Taiwan’s NCKU holds online summit for world education and medical advancement

S. Taiwan university hosts online conference discussing post-pandemic education and drug R&D, over 150 professionals attend

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/04/25
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News

(Taiwan News photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) on Tuesday (April 21) held a 12-hour-long online meeting attended by over 150 university presidents, scholars, experts, and medical professionals from over 10 countries, to discuss the impact of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on higher education and how people can minimize impacts from a future plague with new drug R&D processes.

The various stay-at-home orders implemented around the world have resulted in tens of millions of people working from home and using video-conferencing tools to communicate and exchange ideas, fostering a new higher education landscape. As the coronavirus pandemic is still wreaking havoc around the world, NCKU scrambled to host an online international summit of academics and professionals to brainstorm a new solution in fighting a pandemic as well as advancing remote learning.

NCKU President Dr. Huey-Jen Su (蘇慧貞) stated in her opening remarks that in the war against COVID-19, world leaders have incorporated various disciplines including data science, technology, medicine, and management. Of these forward-thinking leaders, Taiwan's president stands out the most with her effective resource integration from various ministries and sectors, Su explained.

"NCKU has been committed to its social responsibility and today we are inviting our global partners to discuss over key world issues in hopes of collecting good ideas and developing new solutions," she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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