【OIA】Czech University of Life Sciences Prague delegation visits. Laying the foundation for future cooperation between the two universities
Source: Office of International Affairs, NCHU /Translated by Christina Cheng and Jennifer Chen
On August 17, 2023, Vice Rector for Quality of Academic Activities, Dr. Petr Valášek, from Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), visited National Chung Hsing University (NCHU). NCHU delegation comprised Vice President for International Affairs, Dr. Chi-Chung Chou, Director of Division of Academic Exchange, Office of International Affairs, Dr. Edith Su, the USR office team led by the Secretary General, Dr. Chang-Yen Lee, Stray Animals Reduction and Fulfilment of Welfare Project (Stray LOHAS) team led by Dr. Xun-Long Lin from Department of Veterinary Medicine, Director of Development of Teaching and Learning Center, Office of Academic Affairs, Dr. Yum Ji Chan.
Before the visit, Dr. Valášek informed us that he was interested in the area of quality assurance systems, the experience of online teaching and the university's social responsibility. We invited our University Social Responsibility (USR) office to present the policy and strategy of our university to implement USR. Then Stray LOHAS team shared their results of implementing the USR project. Finally, the Development of Teaching and Learning Center presented our university’s assurance system and quality of teaching. During the discussion, Dr. Valášek also shared the procedure for promoting English language instruction at CZU., and further shared the experience of bilingual pedagogies.
CZU established departmental cooperation with NCHU in 2000, and our collaboration was upgraded to the University level in 2020. After COVID-19 pandemic, we start to exchange our students. Vice President Dr. Chou mentioned that Dr. Valášek’s visit could be seen as a new beginning of substantive cooperation, especially if we could take a leaf out of the promotion of sustainable management and a green campus. Dr. Valášek also expressed that our universities could have more cooperation and mobility in different fields in the future.
USR Office and Stray LOHAS team, Dr. Xun-Long Lin from Department of Veterinary Medicine, Vice President for International Affairs Dr. Chi-Chung Chou, Vice Rector for Quality of Academic Activities, Dr. Petr Valášek from CZU, Secretary General Dr. Chang-Yen Lee, Director of Development of Teaching and Learning Center Dr. Yum Ji Chan and Director of Division of Academic Exchange, Office of International Affairs Dr. Edith Su
Vice President Dr. Chou and Dr. Petr Valášek present gifts to aach Other.