Spotlight

November

  • National Taiwan University 87th Anniversary

    National Taiwan University 87th Anniversary

    Date: 2015/11/19

    National Taiwan University celebrated its 87th birthday with a series of events held throughout the month of November as well as a celebration ceremony in the morning of Nov. 15. President Pan-Chyr Yang personally presided over the ceremony in honoring this year’s distinguished alumni as well as recognizing the recipients of the Student Social ... Read more

  • NTU and Ford Collaborate to Mitigate Traffic Congestion

    NTU and Ford Collaborate to Mitigate Traffic Congestion

    Date: 2015/11/11

    Ford North America announced its international collaboration with Computer Science and Information Engineering Prof. Michael Tsai in a joint effort to mitigate traffic congestion using cars’ LED lights. The joint research team will utilize the innovative vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) visible light communications (VLC) technology in the solution ... Read more

October

  • NTU Rugby Celebrates 70th Anniversary

    NTU Rugby Celebrates 70th Anniversary

    Date: 2015/10/30

    The National Taiwan University Rugby Team was joined by hundreds of its alumni from Taiwan and abroad to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Oct. 24. The celebrations began in the morning with a birthday ceremony and lunch banquet graced by the presence of University officials, the media, and the finest of the varsity’s community, also known as ... Read more

  • Treating Cataracts with Next-generation Artificial Lens

    Treating Cataracts with Next-generation Artificial Lens

    Date: 2015/10/22

    A new and improved artificial intraocular lens developed by the Department of Chemical Engineering can significantly decrease the incidence of medical complications caused by the existing artificial model via a breakthrough in the lens’ optical and biofunctional properties. Working in collaboration with the Dept. of Mechanical ... Read more

  • NTU and IBM Join Forces for Big Data Development

    NTU Records Tremendous Variability in Kuroshio Current

    Date: 2015/10/02

    An NTU oceanic study has shown that the Kuroshio Current is far more unstable than previously assumed. This important observation was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, featured as a Spotlight article on the journal’s website , and reported on the Eos Earth & Space Science News magazine. The Kuroshio Current ... Read more

September

  • NTU at 70 in QS World University Rankings 2015/16

    NTU at 70 in QS World University Rankings 2015/16

    Date: 2015/09/17

    National Taiwan University climbed six notches to number 70 in the 2015/16 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings. This year’s results were published on the QS website on September 15, and NTU was again the only Taiwan university to enter into the top 100. The good news came after 32 of our subjects were ranked among the ... Read more

  • Raising Awareness against Dengue Fever

    Raising Awareness against Dengue Fever

    Date: 2015/09/10

    National Taiwan University launched a dengue fever awareness campaign ahead of the new semester as a preventative measure against the current epidemic. The campaign is led by the NTU Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety and Health Center in collaboration with the Office of General Affairs. The offices also invited dengue vector ... Read more

August

  • NTU and IBM Join Forces for Big Data Development

    NTU and IBM Join Forces for Big Data Development

    Date: 2015/08/31

    NTU Professor Shou-De Lin of the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering has been awarded the IBM Shared University Research Award for his development of an analytical software designed to enhance business operations. The SUR award is a global award program established to encourage outstanding research projects in areas of mutual value and interest to both IBM and the university. Working ... Read more

  • NTU Students Win National Robot Competition Top Prizes

    NTU Students Win National Robot Competition Top Prizes

    Date: 2015/08/27

    The 2015 National Robot Competition concluded with teams from National Taiwan University taking home the top prizes for both the competition’s divisions in industrial robotics and creative application. The NTU teams were presented with awarding certificates as well as reward money from the competition’s governmental organizers, the Ministry of ... Read more

  • Welcome Mixer for (Inter)national Students

    Prof. Chih-hao Hsieh is awarded the Biwako Prize for Ecology

    Date: 2015/08/13

    The 18th Biwako Prize for Ecology is awarded to Prof. Chih-hao Hsieh from the Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University on July 18, 2015 in the Kusatsu City, Japan, by the Shiga prefectural governor, Mr. Taizo Mikazuki. Prof. Hsieh is recognized by the ... Read more

  • Welcome Mixer for (Inter)national Students

    Welcome Mixer for (Inter)national Students

    Date: 2015/08/04

    Welcome to National Taiwan University! The Office of International Affairs (OIA) have partnered up with the NTU Student Association (NTUSA), International Student Association (ISA) as well as the International Student Information Service (ISIE) to host a ... Read more

July

June

  • Detach Yourself from Comfort to Fully Take on Life’s Challenges

    Detach Yourself from Comfort to Fully Take on Life’s Challenges

    Date: 2015/06/18

    The 2015 Commencement ceremony took place on June 13 under the witness of President Pan-Chyr Yang and this year’s guest speaker, Teresa H. Meng. Speaking at the event, President Yang encouraged the students to live by the principles of integrity, responsibility, and a ... Read more

  • Of Global Education, by Innovative Ideas, for Student Experience

    Of Global Education, by Innovative Ideas, for Student Experience

    Date: 2015/06/12

    The Executive Conference on International and Cross-strait Affairs 2015 -
    Graced by the presence of esteemed international senior officers from across the globe, NTU’s Office of International Affairs had the privilege of cohosting the Executive Conference on International and ... Read more

  • NTU Students Create App to Address Food Waste

    NTU Students Create App to Address Food Waste

    Date: 2015/06/11

    In 2014, an estimated 200 tons of food was wasted in Taiwan. To address this problem, a student team from NTU’s Global MBA program created the iFoodbank application to help businesses effectively manage their food supplies. The team of six GMBA students includes second-year student Gao-Jia Lee, and two international students, one from ... Read more

May

  • Public Health Building Promotes Vegan Monday

    Public Health Building Promotes Vegan Monday

    Date: 2015/05/29

    A group of students from the Institute of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine launched the “Health Monday” campaign to raise awareness for health and environmental protection. Each Monday, the students would gather at the fifth floor of the Public Health Building to catch up while enjoying a scrumptious as well as healthy meat-free lunch ... Read more

  • Creating Artificial Muscles from Onion Cells

    Creating Artificial Muscles from Onion Cells

    Date: 2015/05/22

    Multiple studies have shown that onions are a disease-fighting superfood. An NTU research team, however, has proven that the vegetable’s super powers are extended beyond our palates as onions also make great artificial muscles. This groundbreaking discovery was led by Institute of Applied Mechanics Prof. Pei-Zen Chang and Department ... Read more

  • Potential Therapy against Opioid Tolerance

    Potential Therapy against Opioid Tolerance

    Date: 2015/05/15

    NTU researchers have uncovered the reason behind drug resistance for opioid-based pain treatment. According to the study, opioid tolerance is likely induced by a protein produced by the spinal cord called CXCL1. According to the team, this is the first time that such a relationship has been scientifically proven. High tolerance of opioid ... Read more

  • Exciting Performances Kick Off 2015 NTU Art Fest

    Exciting Performances Kick Off 2015 NTU Art Fest

    Date: 2015/05/15

    On May 8, the NTU Library saw an unfamiliar crowd of trendy spectators gathered outside for non-other than the opening ceremony of the NTU Art Fest. A spectacular marching band procession led by President Yang kicked off the opening ceremony. The event then proceeded with an exciting mix of rock, hip hop, a cappella ... Read more

  • NTU Athletes Shine at National Intercollegiate Games

    NTU Athletes Shine at National Intercollegiate Games

    Date: 2015/05/15

    This year’s National Intercollegiate Athletic Games concluded with NTU athletes taking home a total of 19 gold, 21 silver, and 20 bronze medals. More than 400 athletes competing in 10 categories represented the University in the annual event, which was held between May 2-6 at Fu Jen Catholic University. Our total of 60 medal counts placed ... Read more

  • Waking Up for a Morning Run

    Waking Up for a Morning Run

    Date: 2015/05/08

    The NTU Morningers Only jogging group launched its Spring Run on May 5, inviting President Pan-Chyr Yang, Executive Vice President for Administrative Affairs Ching-Ray Chang, and Leadership Development Program Deputy Director Shi-Wei Chu to cheer the runners on ahead of the blast-off. The spring runs will be held at 7:00 each ... Read more

  • Electrical Engineering Listed No. 15 in QS Subject Rankings

    Electrical Engineering Listed No. 15 in QS Subject Rankings

    Date: 2015/05/01

    In this year’s Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject, National Taiwan University reported a growth of more than 20 percent compared to last year with up to 32 subjects making it in the world’s top 200. Among the list, 26 NTU subjects made it into the top 100, 17 of which were listed among the world’s top 50. NTU's Electrical and ... Read more

  • “Meals of Hope” Helps Struggling Students Eat Better

    “Meals of Hope” Helps Struggling Students Eat Better

    Date: 2015/05/01

    Starting this semester, a food assistance program will be made available to students struggling with financial difficulties. Students enrolled in the Meals of Hope program will receive NT$3,000 in subsidies each month to be used at the Xiao Xiao Fu Commissary as well as seven restaurants in the 1st Student Activity Center meal court. The program is to ... Read more

April

  • Redology Expert Wins OEC “Educator Award”

    Redology Expert Wins OEC “Educator Award”

    Date: 2015/04/24

    Department of Chinese Literature Prof. Li-Chuan Ou was recently awarded the Open Education Consortium 2015 “Educator Award” for Open Education Excellence. Prof. Ou has been part of the open education movement since 2012 and has provided courses such as “Red Chamber Dreams” and the “History of Chinese Literature.” She has ... Read more

  • Innovative Medical Diagnosis Technique to Significantly Reduce Medical Costs

    Innovative Medical Diagnosis Technique to Significantly Reduce Medical Costs

    Date: 2015/04/24

    Imagine a world where the time, money, and efforts spent on detecting such diseases as cancer is significantly cut. This may well become a reality in the near future with the development of a non-invasive in vivo technique developed by a team from National Taiwan ... Read more

  • Art without Borders: 2015 Very Fun Park Art Exhibition

    Art without Borders: 2015 Very Fun Park Art Exhibition

    Date: 2015/04/10

    Starting now until May 3, the work of 15 artists from Taiwan, U.S. and France can be seen throughout the NTU campus. The event is part of NTU President Pan-Chyr Yang’s continued efforts to promote and encourage arts and culture within the University. For the second consecutive year, NTU’s Center for the Arts launched the Very Fun Park art ... Read more

March

February

  • NTU Alumnus Cheng-Ming Chuong named 2014 AAAS Fellow

    NTU Alumnus Cheng-Ming Chuong named 2014 AAAS Fellow

    Date: 2015/02/11

    National Taiwan University alumnus Cheng-Ming Chuong was among the world’s most esteemed scientist to be selected fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The announcement was made on Nov. 28 on the association’s News & Notes section of the journal Science, and the awarding ceremony is scheduled to take ... Read more

January

  • NTU-PKU Community Outreach Program in Hsinchu County

    NTU-PKU Community Outreach Program in Hsinchu County

    Date: 2015/01/23

    A National Taiwan University, Peking University, and Yunnan University Community Service Team took their outreach services to Hsinchu County’s Tunan Elementary School on Jan. 21 for the 8th NTU-PKU Community Outreach Project activity. The team went on a mission that served to send stationery and other essential supplies to the indigenous ... Read more

  • NTU and Alliant University Join Forces against Violence and Child Abuse

    NTU and Alliant University Join Forces against Child Abuse

    Date: 2015/01/20

    National Taiwan University and Alliant International University signed a memorandum of understanding on Jan. 5 to mark an important partnership to support the end of violence and abuse in their respective countries and across the world. The initiative between Alliant’s Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma and NTU’s Children & Family Research ... Read more

  • NTU and Alliant University Join Forces against Violence and Child Abuse

    NTU Ph.D. student Yen-Ju Hsieh Becomes Youngest Recipient of 2014 International Inventor Prize

    Date: 2015/01/19

    National Taiwan University’s Yen-Ju Hsieh has become the youngest recipient of the International American University 2014 International Inventor Prize at the age of 30. Hsieh is currently a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering working under ... Read more

  • NTU 2014: We Work, We Play, and We Create!

    NTU 2014: We Work, We Play, and We Create!

    Date: 2015/01/01

    Taking a look back at the past year, 2014 was certainly a year of creativity and innovation here at National Taiwan University. Since the launch of the Creativity & Entrepreneurship Program, the Entrepreneurship Association, and the NTU Garage project, NTU has seen a number of student teams grow and flourish into remarkable startups. Our achievement ... Read more

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