DATE 2014/07/21 VISITORS 6843
In order to create an environment that allows students to come in contact with “applicable academic knowledge” TKU has cooperated with over 200 enterprises including China Airlines, HIWIN, and Fubon Bank. On July 21st a press conference/signing ceremony was held in B2 of the Sheraton Hotel, officially establishing the long-term establishment of this academic industry project. President Chia-I Chang appeared in person to sign the contract and she presented a speech along with with President of the Board of China Airlines, Huang-Hsiang Sun and President of the Board of HIWIN, Yong-cai Zhuo.
President Chang stated, “Students are cultivated in every university for the same purpose of being able to immediately enter into the career world. Enterprises offer internships and opportunities to give students practical skills and experience to help them land a career right after graduation. For seventeen years TKU has been ranked number one among private universities for having the most ideal graduates for employment. Our students have the potential to become elite workers anywhere in the world. For this reason this academic industry alliance will emphasize aiming at an international platform, allowing students to go overseas and raise their competitive abilities at a global level.”
Huang-Hsiang Sun stated in his speech, “China Airlines is very competitive in today’s global market. In addition to improving our transportation safety all over the world, cultivation of our personnel is also a very crucial factor in our development. We at China Airlines are eagerly anticipating this academic industry opportunity so that students can become familiar with our information before graduation. This type of relationship will prove to be mutually beneficial, smoothing out the transition from school to career life.”
Yong-cai Zhuo expressed in his speech that he was honored to receive the Golden Eagle Award for TKU’s 63rd Anniversary Celebration in 2013. He stated, “Signing today’s agreement symbolizes the growing relationship between TKU and HIWIN. We wish to not only do lots of projects with the Department of Electrical Engineering, but to assist in every aspect to create powerful academic industry opportunities.” Yong-cai Zhuo stated that he believes the potential of the personnel that can be cultivated from TKU students is endless.