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Shandong Normal University (SDNU) and Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), two of NCUE’s partner universities in Mainland China, came to visit NCUE in November 2017 and had a conversation with their exchange students at NCUE, sharing their learning and living experience in Taiwan. Both universities participated in the Fifth Forum for Presidents of Normal Universities in the Greater China Region hosted by NCUE in 2016. They expressed their hope of deepening the collaboration with NCUE, including conducting joint research projects, holding joint conferences, and inviting President Yen-Kuang Kuo to pay a visit to the Mainland.

Taiwan Ministry of Education (MOE) recently awarded five universities, of which NCUE is one and the only winner located in Central Taiwan, for their excellent international student counseling in 2017. It shows NCUE’s achievement of internationalization based on President Kuo’s governing strategy, which is widely recognized, actively offering sufficient support to international students in hopes that they enjoy their learning journey in Taiwan.

President Frank Dievernich of Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (FRA-UAS), Germany, and Director Andrea Janssen of the International Office at FRA-UAS, visited the College of Engineering and the Graduate Institute of Vehicle Engineering at NCUE in October and was impressed by NCUE’s positive and friendly learning environment. Both universities expect to promote internship programs that arrange for exchange students to participate in practical training at the local companies. The education at FRA-UAS gives weight to theory-practice integration. Currently there are three NCUE exchange students studying there.

Vice President Jie Yang of Guilin University of Aerospace Technology (GUAT), an NCUE's partner university in Mainland China, led a group to come visit in hopes of deepening the long-term collaboration with NCUE. They paid a visit to the exchange students from GUAT as well. NCUE Vice President Ming-Fei Chen expressed his hope to extend the collaboration in the long run from student exchange to faculty exchange based on the mutual needs of both universities.

The Office of International and Cross-strait Affairs (OICA) at NCUE held the Orientation for 233 exchange students from Mainland China, Germany, Malaysia, Korea and Japan and 7 degree-seeking students from the Mainland at the beginning of the semester. NCUE President Yen-Kuang Kuo expressed his hope that the exchange students would have a joyful learning journey in Taiwan. He also looks forward to more European students coming to study. From this semester there would be 100 students from Longyan University and Wuyi University of the Mainland studying the special program in Finance at NCUE for a year. The teachers coming along with the students were also present at the orientation.

The Office of International and Cross-strait Affairs (OICA) at NCUE held the Orientation for 233 exchange students from Mainland China, Germany, Malaysia, Korea and Japan and 7 degree-seeking students from the Mainland at the beginning of the semester. NCUE President Yen-Kuang Kuo expressed his hope that the exchange students would have a joyful learning journey in Taiwan. He also looks forward to more European students coming to study. From this semester there would be 100 students from Longyan University and Wuyi University of the Mainland studying the special program in Finance at NCUE for a year. The teachers coming along with the students were also present at the orientation.

With the remarkable progress of internationalization, NCUE has extended its partner network to more areas around the world. Its partner universities cover 16 countries, including the United States, Germany, the UK, France, Australia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and China. Around ten quality non-Chinese new partner universities and prospective partners are added this year, all of which reserve exchange quota for NCUE students. Thailand, Russia and Spain, in which a new partner or partner-to-be is located respectively, are the countries that NCUE develops a partnership with for the very first time.

With the remarkable progress of internationalization, NCUE has extended its partner network to more areas around the world. Its partner universities cover 16 countries, including the United States, Germany, the UK, France, Australia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and China. Around ten quality non-Chinese new partner universities and prospective partners are added this year, all of which reserve exchange quota for NCUE students. Thailand, Russia and Spain, in which a new partner or partner-to-be is located respectively, are the countries that NCUE develops a partnership with for the very first time.

NCUE made a breakthrough in the academic exchange with Eastern Europe! Dr. Dimiter Velev, Professor of the Department Information Technologies and Communication at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Bulgaria, visited NCUE with his wife in the hope of establishing a cooperative mechanism between two universities. UNWE is an elite university whose graduates have been prominent scientists, state figures, and four Prime Ministers. It is expected that his visit would facilitate the development of the relationships between NCUE and the countries of Eastern Europe.

NCUE President Yen-Kuang Kuo, who led a delegation to attend 2017 Taiwan Higher Education Exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur and Yong Ping of Malaysia, returned to Taiwan in mid-July. At the event, many Malaysian students were interested in NCUE because of its good academic reputation, close academic relationship with Malaysia and scholarships offered for Malaysian students. President Kuo also visited NCUE’s partner universities including Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Malaysia Sarawak University and Han Chiang College, and independent high schools, hoping to deepen the relationship with “New Southern-bound Policy” countries and extend the opportunities of international exchange for NCUE faculty and students.