TAINAN, Taiwan–(Business Wire)–
The first 2010 Inherence from Masters Program, organized by National Cheng Kung
University (NCKU), Taiwan, will begin this summer, where outstanding alumni will
share their knowledge and experience with the students.
Vice-President for Academic Affairs Ming-Jer Tang expressed, “The words, deeds
and thoughts of the outstanding alumni are the spiritual model and learning
benchmark for students.”
Prof. Ming-Jer Tang also pointed out, “The pursuit for excellence and the
advancement toward top are the common goal for everyone at NCKU. NCKU alumni,
more than 140,000 in the world, are the solid assets of NCKU in becoming an
internationally top university. The outstanding performance of the alumni in
each field has brought great honor to their alma mater.”
NCKU 2010 Inherence from Masters Program, organized by the Office of Academic
Affairs, is accepting applications till June 10th. The masters are Chair
Professor Ying-Tai Lung from the field of humanities, Chief Executive Officer of
Uni-President Enterprises Corporation Chang-Sheng Lin from the field of
management, Chairman of Delta Group Bruce Cheng from the field of technology,
Academician Ching-Wu Chu and Prof. Yia-Chung Chang from the field of science and
Academician Ming-Chiao Lai from the field of biomedicine.
The six masters will each select one student to learn from them from July 15th
to August 31st, 2010. The candidates are limited to third-year undergraduate
students but are open to all the departments. Subsidies will be provided based
on the study location. For instance, the subsidy will be NT$150,000 for overseas
study and NT$50,000 for domestic study.
This summer event may take place in the enterprise, foundation or laboratory
established by the masters. Students may also attend company meetings to
understand how company operates and regularly engage in discussions with the
masters to exchange opinions and ideas.
The masters of the NCKU 2010 Inherence from Masters Program are one of the best
of their fields of humanities, management, technology, science and biomedicine.
Chair Professor Ying-Tai Lung from the field of humanities received her bachelor
degree in Foreign Language and Literature at National Cheng Kung University and
a doctoral degree from Kansas State University in English and American
She became the Director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taipei City in
September 1999, joined the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University
of Hong Kong in 2004, and established the Lung Ying-Tai Cultural Foundation in
2005. Since 2008, she has undertaken the position of Chair Professor of National
Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.
Her writings in the column of China Times were published in a book of
social-political criticism, “The Wild Fire,” in 1985. In 1988, she moved to
Germany. Her essays began to appear on European newspapers such as the
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Her work also began to appear in mainland
Chinese newspaper in the early 1990s.
Prof. Lung`s recent book “Big River, Big Sea – Untold Stories of 1949″ is about
the 1949 civil war and the escape to Taiwan of supporters of the Kuomintang. It
sold over 100,000 copies in Taiwan and 10,000 in Hong Kong in its first month of
Chief Executive Officer of Uni-President Enterprises Corporation Chang-Sheng Lin
from the field of management is the chief engineer responsible for the
internationalization of Uni-President Enterprise Corporation.
Chairman of Delta Group Bruce Cheng from the field of technology established
Delta Group in 1971, one of the world`s largest providers of switching power
supplies and DC brushless fans, as well as components, visual displays,
industrial automaton and networking products.
He has donated one million shares of Delta Electronics stock to establish the
K.T. Li Technology Lectureship in 2001. He has also donated NT$100 million to
National Cheng Kung University to establish the Sun Yun-Suan Green Building
Research Center in 2007 and approximately NT$250 million to construct the
NCKU-Delta Building in 2008.
Academician Ching-Wu Chu from the field of science is an American-Chinese
scientist and the former President of Hong Kong University of Science and
He received his bachelor degree from National Cheng Kung University, master
degree from Fordham University and doctoral degree from University of California
at San Diego.
He has received numerous awards and honors for his outstanding work in
superconductivity, including the US National Medal of Science and the
International Prize for New Materials. He was an invited contributor to the
White House National Millennium Time Capsule at the National Archives in 2000
and was selected the Best Researcher in the US by US News and World Report in
Dr. Chu is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, American Academy
of Arts and Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academia Sinica, Russian
Academy of Engineering (RAE) and the Third World Academy of Sciences. His
research activities extend beyond superconductivity to magnetism and
Prof. Yia-Chung Chang from the field of science is the Distinguished Research
Fellow and Director of Research Center for Applied Sciences Academia Sinica
since 2005. He received his bachelor degree from National Cheng Kung University
in 1974, master and doctoral degree from California Institute of Technology in
1978 and 1980.
He joined the Physics Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in
1980 as a visiting research assistant professor, and became an assistant
professor in 1982, associate professor in 1986, and professor in 1991.
His main research interests are in condensed matter theory, semiconductor
electronics, photonic materials, and devices. In the last three decades he has
worked on a series of related topics including shallow impurities and excitons
in semiconductor superlattices and quantum wells, electronic and optical
properties of semiconductors, surfaces and interfaces, and nanostructures,
phonons and electron-phonon couplings in semiconductors and nanostructures,
non-linear optical properties, many-body effects, exciton condensation, magnetic
multilayers and giant magentoresistance, photonic crystals, optical metrology,
detectors, lasers, quantum transport properties of nanostructures, spintronics,
and quantum computing. He has published over 260 papers in SCI journals.
Academician Michael Ming-Chiao Lai from the field of biomedicine is a
world-renowned molecular virologist with special expertise in the studies of the
RNA viruses. He was the Distinguished Research Fellow and Vice President of
Academia Sinica, Distinguished Professor of University of Southern California
and Investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
He received his master degree from National Taiwan University in 1968, doctoral
degree and postdoctoral training from University of California, Berkeley,
California, in 1973.
He has made numerous seminal contributions to the understanding of the molecular
biology and pathogenesis of the coronavirus, which causes Severe Acute
Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) among other diseases, and is an author of many
textbook chapters on coronavirus.
Dr. Lai was elected to the membership of Academia Sinica, American Academy of
Microbiology and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. He has served
on the editorial boards of many other scientific journals. He has also received
Lifetime Achievement Awards from USC in 2008 and from Society of Chinese
Bioscientists in America in 2009.
National Cheng Kung University
Crystal Chen, +886-6-275-7575 Ext. 50042
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