May 02, 2016
-Education Division of TECO in Houston
The Ministry of Education in Taiwan has agreed to establish a new partnership with University of St. Thomas to develop a “Taiwan Studies Program” in Houston to facilitate interdisciplinary or academic research and teaching with institutional oversight on topics germane to the study of Taiwan.
This program shall include enhancing course offerings on Taiwan Studies by hiring a Post-Doc Fellow specializing in East Asian contemporary politics and foreign relations with a special focus on Taiwan’s domestic development and foreign relations. University of St. Thomas shall develop academic exchanges with Taiwan through annual faculty exchanges, biennial conferences, and undergraduate/graduate student studies abroad to Taiwan.
To reach the objectives of cooperation and programs, a Taiwan Studies Grant Signing Ceremony was held on May 2, 2016 at University of St. Thomas. Director General Louis Huang of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston and Dr. Ivany president of the University of St. Thomas, both served as witnesses, and many influential community leaders and sponsors were also present to celebrate as well.
|PHOTO: Director Sophie Chou (L3) of the Education Division of TECO in Houston poses with the University of St. Thomas's students who have participated in a study in Taiwan program.|