“TMU One World”—Search for Global Footprint Short Film Competition
Source: Office of Global Engagement
Published on 2020-12-09
“TMU One World” incites the TMUers in civic participation to construct an internationally friendly campus
Taipei Medical University (TMU) has dedicated much effort in promoting internationalizing the campus by actively developing English-taught degree programs, short-term exchange programs, and laboratory internships, driving the substantial increase of the number of international students studying at TMU. While expanding recruitment of global research talents and international students, TMU continually reviews its plans for campus internationalization to ensure that each and every member of the TMU community from around the world can be supported by its internationalized and culturally-diverse environment and unleash their full potential.
The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) has been promoting on-campus social integration over the years. In 2020, OGE proposed the action plans to build the internationalization friendly campus under the theme of “Internationalized Campus.” The action plans encompass eight areas of work, including “Students and staff with international mobility and cultural literacy,” “Extensive network with the international academic community,” “Diverse profile of education and research collaboration,” “Social integration among multicultural staff and student cohort,” “English-friendly professional staff and services,” “Flexible administrative system for internationalization,” “Highly effective internal and external communications,” and “Division of labor and operation in line with international practice.” OGE also introduced the “TMU One World” campaign to facilitate the interaction between the locals and foreign staff/students, allowing them to share their cultures and strengthen bonding.
“TMU One World” campaign commenced in October 2020 with its pilot event, “Search for Global Footprint Short Film Competition,” and an interactive exhibition. The film competition invited TMU students and staff members to go into the TMU campus to search for places that require improvements, such as the signs, public bulletins, services, and facilities, etc.
To create a more friendly, international campus through each member of the TMU community’s eyes, thereby enabling international faculty, students, and visitors to navigate around the campus much more smoothly.
The award ceremony was held on November 4. The vice president, Chieh-Hsi Wu, OGE Dean, Pei-Shan Tsai, and associate professor of the College of Medical Science and Technology, Wei-Chun HuanFu, gave out the awards to the top three winners and the Viewers’ Choice Award. Many students attended the ceremony to show their ardent support.
The interactive exhibition showcased the vision and purpose of the TMU One World campaign to all TMU students and staff members, who were invited to leave a few words on the message board to share his/her view on the university’s success, and lack thereof, in constructing a friendly international campus.
Participants were also asked to suggest action plans to inform future decision-making of the university management, enhancing the civic participation of all TMU members on key issues pertaining to the internationalization of the campus. The activity was very well received. Many participants indicated that they are happy to have the opportunity to make suggestions to make TMU better. More than 750 posts were received during the event (from October 21 to November 3), which will help each office prepare for future improvement.