NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY, TAINAN, TAIWAN
BANYAN
Volume 15 Issue 3 - September 3, 2010
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Commentary
Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
My recent visit of higher education institutions in the UK
(July 13-21, 2010)
Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
Taiwan-UK Research Collaboration Forum and Higher Education Funding in the UK:
Visit by Taiwan Top Universities Delegation
Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
Imperial College London:
Visit of Taiwan Top University R&D Delegation
Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
King’s College London :
Visit by Taiwan Top University R&D Delegation
Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
University College London (UCL) :
Visit by Taiwan Top University R&D Delegation
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The Chinese Political Development in the Age of the Globalization — A Perspective from the Information and Communication Technologies
Yi-Yuan Chen
The Investigation, Reorganization and Research of East Asian Chinese Literature and Folklore
Article Digest
Che-ming Yang
The Paradox of Transgressing Sexual Identities: Mapping the Micropolitics of Sexuality/Subjectivity in Ang Lee's Films
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Editorial Group
My recent visit of higher education institutions
in the UK
(July 13-21, 2010)
Professor and Dean
Department of Electrical Engineering
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan, Taiwan
[August 3, 2010]
This article first appeared in EECS NCKU

Visit of Higher Education Institutions in the UK - Part 1 :
  1. Taiwan-UK Research Collaboration Forum and Higher Education Funding in the UK

  2. Imperial College London

  3. King’s College London

  4. University College London (UCL)
Shown in the photo taken after the Taiwan-UK Forum are (from left to right) Dean of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor Tzeng, NCKU, President Steve Smith of UUK, and Dean of R&D Professor Chern, NTU.
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, which is jointly called “Oxbridge” with Oxford University, and exposed myself to world leading research environments. During those six months, I got the chance to work hand-in-hand with pioneering scientists from around the world and enjoyed inspiration from transformative and interruptive research undertaken in the university. Nineteen years later, I had the second chance for an extended visit of the higher education in the UK. On July 13-21, 2010, I joined a delegation from seven top universities in Taiwan led by President Lee of National Taiwan University and Director General Chang of International Affairs, National Science Council and spent ten days visiting Royal Society, Research Councils UK, Higher Education Funding Council for England, and seven top universities in the UK.

It was midst of July, the week of summer graduation for many universities in the UK.  High level administrators in universities were busy with many graduation ceremonies they had to attend. We were fortunate to have the assistance by staff of the National Science Council, Taiwan, Office of R&D, National Taiwan University, British Council Taipei, Taipei Representatives in London, and Universities UK to arrange for a formal visit of these institutions.

The main missions of the Taiwan delegation were (i) to understand the national level and university level higher education organizations, and their assessment strategies and funding structures, and (ii) to visit with enthusiastic, friendly and influential academic administrators and scholars in UK’s top universities. Our goal is to effectively promote Taiwan-UK collaboration on all fronts, especially in high impact research.


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