National Cheng Kung University
No. 1, University Road,
701 Tainan City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
2006 "Presidents' Forum of Southeast Asia and Taiwan Universities"
Time: November 4 ~ 5, 2006 Venue: National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
In order to provide a venue for leaders of prominent universities of Southeast Asia and Taiwan to share their opinions and experiences in improving the quality of higher education and academic cooperation in the region, National Cheng Kung University conducted the 2006 "Presidents' Forum of Southeast Asia and Taiwan Universities" (SATU Presidents' Forum) on November 4th and 5th at its campus. As a total, there were 32 universities of six Southeast Asian countries and 70 Taiwan universities attending the Forum. Together, the participants signed a "Consensus on Collaboration in Globalized Higher Education," laying a solid foundation for the future partnership among participating universities.
According to the consensus achieved by the Steering Committee in its annual meeting, two activities, "SATU Summit on Industry-Academia Collaboration" and "Business Plan Competition," will be co-organized by Mahidol University and National Cheng Kung University in 2007 at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand before or right after the Ramadan. All member universities of the Forum will be invited to participate in these two activities.
Furthermore, three major subjects, "University's Functions," "University Quality Assurance" and "University Operational Efficiency," were keenly discussed during the sessions and many inspiring thoughts were unfolded and exchanged among participants.