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NSYSU has recently established the Southern Taiwan Global Research and Industry Alliance with other 5 local universities, under the promotion of the Ministry of Science and Technology Global Research & Industry Alliance Project (GLORIA). Being the first in Taiwan to contract with Oxentia-Oxford’s Global Innovation Consultancy – an OUI (Oxford University Innovation, OUI) innovative spin-off company, the six-university-alliance will endeavor to connect academia research intimately with industrial needs.
NSYSU President Ying-Yao Cheng has recently led a delegation team to Marseille, France and signed collaboration MOU with the Aix-Marseille University and Ecole Centrale de Marseille
Po-Hsun Chen, a NSYSU PhD student in the Department of Physics, has been awarded the honor of the 2017 IEEE EDS PhD Student Fellowship
Besides facilitating the learning potential of Philippino universities in IC circuit designs, the NSYSU teaching delegation team hopes to recruit Philippino students to study in NSYSU Ph.D. programs.
Chair Professor Chen at the Department of Oceanography of National Sun Yat-sen University led a Taiwan–Japan collaborative research team and published a study on global climate change (“Deep oceans may acidify faster than anticipated due to global warming”) in the top international journal Nature Climate Change.
The Compendium of Materia Medica on Chinese herbal medicine records that DangGui (Angelica Sinensis, AS) exhibits the capability to promote blood circulation and nourish the blood functionality. The research team led by NSYSU Associate Professor Chia-Chen Wang has scientifically proven, for the first time that the wisdom documented in the thousands of years of Chinese medicine legacy is not just incidental.
In recent years, scientists have appealed to all sectors of society to heed the marine ecological crisis. In efforts to find solutions for a sustainable environment, National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU), the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (NMMBA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
In the Sizihwan Tunnel near NSYSU, a Japanese colonial era military base that had been hidden for approximately 100 years was publicly unveiled on November 11, 2017. To celebrate the 37th anniversary of NSYSU, an activity titled “Walking into a mysterious place and walking along Sizihwan” was held.
NSYSU celebrated the 90th birthday of the emeritus Professor Kwang-Chung Yu. The birthday party saw the premier of the first documentary about Professor Yu and Hong Kong. The filmmaking team spent several months producing the 40-min documentary depicting Professor Yu’s 11-year literary career in Hong Kong and his literary works and life as a teacher. Professor Yu and his wife attended the premiere. The university also invited the emeritus professors Serena Jin and Wai Leung Wong, library staff, and friends of Professor Yu in Hong Kong to attend the premiere.
Professor Kwang-I Ying from the Department of Music and Professor Chi-Cheng Cheng from the Department of Mechanical and Electromechanical Engineering first creatively used music to paint by converting sound parameters (detecting the frequency, amplitude, and strength of a musical instrument) into visual points, lines, and surfaces through an algorithm.
Professor Shui-Kai Chang of the Institute of Marine Affairs has recently elected as the vice chairman of the International Scientific Committee (ISC).
Dr. Gloria Jumamil-Mercado, currently the Undersecretary and Executive Director, Office of the Cabinet Secretary, Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines, is the recipient of 2017 Distinguished Overseas Alumni of National Sun Yat-Sen University. During her visit to NSYSU, Dr. Jumamil-Mercado made a presentation of her dissertation: “Philippines-Taiwan Relations in the One China Policy: An Analysis of the Changing Relations Pattern” in the College of Social Science.