|[December 12, 2013]
University of Southampton, NCKU Sign MoU to Foster Academic Cooperation
TAINAN, Taiwan --(Business Wire)--
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, and the
University of Southampton (UoS), United Kingdom, signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU), December 10th, for developing academic
exchanges and cooperation in teaching and research.
NCKU President Hwung-Hweng Hwung and UoS Vice Chancellor Professor Don
Nutbeam signed the MoU on behalf of the respective organizations.
"With the MoU, we expect more opportunities for cooperation of mutual
interests," said President Hwung.
He said, "To become a world-class comprehensive university, we are eager
to establish relationship with top-tier institutions and to enhance our
academic achievements through cooperation with elite researchers
Vice Chancellor Nutbeam commented that the official siging of MoU will
initiate academic exchanges, including mutual visits of faculty and
school members and student exchanges program.
He also noted, "It's a real pleasure that the relationship we have been
building is now stronger and more formal, and I hope that both our
students and our faculty members can benefit from this strengthened
President Hwung said, "University of Southampton is well-known for the
fields of optical fiber and electrical technology, with top rankings in
Computer Science, Chemistry, Medicine, Social Science and Humanity
worldwide. I think we have similar interests in Optoelectronics,
Photonics, and Computer Science, in particular in Naval Architecture, or
even Maritime Science which is a great strength of the University of
Southampton," according to Vice Chancellor Nutbeam.
"The academic and research strengths of University of Southampton are
well known globally" according to President Hwung. He added, "The two
universities will create interdisciplinary collaborative programs and
establish close relationship soon."
At the signing ceremony, President Hwung also pointed out that NCKU has
been honorably granted the second phase "Aim for the Top-Tier University
and Elite Research Center Development Plan" project promoted by the
Taiwan's Ministry of Education."
NCKU is aspired to nurture future leaders with creativity, humanism,
global vision and profound social consciousness, and educates
interdisciplinary researcher for the benefit of the society and mankind.
[ Back To Technology News's Homepage ]