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NPUST International Volunteers Visit Zhangrongbaihe Elementary

The renowned international volunteer group of the NPUST International College (國際學院) is cooperating with the international education services section of Zhangrongbaihe Elementary School for the first time, and using presentations and cultural exchanges to broaden the “international understanding” of young students. International sharing presentations were scheduled for the first day of the program, with NPUST students from St. Christopher and Nevis, Haiti, Pakistan and Burkina Faso visiting the elementary school to introduce what life is like in their native countries. The group received a very enthusiastic response form the teachers and students alike. The next two Saturdays (May 20 and 27) were designated for the “international cultural exchange” activities which began at 10:00 am each morning.

For the international cultural exchange, international students from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Swaziland, Cambodia, Gambia, Panama, Burkina Faso and Papua New Guinea all came along to represent their countries. The international volunteers used short introductions, posters and games to create an international environment where students had a chance to freely interact using English. Through the engaging activities the volunteers were able to inspire an eagerness to learn English among students and improve their abilities to express themselves. The introductions of different cultures also gave the elementary students a new willingness to learn more about diverse countries.

Zhangrongbaihe Elementary School is an NPUST concept school, which hopes to develop multicultural education through inter-group and inter-tribe activities. In preparation, Principal Shih-Tsung Chen led the school’s education group on a discussion of the courses, and faculty member Eh-Lai Yong put them together. Hopes are that through these activities with international students, the school will be able to capture the spirit behind the tribes own cultural artwork, while exhibiting respect to other people and manifesting the style and self-confidence of the aboriginals.

2017 Annual Indonesian Festival

【2017 Annual Indonesian Festival】 Date: 11am-15:20 pm, March 14, 2017 Venue: International College Event introduction: The event will include Indonesian traditional cuisine/ game/ dance performance and fashion show of traditional clothes. Besides, the student unions as Vietnamese, Thai, and Taiwanese will also bring some great shows.

Rector of Thailand’s RMUTR Visits to Renew MOU

On December 9th, the Rector of Thailand’s RMUTR, Asst. Prof. Siwa Wasuntarapiwat was accompanied by five other delegates, including Vice-Rector Asst. Prof Chulalak Paiboonfoongfueng, Assistant to Rector Dr. Pallsan Rojanapanich, Dean of the College of Architectural Design Mr. Saowanit Thongmee and foreign language experts Miss Chen Nai Hsin and Miss Nattanuch Jienpradith on a visit to the university. The main purpose for the trip was to renew an MOU on cooperation. While at the university the visitors were accompanied by President Chang-Hsien Tai, Vice-President for Administration Professor Chao-Lin Tuan and International College Dean Jik-Chang Leong on a visit to the International College.

Gadjah Mada University Representatives Tour NPUST

The Chairman of the Agricultural Mechanical Engineering Masters’ Program at Indonesia’s Gadjah Mada University, Prof. Dr. Sahid Susanto, was accompanied by Prof. Dr. Bambang Purwantana, Prof. Dr. Lilik Sutiarso, Dr. Adi Djoko Gurtino and Dr. Anggoro Cahyo Sukartiko on a visit to the university on December 7th. The guests met with International college Dean Jik-Chang Leong and International Master’s Degree Program in Agribusiness Management Director Wen-Chi Huang. They also had a tour of the departments of Tropical Agriculture, Soil and Water Conservation, Department of Biological Science and Technology and Bio-industrial Mechatronics Engineering as well as the GMP Food Processing Plant.

Malaysia’s Sarawak United Peoples' Party Explores Development Opportunities

he Director of the Youth Section of Malaysia’s Sarawak United Peoples' Party led a delegation of 13 members on a December 5th visit to the university. While at the university, the guests looked at potential industries of development and ways to promote agriculture policy with the state of Sarawak. While on campus the guests met with Vice President for Academic Affairs Chung-Ruey Yen and visited the Tropical Orchard, Department of Plant Industry Sustainable Farm, Orchid Greenhouse, and Department of Aquaculture. A meeting was also held with Vice President for Education Affairs Pao-Chuan Hsieh at the Second Meeting Room in the Administration Building.

Vietnamese Investment Committee Signs MoU with NPUST

Deputy Director Mr. Truong Manh Hung of an investment assistance and promotion committee from Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam led a 20 member delegation on a visit to the university on December 1st. The purpose of the visit was centered on the signing of an MOU and the exploration of business development opportunities. Special arrangements were made to meet with Vice President for Education Affairs Pao-Chuan Hsieh, Professor Chaur-tzuhn Chen, Office of Research and Development Director Ying-Chieh Lee and other university representatives. While at the university, the guests also toured the Department of Plant Industry’s Sustainable Farm, Tropical Orchard, Department of Aquaculture, and Department of Forestry.

Guests from Maejo University Tour Facilities

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thep Phongparnich of Maejo University’s School of Administrative Studies led a delegation of 19 on a visit to the university on November 28th to take a tour of the facilities at the university, including the Sports Center and Dormitories.

Thailand’s KMUTT Prof. Hong-Ming Ku Visits

On November 11th, Prof. Hong-Ming Ku, Dr. Saranya Thonglek and Dr. Amornrat Wattanalamloet of Thailand’s King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) visited the university. The main focus of the trip was to discuss a cooperative summer internship project. In order work out the related details, a special meeting was arranged with Director Shyang-Chwen Sheu of the Department of Food Science, Director Jr-Ming Miao of the Department of Biomechatronics Engineering, Dean J.C. Leong of the International College, Director Ying-Chieh Lee of the Graduate Institute of Materials Engineering and Vice President for Academic Affairs Chung-Ruey Yen. The visitors from Thailand also were given a tour of the Institute of Materials Engineering, the Center for Agricultural and Aquacultural Product Inspection and Certification, and the Department of Food Science GMP Simulated Production Line.