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TKU Delegation Visits Sister University Celebrating 100th Anniversary

DATE 2018/12/21 VISITORS 1188

One of TKU's sister universities, the University of Electro-Communications, Japan, recently turned 100. So, from Dec 7-10 the President of Tamkang University, Dr. Huan-Chao Keh, led a TKU delegation of senior-level staff to take part in the 100th anniversary celebration. The TKU delegation included the Vice President for International Affairs, Dr. Kao-Cheng Wang, the Chair of the Department of Japanese, Dr. Tseng Chiu-kuei, and professors from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Ching-Chang Wong and Dr. Wei-Tsong Lee. During the anniversary ceremony, President Keh gifted Dr. Takashi Fukuda, the President of the University of Electro-Communications, with an exquisite glass vase, which symbolizes good fortune and prosperity, as a way of expressing TKU's positive blessings. Moreover, President Keh was the only international guest invited to deliver an opening address during the ceremony. In his speech, he reflected on the close collaboration between the two universities and wished the university a prosperous future. His speech was well-received by President Fukuda, as well as all the other guests in attendance.

Tamkang University and the University of Electro-Communications concluded a sister university agreement in 1998, and have been engaged in close collaboration and exchange ever since. Each year, the universities hold mutual student exchange programs along with academic and research-based cooperation programs. As of 2008, the University of Electro-Communications and the TKU the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have been undertaking a new form of collaboration, which involves working together to develop robots and robotic technology.

The Vice President for International Affairs, Dr. Kao-Cheng Wang, explained that during Tamkang University's 60th anniversary, a delegation from the University of Electro-Communications came to the Tamsui Campus to participate in the celebrations. He expressed his hope for even an closer partnership with the university, and for more department-level collaborative activities to be held in the future.