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NTOU publications exhibit in TiBE 2023
NTOU joins 2023 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TiBE) as a member of Joint Exhibition of National University Presses. NTOU is glad to bring readers marine-featured publications in various themes, including latest NTOU publications:《Advanced Charter Party》,《A Taiwanese Style Intercultural Guidebook:Cultural Shocks of International Students in Taiwan》,《Mandarin Course for International Students》and《Mullet and Its Aquaculture》
Lunar New Year party
NTOU the Office of the International Affairs (OIA) gathered foreign students to the Lunar New Year party at the NTOU Exhibition Hall on January 16th, 2023 to celebrate the coming Lunar New Year. NTOU President, Dr. Tai-Wen Hsu, the Vice President, Dr. Cheng-Yu Ku, the Dean of the International Affairs, Dr. Yu-Wei Chang, the Vice Dean of the International Affairs, Dr. Chia-Ling Wang, Dr. Hsiao-Chun Tseng, and Dr. Pin-Wen Chiou joined the party with 64 foreign students to experience traditional New Year culture in Taiwan. International students rang in the New Year with joy and full blessings.
NTOU and the Office of the International Affairs wish everyone a happy Lunar New Year. Good luck in the Year of the Rabbit!
NTOU, TFFI & US Georgia Aquarium Sign MOU to Collaborate on Sharks & Rays Conservation
NTOU devoted to conserving endangered marine creatures through international collaboration. NTOU, Georgia Aquarium, the USA(GAI,) and the Fisheries Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taiwan(TFRI, 行政院農業委員會水產試驗所) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU.) The partnership aimed to establish a long-term collaboration to study the biology and conservation threats faced by sharks and rays in Taiwanese national waters.
The MOU included research on population characterization, movement ecology, and biologically-significant habitats of CITES-listed sharks and rays. Supported by techniques of the Wildbook AI architecture, fixed acoustic array, and satellite tag tracking protected, the partnership intended to put marine protected area (MPA) advocacy and IUCN Red List assessments into practice.
Ambassador of Saint Lucia visits National Taiwan Ocean University
Dr. Robert Kennedy Lewis, Ambassador of Saint Lucia to Taiwan, led a delegation and visited National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) on Dec. 20th, 2022. The delegation and NTOU discussed about Blue Economy and agreed on undergoing the project of sargassum products. NTOU is looking forward to supporting industrial upgrading in Saint Lucia and strengthening diplomatic relations by cultivating international talents through collaboration on scholarship projects.
NTOU Aquaculture professors win the 19th National Innovation Award
National Taiwan Ocean University professors Chang-Wen Huang(黃章文), Hong-Yi Gong(龔紘毅), and Te-Hua Hsu(徐德華) from the Department of Aquaculture formed Taiwan Aqua Breeding Team (TABT.) TABT’s research on Aquaculture Precision Breeding won the 19th National Innovation Award(第十九屆國家新創獎).
The technique of TABT is a molecular characterization method for new strains of Taiwan Tilapia. Through genome sequence comparison, TABT developed the molecular markers representing disease tolerance, cold tolerance, and salt tolerance successfully. This method distinguished whether the target strain is stress-tolerant, and could be applied to genetic evaluation.
TABT’s technique reduced fish consumption in traditional selection and shortened the breeding cycle of specific traits. Within the trend of sustainable economy and food safety, TABT’s dedication to precision breeding strengthened the advantage of Taiwan Tilapia in the international market.
NTOU and Kochi University signed a MOU
NTOU and Kochi University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Dec. 6th. The MOU was expected to facilitate data, researchers, and student exchange. NTOU keeps a stable international partnership with members of Taiwan-Japan Alliance of Local Revitalization and Social Practice (abbr. TJ Alliance, 臺日大學地方連結與社會實踐聯盟/臺日聯盟.) In the winter of 2022, the President of NTOU Tai-Wen Hsu (許泰文) visited TJ Alliance members including Kochi University, Ryukoku University, Shinshu University, and Chiba University under the project of Ministry of Education Center for University Social Responsibility(教育部大學社會責任推動中心).