Taiwan and US Universities Sign Chinese Language Learning Agreement | Taiwan News

National Taiwan University signed a memorandum of understanding with NU on May 27. (Facebook, photo TECO-Chicago)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Taiwan University (NTU) on Thursday, May 27, signed a memorandum of understanding with Northwestern University (NWU) to promote Chinese language learning and science and technology exchanges.

The MOU is the first Taiwan-U.S. School-school agreement that focuses on Chinese language teaching cooperation in the Midwestern United States since the inking of the Taiwan-United States Education Initiative in 2020.

The virtual signing ceremony took place simultaneously in Taipei and Chicago. NTU President Kuan Chung-ming (管 中 閔), NWU President Morton Schapiro and former Chicago NWU Deputy Mayor Samir Mayekar delivered remarks before NTU Vice President Chiapei Chou (周 Chicago Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Facebook Publish.

Johnson Sen Chiang (姜森), head of TECO-Chicago, and Jerry Lee (李庭杰), director of Friend of Taiwan Foundation, signed the memorandum of understanding as witnesses.

According to the agreement, NTU and NWU will begin a five-year Chinese language and technology partnership that will include student visits, short-term study abroad programs, and the dispatch of Taiwanese Mandarin teachers. at NWU. Schools will also encourage cooperation in the fields of technology and medicine.

Chiang said the collaboration between NTU and NWU not only benefits teachers and students and strengthens mutual research efforts, but also facilitates bilateral economic and trade cooperation between Taiwan and the United States. .

The representative said he was very happy to see the two world-class universities cooperating, praising the partnership as a good example of the implementation of the Taiwan-United States Education Initiative. The Chicago representative office will continue to promote Chinese language education among more universities in the Midwest and Taiwan.

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