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NTU x Israel Partners Matchmaking Workshop

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NTU x Israel Partners Matchmaking Workshop.

NTU’s Office of International Affairs hosted the NTU x Israel Partners Matchmaking Workshop on May 18, 2022, with President Chung-Ming Kuan delivering the welcome speech. The Representative of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei, Omer Caspi, Taiwan’s representative to Israel, Ya-Ping Lee, as well as the Vice Presidents of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Tel Aviv University (TAU), and Israel Institute of Technology also joined the workshop and gave warm speeches.

Prof. Hsiao-Wei Yuan, Vice President for International Affairs, shared the prospects for academic collaborations between NTU and Israel, as well as inviting the representatives from the participating universities to share their insights on Israel’s educational environment and international cooperation. The workshop, attended by 80 faculty members and students from Israel and Taiwan, opened a new chapter for both countries.

The workshop focused on research exchanges among faculty members. The participants were divided into seven groups based on different fields of study, including Buddhist studies, Chinese studies, food, biomedicine, management, law, and life sciences. The Buddhist studies group focused on philosophy, discussing views on Asian philosophies and religions. The discussions in the Chinese studies group were led by Hungdah Su, Dean of NTU’s College of Social Sciences, addressing the international relations and politics in Taiwan and Israel in depth with TAU faculty, as well as economic and technological development under the pandemic. As researchers in both countries have made outstanding achievements in medicine and biotechnology, the participating universities also discussed the possibility of establishing an inter-university research center. Last but not least, NTU’s College of Law and College of Management have been running a student exchange program with HUJI for many years. With the goal of enhancing collaborations in research among faculty members, NTU and HUJI will continue to create more opportunities for interactions in different research fields.

The workshop was successfully held via video conference to break through the limitations of space and time. The group discussions allowed all the participating professors to share the fruit of their research and engage in in-depth exchanges, which also served as the best warm-up for future bilateral collaboration.