National Taichung University of Education & University of Applied Sciences Kufstein in Austria Become Partner Universities
Despite the tremendous impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on every aspect of life, National Taichung University of Education (NTCU) has maintained its connections with universities overseas and created new ones. The university entered a General Academic Agreement with the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein on July 13, 2021.
The University of Applied Sciences Kufstein is located in Tirol, in Austria. Founded in 1997, it offers a variety of courses taught completely in English and currently has 2,200 registered students, including 200 international students. It already has MOUs with Ming Chuan University, National Taipei University of Business, National Tsing Hua University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, Kainan University, National Chi Nan University, and Providence University.
Dr. Eric Chu, Dean of the Office of International and Cross-strait Affairs at NTCU contacted Mag. Noureddine Rafili, Head of the International Relations Office of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein in June on behalf of Dr. Wang Ru-Jer, president of NTCU. The two universities share an international outlook and the common goals of sending more students abroad and receiving more overseas students to enrich campus life and he expressed NTCU’s enthusiasm for the two universities to sign an agreement as the first step to begin academic cooperation. NTCU immediately received positive responses from the Head of International Relations of University of Applied Sciences Kufstein, and in due course a General Academic Cooperation Agreement was signed in an online ceremony by Prof. Thomas Madritsch, the university’s CEO and Managing Director, and by Dr. Wang Ru-Jer, president of NTCU.
Dr. Eric Chu also extended an invitation for several staff members and students at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein to attend an NTCU Winter Cultural Camp in the coming year, and the two universities are looking forward to cooperative exchanges.