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.
University of Southern California
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.
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.