Chinese Culture University generates ‘leading-edge concepts tailored for the new globalised world’
Site of volcanic eruption at Mount Yangming is also home and inspiration to Taiwan’s premier institution for culture and higher learning
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Partly formed by a violent volcanic eruption millions of years ago, Mount Yangming in northern Taiwan is simply breathtaking. While cherry blossoms and wild flowers cover the whole range in spring, the site changes hue as maple tree leaves turn red in autumn. Mount Yangming’s significance, however, goes beyond ecological. It is also home and inspiration to Taiwan’s premier institution for culture and higher learning – Chinese Culture University (CCU).
“We are a global society that understands and shares divergent cultures,” says professor Lee Tien-rein, president of CCU. “We combine Chinese traditional values with modern Western innovations to generate leading-edge concepts tailored for the new globalised world.”
CCU is able to realise such commitment given its broad academic offerings. The university boasts of having 12 colleges covering various fields of study, from liberal arts, foreign languages, law, business, communication, environmental design and arts to agriculture, engineering, science and education.
A total of 26,000 local and international students have flocked to CCU not only for the wide range of academic diversities, but also for the school’s advanced graduate programmes. The university offers 43 masters degrees and 12 doctorate programmes, making CCU a major source of quality human resource for the local and overseas markets. In particular, the number of CCU alumni has reached around 230,000, or approximately 1 per cent of Taiwan’s population.
CCU complements such academic excellence with collaborations with sister universities worldwide. The university has signed agreements with about 295 institutions of higher learning located mostly in Asia. These undertakings include exchange programmes involving faculty and students, cooperative research projects, joint international conferences, exhibitions and publications.
“We are expanding our reach on all fronts to include partnerships with leading global companies for practical training programmes,” Lee says. “Great opportunities abound as we all move towards a peacefully collaborating world, and CCU has been vigorously striving to fulfil its role in this endeavour.”
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