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Taipei Tech at 2017 QS World Class Seminar

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Taipei Tech at 2017 QS World Class Seminar

The City Science Lab @ Taipei Tech which was co-established by Taipei Tech and MIT has been caught much attention in both in domestic and foreign industries. The 2017 QS World Class seminar invited Taipei Tech and MIT to give speeches to over 120 school principals and delegates from over 20 different countries. Not only did our speaker shared school’s industry-academia cooperation experience, but also demonstrated the latest PEV R&D result.

QS World Class Seminar is an annual meeting that provides a platform for university delegates to undergo international exchange. The main purpose of this event is to create cooperation opportunities such as international student recruitment and signing MOU and so on.

The topic of 2017 QS World Class seminar is industry-academia cooperation in university. Scholars and experts from over 20 countries shared how universities can work with enterprises to create maximum value. Mobiletron, which was founded by Yu-Ching Cai who is Taipei Tech’s alumni/honorary doctorate, was also invited to address.

President Wenlung Li at the 2017 QS World Class Seminar

Dr. Zhao-Kin Su, Dean of Office of R&D of Taipei Tech at the 2017 QS World Class Seminar

Wenlung Li, President of Taipei Tech, noted that Taipei Tech is a research university that also focuses on hands-on experience. We achieve highly in R&D, technique transfer, and industry-academia cooperation. Taipei Tech’s strong and active alumni have been a firm force for Taiwan’s industry, therefore attracted many top universities around the globe to seek cooperation with us.

Li also noted that the main project Taipei Tech joint-develop with MIT is PEV. In addition to excellent teachers and students in electronic, information, and mechanical engineering from Taipei Tech, alumni companies that focus on internet of vehicle like Mobiletron will also play an important role in this R&D project.

Dr. Kent Larson at the 2017 QS World Class Seminar

Kent Larson, the director of City Science Initiative and the Changing Places group at the MIT Media Lab noted that the PEV they are working on is going to provide the speed and looks of a bike and run in an exclusive lane in order to minimize effect level to existing driveways. At this stage, they are doing driving test and evaluations in TAF Innovation Base. In the future, they will use city traffic information to calculate an ideal transportation pattern for Taipei.


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