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National Chung Hsing University and Utah State University Signed a Collaboration Agreement on Starting a New Chapter in Taiwan-US Higher Educational Exchange

2022-03-24
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Source:Office of International Affairs of NCHU

In an effort to enhance campus internationalization and increase the exchange opportunities of professors and students among our U.S. sister school counterparts, NCHU Vice President Chun-Liang Lin, Director of Language Center I-Ming Shih and Project Assistant of Office of International Affairs Ching-Yang Siang visited Utah State University on May 23rd 2022 to sigh a collaboration agreement with USU President Noelle Cockett.

In the years since NCHU and Utah State University began exploring ways to work together, beginning in 2011 and formalizing an agreement in 2018, faculty and students at the two universities have developed collaborations and friendships. Attaching great importance to the collaboration, Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco Ming-Chi Scott Lai, Section Chief Hui-Yi Chou, Vice Section Chief Shi-Cheng Lin and NCHU Honorary Doctorate Don Wang visited USU and met with several Taiwanese businesspeople who worked and lived on Utah’s Wasatch Front along with NCHU Dual-degree postgraduate students.

Central to developing the new and original agreements are the efforts of USU alumni Don Wang, he began paving the way for exchanges with higher education institutions in Taiwan in 2011. Traveling there with USU faculty and administrators and bringing faculty from NCHU to visit USU, Dr. Wang viewed the investments of time, energy and money as a way to build model programs that could grow and create more opportunities for students and faculty in both the U.S. and Taiwan.
At the signing, Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco Ming-Chi Scott Lai said that he was glad to see that there were more and more collaborations between Taiwan and the U.S., chiefly the one between NCHU and USU. USU President Noelle Cockett stated that she hoped the agreement would cement the partnership which further strengthened the academic exchanges and brought reciprocal benefits.

Vice President of Office of International Affairs Chia-Lin Chang has been committed to facilitating discussions between OIA and USU, in which expedited student exchanges and joint dual-degree programs. Section Chief of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco Hui-Yi Chou represented the support from the Office; and USU professor Simon Wang fostered the connection among the two universities and overseas compatriots, contributing greatly to this event.

Director of Language Center I-Ming Shih also paid a visit to numerous directors at USU to talk through future collaboration of Mandarin language pedagogy.
After the visit and agreement signing, NCHU and USS have formed a tighter bond. In addition, such agreement will definitely start a new chapter in international tertiary educational collaborations.
National Chug Hsing University Vice President Chun-Liang Lin and Utah State University President Noelle Cockett signed an agreement extending student and faculty exchanges between the two universities.

National Chug Hsing University Vice President Chun-Liang Lin and Utah State University President Noelle Cockett signed an agreement extending student and faculty exchanges between the two universities.

(From left to right) NCHU Vice President Chun-Liang Lin, Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco Ming-Chi Scott Lai,USU President Noelle Cockett, and Dr. Don Wang at the signing event.

(From left to right) NCHU Vice President Chun-Liang Lin, Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco Ming-Chi Scott Lai,USU President Noelle Cockett, and Dr. Don Wang at the signing event.

Director of Language Center I-Ming Shih paid a visit to numerous directors at USU to discuss about future collaboration of Mandarin language pedagogy.

Director of Language Center I-Ming Shih paid a visit to numerous directors at USU to discuss about future collaboration of Mandarin language pedagogy.

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