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President Shen Attends the 10th Anniversary Gathering of the Indonesian Alumni Association

已更新:4月3日

Written by Hsu Tsu-Yueh. Image credit to NCKU News Center.


NCKU Indonesian Alumni Association held its tenth anniversary annual meeting and Lunar New Year gathering on February 17th, President Meng-Ru Shen attended the event.


National Cheng Kung University’s Indonesian Alumni Association held its tenth anniversary annual meeting and Lunar New Year gathering on February 17th, which was the eighth day of the lunar calendar. NCKU President Meng-Ru Shen attended the event, emphasizing in his speech that the 93-year-old NCKU is approaching its centennial milestone, marking a crucial phase of inheriting the past and ushering in the future. He expressed confidence that NCKU will undoubtedly become one of the most important universities in the world when it turns 100. His remarks received enthusiastic applause and support from the alumni present at the event.

 

The Indonesian Alumni Association’s tenth anniversary annual meeting and Lunar New Year gathering were held at the Sun City Restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia. The venue was decorated with lanterns, creating a festive atmosphere of the Lunar New Year celebration. Approximately 180 guests attended the event, including the president of the NCKU Indonesian alumni association Lieh-Han Tsai and esteemed alumni Yong-An Chen, Yun-Chih Jao, Chen-Shang Wang, Chun-Yi Liu, and Wei-Chi Li. Lieh-Han Tsai pointed out in his speech that the tenth anniversary is a very meaningful moment, which Indonesian alumni also highly value. Alumni who graduated in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s attended enthusiastically, as well as current students, and even incoming freshmen who have received admission for the next academic year, making the event inclusive of various generations


President Meng-Ru Shen pointed out three major characteristics of NCKU that makes NCKU the first place in various independent rankings in Taiwan.


NCKU President Shen expressed that he makes a point to participate every year in alumni activities around the world, and that the strength of its alumni is the crucial to NCKU. NCKU has always kept humble and practical, but consistently stands out in the first place in various independent rankings in Taiwan. It was originally thought that the high rankings were due to NCKU students being particularly obedient and well-behaved. However, inquiries with evaluation organizations revealed three major characteristics of NCKU students: first, the power of teamwork; second, the level of acceptance of new things; and third, the resilience to rise again from setbacks. Coupled with the enthusiasm of over 200,000 alumni worldwide, it is believed that NCKU will thrive to become the most important university in the future.

 

NCKU Secretary General Wei-Cheng Lo delivered a school affairs report, pointing out that the university currently includes nine colleges in addition to the strategic Miin Wu School of Computing and the Academy of Innovative Semiconductor and Sustainable Manufacturing. Currently, the proportion of students between graduate programs and undergraduate program has reached 48:52. The planning of NCKU clearly shows its efforts towards academic excellence. It is hoped that support from alumni can be obtained in terms of various aspects such as interdisciplinary research, attracting international talent, ensuring students to study at ease, green campus initiatives, sports facilities, and the physical and mental health of faculty, staff, and students. NCKU alumni, together with their alma mater, continue to strive towards the centennial milestone.


The Indonesian Alumni Association’s tenth anniversary annual meeting and Lunar New Year gathering were held at the Sun City Restaurant in Jakarta, with approximately 180 guests attending, including several esteemed alumni.


Ming-Chih Chen, Secretary General of the NCKU Global Alumni Association the main goals of the Association, which aims to establish a communication platform for NCKU alumni associations worldwide. Currently, 28 alumni associations have joined, and the joint Association has established the alumni Phoenix Fund\, raising over 1.3 billion NTD. The fund is primarily used to give back to the alma mater and is dedicated to nurturing alumni entrepreneurship and connecting alumni associations worldwide.

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