Saturday, December 14, 2019

Strengthening Partnerships with National Taiwan Ocean University


The President of National Taiwan Ocean University, Prof. Ching-Fong Chang visited Universitas Airlangga on April 9, 2018 for signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on academic collaboration and also discussing the potential academic collaboration between both parties.

In the beginning of the meeting, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nasih conveyed his welcoming remarks and was followed by the heartwarmingly speech from Prof. Ching-Fong Chang. The discussion was led by Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, M.Si, the Executive Director Airlangga Global Engagement and started with the potential academic collaboration topics and activity options such as visiting professor, student exchange program and research collaboration.

Prof. Ching-Fong Chang informed that National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) was established in 1953 as Provincial Taiwan Maritime Technology College. At present, NTOU has seven colleges - Maritime Science and Management, Life Sciences, Ocean Science and Resource, Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ocean Law and policy, as well as Humanities and Social Sciences. These Colleges house a total of 22 undergraduate departments, 11 graduate institutes, 27 master programs and 20 doctorate program. Prof. Ching-Fong Chang said that NTOU is trying to discover every aspects of the ocean and increase the number of professor teaching in NTOU.


By signing the MoU between Universitas Airlangga and National Taiwan Ocean University, Prof. Ching-Fong Chang was genuinely hoping that both UNAIR and NTOU can become the World Class University which have a strong connection and good quality of education. In addition, UNAIR’s Faculty of Science and Technology mentioned about the workshop related to marine biotechnology and warmly invite NTOU to take part in the upcoming workshop. After the fruitful discussion, the meeting followed by watching each university profile and witnessing the signing MoU process undertaken by Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nasih and Prof. Ching-Fong Chang. The signing process was considered as the end of the meeting and both universities were looking forward to establishing more potential collaboration in the future. For further information about NTOU, please visit their website on:


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