Volume 15 Issue 3 - September 3, 2010 PDF
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Research Express@NCKU Sep. 3 ~ Sep. 16, 2010

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My recent visit of higher education institutions in the UK
(July 13-21, 2010)

Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

Since the inception of Oxford University, United Kingdom has had more than eight hundred years of experiences in the development of higher education.  Numerous historically famous scientists, writers and politicians have been educated by universities in the UK.

In 1991, I spent six months as a visiting scholar in the Cavendish Laboratories at University of Cambridge, …

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Taiwan-UK Research Collaboration Forum and Higher Education Funding in the UK:
Visit by Taiwan Top Universities Delegation

Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng

Internationalization is one of main themes for developing global top universities in Taiwan.  Towards this common goal, a delegation of R&D leaders from top universities in Taiwan was led by President Lee of National Taiwan University to visit founding agencies (Research Councils UK and Higher Education Founding Council for England), …

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Imperial College London:
Visit of Taiwan Top University R&D Delegation

Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng

Taiwan top university R&D delegation led by President Si-Chen Lee of National Taiwan University visited Imperial College of London (ICL: www.imperial.ac.uk)  on July 14, 2010.  Imperial College London ranks the 3rd in Europe and the 5th in the world according to Times Higher Education World Ranking.  It ranks 4th in Europe and 26th in the world according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University Top 500 World Universities in 2009. …

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King’s College London :
Visit by Taiwan Top University R&D Delegation

Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng

Taiwan top university R&D delegation led by President Lee of NTU visited King’s College London in the morning on July 14, 2010 and was received by Principal Richard H. Trainor and delegates of KCL.  Among KCL’s delegates, Vice Principal Keith Hoggart was a foreign reviewer for the top university project in Taiwan and had visited NTU and NCKU.  Our meeting with a familiar host during the visit of KCL made the discussion and interactions among delegates of both sides more vibrant while in a relaxed and friendly mode. …

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University College London (UCL) :
Visit by Taiwan Top University R&D Delegation

Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng

The Taiwan delegation arrived at University College London, located at the heart of London, around 2pm on July 15, 2010 and was greeted at the front gate by Miss Zorbas of UCL International Office and a professional photographer.  On behalf of President Michael Lai of NCKU, I joined the Taiwan delegation as a member and participate in all aspects of the visits in UK.  Both Miss Zorbas and the photographer accompanied us during the whole visit to provide needed assistance and recording of a series of meetings and activities. …

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