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A recent research of locating all 3D atomic positions and deciphering the chemical compositions at the single-atom-level, with an international collaboration of Assistant Professor Chien-Chun Chen at NSYSU Department of Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, and National Center for Electron Microscopy, is published in the journal Nature and highlighted by Nature New&Views.
The NSYSU European Union (EU) Centre encourages international student volunteers to serve 12 junior high schools and elementary schools in Kaohsiung through culture exchange projects.
Presidential Education Award winner Po Ying Tseng, a graduate student of NSYSU Department of Sociology , also a patient of the Tourette's Syndrome, established the Taiwan Tourette Association. Tseng said that the first thing on the list after the establishment of the association is to host a charitable concert for children with Tourette's Syndrome. This initiation became the first public concert for Tourette's Syndrome patients in Taiwan.
Chair Professor Kin-Lu Wong of NSYSU Electrical Engineering Department has been awarded the 2016 National Academic Award (Chair Professorship) from the Ministry of Education (MOE).
NSYSU College of Marine Sciences and collaboration partners from other universities form an interdisciplinary research team to develop a series of underwater inspection instrument for surveying seafloor, under the full support of the National Energy Program-Phase I/Phase II (NEP, NEPII).
NSYSU have recently hosted the award ceremony conferring the honorary doctorate degree on Dr. Chin-Nan Hsieh, the chairman of Lung Ching Steel Enterprise CO., LTD. , also the alumni of the NSYSU Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) program. As Hsieh has paid long-term concerns to the facilities and development of the campus and became the role model for alumni interacting with NSYSU, he is the first NSYSU alumni to accept this honor. Under his guidance, Lung Ching Steel Enterprise has also become the leading company in the industry of its kind.
New southbound talent cultivation policy has initiated! NSYSU President Ying-Yao Cheng and Director-general Wen Sheng Tseng of Economic Development Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government jointly inaugurated the establishment of NSYSU Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS). NSYSU will strive to become the think tank to facilitate the development of southern countries, promoting Kaohsiung as the new window towards the South while providing policy suggestions and cultivating talents.
Professor Zhi-Hong Wen of National Sun Yat-sen University's Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources is a recipient of a 2016 National Innovation Award for his successful development of the cultured Formosa soft coral for cosmeceuticals (crystal ocean) in collaboration with National Marine Biology and Aquarium's (NMMBA) researcher, Dr. Ping-Jyun Sung. The Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry (IBMI) has just hosted the 13th National Innovation Award Ceremony, and the coral cosmetic products has been honored to the award through three stages of reviews.
Two National Sun Yat-sen students wins the 2016 American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT) Business Writing Contest. The designated essay topic was: “How does commerce promote peace?”, which aims to encourage contestants to investigate how commerce can bring stability and peace to the society. The two, Mkhonzeni Dlamini and Ruo-Hsuan Yu, were among just 5 winners of the contest.
The European Union Centre at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU EU Centre) has won the French-Taiwanese Cultural Foundation Award, and is the only university centre to win this award in Taiwan. The other award winner this year is Dr. Samia Ferhat, the researcher of Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (Centre of Chinese Modern and Contemporary Studies) at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). The Taiwan Minister of Culture, Ms. Li-Chiun Cheng hosted the 20th French-Taiwanese Cultural Foundation Award Ceremony at the Institut de France in Paris.
Twenty universities and colleges including National Sun Yat-sen University met with Kaohsiung City Government officials on June 18 in “Kaohsiung Universities, Kaohsiung Think Tank” discussing topics such as energy conservation, corporate internship etc. During the event, Professor Eing-Ming Wu of Shu-Te University spoke of his hope that Mayor Chen can shape Kaohsiung into a city of friendliness, a city that welcomes young talents the most throughout Southeast Asia, so that more young people will come to study and work here.
The research team led by Professor Zhi-Hong Wen of National Sun Yat-sen University’s Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources in collaboration with National Taiwan Marine Biology and Aquarium’s researcher Ping-Jyun Sung, succeeded in farming soft corals and has developed the world’s first face mask imbued with extracts from the harvest. Animal testing showed coral extracts were able to accelerate the healing of burn wounds and atopic dermatitis over a period of 2 weeks. Should human testing also produce similar outcomes, coral used as an effective treatment for burn injuries and skin allergies may be expected.