Taipei Tech held its first online MOU signing ceremony on 8th September to partner with University of South Bohemia (USB). As both parties cannot conduct a physical meeting due to the pandemic, Taipei Tech utilized interactive technology to set up a post-COVID 19 online meeting model for international cooperation.
Prof. Ko Ju-Chun from the Department of Interaction Design assisted the on-site video performance and staging, and by using an 80-inch flat screen with high resolution image as well as coordinating the lighting and sound, he is able to create a sense of presence for the participants. “Thanks to the advancement of contemporary technology, we are able to use video performance technology to support online conference in the post-pandemic era, and to narrow the distance between the participants from different parts of the world” said Ko.
USB is a public university established in 1991 in the Czech Republic. It is perceived as the educational, research and scientific center of the region, focusing on subjects such as science, social science and humanity education. USB is also ranked by the Times Higher Education in 2020 as the best young university in the Czech Republic. Taipei Tech, as the leading institution of technological and vocational education in Taiwan, was ranked as one of the top 100 universities in Asia in the 2020 QS World University Ranking. Material science, mechanical engineering and manufacturing engineering are recognized as the strongest subjects of Taipei Tech.
Dr. Sea-fue Wang, President of Taipei Tech, indicated that the two universities will focus on interdisciplinary academic cooperation, joint research and students and faculty exchange in the future. He hopes that there will be more cooperative opportunities between Taiwan and the Czech Republic, and together they will form a strong academic exchange network. Dr. Bohumil Jiroušek, rector of USB, also said that the signing ceremony is the first step towards a closer partnership between the two universities. He looks forward to conducting academic cooperation with Taipei Tech in the fields of science and biotechnology.