NCKU-EVA Air MoU to Benefit Aviation Students

  NCKU-EVA Air MoU to Benefit Aviation Students

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TAINAN, Taiwan -- February 25, 2013

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, signed an agreement
with EVA Airways Corporation (EVA Air), a Taiwan-based international airline,
recently, pledging to offer internships and set up a program called Civil
Aviation Engineering Program for university students to get hands-on training.

An internship agreement with EVA Air, the nation's second-largest airline,
will provide NCKU students with greater insight into the industry, according
to the university.

NCKU President Hwung Hwung-Hweng claimed, “The cooperation between NCKU and
EVA Air is the best paradigm of the high-tech academia-industry
collaboration.”

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Austin Cheng, President of
EVA Air, and NCKU President Hwung, at a ceremony held at the Department of
Aeronautics and Astronautics (DAA), NCKU, Feb. 19.

The university and EVA finalized an internship agreement that starts next
summer. The internships will take 500 hours in total.

The aviation industry with great growth potential will be the focus for
technology innovation, according to Hwung, adding that inviting experts from
industry to benefit students in bridging the gap between theory and practice
has been the endeavors for the university.

President Hwung was pleased to see the collaboration and pledged to pay more
efforts on technology innovation and with which Taiwan’s economy may set to
soar.

“EVA Airline is honored to cooperate with NCKU,” said EVA President Cheng who
added that the program for civil aviation engineering is hands-on-oriented and
interdisciplinary when NCKU takes the theory teaching and EVA Air takes the
training.

Executive managers and engineers from EVA will teach in the program and EVA
will provide scholarship and job opportunity for students who excel in the
class, according to Dr. Chin-Hsiang Cheng, Chairman of DAA.

He said, the program consists of 36 credits of course work including Aviation
Safety Management, Basic Flight Training, Aircraft Maintenance Training,
Aircraft System and Operation, Introduction to Communication and Guidance,
Electrical engineering, Electronics, Electronic Circuits, Aircraft Materials,
Aircraft Structures, Aircraft Engines.

There are 2 courses open to NCKU students in this semester - Aviation Safety
Management and Aircraft System and Operation - both instructed by experts from
EVA, added Chairman Cheng.

Contact:

National Cheng Kung University
Sonia Chuang
News Center
1 University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan
Tel: +886-6-275-7575 Ext. 50042
Fax: +886-6-238-9919
E-Mail: sonia20@mail.ncku.edu.tw
 
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