Collaborating During Coronavirus: National Taipei University signed MOU with Kyungpook National University
National Taipei University (NTPU), Taiwan, and the Kyungpook National University (KNU), Korea, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in April 2021 for developing academic exchanges and cooperation in teaching and research.
The spread of COVID-19 has deeply impacted the international education and the student mobility. Although the global mobility has been significantly decreased by the pandemic, it has brought new opportunities to advance international collaboration. The participation in the online events, such as virtual conference and online lectures has provided valuable opportunities that expand NTPU’s global network. During September 2020 to March 2021, The Office of International Affairs has attended 20 virtual activities, which is an increase of 60% over the past years.
In December 2020, the Director of International Cooperation Division, Dr. Chia-An Ku received an invitation of collaboration from Kyungpook National University right after both Universities attended in a virtual conference. The delegates of both sides had an online meeting discussing the potential collaborations such as student and faculty exchange, joint research and internship, then they agreed to work in partnership to make contributions together to further development. The signing of MoU will initiate academic exchanges, including student exchanges on a reciprocal basis, joint research and lecture of faculty members.
As one of the leading University in Korea, Kyungpook National University (KNU) has driven itself to produce the top intellectuals of the age. Since its establishment in 1946 as a comprehensive national university representing the region of Daegu, KNU has been striving to lead Korea’s national and international development by fostering talented graduates who can serve as global community leaders. KNU has 17 colleges, 2 independent departments and 12 graduate schools with 30,719 students enrolled in undergraduate programs, 6,603 on graduate programs, plus 3,230 professors and 463 administrative staff.