2020 WINTER - NHU
Nanhua University Newsletter First of all, we wish everyone the best of health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and may you remain safe throughout this health crisis.
In the past ten months, Nanhua University has strictly followed the government’s pandemic preventive measures, and as a result, we have been able to continue to allow in-person classes as normal. In response to the pandemic, some courses at Nanhua have been test run either as asynchronous online courses or live online classes. In addition, some 2+2 exchange students and other students studying abroad have returned to Taiwan to continue their studies online.
The University would like to thank all faculty members and administrative staff for their hard work in 2020, and for actively promoting the Three Acts of Goodness and Sustainable Campus initiatives. Over the past year, we have received numerous outstanding awards, these include: the School Social Responsibility Award from the Mirror Post (Hong Kong), the Sustainability Excellence Award from the British Standards Institution (BSI), the Gold Award in the Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Report category and the Taiwan Top 50 Corporate Sustainability Award from the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE), and the first ever Gold Award in the National Corporate Environmental Protection Award from the Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan. We have also been ranked first among private universities in the country for Academic Impact by the National Central Library for five consecutive years, received the Silver Award, Novice Award, and Best Academic Advisor Award from the 20th Macronix Golden Silicon Awards, and the Silver Award for the University Social Responsibility – Sustainability Excellence Category from the 2020 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA). These awards are a testament to everyone’s dedication in pursuing academic excellence as well as the commitment to adapt and innovate to ensure a brighter future for the University.
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| 01-Sustainability Excellence Award from the British Standards Institution (BSI) || 02-BEST PRACTICE AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS OPERATIONS || 03-BEST ACADEMIC ADVISOR AWARD FROM THE 20TH |
MACRONIX GOLDEN SILICON AWARDS
In December of every year, the University holds a coming-of-age ceremony devoted to filial piety, which is a traditional event that is spiritually uplifting and inspiring to students and parents alike. In addition to over 1,200 local students in attendance at this year’s event, over 200 foreign students from all corners of the world also attended, and over 600 parents bore witness to their child’s transition to adulthood. With tears of emotion abound, the ceremony left a lasting impression of joy and gratitude on all those present. Emotional scenes of embrace between underprivileged students and parents were particularly touching to all. The event provided an exceptional life experience of respect and filial duties at its finest.
The primary goal of the College of Arts and Design is to train students to develop their talents in artistic designs. The College has used digital technology media to improve students’ design capabilities, which will allow opportunities for collaboration with relevant industries, as well as open doors to internship possibilities. At present, the University has signed 404 academia-industry agreements and 748 internship agreements with firms and businesses in the industry. This has opened up further opportunities for students to align their studies with market demand and to learn on the job through internship programs. In addition, the Department of Natural Biotechnology has positioned itself at the forefront of agricultural biotechnology with the completion of the brand-new Plant Factory laboratory. To further advance crop and food production with cutting edge technology, four interdisciplinary courses have been established with the Plant Factory laboratory serving as the center for digital innovation, these include: Hi-Tech Agriculture and Plant Factories, Science of Food and Cooking, Healthy Recipe E-book, and Smart Farm Social Media Marketing. The Plant Factory utilizes automatic cultivation systems to grow high quality crops, completely eliminates pesticide usage, and recycles 97% of the water used to significantly improve production efficiency.
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Attracting foreign students to advance internationalization and diversification of the campus is a strategic goal of the University. This year, despite the global pandemic there are 611 international students from 25 countries and regions studying at Nanhua University. We have also attracted talented professors from the US, UK, Australia and India to teach at the University. President Tsong-Ming Lin puts particular emphasis to meet with faculty members, administrative staff, and students to encourage them to broaden their horizons, enrich their experiences, and share their knowledge to develop Nanhua into a talent hub of the global village.
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| THERE ARE 611 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM 25 COUNTRIES AND REGIONS STUDYING AT NANHUA UNIVERSITY THIS YEAR. || CAMPUS PHOTO 1 || CAMPUS PHOTO 2 |