Office of the President
Dr. Tei-Wei Kuo
Words from the Interim President
We, the stakeholders of the National Taiwan University, should dedicate ourselves with courage and vision to creating a better future for this world. It is the responsibility of NTU to support students by providing an exceptional learning environment. As a Chinese saying goes, “It takes ten years to grow a tree but a hundred years to cultivate distinguished role models.” Hence we must give back to the society that has nurtured us. It is essential for all faculty and students to act with gratitude and consistently strive with excellence to value the prestigious position we enjoy at the University.
For almost a century, members and alumni of NTU have achieved outstanding leadership in various social walks. While faculty and students inevitably carry a duty in the progression of the community, we must keep ourselves free from the ideological influence of politics, pondering logically, and honestly facing our mistakes. The ultimate goal is to develop strong leaders of quality and character who will profoundly influence Taiwan’s advancement.
It is our sincere wish to transform our society with innovative ideas, enhance knowledge through research and promote business and industry with creativity. Please be mindful of academic freedom and openness to the value of diversity. Be sure to act with integrity, which brings respect to ourselves. Finally, always bear in mind the core values reflected in the University’s motto, “Integrity, Diligence, Fidelity, and Compassion.”