Volume 12 Issue 6 - January 29, 2010
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White Paper - Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel 2009
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White Paper - Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel 2009
National Cheng Kung University (國立成功大學)
Tainan, Taiwan
November 20, 2009

On November 17-20, 2009, the first Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel meeting for National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) was held both in Ministry of Education, Taipei, and at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

The Panel members who attended the meetings are listed below in alphabetical order:
  • Mark Becker, President of Georgia State University
  • David Chang, Chancellor of Polytechnic Institute of New York University
  • Haydn Chen, President of Tunghai University
  • Steve Kang, Chancellor of University of California, Merced
  • Chuan Sheng Liu, Former President of National Central University
  • Tom Shih, Head and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
  • Michael Stevenson, President and Vice Chancellor of Simon Fraser University
  • Randy Woodson, Provost of Purdue University

The meeting was chaired by Academician Michael Ming-Chiao Lai, President of NCKU, and co-chaired by Professor Da Hsuan Feng, Senior Executive Vice President of NCKU. All senior administrators as well as college deans of NCKU, Minister of Education, Deputy Minister of Education, senior government officials from the Department of Higher Education and Ministry of Education were also present.

During those three days, there were extensive and in-depth discussions. This was followed-up by numerous email correspondences. This whitepaper is a result of the cumulative information derived from the meeting and the subsequent correspondence amongst the Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel.

The following report is summary derived from written comments by all eight panel members on the perceived strengths and weaknesses of and recommendations for NCKU.

  1. Outstanding leadership, alumni, faculty and students.. The panel members recognize the outstanding and visionary leadership, strong alumni legacy, successful faculty and students of NCKU.
  2. Leading comprehensive university in Taiwan with strong international links. NCKU is recognized to be a leading comprehensive university in Taiwan with strong strategic international links to assist the university to move to the next level. The panel members also perceived NCKU’s open environment that is built on innovations and good infrastructure. The distinguished history and culture of NCKU should serve as assets of and resources for its development.
  3. Great location with good relations with industries and resources. NCKU is located in Tainan, the traditional capital town and culture hub of Taiwan. Currently it is near the Southern Taiwan Science Park, providing convenient exchange to booming industries and resources.

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