Chang Gung University Welcomed the Western Sydney University Delegation Led by President Barney Glover and Signed International Exchange MOU
Chang Gung University (CGU) welcomed the delegation from Western Sydney University (WSU), led by the Vice-Chancellor and President Barney Glover AO, on Friday, October 21, 2022. CGU President Ming-Je Tang and Vice-Chancellor Glover marked the occasion by signing international exchange MOU between the two universities, and discussed the details of global collaborations and student exchange programs on Chinese Medicine, Nursing, Sports Science, and MBA, with 22 CGU faculty members from various research areas participated in the meeting and discussion. The WSU delegation was the first international delegation invited by the Taiwan Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia, to visit Taiwan after the pandemic border entry regulations to Taiwan had been alleviated in mid-October, and the signing ceremony between CGU and WSU was also witnessed by the MOE representatives.
Chang Gung University President, Professor Ming-Je Tang (left) and Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO (right) after the signing of the MOU.
According to the CGU Office of International Affairs in CGU, Western Sydney University has 13 schools, which matches all research areas of CGU. The rankings of both CGU and Western Sydney University are near 500 in the QS University World Rankings 2023. Western Sydney University has 36,033 students whereas Chang Gung University has a finer student-faculty ratio of 11:1. By signing the MOU, two universities will embark on research collaborations and student exchange as well as the faculty exchange programs.
Group photograph of the Chang Gung University and the Western Sydney University representatives.
The Western Sydney University delegation also visited CGU Gallery of Chinese Traditional Medicine, accompanied by CGU Professor Chih-Wei Yang, Vice President and Dean of College of Medicine, Professor Thomas KF Lei, Dean for International Affairs, and Professor Hsien-Hong Yang, Chair of CGU School of Chinese Traditional Medicine. The WSU delegates experience the AR acupuncture and had an impressive tour in the Gallery.
Chang Gung University has made new global partnerships in 2022, including the Sorbonne University in France, Indian Institutes of Technology, University of New York in Prague, University of Malaya in Malaysia, Thammasat University in Thailand, Chiang Mai University in Thailand, and the latest partnership is with the Western Sydney University.
Western Sydney University delegation visited CGU Gallery of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with Chang Gung University representatives.