New pathway to stay with the new Normal- International Cooperation between
NCNU (Taiwan) and UoA (Japan) under the uncertainty of pandemic.
2020.08.21 Julianne Lin NCNU OIA
August 18th, 2020. National Chi Nan
University (NCNU, Taiwan) and University of Aizu (UOA, Japan) initiated an
educational and meaningful on-line speech for NCNU students under the summer
course titled Cross-Cultural Communication. The course is co-lectured by Prof.
Hung Wen-jou (Department of International Comparative Education, NCNU), Prof.
Tatsuki Kawaguchi (Office for
Strategy of International Programs, Center for Globalization, UOA), Gili Chen
(Officer, NCNU OIA), Julianne Lin (International Executive Manager, NCNU OIA),
and Windy Phan (PhD Student, NCNU).
the concepts to understand from one’s own culture to others, this is a
theoretical and skill-oriented course that help students to acquire
communicative knowledge and practices. How to embrace diversity and manage
differences is not an easy task but follow the CCC course we will have some
clues about it.
Under the pandemic
situation started in 2019, numerous reported confirmed cases all over the world
and no country can be exception. When the pandemic continues and many
industries including higher education were seriously impacted and were forced
to change the way they operate before. Since physical mobility is limited, how
can international cooperation continue?
National Chi Nan
University and University of Aizu are sister Universities since year of 2009/11/20,
the head of Center for Globalization, UOA Prof. Tatsuki Kawaguchi and
International Executive Manager, NCNU Julianne Lin brought together the new
collaborative items between Universities—Cross-cultural Collaborations.
The series of
lecturing, group discussion, skill training, mind exploration and to the most
accumulated field presented in the special keynote speech given by Prof.
Kawaguchi discovering and inspecting of inter-cultural approaches and
experiences from different perspectives.
Since two sides
have those experts embedded with enormous experiences in international
cooperation and the full strength to advocate inter-cultural communication
skills. This collaborative projects immediately finalize with an on-line
interactive lecture by Prof. Kawaguchi and Lecturer Lin.
University of Aizu
is fond of its brilliant talents and unique resources in the field of Computer
Science and Information Engineering, within this strength, NCNU and UoA can
proceed the virtue meeting along with physical presence of CCC course students
and lecturers in Taiwan, this meeting brings us to the milestone of the New
Normal under the pandemic situation global wise. At the meanwhile, the tele-communication
technology has shown its vivid contribution to global education as well as
international higher education collaboration.
This is only the
beginning, in the future, the two Universities will strive to initiate more
UOA+ NCNU collaborations in creative and comprehensive ways to booster more
possibilities and greenlights. Facing the uncertainty that pandemic caused us,
we have to be updated and embrace the New Normal and under that technology,
passion and innovation is the key to conquer.
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