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Students and teachers of the College of Engineering of University of the Philippines Diliman visit NSYSU

2019-10-31

To establish closer ties with higher education institutions around the world, and to promote international education, the College of Engineering at NSYSU is continually engaging in bilateral exchange and signing cooperation agreements with renowned overseas universities. Recently, a few joint dual-degree program agreements have been signed. Dean of the College of Engineering of the University of the Philippines Diliman – Ferdinand G. Manegdeg, came to Taiwan on September 28th together with his students. His itinerary included a visit to the College of Engineering at NSYSU. Both parties expect to develop closer cooperation in the future.

Dean of the College of Engineering of the University of the Philippines Diliman Ferdinand G. Manegdeg and assistant professor Roderaid T. Ibanez came with 42 students. Besides visiting the University’s laboratory, both sides discussed engineering technology and practice. NSYSU teachers and students also showed the mountain and sea views on campus. The University of the Philippines is the largest comprehensive university and one of four top universities in the Philippines. It is placed close to Tsinghua University in Beijing in international rankings. It has a US-style education model, classes are taught entirely in English, and nearly a hundred international scholars from 24 different countries (most of them from Japan and USA) teach at the university every year. A total of 1,450 teachers teach at the Diliman branch (44% of the total number of teachers of the University of the Philippines). Also, it is the branch with the most international students, coming from 64 countries.

The College of Management at NSYSU spares no effort in promoting internationalized education in recent years. With NTD 2 million funding from the Ministry of Education and NTD 750,000 from the Academic League Engineering Field Project, the New Southbound Program established the Indonesia Elite Research and Development Master Program was established. In August this year, collaboration was tied with the Faculties of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering of Brawijaya University (Indonesia). For the first time, two-week Summer School of Electrical Engineering and Mechatronics was organized; 17 students and 2 teachers were invited to Taiwan for short-term research and study. The curriculum included professional courses and humanistic knowledge. Both sides also organized short-term 3in1 teaching program for teachers. Dean Chih-Peng Li, Vice Dean Chi-Cheng Cheng, Chair of the Program in Telecommunication Engineering Wan-Jen Huang, assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering Po-Wei Chen went to Indonesia to attend the two-week program.

To strengthen international ties, many teachers of the College of Engineering signed agreements on collaboration and dual-degree programs with overseas universities: professor of the Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering Shu-Min Li signed an MOU with the Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering of the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan), professor Yao-Ching Hsieh of the Department of Electrical Engineering conducts short-term overseas study project for teachers with Kyoto Institute of Technology and an MOU was signed between both parties, assistant professor Kin-Cheong Sou signed an MOU on collaboration with Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), associate professor Li-Yin Chen of the Department of Photonics collaborates with the research section of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tokyo, professor Chan-Nan Lu of the Department of Electrical Engineering and assistant professor Kin-Cheong Sou collaborate with the Faculty of Science and Technology of Meijo University, and have recently signed an MOU, the Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Institute of Communications Engineering, and Master's Program in Telecommunication Engineering also signed an agreement on dual-degree program with of corresponding faculties of the University of Brawijaya.
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