National Taipei University (NTPU) announced the new strategies to prevent the COVID-19 during the spring break. From April 8, all faculties, students, and gusets have to wear their face mask when entering the campus, and all faculties and students have to responce their foot track during the vacation before 4 p.m. on April 8.
"As stated by the Ministry of Education and the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the next 14 days will be critical to Taiwan's COVID-19 prevention efforts."
To avoid a new wave of COVID-19 cases in Taiwan after the Spring Break Holidays, NTPU asked their faculties and students to follow the instructions below to protect themselves and the others.
1. Anyone who had traveled to the following tourist spots are strongly advised to stay home and begin 14 days of self-health management. Should you experience any symptoms suspiciously similar to COVID-19, including fever, cough, respiratory illnesses, smell and taste disorders with unknown cause, please go to a doctor for help as soon as possible andshould NOT enter campus and you should also implement active health surveillance.
Those tourist spots are: Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (阿里山國家森林遊樂區); Dongdamen Night Marketin Hualien County (花蓮東大門夜市); Wenhua Road in Chiayi City (嘉義文化路); Guanzihling (關子嶺), Hutoupi (虎頭埤), Wushantou Reservoir (烏山頭水庫) and Wusanto Huching Resort Hotel (湖境度假會館) in Tainan; Singda Harbor (興達港) and Chishan Old Street (旗山老街) in Kaohsiung; and Chaotian Temple (朝天宮) in Yunlin County’s Beigang Township (北港); south of Pingtung County’s Nanjhou Township (南州), including Kenting National Park.
2. Please keep a social distance of at least 1.5m indoors and 1m outdoors, wear a face mask and wash your hands frequently. It is now compulsory to wear a face mask when taking public transportation. Please wear a face mask and seek immediate medical attention if you are feeling ill and tell the doctor your travel history. Call 1922 for inquiries.
3. Face masks become mandatory for anyone entering the campus beginning from April 8. NTPU also remind all students to follow the pandemic measures, such as wearing masks or monitoring temperature while taking public transports or entering into hospitals.
4. Short-term exchange students who are unable to purchase masks with the ID card can purchase 3 masks a week at NT$5 per mask during office hours (Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) at the Office of International Affairs.
5. To find out everyone’s travel history during the Spring Break Holidays, please fill out NTPU’s “Spring Break Holidays Travel History Survey.”
National Taipei University (NTPU) President Lee, Chen-Jai (李承嘉) said on Nov. 28 that NTPU will do more in the future, including more courses and resources, as the school has won the “Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Award for the second consecutive year.
The award was offered by Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy and aimed at constant development of firms, environment and talents.
While attending the ceremony, Legislative Speaker Su, Jia-Chyuan (蘇嘉全) said that caring for the environment, helping cultivate talents as well as social responsibilities are all crucial for a company to build its reputation. Eugene Chien (簡又新), chairman for the institute, urged all the participants, including private firms, organizations and schools, to continue their good work to inspire local market and government bodies, so more foreign investments would come to Taiwan in the future.
NTPU published the “2017-2018 National Taipei University Sustainable Evaluation” in July by following the mechanism and standards by the GSSB, while the evaluation made public of all kinds of information that foreign investments may need to know. This evaluation was also recognized and confirmed by accountants before it was published.
This evaluation is also available on NTPU’s website.
The president said, however, he noticed that many participants put more efforts on their organization reforms and their own evaluations, which reflected the fact that there is still room for NTPU, as a participant, to make progress. Vice President Chang, Wen-Yu (張文郁) will be responsible for following up related resources from different offices in a hope that NTPU may take the lead in terms of sustainability.
The “2019 Global Company Sustainability Forum” was organized at the Grand Hotel between Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. In addition to this award, related professors, scholars, officials from all around the world and representatives from local firms, organizations and schools shared their views through seminars and workshops.
NTPU’s College of Business also organized the “company sustainability” workshop during the forum. Michel Delorme, dean for Laurentian University’s Facility of Management in Canada, was invited to deliver a speech on “CSR cultural development, while many domestic researchers and professors also made public their research results in various workshops during the event.
Along with five other universities and five local banks, National Taipei University (NTPU) on Oct. 30 became a member of this ally of artificial intelligence financial technology and will develop more talents in the field with other members.
The ally was convened by inFlux President Arthur Yao (姚木川), who is also an EMBA student at NTPU and joined by National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University, Soochow University, National Taipei University of Business, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Shin Kong Bank, Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank, Concord Securities, KGI Bank and Far Eastern International Bank. The end goal for this ally was to develop more talents to work out more artificial intelligence devices to help financial technology.
Yao said that for banking business, an alternative solution for more potential markets will be the best antidote but the process is often jammed due to related laws. Through the ally, he is expecting more alternative solutions from these future talents, that they may join the market with their creativities and fresh ideas for new breakthroughs.
“I think this ally will be a great booster for local competition between local banks,” said Chang Chuang-chang (張傳章), vice chairman for the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC). “However, I am also hoping that this ally would do its best to avoid potential risks and ethical issues that may come from artificial intelligence.”
Taiwan Financial Services Roundtable Secretary General Wu Tang-chieh (吳當傑) said that the FSC and his organization have been recruiting future talents in the banking business. He is hoping this ally will help him locate and train more potential candidates in the future.
NTPU Vice President Chen Dar-hsin (陳達新) said that this ally covers two hottest issues today – artificial intelligence and financial technology. Unfortunately, it is always difficult for schools to recruit qualified teachers in these fields. The ally, however, offers field teachers to help students “practice” while it will also help train remaining teachers at the same time.
The vice president also said that the capability of composing software programs is more and more important for many schools. But he believes that management and marketing are also important on top of composing programs. In addition to participating in the ally, NTPU’s business school is also teaming up with Amazon so more information and resources will be available for the future development of artificial intelligence and financial technology.
Yao said that it is more important for artificial intelligence and financial technology to fit in our daily life. While he is trying to recruit more talents from this ally, Shin Kong Bank is also trying to hire more talents in arts and philosophy.
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