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Celebrating Grand Opening of Joint Office in the Philippines, NSYSU to Promote Educational and Economic Exchanges
Publish date : 2017-09-30

NSYSU is celebrating the Grand Opening of the Joint Office of the Taiwan Education Center-Philippines (TEC) and the Resource Center for Economics, Industry and Academy Cooperation, NSYSU (RCEIAC) at the First Global Building in Manila on September 29, 2017. Guests at the ceremony are Political Deputy Minister Leehter Yao of the Ministry of Education (MOE), Ambassador Dr. Gary Song-Huann Lin of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines, Chairman Angelito T. Banayo of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, Former Commissioner Dr. Alex Brilantes, Jr. from Commission on Higher Education, Director-General Andy Cheu-An Bi of the MOE Department of International and Cross-strait Education, and NSYSU President Dr. Ying-Yao Cheng. Representatives of several Taiwanese Business Associations in the Philippines are also present to witness this historical moment.


President Ying-Yao Cheng states that NSYSU has the responsibility to establish collaboration with Southeast Asia, in particular the Philippines, in academia and economics through the collaboration and exchanges of talents. Given that NSYSU’s strategic location in Southern Taiwan as a gateway to Southeast Asia, it is part of the University’s social responsibility to contribute to regional development in the Greater Kaohsiung area. The Taiwan Education Center-Philippines and the Resource Center for Economics, Industry and Academy Cooperation, NSYSU will be a crucial window in achieve these goals.


Dr. Chih-wen Kuo, Vice President of the Office of International Affairs at NSYSU points out that this is the first in the Philippines to set up TEC. The main function of TEC is to provide a bridge between Taiwan and the Philippines for collaboration in academia and research, on top of providing Mandarin language programs.


Dr. Hung-Jeng Tsai, Director of the RCEIAC expresses that today’s opening is a Beginning—for the Philippines and Taiwan to build common ground for collaboration under the goodwill of the Taiwanese government with mutual interests and benefits with industries and exchanges of talents.


The two Centers with a joint office is located in the heart of the action in Makati City, Metro Manila and offers convenient access. The centers are non-profit organizations supported by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. NSYSU is proud to take the lead in the New Southbound Policy in the Philippines as part of the internationalization for higher education institutions.


NSYSU has grown to be recognized as one of Taiwan’s significant research and learning higher education institution with international recognition. The University was established in 1980 and has become one of the most promising universities in Taiwan. NSYSU has endeavored to pursue excellence in teaching and research with support of the Ministry of Education through the “Aim for the Top University Plan.” NSYSU offers a unique opportunity to explore Taiwan’s culture in an English-friendly learning environment.

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