Signed a student exchange agreement with the Pennsylvania State University, to open a bridge for cultural exchanges between the two parties.

Close international exchanges – Sign exchange student contract with Pennsylvania State University

[Campus reporter Zhao Qing xiang (Chinese Department 103), interviewed and reported] Pennsylvania State University, led by the Dean of the School of Education, David H. Monk, visited National Taiwan Normal University recently. The two parties have reached a consensus on the afternoon of January 23rd. The personnel exchange agreement includes a specific agreement consisting academic studies exchange plan. In the future, the exchange of visits between students and researchers will be the ultimate goal both parties are trying to reach. This program is believed to be able to promote academic research exchanges between the two universities effectively and enhance the international vision for both teachers and students at the same time.

This exchange plan is mainly for students from the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education. Both parties specifically agreed on this exchange plan for University students, and have discussed the ultimate goals for their mutual visits. The plan to hold an exchange between students and researchers from two different parties will be gradually implemented in the university in the future. Along with it, the dual degree system for master’s students, as well as the cooperation case of researchers from both sides are also under discussion.

David H. Monk, Dean of the School of Education, said that Pennsylvania State University and National Taiwan Normal University have maintained a long-term cooperative relationship since a long time ago. The signing of a personnel exchange contract between both schools has strengthened both school’s relationships. The student exchange program will be implemented this fall. It is planned that Pennsylvania State University will send some of its students to National Taiwan Normal University this fall, and National Taiwan Normal University will also select several students to participate in this student exchange program and will be sent to Pennsylvania State University for the next spring.

In addition to the six professors from Pennsylvania State University, Professors from various departments including Zhou Yu wen, Dean of the College of Education of NTNU, and Chen Kuo-chuan, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, will attend the meeting. They will share their student exchange experiences and hoped that in the future cooperation between the two universities, there is a further consensus.

Director Liang Sun-Jie of the English Department of National Taiwan Normal University shared the experience of Japanese students coming to NTNU for student exchange. He emphasized that in a student exchange program, the most crucial thing is not the academic exchanges between students, but the importance to make connections and build a friendship with each other.

Pennsylvania State University is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world. According to a survey conducted by US News in 2012, the 11 departments of its School of Education are all ranked in the top 20 in the United States. In addition to the School of Education, the School of Information Science & Technology (College of Information Science & Technology), the Center for Language Science (CLS), and the Center for Science and the Schools (Centers for Science and the Schools) are all in the field of learning science.

National Taiwan Normal University and Pennsylvania State University have worked together to establish this student exchange program between students and researchers. National Taiwan Normal University has steadily moved toward the world’s top university and has become one of the most prominent Chinese language center on the international stage.

Professor from Penn State University visits opened a bridge for communication between the two sides

[Interview by Campus Reporter by Zhao Qing xiang, (Department of Chinese 103] To implement the plan of the “Top Multinational Research Center for Learning Science”, this morning (January 22), Pennsylvania State University (referred to as Penn State University) representatives, Dean David H. Monk, visited our school, and the academic exchanges between the two sides will be further be discussed for the next consecutive three days.

Both parties were full of expectations for future educational exchanges. The exchange of gifts between the two schools symbolized the start of the friendly relationship between the two parties for the next three days. Penn State University team went to visit the NTNU’s Mandarin Language Center to learn further about the current status of the language institute in Chinese language teaching, and Penn University also aimed to have a deeper understanding of the future language researches and exchanges between the two sides.

At the end of last year, National Taiwan Normal University was approved by the National Science Council to establish the “Top Transnational Research Center for Learning Science.” This year, it officially began to promote several related plans. The main target of this transnational cooperation is Penn State University, which is one of the sister schools of National Taiwan Normal University, which has maintained good and stable interaction and exchanges for a long time.

The National Taiwan Normal University delegation visited Penn State University last year, laying the foundation for the exchanges project by reaching a certain consensus. Regarding the research project of the “Top Multinational Research Centers for Learning Science”, the direction is roughly divided into three major research topics: “Language Science”, “Science Education” and “Learning Technology”. This time, Penn State University sent six professors to visit our University. This time, the visit not only aim for academic cooperation planning, but also to discuss more project matters such as personnel student exchange programs, and has succeeded to jointly set specific goals for the future academic cooperation between the two universities.

In addition, the part of student exchange between the two schools is mainly aimed at student exchanges between the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education. The specific agreement has been drawn up and can be implemented this year in the fall. In this way, students can have a more diversified learning space, not only in Taiwan but also in other countries around the world.

Relying on the outstanding development of both parties in educational research, through this cooperation and exchange, not only can the academic exchange be concretely implemented, but also the international vision of students can be developed.