CTU warmly welcomes special Visitor Wen-Zhong Pan, Minister of Education
英文編譯/張維哲、林嘉漩/Instructor Irene Lee Reviewer/Jeanne Riley
Education Minister Wen-Zhong Pan paid a visit to CTU in the afternoon of November 25, 2016. He highly praised our students’ innovation and research results, and even made a declaration that national elites are graduates of schools like ours. He also praised CTU’s projects, such as our academic and business partnerships, which have shortened the gap between academia and the business sector, and actively assist the cooperation with local companies for the assurance of continued learning and local employment availability for our graduates.
Chairman Lien-Hsing Wu, President Farn-Shing Chen and the board of supervisors were at the school gate to warmly welcome Minister Wen-Zhong Pan. They gave him a campus tour, including our prized topiary dragon. In addition, Minister Pan praised Nian -Yu Hao, a student from the Department of Beauty Science for winning the prize of excellence at the National Assembly Contest of 66th Japanese Mountain and Field Arts Festival.
Minister Pan declared that although there are plenty of small and medium-sized businesses and companies in Taiwan, there is still limited innovation. He believes that integrating company resources with the school’s research and development resources is a good idea; these collective resources paired along with civil organizations can boost economic productivity and innovation.
He further confirmed that the contribution of CTU’s vocational education has significantly contributed to national economic development, and that the Ministry of Education next year will allocate $2 billion for building 6 to 8 industry-university corporate alliances in Taiwan, several of which will be in the central part of the country. The expectation is that having cohesive connection between universities, non-governmental organizations, and companies will boost sustainable policies and improve many kinds of research projects.