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NTUST representatives visited VGTU

NTUST representatives visited VGTU
From 2012 the partnership between VGTU and universities of Taiwan was based on bilateral agreements – student exchange, staff, personnel and scientist visits were being executed. From 2011 to 2015 more than 40 exchange students studied in VGTU: architecture, building engineering, electronical engineering, mechanics and business management. 6 students of VGTU in the past 3 years spent one semester each in partner universities in Taiwan. To make the partnership grow stronger universities of Taiwan and VGTU exchange the delagations of Heads of offices, analyze the infrastructure of partnerships, representatives of Taiwan universities attended conferences organized by VGTU. Most professors in Taiwan universities got their degrees in best universities in western universities and it has a big potential in VGTU.
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) has a really big influence on regional economic potential, because it provides education for bussiness and engineering specialists and it encourages partnerships between scientists and local industry. Lately NTUST started paying more attention to growing their internationality, they have founded an International Relations Office. NTUST internationality strategy is to increase exchange and degree seeking number of students, expand the number of programmes offered in English, enlist more foreign professors, arrange double degree programmes, grow the number of internships done in foreign companies. At the moment NTUST has more than 200 partnership agreements with HEIs in 4 continents.
June 1st NTUST representatives Diane Hsieh – coordinator of international relations and senior accreditation manager, dr. Pin Luarn – Dean of School of Management and professor of business administration, dr. Cheng-Kang Chen – director and professor of EMBA (executive masters of business administration) visited VGTU for a meeting with Vice-rector for strategic partnership Asta Radzevičienė, Vice-director of International relations office Aleksandra Sokolova and Dean of Faculty of Business management Jelena Stankevičienė.
In the meeting VGTU and representatives of NTUST discussed expanding the partnership in Business management and Industrial management areas. NTUST also shared their experience of working together with business companies and establishing new Industrial 4.0 Implementation Center. This center is a cross-disciplinary center aiming to assist cross-disciplinary courses and curriculum implementation, assist faculty and students to apply for research and industry-academia cooperation grants, cultivate talent for industries in Taiwan, and demonstrate the importance of “Industry 4.0” through research and industry-academia cooperation. Industrial companies supplied the center with modern equipment, which works like a base for studying and for professors as a base to create new study modules.  
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