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On January 13th, as noon approached, a rare sight certain to invite one’s curiosity could be witnessed on campus, as a large number of international students gathered together on the side of the road, all dressed in red. Lunar New Year was nigh, and for locals in Taiwan, many preparations had already begun. But, just before everyone took off for the winter holidays, NPUST and Office of International Affairs (OIA) staff kept with tradition by putting on a festive New Year banquette for its international students to enjoy.

On December 24th 2019, a graduation ceremony was held for the 37th Class of the Overseas Youth Vocational Training Workshop at the NPUST Library and International Convention Center together with an exhibition of research results, which was on display in the first floor entrance hall. The 18 students from Malaysia and Indonesia who graduated from the program were presented with certificates of graduation by NPUST President Chang-Hsien Tai in front a group of around 50 friends and family members who had travelled to Taiwan to witness the occasion.

On November 22, 2019 NPUST hosted the “Impact Summit” at the university’s International Conference Hall to give scholars from different backgrounds an opportunity to discuss a variety of challenges that universities are expected to face in the years ahead.

On October 21, 2019, Dr. Hubert Hasenauer, the rector of University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), and Dr. Thomas Hein, the head of the BOKU Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management (IHG) visited NPUST to meet with its representatives and discuss matters of cooperation.

Under the commission of the Taiwan Ministry of Education, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) has been hosting the “Taiwan Education Center” in Thailand for many years, working to add depth and strength to the friendly international partnership that the two countries share. For seven consecutive years NPUST has also been cooperating with Thailand to host both the “Taiwan-Thailand Higher Education Forum” and “Higher Education Fair”.

On May 1st, NPUST welcomed 33 students from Thailand’s Songkhla Rajabhat University, who were visiting the university for a two-week academic exchange.


Since the time their sister-school relationship was formalized, NPUST and Rakuno Gakuen University have maintained an active and intimate relationship. The two universities are united by many common characteristics of development and enjoy learning from one another. For three professors from the two universities, Prof. Masami Kaneko, Prof. Buho Hoshino and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chien-Chang Chen, forestry research has been the basis for a very close partnership – and a joint research lab has even been set up for them on the RGU campus to conduct their work.

On January 28th, a New Year Luncheon was held in Pingtung City at the Tao Shan Banquet Hall for 90 of NPUST’s international students who will be spending their winter break on-campus.

On December 20th a graduation ceremony was held in the conference hall at the university Library and Conference Center for students who successfully completed the 36th Session of the Overseas Youth Vocational Training School. A results exhibition was also set up on the first floor of the library to display some of the students’ accomplishments.

This November, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted the 2018 “Taiwan-Vietnam Early Childhood Education International Exchange Workshop”, bringing academic leaders in the field from both countries together to exchange ideas and promote new strategies for development. The opening ceremony for the workshop was held at 10:00 am on November 15th at the university’s General Education Building.

In 2013, the NPUST Department of Recreational Sport & Health Promotion entered into a cooperative relationship with the world renowned resort organization, Club Med, to training students in resort management and open up opportunities for overseas internships. The relationship is the first of its kind in Taiwan, and over the past five years, many students have already travelled to Club Med Resorts around the world to take part in internship training.

Students from Thailand were on “vacation” for two weeks at Taiwan’s National Pingtung University of Science and Technology as part of a new program which has been created to give students from Thailand a chance to learn new language skills and experience different cultures.

Nauru Member of Parliament, Asterio Appi, has been awarded the MOE Study in Taiwan “Global Outstanding International Alumni of Taiwan Award”.

National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) has pulled out all the stops in its internationalization efforts over the years and has seen continuous growth in its overseas enrollment as a result. This year, 750 students coming form 46 countries around the world are on the roster at the university and excited to be part of the international NPUST family.

NPUST enjoys friendly relationships with the countries that fall under the umbrella of Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy. The university is also working to build strong relationships with Taiwanese businesses and local industries operating in these countries and provide them with substantive technological assistance.


Each year, the Ministry of Education holds higher education exhibitions or forums abroad to promote the competitiveness of Taiwan’s top academic institutions and attract more students from overseas.

The NPUST Animal Biologics Pilot Production Center (動物製劑研究中心) has be selected from among 65 special field research centers at 24 universities to receive grant money from the Ministry of Education’s 2018 Higher Education Sprout Project (高等教育深耕計畫).

On April 10th, 2018, the NPUST Department of Social Work invited members of Charles Darwin University (CDU) to hold a special “resilience training” workshop at the Humanities Building on the NPUST campus.

On March 27th a charming gathering of bright-eyed students took place on the square in front of the General Education Building to celebrate the annual Indonesian Cultural Festival at NPUST. As the university’s vice-president, Dr. Chung-Ruey Yen, and Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei (IETO) senior assistant, Mrs Mulyansari kicked off the event, they thanked the Indonesian students for making NPUST into the type of multicultural environment that it is.

On December 19th (‘17) a graduation ceremony was held for the 35th class of the NPUST Overseas Youth Vocational Training School. Coming from Malaysia and Indonesia, the 35 graduating students who took part in the program were trained in plant industry and quality tropical agriculture.