Delegation promotes CityU in Taiwan
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Local media and principals and students at secondary schools were offered insight into the latest developments at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) during a visit to Taiwan in late February.
Professor Way Kuo, President of CityU, was joined by Professor Alex Jen Kwan-yue, CityU’s Provost, Dr David Cheng Xing and Ms Candy Chouk Yin, Director and Associate Director of Global Engagement Office.
They met with media representatives at a luncheon and principals and counselling directors at secondary schools from Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan, Chiayi and Kaohsiung at a dinner on 20 February during which the CityU delegation presented the University’s latest updates, including the development of the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences and the School of Data Science, which was established last year. Details of student admission requirements were also discussed.
Mr Eason Lin Yi-hsiang, a CityU graduate, and Shawn Tai Hsiang-yu, a CityU student, both from Taiwan, talked about their life at CityU with the media.
Eason, who graduated in 2016 with a major in Global Business Systems Management, said CityU offered a lot of opportunities and arranged many activities for students. He went to Germany and Shanghai for exchanges and worked as a volunteer in Sri Lanka. He experienced different cultures and learned a great deal, he said.
Shawn, who joined CityU last year and is currently studying computer science, said CityU’s internationalised campus had enabled him to become familiar with an English-medium environment, which would benefit him for future studies and career development. He added that CityU emphasised work experience and arranged internships for students where they could apply what they learned in class to the workplace.
During his visit to Taoyuan Municipal Wu-Ling Senior High School on 21 February, President Kuo hosted a seminar titled “Talk on English and Chinese.” He pointed out that there might not be a direct correlation between English and Chinese language proficiency and personal success. Students could only be successful by utilising their potential and strengths, and society would thrive by helping all individuals fully realise their talents.
Professor Jen visited Chiayi Senior High School in the southern part of Taiwan. In a seminar titled “Talk on higher education in Hong Kong and Mainland China” he shared his views and experience.