Strait Chenggong Institute at Wuyi University (WYU), one of NCUE’s partner in Fujian Province of Mainland China, led a delegation to visit NCUE, exchanging views on cooperation in cultivating applied talents. In the past two years, the cooperation in finance field has been positively recognized. WYU looks forward to extending cooperation based on what the two institutions have achieved, and NCUE President Yen-Kuang Kuo looks with favor on it. During the visit, President Lu met with the exchange students from WYU. He expressed his hope that they cherish the opportunity to experience different ways of teaching at NCUE, and share their experience with junior schoolmates at WYU.

 

President Lin Sung Po of Qilu Normal University (QNU), one of NCUE’s partner universities in Mainland China, led a delegation to visit NCUE. The two sides compared notes on future cooperation projects. Given that both have mutual experience of successfully transforming into comprehensive universities, they reached a consensus about deepening cooperation based on mutual benefit, exchange of assistance, and sharing of resources. NCUE will especially share its experience with and offer study opportunities to QNU in the field of teacher training, such as teaching models and management, and curriculum development.

 

President of Huzhou University, Li-Chin Zhang, led a group to visit NCUE and signed a Memorandum of Understanding, making the partnership official between the two institutions. Huzhou University is one of NCUE’s 86 partner universities in Mainland China.  

A delegation led by Vice President Wei-Tung Tsou of Longyan University, which is one of NCUE’s Partner Universities in Mainland China, visited NCUE in early December. Both sides exchanged views on future cooperation in the fields of teacher training, sports rehabilitation, special education and innovation and entrepreneurship. NCUE and Longyan have been sharing teaching and research resources for two years. Longyan students have also benefited from positive experiences of exchange studies at NCUE. Both institutions look forward to furthering cooperation in the future.

 

The Office of International and Cross-straits Affairs (OICA) and Overseas Chinese Students Association (OCSA) hosted a series of orientation activities for new overseas Chinese students, including a welcome party, an orientation, a new student assembly and two-day icebreaker games. Apart from experiencing Taiwanese hospitality and vitality, the new students are expected to be accustomed to the new environment via professional counseling and icebreakers activities that help find their spiritual home in Taiwan.

 

NCUE recently established a partnership with Global Leadership University (GLU) of Mongolia. GLU is NCUE’s first partner university in Mongolia. Founder and President Otgonbat Barkhuu of GLU visited NCUE recently in the hope of establishing cooperation at various levels, including English and Chinese teaching training, and joint-degree programs. NCUE has been devoted to Chinese language education for overseas students for years. The cooperation between the two institutions may start with it since GLU has been implementing a policy that encourages students to learn Chinese and Korean, among others, to nurture a global mindset for all students.

 

A group of 15 from the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) visited NCUE to discuss future cooperation projects on the teacher training of Chinese independent high schools and sponsorship plans for disadvantaged students, including opening overseas in-service master’s programs and educational programs, conducting workshops for the principals of Chinese independent high schools, and offering scholarships for the students. With the cooperation experience in the past two years, NCUE President Yen-Kuang Kuo takes a positive stance towards the medium- and long-term cooperation with Dong Zong and NCUE is expected to try its best to help promote Chinese education in Malaysia.