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Projection exhibition in Sizihwan Tunnel summarizes NSYSU’s achievements in 2020

National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) is joining 2021 New Year's Eve events in Kaohsiung City with its projection exhibition in the Sizihwan Tunnel summarizing the University’s major events and research highlights of the past year. The exhibition is available until February 28. Creative graphic representations of oxes convey good wishes for the upcoming Year of the Ox to the public, tourists, faculty, staff and students of the University.

“We bid farewell to the year 2020 and will continue to rush forward, with the University’s 40 years of experience in scientific research!” NSYSU said that the exhibition in the Tunnel comprises 40 slides introducing 40 highlight events of 2020 at the University to make the visitors “review the past, work hard, and envision the future”.

In the past year, the world was put to the test of the COVID-19 pandemic. NSYSU not only played a leading role in responding to this situation, reducing tuition and fees by 3%, but also used its top-notch research capabilities to develop a 15-minute COVID-19 test to detect the virus even in an early stage of infection with just a single drop of blood, and published an international collaborative perspective article on the possibility of aerosol transmission of COVID-19 by asymptomatic individuals in Science, a top scientific journal, and thus contributing to the fight against the pandemic. These achievements are presented in the slide exhibition.

NSYSU's academic rankings in 2020 were the best since its foundation. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2020 World University Rankings ranked NSYSU among the top five universities in Taiwan for the second consecutive year, along with National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, National Chiao Tung University, and National Cheng Kung University. For the first time, Global Views Monthly ranked NSYSU among the top 5 universities in Taiwan in its ranking of Taiwan’s 30 best universities. In addition, several professors of each College of the University published their research papers in top journals and were awarded the Outstanding Research Award by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

NSYSU emphasized that the research strength it has developed in the past is now being invested to improving the healthcare in the outer islands and rural areas of the Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Penghu, and Taitung area for the wellbeing of their residents. In the past year (2020), the University has been actively investing in the establishment of its public-financed School of Post-Baccalaureate Medicine, and the Ministry of Education has recently issued an approval for NSYSU to continue the process of establishment. The projection exhibition also showcases the 10-year project aimed at implementing English-language education, as well as the social responsibility project of the University that won the Golden Award in 2020 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards. These 40 years of achievements of NSYSU’s faculty and students and the highlights of the year 2020 will bring even more energy into the University’s research in 2021.

The tunnel also presents creative images of the ox to express the joyful atmosphere of New Year celebrations and convey the message that NSYSU will take on the leadership position in the academic world by making full use of its capacity in the Year of the Ox.
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