Our nation has maintained warm and friendly ties with the Dominican Republic since officially establishing diplomatic relations with them in 1949. Taiwan Tech currently has three students who are from the Dominican Republic, and they are respectively studying for Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Medical Engineering, and Doctor of Information Management degrees. All three of them are recipients of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Taiwan Scholarship (MOFA Taiwan Scholarship). President of the Dominican Republic Senate, Cristina Lizardo Mézquita, visited our school on March, 30, leading a delegation of 11. The Dominican Republic Ambassador to Taiwan, Rafaela Alburquerque de Gonzalez, also accompanied them on the visit.
The visitors were hosted by Taiwan Tech Vice President Jiang Xing-Quan; Section Director from the Office of International Affairs, Wang Fu-Min; Director of the International Cooperation Section, Chuang Shu-Fen; Director of the Graduate Studies Section of the Office of Academic Affairs, Yen Shu-Mei; Office of International Affairs staff member, Donia Wang; and our three Dominican Republic students. Our school profile and research characteristics were introduced, and the students from the Dominican Republic also shared their experiences studying in Taiwan, which met with enthusiastic responses from our guests. After the presentations, the guests were brought to the Taiwan Building Technology Center, where the Section Director, Emma Huang, gave a detailed introduction of the building’s structure—from the removable perforated stainless steel exterior walls to the unique air-conditioning system in the interior. Our guests enjoyed the introduction, and were very impressed by our Taiwan Building Technology Center.
It was a real privilege to introduce to our foreign guests recent developments in Taiwanese vocational and technological education, and we hope that closer academic cooperation can be developed between Taiwan and the Dominican Republic. (the news from Office of International Affairs)