NCKU Celebrates Its 81st Anniversary

  NCKU Celebrates Its 81st Anniversary

Business Wire

TAINAN, Taiwan -- November 12, 2012

In honor of the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)’s 81^st anniversary,
faculty and students of the university put on a great parade Nov. 11 at the
Kuang-Fu Sports Field drawing a large crowd and making the most featured
anniversary ever with international touch.

Students from local and international community gathered in the early morning
at this grand event and celebrated the university’s birthday where a student
from Burkina Faso made a statement on behalf of NCKU students.

NCKU president Hwung-Hweng Hwung attended the opening ceremony and encouraged
the students and faculty to lead a healthy life when delivering his opening
remarks.

He also said that teachers and students should make exercise a regular habit
and pointed out, “Having sound mind and body will facilitate the academic
study.”

President Hwung noted that NCKU has endeavored to develop into a world-class
comprehensive university and NCKU will definitely gain momentum from healthy
students and faculty.

NCKU is an international top-tier university selected by Taiwan’s Ministry of
Education (MOE) and according to the evaluation done by MOE, NCKU has ranked
the first in terms of its active involvement with academia-industry
collaboration for 4 consecutive years since 2008.

One of the best cases is the licensing agreement between NCKU and Novo Nordisk
A/S, the second largest pharmaceutical company in Europe, for a total payment
of US$ 13.3 million (approx NTD$400 million) on an anti-interleukin-20
(anti-IL-20) antibody, a potential new anti-osteoporosis and anti-rheumatoid
arthritis drug.

In addition, according to the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) in 2010, the
number of SCI papers published in engineering from NCKU (2000 to 2010) is the
best in Taiwan and ranked 14th in the world.

Based on Elsevier’s report in 2009, NCKU ranked 19^th globally in the research
papers of Alternative Energy.

NCKU aims at educating future leaders with humanistic and professional
grounding, creativity, global vision and social consciousness, according to
the university, “and promoting interdisciplinary research which can benefit
our society and mankind.”

NCKU is a comprehensive university with 9 colleges: Liberal Arts, Sciences,
Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Planning & Design,
Management, Social Science, Medicine and Bioscience & Biotechnology.

All the colleges are within walking distance on the main campus, allowing
students to take interdisciplinary courses easily.

Contact:

National Cheng Kung University
Sonia Chuang, +886-6-275-7575 Ext. 50042
News Center
sonia20@mail.ncku.edu.tw