根據美國聯邦疾病防治中心(The Federal Centers for Disease Control)資料顯示全美近2,300個肺臟受損病例及50個死亡病例與電子菸有關，其中兩名死亡病例發生在堪薩斯州。堪薩斯星報報導堪薩斯州教育廳於本(108)年12月10日無異議通過將要求所有學區推動電子菸禁令，禁止學生、教職員、家長、學校義工、合作廠商、供應商及訪客在校區、校車及學校活動場所時使用、持有或推銷任何菸草製品，包含電子菸。
美國科羅拉多州櫻桃溪學區(Cherry Creek School District)及波德谷學區(Boulder Valley School District)調整上學時間，讓國高中學生的上學時間從原本的上午7:10延後為上午8:20。傑夫柯公立學區(Jeffco Public Schools)亦聘請顧問專家諮詢延後上課時間之可行性。丹佛公立學區(Denver Public Schools)也曾研究此方案，但學區職員因部分疑慮而暫停，如高中生延後下課時間會影響課後工讀及因小學生上下課時間不同而無法協助照顧年紀小的弟弟妹妹。
1、為表彰曾留學臺灣之外籍人士傑出表現、提升臺灣海外知名度促進與臺灣保持密切互動、聯繫友好感情，並鼓勵在學外籍生見賢思齊，教育部Study in Taiwan (SIT)人才資料庫計畫辦公室特訂定「全球留臺傑出校友獎選拔作業說明」。
The Study in Taiwan Database Office established by the
Ministry of Education has formulated these Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award
Guidelines. The Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award is designed to honor the
outstanding achievements of people who have studied in Taiwan as a foreign
student;enhance Taiwan’s reputation overseas;strengthen
and maintain close connections and friendly relations between those former
foreign students and Taiwan; and encourage current foreign students to learn
from and emulate outstanding alumni of universities in Taiwan.
2、全球留臺傑出校友獎選拔每2 年舉辦1 次，每次以5 至10 位為原則。
The selection of Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award
recipients will be made once every two years. In principle, between five and
ten outstanding people will be selected to receive an award each time.
Any foreigner who has studied in Taiwan and completed a
degree or a training program approved by the Ministry of Education and has
achievements in one of the following categories is eligible to be nominated to
receive a Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award. There is no limit to the number of
times a person can be nominated but they can only receive this award once.
Awardee achievement categories:
Academic: For demonstrating outstanding expertise or
having been recognized with some prestigious national and/or international
award, for work in an academic research field.
Industry and Commerce: For outstanding achievement in a
business venture or enterprise that the person set up or is running.
Political: For an exceptional achievement or a
significant contribution by a person who after returning to their home country
serves as a civil servant or in its government representing the interests of
its people, and who has political influence.
Humanities and Communications: For an exceptional
achievement or a significant contribution in a field of the humanities, social
sciences, or communications.
Other: For deeds which have made a specific contribution
or some other outstanding achievement in a category other than those listed
above, which deserves to be recognized.
Eligible outstanding alumni may be nominated for a
Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award in the following ways:
- Be nominated by a government agency or a company in which
the person is working.
- Be nominated by an overseas mission of the Republic of
China (Taiwan) responsible for the country or region where the person is
- Be nominated by the program director or a professor at
the university or tertiary college where the person undertook their degree or
training program, or by the director of the language center in Taiwan where the
person undertook a language program or by a language teacher there.
in Taiwan 人才資料庫計畫主持人擔任召集人，邀請教育部代表及專家學者組成，選拔委員（含召集人）共5 至9 人。每兩年宣布接受推薦期限，選拔委員會收到推薦表後，召開評選會議評審及核定。
The Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Awardee Selection
Committee (abbreviated below to “the selection committee”) will be convened by
the director of the Study in Taiwan Database and will have between five and
nine members, including the convener. The other members will be invited
representatives of the Ministry of Education, and experts and scholars. The
deadline for submitting nominations will be publicly announced every two years.
In principle, the Study in Taiwan Database Office will
cover the cost of a round-trip economy class airfare between their home country
and Taiwan, and the other costs of a visit to Taiwan for each award recipient. The number of days
they will spend in Taiwan as official guests will be adjusted in accordance with
the budgetary funds available that year.
With global youths from 26 countries
across five continents gathering together, the 2019 Global Youth Trends Forum
was held in Taiwan from November 5 to 11. This international event has been
held for seven consecutive years so far. This year, the numbers of
participating countries and young people both hit a new high. Several hundreds
of young people from Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, Canada, Germany, Guatemala,
Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New
Zealand, Paraguay, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Thailand,
the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam came to participate in the
event. Among them, the United States delegation formed by six youths from world Youth Alliance—JuliaKenney, Ethan Mack,
Margaret Snyder, Gabrielle Castello, Ashton Weber, Walker Ray Dornish, all
expressed full satisfaction for this exchange visit to Taiwan and they would
return to the United States with fruitful results.
This year’s forum focused on three
topics: Educational Creativity, Regional Revitalization, and Smart Living. The
United States delegation was led to visit Tainan, Changhua, Hsinchu, Taoyuan
and other places. The first spot was a case of Regional Revitalization—Togo
Rural Village Art Museum, a non-traditional museum that wowed the American
youths in the very beginning. Then, they visited some other brilliant spots,
including Chimei Museum, which was on Parenting Magazine’s Thinking BIG of
Learning Top 100 list in 2018, Youth Travel Spot in Fangyuan Township of
Changhua County to experience the oyster culture and the unique oyster shell
art, Natural Way Experimental Educational Elementary School that combines
oriental humanities and ecology, and Sha Yang Ye Robot Wonderland (Pavilion of
Future), the representative of Smart Living, to DIY a robot with simple
mechanical transmission devices. Through the rich and diversified activity
arrangement, these American young people obtained a further understanding of
the local ecology, cultural heritage, scientific and technological innovation
of Taiwan, and they also sparked ideas and gained cross-border friendships
during the visit.
The highlight of the 2019 Global Youth
Trends Forum was the forum conference on November 9 to 10. Vice President Chen
Chien-jen made the opening ceremony speech, encouraging the young people
present to give full play to their creativity and exert their influence with
the original intention of “what we can contribute to society.” Audrey Tang,
Minister without Portfolio of Executive Yuan, who was selected as one of the
Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2019 by American Foreign Policy Magazine, was
invited to serve as the panel host. In the panel discussion, Ms. Tang and three
other guests, Chebet Lesan, founder of Kenyan smart-energy company Brightgreen
Renewable Energy in, Toshiki Abe, founder, and CEO of Japanese social enterprise
Ridilover, and Justin Yu, co-founder of Taiwanese consulting company Plan b,
shared their rich practical experiences, serving as successful models for the
global youths present on how to integrate the forum’s three topics to practice
the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of SDGs.
For the group discussion, the United
States delegation focused on the topic of Smart Living. They used case studies
to explore the current problems faced by the country from different
perspectives, and proposed an action plan. The US Delegation asked a centered
question, “how can technology improve quality of life by improving the access
quality healthcare?”They combined technology and the idea of health education,
encouraged the idea of volunteering in community engagement, and promoted the
telecommunication solution, including telemedicine.
After two days of brainstorming, these
young people from all over the world had contributed to the sparks of wisdom
and creative exchanges. At the end of the forum, the Cultural Night was held to
enhance the friendship between these global youths. The US Delegation made
every effort to present outstanding American Idol and dance performance, bringing
a World Expo vibe to the audience. With their joyful music and brisk steps, all
the distinguished guests and participating young people could not resist but to
feel excited and tap along.
In today’s globalization trend, global
youths have interacted more frequently in public participation and
international exchange. This year’s forum is not the end but the beginning.
International issues depend on young people’s long-term attention. They can
only be improved and solved by global youths through continuous thinking,
communication, and implementation with a common intention of bringing a
positive change to the world. The Ministry of Education of Taiwan government
also will continue to actively promote the cross-border exchange of young
people. Through diversified channels such as overseas volunteer services,
international experiential learning, international conferences, and exchange
and study, Taiwanese youth are provided with more opportunities to participate
in the international community, sow seeds of international friendship,
cultivate an international vision, and strengthen the knowledge and action in
Feel like to jointly build an ideal
blueprint for our generations with young people from all over the world? If you
want to know the most updated information of the Global Youth Trends Forum and
international exchanges, you must not miss next year’s Global Youth Trends
Forum! For more information regarding the event, please visit the official
website of Youth Development Administration of the Ministry of Education
(http://www.yda.gov.tw) and the Global Youth Trends Forum