Sustainability and Development : Taiwan to the world

Tamkang Unviersity
Sustainability and Development : Taiwan to the world

Country:International Partner Universities Partner:International Partner Universities of Tamkang University Type of Cooperation: on line summer program Since:2021 Related Link: School Link

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  • The courses of summer program include: Geopolitics of Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific, Taiwan Economy: Production and Growth, Futures Studies and Social Sciences: The Future We Want, Semiconductor Industry and Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan, Environmental Sustainability, Chemistry in our life, A Journey to Taiwan Tea Culture and so on. The program introduces Taiwan’s geopolitics, economic growth, and future prospects from three perspectives of economy, technology and culture, and lead students to understand the development of Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, water resources and environmental sustainability issues.
  • The courses arrange Chinese Language Program for every day, virtual activities of TKU campus trip, a microfilm co-produced with the Chen Cheng-po Cultural Foundation, visiting and knowing more about Tamsui through the paintings from Chen Cheng-po, students can learn more and get a better understanding about Tamkang, Tamsui, and Taiwanese culture. A real-life video of 10 TKU students visiting Zongwei Industrial Co., Ltd run by Lin Jian Xiang, the president of the National Alumni Association of Tamkang University was also shot for the courses, through the visit process and experience of the students, we can understand how do the small and medium enterprises in Taiwan operate and their way to success.
  • Three synchronous online discussion meetings were held on the three topics. Teachers and students discussed actively and responded enthusiastically. One of the program participants SYLVER Nicholas Patrick from the US, studying at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan said that this summer program gave him a deeper understanding of Taiwan’s current social and economic structure, university teaching and geopolitics, and he’s also interested in Companies from Taiwan such as Giant. Moreover, he’s hoping that the content of the courses in the future can be combined with the communication with Taiwan enterprises so that the foreign students can have a better understanding of Taiwanese culture. Another participant Pornpun Phimol from Thailand and studied at Prince of Songkhla University appreciated the arrangement of the courses from TKU. She had been to Taiwan several times, and each time she was deeply impressed by Taiwan’s infrastructure and culture, the courses from this summer program have made these impressions deeper than before. She also indicated that if there are similar courses in the future, she will participate in without hesitation, and she is hoping to communicate with Taiwanese and share their own experiences.
Dr. Lucia Chen, Dean of Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs (Upper row, third one from the left), Dr. Huang Yi-Feng, Assistant Professor of Department of Public Administration (Upper row, first one from the left), and Dr. Fabricio Antonio Fonseca Fernandez, Assistant Professor of Graduate Institute of Latin American Studies(Upper row, second one from the left) are having synchronous online discussion with students.

2021 Tamkang University Online Summer Program: Sustainability and Development: Taiwan to the World was held from July 19, 2021 to July 30, 2021, providing a series of asynchronous courses on the Moodle Platform and three online discussions on MS Teams, the length of the whole courses is about 36 hours, the participants of the courses are from 18 countries, 31 schools with 125 students, including 10 TKU students to join in this summer program. The objective of the program aims to explore the sustainable development in Taiwan, by introducing its geographical location, economic growth and future prospects from the triple perspectives of economics, technology, and culture. It then delves into the development of the semiconductor industry, explores the sustainability of the environment, and even includes the virtual activities on traditional tea ceremony, trips to historical Tamsui relics, and TKU campus tour. The program enables students to gain a deeper understanding of Taiwan by offering the series of asynchronous online academic and language courses and combined with 3 synchronous discussion sessions. Through this virtual Taiwanese adventure, students learn more about Taiwan for its status in international trade, the reputation as the “island of technology” and the inclusive and diverse cultures.

 

The courses of summer program include: Geopolitics of Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific, Taiwan Economy: Production and Growth, Futures Studies and Social Sciences: The Future We Want, Semiconductor Industry and Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan, Environmental Sustainability, Chemistry in our life, A Journey to Taiwan Tea Culture and so on. The program introduces Taiwan’s geopolitics, economic growth, and future prospects from three perspectives of economy, technology and culture, and lead students to understand the development of Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, water resources and environmental sustainability issues.

 

The courses arrange Chinese Language Program for every day, virtual activities of TKU campus trip, a microfilm co-produced with the Chen Cheng-po Cultural Foundation, visiting and knowing more about Tamsui through the paintings from Chen Cheng-po, students can learn more and get a better understanding about Tamkang, Tamsui, and Taiwanese culture. A real-life video of 10 TKU students visiting Zongwei Industrial Co., Ltd run by Lin Jian Xiang, the president of the National Alumni Association of Tamkang University was also shot for the courses, through the visit process and experience of the students, we can understand how do the small and medium enterprises in Taiwan operate and their way to success.

 

Three synchronous online discussion meetings were held on the three topics. Teachers and students discussed actively and responded enthusiastically. One of the program participants SYLVER Nicholas Patrick from the US, studying at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan said that this summer program gave him a deeper understanding of Taiwan’s current social and economic structure, university teaching and geopolitics, and he’s also interested in Companies from Taiwan such as Giant. Moreover, he’s hoping that the content of the courses in the future can be combined with the communication with Taiwan enterprises so that the foreign students can have a better understanding of Taiwanese culture. Another participant Pornpun Phimol from Thailand and studied at Prince of Songkhla University appreciated the arrangement of the courses from TKU. She had been to Taiwan several times, and each time she was deeply impressed by Taiwan’s infrastructure and culture, the courses from this summer program have made these impressions deeper than before. She also indicated that if there are similar courses in the future, she will participate in without hesitation, and she is hoping to communicate with Taiwanese and share their own experiences.

Dr. Deng Jian-Bang, Director of Graduate Institute of Future Studies (Upper row, first one from the left), and Dr. Yen-Ling Lin, Chairperson of Department of Economics (Upper row, second one from the left) are having synchronous online discussion with students.
Dr. Lung-Jieh Yang, Professor of Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering (Upper row, first one from the left), Dr. Li, Chi-wang, Professor of Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (Second row, first one from the left), and Dr. Chih-Hsin Chen, Professor of Department of Chemistry (Third row, first one from the left) are having synchronous online discussion with students.

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