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New Jersey Delegation, Led by Governor Murphy, Visited Taipei Tech and Signed Partnership Agreements

On October 20th, 2023, Taipei Tech President Wang Sea-Fue welcomed a New Jersey delegation, led by Governor Philip Murphy. The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Rutgers University signed partnership agreements with Taipei Tech during the visit, marking a step forward in academic cooperation.

In his address, Governor Murphy emphasized New Jersey's role as a leader in innovative technologies and talent development. The signing ceremony reinforces the partnership between the State of New Jersey and Taiwanese universities and sets the stage for future collaborative innovation and research projects.

President Wang highlighted the significance of these agreements. He mentioned that NJIT, one of Taipei Tech’s longstanding partners, will be playing a crucial role in the bilateral cooperation under the agreement signed today. Moreover, the MOU with Rutgers University symbolizes a new milestone of partnership between Taipei Tech and New Jersey. Governor Murphy’s visit also shows his dedication to international higher education partnerships. Wang looks forward to the fruitful results that three universities can bring, considering Taipei Tech’s legacy in fostering entrepreneurs and driving economic development.

NJIT is one of the most prestigious public tech universities in the U.S. It was recently ranked first among public universities nationwide for alumni earnings by a 2023 New York Times survey. President Teik C. Lim of NJIT, during his time as the dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati (UC), facilitated the establishment of the Elite Undergraduate to Graduate International Experience Program (EUGINE) with Taipei Tech. During his later position as the Academic Vice President and Acting President of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), he also fostered the implementation of several dual master’s degree programs between UTA and Taipei Tech. Lim was delighted to see the stronger partnership with Taipei Tech in various fields such as biology, materials sciences, sustainable resource management, robotics, AI, and supply chain management. He indicated that there will be three collaborative research projects with Taipei Tech annually and thanked the New Jersey State Government for supporting these academic partnerships, which he believes will significantly contribute to socio-economic development.

Rutgers University, the largest public research university in New Jersey, is well-known for its New Brunswick campus, which ranks in top fifteen among U.S. public universities. Antonio M. Calcado, Vice President and chief operating officer of Rutgers, said that the agreement with Taipei Tech will start from the research collaboration in engineering. This initiative aims to strengthen international educational connections and support students' academic and career progression.
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