A Warmer Campus: Interview with Prof. Shi-Wei Chu, Vice President for Student Affairs

During the past several years, the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) has dedicated significant resources for offering assistance to international students, such as encouraging exchanges with local students and providing counseling in English to help the international students adapt to life on NTU campus.
“A key element in college life is whether there are opportunities to make friends,” observed Prof. Shi-Wei Chu, Vice President for Student Affairs. Besides offering subsidies to help Taiwanese students interact with the international students, OSA actively provides assistance to the student clubs established by international students. For example, the Alumni Association of NTU, Malaysia has over 600 members who facilitate mutual support among students from abroad.


Streams of Visits From Partner Unis

Since February, NTU has been visited by several prestigious guests from Cornell University, USA, University of Tsukuba, Japan, and Mahidol University, Thailand.

Decoding Genomics with Precision

NTU Centers of Genomic and Precision Medicine (CGPM) is committed to doing research that benefits society. The primary feature of CGPM is platform-based integration of basic research and clinical studies in translational medicine in conjunction with the synergy of NTU’s medical system and the biomedical industry. In the shadow of the COVID-19

First Post-Pandemic International Symposium

Last December, the College of Life Science (CLS) received old friends from Prince of Songkla University (PSU) Thailand—a six-person delegation led by Associate Professor Anchana Prathep, the Dean of the Faculty of Science, PSU.

The Ebb and Flow of Globalization: Developing University Reform and Cultivating Global Citizens

During the past several years, trends in globalization have shifted dramatically due to the pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine War, and other factors. To promote international collaboration and broaden global horizons,


Record Breaking Research on Organic Strong Light Emission: Polyatomic Molecules with Emission Quantum Yields> 20% Enable Efficient Organic Light-emitting Diodes in the NIR (II) Window

The research team led by Professor Pi-Tai Chou of the Department of Chemistry broke the world record for organic strong light emission—held by the team itself—of 840-930 nanometers and reaching 1000 nanometers. This stellar research achievement was published on October 10, 2022 in the renowned journal Nature Photonics.

Novel Mechanism of Long Non-Coding RNA in Epigenetic Regulation Found

Epigenetic regulation is a crucial mechanism for the regulation of gene activity; the process includes changes in DNA modification, DNA structure, histone modification, and association of non-coding RNAs. The majority of the human genome is transcribed into long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA). Certain lncRNAs have been found to be implicated in a wide range of developmental processes and human diseases. Dr. Hsueh-Ping Chu and her team at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology discovered a new mechanism of long non-coding RNA in epigenetic regulation.

Reducing Recommendation Inequality on Online Dating

Online two-sided platforms, such as dating apps, have gained widespread popularity in recent years. However, these platforms often suffer from recommendation inequality such that recommendations are concentrated on a small group of users in terms of both counts and matches. This can lead to congestion in that multiple users are recommended to a single user, which ultimately discourages user participation and reduces market thickness. To address this issue, a research team including Prof. Ming-Jen Lin, Kuan-Ming Chen of the Department of Economics, and Prof. Yu-Wei Hsieh from Amazon with a prominent dating platform in Taiwan to design

Presence of Saber-Toothed Cats in the Pleistocene of Taiwan

Associate Professor Cheng-Hsiu Tsai of NTU’s Department of Life Sciences and University of California, Berkeley collaborated on an international paleontology research project. Their findings confirmed for the first time that saber-toothed cats (Machairodontinae) were present in the Pleistocene of Taiwan.


Teaching that Transcends Time, Space and Campus

Ever since its inception, the Summer College at NTU has been dedicated to equalizing education and minimizing the learning gap to realize educational justice. After 4 years of hard work, it has connected with over 70 partner schools all over Taiwan to offer over 125 general education courses. In the

The Exploratory Learning Program

D-School’s Exploratory Learning Program is one of several Future NTU action plans. NTU is the first university in Taiwan to give academic credits for exploratory learning, creating space and flexibility for students to find their interests. Students who enter the Exploratory Learning Program retain their student status while making the most of NTU’s resources to discover infinite possibilities on and off campus. Since its launch in 2021, the program accepted 36 students from nine colleges as

New Horizons in the Field of Pharmacy

The Taiwan Joint Conference of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a grand annual event of the pharmaceutical industry, organized jointly by the Pharmaceutical Society of Taiwan and Taiwan Society of Health-System Pharmacists. In 2022, the NTU School of Pharmacy and NTU Hospital’s Department of Pharmacy had the honor of co-hosting the event, and the 12 major professional pharmaceutical organizations were also invited as co-organizers.


Passion Worker Book Forum: Journey to the Stars

NTU’s Career Center and its student editorial staff organized their first forum to launch the 2023 Passion Worker NTUer Workplace Handbook. The forum featured two exciting sessions. In Session 1 the student editorial staff explained the steps they took in creating the handbook, and in Session 2 two interviewees from the handbook shared their career development stories with the audience. Tablets were provided at the forum venue so the attendees could read the electronic version of the handbook as well as interact with the editorial staff and guests there.

World Champion Team From A Dorm Lounge

The Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC) is an educational program created and hosted by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which began in 2020. Last year, the 2022 championship was awarded to NTU’s KIBO la na tsu bu KIBO/Robology Awesome Aliens for their outstanding programming and problem-solving skills.

International Year of Millet : Successful Restoration

Millet was one of the early staple food crops of the Bunun tribe in Xinyi Township, Nantou. However, millet farming gradually declined due to the adverse indigenous policies during the period of Japanese Rule and the subsequent market economy. Native millet species and related Bunun annual rituals also disappeared due to these pressures. In effort to restore millet farming and consumption, the Experimental Forest of NTU’s College of Bioresources and Agriculture launched a millet revival initiative in August 2020. Subsequently, NTU collaborated with E.SUN

Welcome to the Town of Frequency

Themed “The Town of Frequency,” the ninth annual NTU Music Festival is aimed to express the students’ post-pandemic ruminations. Whereas last year’s theme “Immortal Island’s Ark” evoked a sense of adventure, this year, in the words of the coordinators Shao-En Lin and Shan-Yu Kuo, “The Town of Frequency” evokes a place where you can come back to rest if you ever grow tired of chasing your dreams.”