Volume 19 Issue 7 - September 9, 2011
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Article Digest
Ricky W. Chuang
Integrated 2 × 2 Thermooptic Silicon Oxynitride Optical Waveguide Switch Based on the Multimode Interference Effect
Tzu-Tsung Wong
Alternative Prior Assumptions for Improving the Performance of Naïve Bayesian Classifiers
Hwa-Teng Lee
The effects of peak temperature and cooling rate on the susceptibility to intergranular corrosion of alloy 690 by laser beam and gas tungsten arc welding
Fu-Yun Yu
Multiple peer assessment modes to augment online student question-generation processes
News Release
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NCKU Signs MOU with Malaysian Universities
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NCKU Signs MOU with Malaysian Universities
NCKU Press Center
[Tainan, Taiwan, August 31st, 2011]
Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has signed Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Malaya (UM) and Tunku Abdul Rahman University (UTAR) for collaborations between engineering colleges, liberal arts colleges and the museums.

Under the MOU, NCKU will collaborate with the two Malaysian universities on energy-related projects in the engineering colleges, including student exchange and faculty short-term summer visits. Both sides also agreed to seek academia-industry cooperation.

The three universities will also explore subjects in the culture, education, traditional architecture and literature o f southern Fujian, China.

“The Southern Fujian Culture Research Center under NCKU College of Liberal Arts, to be established in 2012, will expand the tripartite cooperation between NCKU, National Quemoy University and Xiamen University to Malaysia,” said Dean Chung-Hsiung Lai of NCKU’s College of Liberal Arts.

In addition, NCKU Museum will organize an international conference from November 11 to 12 with UM Museum of Asian Art, just in time for NCKU’s 80th anniversary, and invite the UM Museum’s director to deliver a keynote speech at NCKU.

Other collaborations between the two museums include staff training, personnel exchange, joint exhibitions and conferences.

The MOU was signed when NCKU President Hwung-Hweng Hwung led Secretary General Chin-Cheng Chen, Dean of College of Engineering Pao-Shan Yu, Dean of College of Liberal Arts Lai, Director of Alumni Association Center Shyh-Yu Shaw and Museum Director Chang-Ming Chen on a visit to Malaysia from August 26 to 29.

“National Cheng Kung University’s materials science has ranked the 19th in the world and Malaysia, with its excellent geographical location on the equator, has huge potential in solar energy development. So, I look forward to collaborations between the three universities,” said Hwung.

Besides signing the tripartite agreement, the NCKU president was invited to attend the opening ceremony of a national math contest and the 39th anniversary celebration of Persatuan Siswazah-Siswazah Taiwan Cheng Kung Universiti, Malaysia.

“If it were not for the huge efforts of the alumni, our visit to Malaysia would not have ended so fruitfully,” said Shaw, director of NCKU Alumni Association Center.

The University of Malaya is ranked at between 401 to 500 in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities and it has ranked among the world’s top 200 universities in the QS World University Rankings. Tunku Abdul Rahman University, which was established in 2002, was ranked 1255 in the World University Ranking in 2010.
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