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National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Institute of Tropical Plant Sciences Associate Professor Wen-Chieh Tsai, Department of Life Sciences Associate Professor Song-Bin Chang and Orchid Research and Development Center Dr. Yu-Yun Hsiao jointly conducted an international study of the genome sequence of Apostasia shenzhenica (擬蘭). Their paper,“The Apostasia genome and the evolution of orchids”, has been published in Nature today.
NCKU Receives Donation of ¥49.39 Million as Memorial Scholarship for Prof. Iso MOMOSE and Ms. Miyoko IZUMI
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) President Huey-Jen Jenny Su received a donation of 49.39 million yen from Mr. Kohei and Mr. Seiji Izumi on September 9 as a memorial scholarship for their grandfather, Professor Iso Momose, and their mother, Ms. Miyoko Izumi. They also jointly planted a tree beside the NCKU Museum to commemorate the father and daughter.
Artificial Intelligence experts explained how ‘deep learning’ has changed our everyday life in their speech at the 2017 Administrators' Workshop, National Cheng Kung University.
Tainan, Taiwan, September 7, 2017

In Healthy Buildings 2017 Asia, a conference on indoor air quality issues, President of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) as well as the Conference President, Huey-Jen Jenny Su, ScD gave her 40-minute invited speech - Towards a Healthier and More Just Indoor Air Quality: Past, Current and Future Challenges in Taiwan, in which she discussed the causes and impacts of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) on human beings, especially some vulnerable groups.
The National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) research team led by Professor Hsiao-Wen Wang from the Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering was recently granted National Geographic Explorer Global Grant by National Geographic Society for its research on wetland preservation and renewable energy development, as well as the solutions raised for the conflict between environmental protection and development.
The eight-week U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) came to an end. On August 4th, 23 participants all took the stage to give remarkable performances like short dramas and stand-up comedies to show what they have learned from the program.
Yann LeCun, Director of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research at Facebook, who is recognized as AI pioneer recently gave a talk about the research of AI and shared his insights on the future of AI with a roomful of people at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan.
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) President Huey-Jen Jenny Su and the Director of Bank SinoPac Show-Chung Ho jointly signed a letter of intent at NCKU Museum on May 27 to launch a 3-year academic-industrial collaboration program aiming to set up Atelier Future, a program that educates and cultivates talents in financial fields as well as developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies in financial industry. Yau-Hwang Kuo, the Chairman of Institute for Information Industry and Chiu-Hui Chiu, the Director General of the Department of Academic-Industrial Collaboration and Science Park Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology also attended the event.
On June 3rd, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) held the 2017 Commencement at 6 pm on Kuang-Fu Campus, with NCKU President Huey-Jen Jenny Su, Ogilvy & Mather Taiwan Chief Creative Officer Ta-Chung Kung, Legislator Jin-Pyng Wang and the President of National Tainan Girls’ Senior High School Wen-I Cheng attending the Commencement to wish wholeheartedly promising future for the graduates.
Thailand's Songkran Festival, also known as Thai Water Festival or 潑水節 is by far the most important event of the year for the Thai people. It's a time of fun and New Year ritual. The term Songkran itself means “The movement of the sun from Aries to Taurus''. In Thai tradition the festival includes the celebration of the end of one year, “Troot”, and the beginning of a new year, “Songkran”.