College of Engineering is a leader in recruiting overseas talent , National Sun Yat-sen University went to Indonesia for new students!
Published by NSYSU News on December 14, 2015
National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) went abroad to attract international talent! To recruit more Asian outstanding graduates, a total of 12 delegates from Engineering College, Science College and Office of International Affairs visited Surabaya, Indonesia, to find new students in person on December 1 to 5. This group visited their sister school - UniversitasBrawjiaya, and then signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Politeknik Negeri Malang and Petra Christian University. Not only the student exchange program is officialized, National Sun Yat-sen University also introduced her recent development and achieivement to Indonesian universities, hoping to attract more students to pursue a higher degree in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Members of this student recruitment delegation group includes Dean of Engineering College – Chua-Chin Wang, Director of International Affairs – Chih-Wen Kuo, Dean of Science College– Hsiung Chou, Vice Dean of Science College – Ching-Hsing Luo, Chairman of Physics Department – Feng-Chuan Chuang, Chairman of Mechanical and Electromechanical Engineering Department – Chi-Cheng Cheng, Director of Environmental Engineering Institute – Kang-Shin Chen, Chairman of Photonics Department – Yi-Jen Chiu, Prof. Tzung-Lin Le and Prof. Robert Reiger from E.E. Dept., Prof. Steve Haga from Computer Science and Engineering Dept., and Prof. Tsung-Ming Tsai from Materials and Optoelectronic Science Dept. In addition, these professors also met students from these universities, and even had one-on-one interviews with them to discuss the possibility of studying in NSYSU.
Interviews were highly appreciated by the Indonesia students, since they have attained the latest information of NSYSU. Though the schedule of the visit was tight, all the professors were willing to talk with these students to the last minute. Dean of Engineering College – Chua-Chin Wang emphasized ”This trip to Indonesia is the first step to explore the possibility of joint cooperation, and we will plan to visit other South-East Asian countries very soon. We hope to recruit more than two foreign students in each department or to recruit ten outstanding foreign students for the College every year. We certainly would like to have undergraduates in the future.”
The main purpose of this trip is to recruit graduates for the fall semester in 2016. Meanwhile, they also signed the Joint Dual-degree agreement to attract the students to seek a joint degree of both schools. Prof. Chua-Chin Wang accepted four local media interviews, reporters asked about the situation that students will probably face when they study in Taiwan, and how's the higher education environment in Taiwan, such as scholarships, programs, and even opportunities of getting a job. They particularly cared about whether the knowledge that students have learned will meet the demand of the future techniques in Indonesia or not, and were also intrested in how professors divided students into group or one-on-one interviews. Besides, reporters wanted to know if professors will periodically visit Indonesia to mingle with students.
Owing to the decreasing birth-rate, universities in Taiwan have been trying to attract overseas students, National Sun Yat-sen University is also striving for that. This trip to Indonesia is not the last resort. By contrast, it is the very beginning for NSYSU to step in the international spotlight. National Sun Yat-sen University hopes to keep inviting outstanding students from all over the world and be part of the international community.