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NCKU hosts Freshman Parents Conference to welcome new students

Tainan, Taiwan, November 11, 2014

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, hosted Freshman Parents Conference on November 8 to introduce some of the important aspects of undergraduate life at NCKU.

NCKU President Hwung-Hweng Hwung and the deans of the nine colleges in the university were attended the conference to meet with the freshmen and their parents.

President Hwung said to the parents, NCKU and its faculty have no more important goal than helping your children in the pursuit of higher education.

He extended his warm welcome to all the new students and their parents and asked the parents not to overly involve in college students’ lives.

People need to feel independent especially teenagers, according to President Hwung adding that when entering college, the children will experience a critical time of transitioning from adolescent to adult.

Parents need to let go and understand they have to give their children a chance to develop competency, a feeling of pride and well-being, he added.

NCKU is a leading comprehensive university in Taiwan with more than sixty departments in nine colleges covering the fields of engineering, liberal arts, management, medicine, planning and design and Social Sciences, according to Hwung.

He also advised the students to lead a healthy life and be punctual and discipline in class.

NCKU has approximately 140 student clubs and students are all welcome to join the club they are interested in, President Hwung said.

He added, in addition to the reputation of industry’s favorites, NCKU graduates have also performed superiorly in academia. There are over 60 NCKU alumni who are incumbent or retired presidents of universities in Taiwan.

NCKU is committed to internationalization, according to Vice President for International Affairs Cheng-Hung Huang.

He said, a total of more than 600 degree-seeking students from 63 countries are currently studying in NCKU and international degree students reaches 6% of total student population at 2013 academic year.
Date: 103.11.11
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