Dr. Huey-Jen Jenny Su, President of National Cheng Kung University, attended the Taiwan-UK Virtual Higher Education Delegation 2020, discussing with international scholars and experts how global higher education can maintain possibilities for education amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Global higher education institutions are continuously pushing forward the development of education technologies and exploring new educational strategies in the face of the pandemic in order to overcome the difficulties it has brought upon education.
With self-made high-precision space science measuring instrument, National Cheng Kung University and Academia Sinica take part in the ERG satellite mission by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The research team found auroral electrons were accelerated at an altitude of 30,000 kilometers. This unexpected finding revealed that what scientists have believed about auroras for fifty years could be incorrect. By extending the study, the research team hopes to contribute to understanding about electron acceleration mechanisms seen in other solar system planets or celestial body magnetospheres.