TMU expands links with US, Canadian, French & Thai partners

Source: Taipei Medical University

Published on 2018-04-08

Overseas delegations visiting TMU last fall included University of Ottawa International Research Director Francois Carrier, Associate Dean Carol Rush of the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy, Vice President for International Affairs François-Olivier Seys of Université Lille Nord de France and Asian Institute of Technology President Eden Woon.

University of Ottawa, Canada

Director Francois Carrier was joined by Prof. Zemin Yao on his October visit, where he met with Vice President Jackson Chieh-Hsi Wu and Global Partnerships Section Chief Liang-Tzung Lin to discuss potential research collaborations. The University of Ottawa will send a delegation in May 2019 to discuss plans for a joint symposium.

Left: The University of Ottawa’s Francois Carrier (first from right) introduces his university; right: Vice President Jackson Chieh-Hsi Wu (middle) presents TMU souvenirs to Prof. Zemin Yao (left) and Director Carrier (right)

University of Southern California

University of California Associate Dean Carol Rush discusses public policy courses at her TMU talk)

Associate Dean Carol Rush from the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy and Director Pei-Hsuan Chu of USC’s Taipei office spoke about their university to about 150 TMU faculty and students in November. Their detailed introduction built momentum for a stronger partnership, and Associate Dean Rush met with College of Management Dean Ben-Chang Shia to discuss possible student exchanges and dual degree contracts.

Université Lille Nord, France

International Affairs Vice President François-Olivier Seys and several colleagues were joined by Bureau Français de Taipei Director Benoit Guidee on their visit to TMU. This meeting focused on establishing neurological research collaborations and promoting student exchanges, including short-term and dual-degree courses. A bilateral international neuroscience laboratory and related clinical trial collaborations are also under discussion.

The Lille delegation met with TMU leaders. Seated from left: Vice President Jackson Chieh-Hsi Wu, Lille Prof. François-Olivier Seys, TMU President Chien-Huang Lin, Bureau Français de Taipei Director Benoît Guidee and TMU Vice President Chao-Ching Huang)

Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Asian Institute of Technology President Eden Woon met with Global Engagement Dean Pei-Shan Tsai and College of Nutrition Dean Jane Chao during a November visit to TMU. They exchanged information about recruitment criteria, scholarship systems, international student ratios and opportunities for collaboration as well as research strengths and teaching methods. The College of Nutrition was the focus of discussions on future collaborations, but both sides expressed interest in student and research exchanges, dual-degree courses, common research goals and joint symposia, and plans were made to follow up on these areas in the future.

Asian Institute of Technology President Eden Woon (left) presents a gift to TMU deans Prof. Pei-Shan Tsai (center) and Prof. Jane Chao)