Qisda Corporation Chairman Peter Chen Acts as the Convener of the NCKU Global Alumni Association Preparation Committee
Written by Lin Yun-Mao, Image credit to Sun Yao-Tien.
National Cheng Kung University announced the establishment of the NCKU Global Alumni Association Preparation Committee, which Peter Chen, the chairman of Qisda Corporation, was elected as the convener. Aiming at better connecting over 200,000 alumni around the world for building a stronger alumni network, combining alumni resources to contribute to the society, strengthening the interaction between alumni associations and the university, and promoting the industry-academia research cooperation, the alumni will cultivate next generation talents with the university and move forward on the road to success in another century.
"We are all conscientious and industrious," said Peter Chen, Chairman of Qisda Corporation. He was elected as the convener of the NCKU Global Alumni Association Preparation Committee. Since NCKU had many influential alumni around the world, Chen looked forward to constructing a system that can unite them to make the most of their strength. The system should create a win-win situation with long-term value for the university and alumni, helping NCKU become a world-class university.
Qisda Corporation Chairman Peter Chen would be the convener of the NCKU Global Alumni Association Preparation Committee
In order to reunite alumni around the world, plan the current and further development direction of the university, and assist alumni to invest the innovative research and developments in NCKU, alumni representatives were invited to participate in the press conference at NCKU’s Taipei office on the afternoon of January 17 and announced the establishment of the NCKU Global Alumni Association Preparation Committee mutually.
Huey-Jen Su, the president of NCKU, said that the strong connection between alumni has always act as a strong support to NCKU. “I will always remember the promise I made in the selection of the president seven years ago: 'Make NCKU be seen.'”, said Su. In the past 90 years, this country has been through several economic developments, which NCKU has always played a crucial role and never been absence.
Fong-Chin Su, the vice president of NCKU and the director of the NCKU Alumni Association Center, said the missions of the NCKU Global Alumni Association were to build a strong relationship between alumni and the university, to share resources, and to continue innovating.
With the support and wisdom of alumni, NCKU, which has been founded for 90 years, will surely be a dependable strength of the world and influence the world for another decade.
President Huey-Jen Su was convinced that the strong alumni network provided NCKU with rich resources and support.
Fong-Chin Su said that the NCKU Global Alumni Association will mainly move on to three directions in the future. First, it will expand the scale of Phoenix Inc., which was established by alumni, and invite more entrepreneur-alumni to support the university.
Second, it could form a strong relationship between alumni and the university by holding forums or campaigns focusing on the major international issues, like climate change, SDGs, AI, 5G, aging society and so on. Through collaborations, the experience could be passed on between different generations and borders, thus expanding teachers' and students' visions, making innovation ecosystems correspond perfectly, and resolving the biggest challenge happening in the world.
Third, with the rapid development of society, innovation research in school requires more than just research skills and technology. Business models, investment, multimedia applications, and international links are critical as well. Through industry-academia cooperation, potential start-up companies with research capability in NCKU would require opportunities to become unicorn startup companies, which exceeds its valuation above $1 billion, in the help of industry experts and investors.
Fong-Chin Su, the vice president of NCKU said the missions of the NCKU Global Alumni Association are to build a strong relationship between alumni and the university, to share resources, and to continue innovating.
Qisda Corporation Chairman, Peter Chen, who graduated from the Department of Electrical and Engineering in 1985, was the former president of the Taipei Alumni Association. In 2020, he and Chin-Lai Wang, the former president of the Taipei Alumni Association, gathered 12 NCKU entrepreneur alumni and co-established the Phoenix Innovation and Entrepreneurship Co., Ltd. The company was founded with an initial capital of NT$320 million, and it has been donating 15% of the investment surplus to NCKU annually. This contribution plan used the sustainable investment system to contribute to NCKU.
In 2021, the second company, Phoenix II Innovation and Venture Capital Co., Ltd. was established with another 17 alumni’s participation. The company would continuously support school operation and improve the interaction between alumni and the university to create more win-win situations.
The NCKU Global Alumni Association is founded. The university cultivates talents with alumni to stay successful while it advances its hundred.
Fong-Chin Su mentioned that sustainability is important to this group. Therefore, the NCKU Global Alumni Association adopts group representation constituency, which means representatives are nominated by each alumni group. This electoral system can unite alumni from different alumni associations in different area or even different clubs to participate.
National Cheng Kung University has determined to impress Tainan and make Taiwan proud since it was founded 90 years ago. Therefore, NCKU is dedicated to cultivate the next generation talents for the future. With the establishment of the NCKU Global Alumni Association, alumni around the world and across all industries will be brought together. In the end, alumni groups and NCKU will cultivate talents and maintain success together for another decade.
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