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Taiwan is invited to participate in the WASBE Conference for the first time: The Wind Ensemble, Department of Music, NCYU, will attend the 2024 20th International WASBE Conference in South Korea.

Taiwan, Represented Only by NCYU Department of Music Wind Ensemble, Invited to Perform at WASBE Conference for the First Time

The 2024 20th International WASBE Conference is scheduled to take place in Gwangju, South Korea in July. Among the only nine wind ensembles in the world selected to participate in this event, the Wind Ensemble, Department of Music, National Chiayi University, is the only representative from Taiwan. It is also the first time in the 20-year history of the event that an ensemble from a Taiwanese university has been selected to perform at the main concert. This bears witness to the outstanding musical talent and international influence of the faculty and students of NCYU’s Department of Music, making it the pride of Taiwan. At noon on June 17th, President Han Chien Lin presented the flag to Chairperson Shih-Yun Hsieh, and Assistant Prof. David Shih-Wei, Lin, Conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Department of Music, on the second floor of the Student Activity Center, Lantan campus. They delivered a wonderful pop-up performance, earning rapturous applause from the teachers and students.  WASBE Conference is a grand event that brings together not only wind music scholars and musicians but also outstanding ensembles from all over the world. The Wind Ensemble from the NCYU’s Department of Music will go to South Korea to perform on the same stage with remarkable ensembles from around the world. They will showcase the elegance and uniqueness of Taiwanese wind music via pieces that feature Hakka culture, commissioned compositions depicting the geographical features of Dongshih Township in Chiayi, and "Eight New Attractions of Chiayi" specially created for Chiayi City. Through diverse musical performances, the Wind Ensemble will show the world the unique charm of Taiwan’s wind music. Dr. David Shih-Wei, Lin, Assistant Professor from the Department of Music and Conductor of the Wind Ensemble, mentioned that one of the focuses of the WASBE Conference is to enhance the role of wind music in education. It is expected to cultivate interest and talent in music among students in higher education of Taiwan. While bringing the most unforgettable experience on the world stage to the students, they hope to enhance their creativity, teamwork and expression skills through music education. By representing Taiwan on the international stage of wind music, they look forward to introducing Taiwanese wind music to the world, and promoting exchange and cooperation in music, education, and culture. This will mark an important milestone for Taiwanese wind music on the world stage. The Wind Ensemble, Department of Music, NCYU, will perform at the WASBE Conference in their best condition. Through demonstrating results of Taiwan’s wind music education to the world, they hope to showcase the elegance and charm of wind music in Taiwan. In the future, all members of the Wind Ensemble are expected to continue to exhibit exceptional musical abilities, thus enriching the unique musical culture of Taiwan.          Assistant Prof. David Shih-Wei, Lin, said that it is a great honor for him to lead the Wind Ensemble, Department of Music, NCYU, to join the WASBE Conference on behalf of Taiwan. It is a culmination of the ensemble’s years of effort in music. In the days to come, the ensemble will persist in their efforts to improve overall musical performance and further contribute to the development of Taiwan’s music. Photo 1: Taiwan is invited to participate in the WASBE Conference for the first time: The Wind Ensemble, Department of Music, NCYU, will attend the 2024 20th International WASBE Conference in South Korea. Photo 2: On June 17th, the Wind Ensemble, Department of Music, NCYU, gave a pop-up performance at the student cafeteria on the Lantan campus. Photo 3: NCYU President Han Chien Lin presented the flag to Assistant Prof. David Shih-Wei, Lin, Conductor of the Wind Ensemble. Photo 4: The Wind Ensemble, Department of Music, NCYU, performed in the 31st Chiayi City lnternational Band Festival.

2024.06.28

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Nakamatsu Yoshiro (left), Chairman of the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, presented the Gold Award to Prof. Chen Cheng-Nan of NCYU.

NCYU Department of Biochemical Science and Technology’s New Liquid Bandage Wins Gold Award at World Genius Convention & Education Expo, Japan

The 38th World Genius Convention & Education Expo 2024, Tokyo, Japan was held from May 9th to 10th, 2024, at the Tokyo International Forum (TIF). Profs. Chen Cheng-Nan and Hsin-I Chang from the Department of Biochemical Science and Technology at National Chiayi University participated in the event and won the Gold Award with their innovative new liquid bandage.    The liquid bandage is commonly known as "liquid band-aids" or "medical superglue." Traditional liquid bandages contain organic solvents such as nitrocellulose, camphor, benzyl alcohol, and ethyl acetate, which cause a strong stinging sensation when used. Not only are they not recommended for infants and young children, but for favism patients. It is also not advisable to apply them to sensitive skin areas around the eyes, genitals, or mucous membranes.     The faculty team of the Department of Biochemical Science and Technology at NCYU has been dedicated to the application and development of green chemistry technology. The new liquid bandage product exhibited at the World Genius Convention & Education Expo, Tokyo, is one of their new products developed using innovative technology. This hydrogel liquid bandage, combining natural green solvents and polymer materials, can quickly form a protective film on the wound surface without any irritation. It can be safely used by infants, young children and adults. It can also be applied to wounds on skin and sensitive mucosal areas; after drying, it will form an excellent protective layer on the wound. In addition, this hydrogel liquid bandage is enriched with ginger extract and secondary metabolites of skin probiotics, providing benefits such as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, rapid pain relief, and improved wound healing. To ensure its safety, it has been tested for skin sensitivity and is free of heavy metals and plasticizers.     This hydrogel liquid bandage has currently been applied for medical device license and patent protection. It has also been applied for technology transfer to Chloex Biotech Co., Ltd. to facilitate commercialization of research results and enhance output values. A NCYU's spin-off company, Chloex Biotech is an initiative created under the National Science and Technology Council’s Taiwan Germination Program. Prof. Chen Cheng-Nan of the Department of Biochemical Science and Technology, NCYU, indicated that participation in the World Genius Convention & Education Expo, Tokyo, Japan is an excellent opportunity to showcase innovative achievements and technological capabilities. It also brings new momentum to the international technological innovation in NCYU and Taiwan. Photo 1: Nakamatsu Yoshiro (left), Chairman of the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, presented the Gold Award to Prof. Chen Cheng-Nan of NCYU. Photo 2: Prof. Chen Cheng-Nan of the Department of Biochemical Science and Technology, NCYU, explained his innovative "new liquid bandage" to the reviewers in the World Genius Convention & Education Expo. Photo 3: Dr. Chen Cheng-Nan, Professor of the Department of Biochemical Science and Technology, NCYU, joined the 38th World Genius Convention & Education Expo 2024, Tokyo, Japan with his innovative "new liquid bandage." Photo 4: The new liquid bandage developed by the faculty team of NCYU's Department of Biochemical Science and Technology

2024.06.07

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Liu Hung-Tse, an alumnus of the Department of Agronomy at NCYU, taught farmers in Papua New Guinea how to make molasses fertilizer from agricultural waste.

NCYU Department of Agronomy Alumnus Liu Hung-Tse Passes on Tradition of NCYU Agricultural Technical Mission by Promoting Upland Rice Cultivation Overseas

Liu Hung-Tse, an agricultural technician from the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF), is an alumnus of the Department of Agronomy at National Chiayi University. He has been stationed with the technical team in Nicaragua for 7 years since 2014, and with the technical team in Papua New Guinea since 2021. He promotes upland rice through cultivation projects, technology development, and farmer guidance. While continuing the excellent tradition of the NCYU Agricultural Technical Mission, he introduces the innovative concept of sustainable agriculture. Despite the fact that agriculture is one of the major sources of economic income for Nicaragua, there is a lack of quality seeds and cultivation techniques and materials. The technical team led by Liu is commited to developing new varieties and cultivation technologies, purifying local varieties, establishing seed propagation demonstration areas, and improving rice cultivation skills among smallholding farmers and technicians, among others. To support Nicaragua's rice development and farmers' livelihoods, they also assist medium- to small-scale farmers in obtaining the rice varieties and techniques needed for upland rice cultivation, and establishing a localized production model with a sustainability concept. Papua New Guinea relies on imports for 85% of its staple food, rice. Liu’s technical team and the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), Papua New Guinea, jointely proposed a plan to increase rice seed production and establish a rice seed propagation center. They would also produce original rice seeds for rice seed production, and build up the capabilities to propagate, preserve, and identify rice seed varieties. This has laid a solid foundation for the mechanized cultivation of 20,000 hectares of rice in Papua New Guinea, and the results have been highly recognized at the International Rice Congress (IRC) 2023. Since 1960, many NCYU alumni have traveled to Central and South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia to provide agricultural technical assistance. By faciliating friendships and economic exchanges, they bring Taiwan’s specialized agricultural technology and the spirit of the NCYU Agricultural Technical Mission to the rest of the world. In 2018, NCYU was awarded the Outstanding Agricultural Contribution Award by the UN’s World Harmony Foundation (WHF), which is of far-reaching significance. As an agricultural technician from a younger generation stationed abroad, Liu inherits the legacy of the NCYU Agricultural Technical Mission. To promote upland rice overseas, he underscores the concept of environmental sustainability in modern agriculture, where they focus on both production increase and environmental sustainability. The ultimate goal is to fulfill Taiwan’s social responsibility as a member of the global village. Twelve years after graduation, Liu looked back with mixed feelings, “All the challenges I faced in my youth are nutrients for growth, and all the hard work I did when young will not be wasted. When I look back on the past, it’s like walking alone on a mountain trail for the first time in a developing country, which was bumpy, muddy, and full of unknowns. But I also know that only after this experience, which might happen again and again in the future, will I be able to go farther and longer. “ Photo 1: Liu Hung-Tse, an alumnus of the Department of Agronomy at NCYU, taught farmers in Papua New Guinea how to make molasses fertilizer from agricultural waste. Photo 2: Agricultural technician Liu Hung-Tse met with President Han Chien Lin. Photo 3: As founder of the NCYU Calligraphy Club, Liu Hung-Tse actively participates in social activities. Photo 4: On behalf of TaiwanICDF, alumnus Liu Hung-Tse joined the International Rice Congress to demonstrate Taiwan’s contributions to the international community. Photo 5: Alumnus Liu Hung-Tse organized a rice technician training program in Papua New Guinea.

2024.05.24

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President Han Chien Lin met with University of the Ryukyus Vice President Ishihara (left).

NCYU President Han Chien Lin Deepens Educational Cooperation between Taiwan and Ryukyu

To strengthen the exchange and academic cooperation between National Chiayi University and Japanese universities, President Han Chien Lin visited Okinawa, Japan, from April 22nd to 24th. During the trip, he exchanged views with top supervisors of the University of the Ryukyus on future cooperation. To bolster ties with Okinawa’s education and industry sectors, he also met with the current and former mayors of Urasoe City, and representatives from the Japan Bunmitu Industry Association and Shogaku Gakuen Educational Foundation. Ryukyu has frequently interacted with Taiwan in the course of modern history. There has been considerable cooperation in agriculture such as pineapple and sugarcane farming since the end of the war. Currently, many outstanding Taiwanese talents pursue careers in Ryukyu. President Han Chien Lin paid a special visit to Urasoe City Mayor Tetsuji Matsumoto and former Mayor Atsushi Sakima to learn about local industrial development and discuss cooperation potentials. He visited Kaneshiro Go, Chief Editor of Hands Companion (ハンズコンム) Magazine, and teacher Wang Qiong-Hui to delve into the current situation and prospects of Japanese students studying in Taiwan. He also met with Miyagi Kazuya and Shimabukuro Satoshi, respectively Vice President and Executive Director of the Japan Bunmitu Industry Association for an overview of the development plan for the sugarcane industry and the current production situation of the eight sugarcane factories in Ryukyu. During the visit to the University of the Ryukyus, President Lin met with Vice President Ishihara Masahide and head of the International Collaboration Section to discuss future academic cooperation and student exchanges. In recent years, as one of the national universities in Japan, the University of the Ryukyus has developed unique research and talent cultivation with regional and local characteristics. Their main research areas include tropical islands, marine environments, culture, health, and longevity. Both universities have reached a consensus on further academic cooperation and student exchange, and will sign a cooperation agreement at a later date. In 2024, cooperation will be carried out through student and teacher visits, which will serve as the basis for further academic exchange and collaboration.        During this trip, President Lin also visited Seijiro Nashiro and Daijo Mihoko, respectively Founder and Director of the Shogaku Gakuen Educational Foundation. Seijiro Nashiro, an alumnus of Chiayi Senior High School’s junior high department, was awarded an honorary citizenship of Chiayi City. The baseball team from Okinawa Shogaku High School, who shares a similar history with NCYU’s Kano baseball team, is a regular winner at Japan’s Koshien tournament. In the future, they will promote mutual visits or off-site training between both baseball teams to bolster the friendship between Taiwan and Japan. Photo 1: President Han Chien Lin met with University of the Ryukyus Vice President Ishihara (left). Photo 2: NCYU President Han Chien Lin discussed exchange and cooperation opportunities with Vice President and staff of the International Collaboration Section, University of the Ryukyus. Photo 3: President Han Chien Lin visited Hands Companion (ハンズコンム) Magazine and posed with Chief Editor Gushiken Takehito (right). Photo 4: NCYU President Han Chien Lin visited Miyagi Kazuya, Vice President of the Japan Bunmitu Industry Association (left), to learn more about the current production situation of the eight sugarcane factories in Ryukyu.

2024.05.24

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They participated in animal dissection and parasite observation.

KKU, Sister School from Thailand, on a Study Tour at NCYU

Khon Kaen University (KKU), one of National Chiayi University's sister schools in Thailand, sent six students from the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, to Taiwan to experience signature courses and cutting-edge research at NCYU from April 15th to 28th. The Office of International Affairs and College of Life Sciences organized a two-week professional internship in life sciences. A one-day tour of Chiayi was also arranged where they visited the Chiayi Municipal Museum and surrounding scenic spots for an in-depth cultural exploration of Chiayi. Coordinated by the Division of Extracurricular Activity, Office of Student Affairs, the participants interacted with members of NCYU’s outstanding student clubs to experience the rich and diverse campus life at NCYU. Located in northeastern Thailand, KKU is one of the leading public universities in the region. With more than 36,000 teachers and students, the university ranks among the top universities in the country in terms of research and education. NCYU and KKU signed a cooperation memorandum to become sister universities in 2008. In 2019, the NCYU’s College of Agriculture and College of Life Sciences further strengthened exchanges with KKU and signed a cooperation memorandum with KKU’s Faculty of Science. Bilateral academic exchanges and student exchanges resumed after the pandemic. This year (2024), invited by teachers of NCYU’s College of Life Sciences, KKU sent outstanding students on a study tour to explore the signature courses and research at NCYU. Arriving on April 15th, KKU students participated in the “Training Program for Interdisciplinary Talents of Precision Health” held at the College of Life Sciences beginning from April 16th. They participated in a rich spectrum of experiment courses taught by professional teachers from various fields in the College of Life Sciences, ranging from plant pathology and microbiology research, drug, microalgae cultivation and bivalve dissection, animal dissection and parasitic observation, food production and testing, cancer cell culture, animal nerve localization, to biological materials. On April 20th, accompanied by NCYU's Thai students and College of Life Sciences students, they visited Chiayi Chenghuang Temple, Chiayi Municipal Museum, Hinoki Village, PineApple Hill and other attractions to learn more about Chiayi's local culture and industrial characteristics. On the 22nd, they had a social meeting with the Cloud Mountaineering Club and Chinese Music Club, where they enthusiastically discussed the languages, cultures, geographies, and foods of Taiwan and Thailand. NCYU students also introduced in English the history of the student clubs, beauty of Taiwan’s mountains, and tips for playing Chinese music. They also exchanged ideas on the school songs in a lively atmosphere.  KKU student Theerada Thongmee said that it was a fruitful trip where they were able to try many new things, which made it even more worthwhile. Also a student from KKU, Thanaporn Kongsomwang shared feedbacks from other team members, saying that everyone was excited about this exchange trip. They would like to thank NCYU’s faculty and students for their warm hospitality and dedication in planning the program, which allowed them to explore the cultural differences between Taiwan and Thailand. They were particularly impressed by NCYU’s diverse eco-campus and soy sauce ice cream. Photo 1: They participated in animal dissection and parasite observation. Photo 2: They visited the Chiayi Chenghuang Temple, a national historic site, as part of their cultural visit. Photo 3: Faculty and students from the College of Life Sciences warmly welcomed visiting students from KKU. Photo 4: The Cloud Mountaineering Club and KKU’s delegation shared ideas on the beauty of Taiwan’s mountains and mountaineering tips. Photo 5: They visited the Chiayi Municipal Museum to learn more about the local history and culture of Chiayi.

2024.05.06

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 Super Grandma Q – Li Caiwei, a 63-year-old lecturer from the Department of Chinese Literature, demonstrates deadlifts.

NCYU Strength and Conditioning Training Room Opens: Gold Medalist Super Grandma Q Demonstrates Deadlifts

Funded by the Sports Administration, Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2022 and 2023, strength and conditioning training rooms were renovated and constructed on the Lantan and Minghsiung campuses, National Chiayi University. On April 16th, the opening ceremony was held at the Gymnasium on the Lantan campus. 並Now 63 years old, Li Caiwei, also known as “Super Grandma Q,” is a lecturer from the Department of Chinese Literature, NCYU. She won four gold medals at the 2023 Asian Classic Powerlifting Championship and broke the Asian record in the deadlift category. She demonstrated deadlifts for the participating teachers and students at the opening ceremony. More than a hundred people attended the event. In his remarks, NCYU President Han Chien Lin expressed gratitude to MOE’s Sports Administration for providing funds of more than NT$5. 6 million. In addition to the funds, NCYU raised approximately NT$150,000 to renovate and build strength and conditioning training rooms on the Lantan and Minghsiung campuses. Physical education is one of NCYU’s key projects. NCYU is dedicated to promoting sports, and has through merit-based recruitment trained athletes in baseball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, track and field, swimming, boxing, wrestling, among others. Despite the commitment, it has faced challenges such as outdated weight-training equipment on different campuses, which led to ineffectiveness in physical training. Thanks to funding from the Sports Administration, the newly renovated and constructed fitness training equipment on the Lantan and Minghsiung campuses will help enhance the athletes' tension training and the overall health and fitness among the students and faculty. Yu-Cheng Chung, Chairman of the Physical Education Office, indicated that the NCYU Strength and Conditioning Training Room has incorporated the emerging multi-joint weight-training facilities since the planning stage. It can stimulate multiple muscle groups simultaneously, which is similar to the everyday movements we use in real-life and sports routines, thus enhancing muscle cooperation. After meticulous evaluation, an eight-station continuous squat rack and compound squat rack were planned as key to multi-joint training. Together with dumbbells and kettlebells, they allow people of different ages to enjoy the fun of multi-joint weight-training. The weight-training equipment purchased for both the Lantan and Minghsiung campuses can be used paired with comprehensive weight-training plans, proper usage methods and weight-training assessments. This not only can effectively improve the strength, endurance, speed, and flexibility of athletes and the general public, but lead to significant growth and progress in the athletes’ performance. After the opening ceremony, Super Grandma Q – Li Caiwei demonstrated deadlifts. Lecturer Li said that seeing these novel and diverse weight-training facilities made one feel like they are in a top-notch fitness center. It’s never too late to exercise and keep fit. Strength training helps improve both mental and physical health, making life more fulfilling and energetic. Lecturer Li encouraged the elderly to find suitable exercise routines and stick to them consistently. While the elderly, who generally suffer from insufficient muscle strength, should consider weight-training, it is prerequisite to have a professional coach nearby to guide them in correctly applying force. To give participants an overall understanding of the equipment in the training room, the Physical Education Office also invited Jiang Sen-Shen, a strength and fitness coach from the NCYU baseball team, to the event. With a master's degree in strength and conditioning from Loughborough University, UK, Jiang is a NSCA-CSCS certified strength and fitness specialist, and a NASM-CES certified corrective exercise specialist. On site, he provided guidance to guests and teachers to practice simple weight training movements, and try various weight-training equipment. Through professional guidance, it is hoped that fitness training can become part of our daily life. Photo 1: Super Grandma Q – Li Caiwei, a 63-year-old lecturer from the Department of Chinese Literature, demonstrates deadlifts. Photo 2: opening ceremony of the Strength and Conditioning Training Room. Photo 3: President Han Chien Lin did pectoralis major stretching with the compound squat rack. Photo 4: Jiang Sen-Shen (right), strength and fitness coach of the NCYU baseball team, explained how to train explosive strength with weighted sleds. Photo 5: Students from the NCYU baseball team demonstrated squat training. Photo 6: A group photo of participants at the opening ceremony of the Strength and Conditioning Training Room.

2024.05.06

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112th academic year Student Safety Bulletin No.9

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112th academic year Student Safety Bulletin No.10

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Online Application for Fall 2024 Admission (Second Application Period)

1. Release of Application Forms (Undergraduates Program Only) The Second Application Period:April 15, 2024 to May 15, 2024 2. Announcement of admission results The Second Application Period:June 30, 2024 (Tentative) 3. Email the admission letter and offer to admitted students The Second Application Period:July 15, 2024(Tentative) 4. Registration September, 2024 Before applying, please refer to Fall 2024 Admission Prospectus for International Students Online Application (the system will be opened on 00:01 April 15, 2024) : https://admissions.ncyu.edu.tw/fsc Admission to the University does not guarantee visa issuance; the visa has to be issued by the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or a Taiwan Overseas Representative Office. But for Indonesian students who apply a Taiwan student visa, please refer to the announcement from Taipei Economic and Trade Office in Indonesia "Dokumen yang diperlukan untuk permohonan visa". Contact Information: Office of International Affairs, division of International Student Affairs,NCYU No.300 Syuefu Rd.,Chiayi City 60004, Taiwan (R.O.C.) TEL:+886-5-27-17296 FAX:+886-5-27-17297 Email: fsc_application@mail.ncyu.edu.tw

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Online Application for Fall 2024 Admission

Online Application for Fall 2024 Admission

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The NCYU 2024 Fall Term for Intensive Chinese course is now open for registration!!

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