Reaching out to overseas talents, the College of Science and the College of Engineering of National Chung Cheng University jointly headed down to Indonesia for student recruitment

Published on Mar 19 2019

The College of Engineering (CoE) of the National Chung Cheng University (CCU) in Taiwan, which has been in Southeast Asia many times, recently teamed up with the College of Science (CoS) to visit some key cities such as Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surabaya in Indonesia for student recruitment. In this visit, the CCU delegation has met with the professors, academic and administrative directors of Institute of Technology from eight universities to discuss issues, also has stretched its arms to local students to promote its friendly campus, multi-approached teaching and learning environment and the high-quality research power. The delegation would like to have more students from Indonesia to take part in the master's and doctoral programs of the university, thereafter becoming the members of the CCU community.

The CCU delegation, consisted of professors from CoE, was led by Professor Shyh-Leh Chen (Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Professor Oscal Tzyh-Chiang Chen (Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering), and was accompanied by the Vice Dean of CoS, Professor Michael Chan. In those 3 cities mentioned above, there were 8 universities including the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), University of Surabaya (UBAYA) and Gadjah Mada University (Universitas Gadjah Mada or UGM) visited by the delegation members. During the 10-day trip in Indonesia, the CCU delegation laid out the study related information of various departments from CoE, in details, such as the research topics and directions, the content of the English-taught courses, the scholarships, etc., at the same time, provided one-on-one interview to local students who have shown the interests in studying at CCU. In addition to that, the CCU delegation also represented CoE and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Krida Wacana Christian University (Universitas Kristen Krida Wacana or UKRIDA), in Indonesia.

The College of Engineering of CCU (CCUCoE) revealed that UBAYA was the newly listed university for the outreaching visit this year, the rest of the higher educational destinations all have been visited many times. Among those familiar universities, some have already been interacting quite well with CCUCoE through activities such as “International Workshop” for teachers and “Winter Schools” for students. These activities, organized by CoE, have offered a firsthand experience for all participants from Indonesia to have a taste on the learning quality on CCU campus.

As Indonesian authorities currently haves been eager to cultivate its own competent manpower for the future needs in domains of the higher education and specialized professions, the College of Engineering and the College of Science of CCU have prepared to be part of Indonesian talent cultivation process and showcased their strength and capability of excellent research sincerely through those multiple visits. The CCU delegation expected to attract more Indonesian students to come to CCU for the academic study or internship. This would bridge the academic research relationship between CCU and Indonesian universities, moreover, uplift the status of CCU on its academic visibility, internationalization and competitiveness, as an outstanding university in the world.

The College of Engineering and the College of Science of CCU have jointly visited Vietnam for student recruitment before. This year, since both colleges have shown a great interest and confidence in developing the “education market” in Indonesia, with the previous experience in cooperation, they decided to team up again to expand the enrollment scope for CCU. In the visit to the eight universities in Indonesia, with each university respectively, the CCU delegation have discussed the existing cooperative models, for example, the summer internship program and the student recommendation for short-term holiday school, as well as the issues of future cooperation, in depth, between universities involved. The issues, such as the Joint Dual Degree Programs, the Sandwich Programs and the Teacher Exchange Programs, all have been included in those further discussions.