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Introduction

International and Cross-Strait Education Center was established on September 1st, 2000. The Center handles affairs concerning international academic collaboration and reception of foreign visitors. The former includes signing of protocols, organizing international academic symposia, faculty and student exchanges, and summer programs.

 

The Center also served as a link between NTUNHS and the media. After 2002, as NTUNHS developed more and more academic ties with prestigious universities of the world, the Center took on an increasingly active role in exploring academic collaboration. From 2003 on, international exchange programs have become the Center's primary duty. With the recent development on international higher education, starting from 2007, the office is also in charge of the recruitment of international degree seeking students.

 

The Center is engaged in the following areas of responsibility:

 

1. Signing of protocols
With the country's rapid development in higher education and economic growth, world-renowned institutions have sought collaboration with NTUNHS on academic projects. A total of over 20 institutions have established formal academic relationships with NTUNHS, including universities in Australia, Korea, UK, and USA.

 

2. International Academic Exchange Programs

1. Independent Study Program
The Independent Study Program is designed for international students willing to learn from excellent professors in a variety of concentrations. NTUNHS provides mentors to guide the students with their course of study and also to help integrate the student with the surrounding culture. The program is open to International students from all over the world and does not set limitations on academic background. Enrollment is open all year.

2. Dual Degree Program

The Center carries out student exchange programs with the assistance of colleges and departments. The Center also organizes Dual degree program to meet different career needs of students.

 

3. Organizing international conferences and lecture series.

4. Information exchanges and frequent communication with partner universities.


5. Reception of visitors.

6. International Degree Seeking Student Recruitment.

As internationalization of higher education is a trend, the Office has a new role to coordinate the related matters concerning recruiting more international degree seeking students to study in NTUNHS. The new engagement involves providing information to foreign students; coordinating the improvement and maintenance of the English environment on campus and on website; representing NTUNHS in various international education fairs, and etc.

7. Appling International Affairs related Funding or Project
As executing any International Collaboration needs a lot of Finical Support, The Center has another responsibility to apply international related sponsoring funding from government or private Institutions.