NTU Promotes Higher Education Cooperation at Going Global 2019
To promote international higher education cooperation, Deputy Vice President for International Affairs Bi-Fong Lin (林璧鳳) visited Berlin, Germany, from May 13-15 to represent NTU at the Going Global Conference 2019, one of the world’s leading higher education conferences organized by the British Council. This year’s conference gathered around 950 leaders in higher education from 85 participating countries, including Germany’s Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek and representatives from the British Council.
Deputy Vice President for International Affairs Lin together with delegates from the United Kingdom, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines delivered a presentation on the topic, “University Links for Industry Engagement: New and Flexible Partnership Models for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Beyond.” She also met representatives from NTU’s German partner universities to discuss future cooperation including research exchange and joint internship programs. Among them were Prof. Günter M. Ziegler, President of Freie Universität Berlin; Claudia Schmidt-Memmler, Acting Head of the International Strategy Office, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; and Evelina Skurski, Head of the Division for International Scientific Cooperation, Office of International Affairs, Technische Universität Berlin.
To attract outstanding German students to study at NTU, Deputy Vice President for International Affairs Lin also represented NTU in Germany’s yearly education exhibition Study World. By now, NTU and its 35 partner universities in Germany are offering a wide range of joint programs including student exchange, faculty exchange, and double degrees. Moreover, NTU has been able to attract talent from Germany’s top universities, including LMU Munich and RWTH Aachen University, to pursue advanced degrees at NTU.
In the Global Competitiveness Report 2018 issued by the World Economic Forum, Taiwan and Germany were listed among the four countries worldwide with the highest innovation capability. Bearing this finding in mind, we can expect even more active and diverse bilateral higher education cooperation between Germany and Taiwan in the future.