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‧Academic achievements

This year a number of NTHU professors won awards for research. Professors Chen Li-jun, Huang Yi-nong were admitted to Academia Sinica. Yu chien, Huang Yi-nong and Cui Ching-ho were appointed as National Chair Professors and Li Yun won the Academic Award from the Ministry of Education. Additionaaly 35 professors were either admitted as fellows of major academic associations or received awards in Taiwan or overseas.

‧Student Admission

Promotion of the “Star Plan” to reduce the gap between city and country and admit students from remote areas has met with wide praise and is being actively promoted by the Ministry of Education.

‧Internationalization

NTHU actively promotes international programs, enrollment of international students, international student exchange. As a result, international student numbers have gone up from 125 to 157, an increase of 25%, accounting for 15% of total student numbers. There has also been a 15% increase in the number of classes taught in English and an International Affairs Center has been established to deal with internationalization-related matters. An international student activity center has been opened to provide a venue for international student activities and Chinese classes, strengthening the range of services available to international students.

‧Recruitment of international teaching staff

Professor Riichiro Shirota, an expert in flash memory, was recruited from Nagoya University for the Powerchip Chair. Director Liu Rong-sheng of the Optronics Institute of ITRI, , was recruited for the Macronix Chair. Professor Shen Yuan-rang was recruited for the Cheng Ren Chair from UC Berkeley, while professor Chien Jia-ling was recruited for the Tsing Hua Honorary Chair from John Hopkins University and Cui Chang-chi from IBM’s Watson Research Center. Discussions with a number of Academia Sinica researcher and other international scholars are ongoing.

‧Flexible salaries

The Rules for the Establishment of Chair Professorship and Recruiting and “Rules for rewarding teaching excellence” were drafted to reward teaching excellence and as incentive for talented scholars to join NTHU.

‧Campus infrastructure

NTHU’s new Tsing Hua Guesthouse, the multi-storey car park, optronics lab, TSMC Hall and the athletics track and volleyball court are finished or almost finished. Work on other infrastructure projects, including the campus common piping system, Study Resource Center, teaching buildings and student dormitories has either begun or will begin soon. It is expected that, in five years, the NTHU teaching and research environment will show substantial improvements.

‧Organizational reform

The “National Tsing Hua University Charter Revision Group” was established and revised the NTHU charter. This established the first (university) secretariat, strengthened planning evaluation, financial management, public affairs, international affairs, alumni services and fund raising. In addition, to improving the efficiency of campus administrative decision-making, these revisions cut the members of the campus committee in half and reduced the number of people involved in related meetings.

‧Strengthening operating structure

NTHU established a “Campus Administrative Consulting Committee,” which held its first meeting on October 22. This committee is intended to carry out long-term development planning. A “Space Committee” has also been established to coordinate the effective use of campus space.

‧Human resources

This year there has been a substantial increase in regular university and contract personnel (by 93 people). This has made human resources more flexible and also increased the number of administrative support personnel.

‧Creativity nurturing

The NTHU Innovation Incubator has achieved impressive results and received the Excellence Incubator Award from the SME Administration of the MOEA, five years in a row.