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What is NCHU ARCH? Discover what ARCH Means for the new NCHU Magazine

2021-02-09
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Source: Professor Chia-Lin Chang, Vice President for International Affairs, NCHU

Based on the academic focus and creativity for the benefit of humanity as major features of National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), the motivation for establishing a new magazine is to introduce and present the quality, ethos, and beauty of NCHU to the international community.

This semi-annual magazine “NCHU ARCH” represents a selection of projects from across NCHU that deliver on the university's commitment through “Ascension”, “Research”, “Collaboration”, and “Halcyon days”. According to the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary (2003), as a noun, “ARCH” refers to “a typically curved structural member spanning an opening and serving as a support (as for the wall or other weight above the opening)”. “ARCH” also bears the meaning of “principle or chief” when used as an adjective.

Through the publication, the aim of service as a principle, or chief, is precisely the essence to be extracted from the explorations of academic research and the challenges of administration.

In the first issue, the unit of “Ascension '', NCHU’s remarkable research is reported in the field of Oolong Sijichun tea by Dr. Jason T.C. Tze, Graduate Institute of Biotechnology, and his research team of the Academia-Industry Alliance for Tea, which highlights NCHU’s commitment to industrial upgrading and engaging in University Social Responsibility (USR).

In terms of “Research”, we are most pleased to introduce Dr. Yen-Fu Lin, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, whose team has developed a novel two-dimensional neural synapsis to seek artificial neuromorphic alternatives.

In “Collaboration”, we highlight two successful international collaborations: Dr. Jenn-Ming Song, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Director of the I-Center for Advanced Science and Technology, whose research on the noble metal nanoparticles, jointly with “laboratorie de Physique des solides”, CNRS, France. The topic has been the subject of considerable interest during the past decade, owing to their wide range of applications. The second international collaboration is our new and exciting “3+X Master Program” with UC Davis.

In respect of “Halcyon Days”, a Vietnamese graduated student, Ms. Võ Nguyễn Thị Minh Trang, from the Department of International Master Program of Agriculture (IMPA) was invited to share her carefully considered reflections on life at NCHU.

On the last page, we present the NCHU Art Gallery’s Collection, guiding and witnessing the beauty and elegance of NCHU, as illustrated in these paintings, pictures, and calligraphy.

I wish to acknowledge and thank the outstanding support team, Mr. Chun-Han Shih (Adam), Ms. Yu-Chun Liao (Claire), and Ms. Yen-Tang Li (Elaine), who have contributed their significant efforts over an extended period in helping to develop the “NCHU ARCH” magazine.

Due to the escalating global (COVID-19) epidemic, many countries have decided to control overseas mail entry, or only to open social international express mail. Considering the difficulties associated with mail and transport during the ongoing pandemic, as well as trying to minimize carbon emissions, the ARCH NCHU magazine has simultaneously issued an online version for NCHU's treasured overseas sister schools and overseas alumni.

This can be accessed by clicking the link below, or by scanning the QR code.

http://oiamag.nchu.edu.tw/index.php/en/
“NCHU ARCH”QR code

“NCHU ARCH”QR code

This semi-annual magazine “NCHU ARCH” represents a selection of projects from across NCHU that deliver on the university's commitment through “Ascension”, “Research”, “Collaboration”, and “Halcyon days”

This semi-annual magazine “NCHU ARCH” represents a selection of projects from across NCHU that deliver on the university's commitment through “Ascension”, “Research”, “Collaboration”, and “Halcyon days”

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