TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Department of Architecture of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, the cradle which cultivated numerous outstanding construction professionals and renowned architects and nurtured students who have won prizes in national and international design competitions, will receive a subsidy of NT$4,200,000 for 3 consecutive years from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, as one of the chosen demonstration departments to improve architectural education.
Dean Feng-Tyan Lin of College of Planning and Design, Director George Yao of Department of Architecture, Assistant Prof. Po-Lien Chen and several students from Department of Architecture have visited NCKU President Michael Ming-Chiao Lai to report the good news and share the honor.
NCKU President Michael Ming-Chiao Lai has promised to seek more internationally renowned teachers to come to Department of Architecture to engage in teaching and research as well as internationalized and diversified programs, allowing students to have broader learning space and international perspectives.
Dean Feng-Tyan Lin of College of Planning and Design expressed, “Chosen as one of the demonstration departments, NCKU Department of Architecture will receive a subsidy of NT$4,200,000 for 3 consecutive years from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, to help promote the improvement program of architecture education. It is worth to mention that the total annual budget of the Ministry of Education is NT$6,000,000 and NCKU alone will receive NT$4,200,000. Thus, it is apparent that the education of NCKU Department of Architecture is highly popular.”
Director George Yao of Department of Architecture revealed, “The Department of Architecture has begun the promotion of architectural education reform 5 years ago and started the implementation of five-year design program student recruitment 2 years ago. With the promotion of architectural education reform, students have made excellent performance. Many high school students from Northern Taiwan have chosen to come to Southern Taiwan to study and many enrolled students have won national and international design competitions.”
Director George Yao pointed out, “The educational improvement measures of NCKU Department of Architecture include recruiting resident architects, promoting design workshops as the core curriculum of innovation, developing innovative programs to engage in the integration of architecture related courses, strengthening practice and implementation as the core ability of architectural design courses, and promoting international work camp to meet international standards.”
Director George Yao also mentioned, “The improvement measures are the painstaking efforts of many teachers at Department of Architecture. I believe these measures are helpful to the promotion of architectural education and the architect examination which is under reconstruction. Under the strong support of President Lai, NCKU Department of Architecture has given flexible and broader space, an important element of the success of architectural education, for the faculty.”