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After the recent world economic meltdown, many industries could not find the qualified workforces. Ironically, highly educated graduates were jobless. Globalization of current world economy requires more skillful and practical workforces. In order to meet the demand, diverse and well-rounded Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) curriculums are necessary. Taiwan’s TVET education has set a great example in designing the curriculums.
The Vice President of Taiwan, Mr. Vincent C. Siew, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by TAIPEI TECH on April 24th, 2012.
What happens when you take top leaders from various universities around the world, and put them in a room together to exchange ideas about how to succeed in global higher education?
National Taipei University of Technology is the top one university of "Model of Technical and Vocational Universities" which was recently announced by the Ministry of Education on March 21st.
As the spring semester has just begun for NTUT, the weather has been tough for the visitors to Taipei, it continues to be rainy and cold. However, the cold and wet weather had not damped the spirit of visitors to come to NTUT for academic collaborations. NTUT president, Dr. Yao, has been actively engaging international cooperation and wants to enhance the global visibility. Earlier this month, 3 groups of visitors from overseas visited NTUT, two groups of visitors from the United States and one group of visitors from China. The main discussion of the visit from these three universities were based on the topic for joint degrees, double degrees, summer camp, English activities, short-term exchange programs, and so on.
I took the college entrance examination in 1968 and was admitted to the three-year program in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Till this day, I still get emotional when I reminisce my days as a student here. I still remember Prof. Jinshen Chang, the head of our department, who taught us DC, Prof. Zhezhi Fan, who gave us lectures on AC, Prof. Linzhao Hseh on EMC, Prof. Rontang Wei on principles of electrical engineering, Prof. Guangchao Zhen, who lead us through the practical courses, Prof. Zhenyin Shi on electric distribution, Prof. Shi Wang on automation, Prof. Jinhuei Zhou on industrial electronics, and also Prof. Bingyi Niu and Minlun Zhao, who taugh us PE, and our Chinese teacher Prof. Yunxiang Li and English teacher Prof. Yunjin Chang.
President Yao was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to visit Africa from November 6th to 12th, 2 0 1 1 . Led by Ambassador Xu Mian-Sheng (徐勉生), who took office as Director-general of the Department of African Affairs at the end of this November, the delegation included eight representatives - Director-general of the Department of Technological & Vocational Education, Ministry of Education, Lee Yen-Yi (李彥儀), President of NTUT Leehter Yao (姚立德), President of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) Ku Yuan-Kuang (古源光), President of National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT) Yung Chi-Yeh (容繼業), President of Shih Chien University (USC) Michael J . K. Chen (陳振貴), Vice-President of Taipei Medical University (TMU) Su Qing-Hua (蘇慶華), Chief of the Second Section, Department of African Affairs, MOFA, Zhou Qi-Yu (周啟宇).
[ 2011-03-01 ] New Era, New President
2011,the centenary since the foundation of NTUT, is an important year for both faculty and students at NTUT. This special year not only represents the new era of NTUT, but also celebrates the inauguration of the new President of NTUT, Dr. Leehter Yao (姚立德). President Yao is the first alumnus who was selected as the new President of NTUT since the university was founded one hundred years ago. For NTUT, it is a crowning glory for President Yao to assume the position.
Second NTUT PV Forum opened and concluded with success on October 27th. It was organized by Research and Development Center, MOE Industry and University Cooperation Program for 3C Industry, College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Department of Energy and Refrigerating Air-conditioning Engineering along with its alumni association and supervised by Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs.