I-Shou University president to sit on IAUP executive committee
Jun 22, 2017Government & PoliticsComments Off on I-Shou University president to sit on IAUP executive committee
Taipei--The president of I-Shou University (ISU) in Kaohsiung will soon take up an assignment as a member of the executive committee of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) and chairman of its East Asia division, the university said.
Shaw Jei-fu (???) will attend the IAUP triennial conference July 5-8 in Vienna, during which he will formally take up the post, the university said Wednesday.
Shaw has promised to continue his efforts to promote regional educational and academic cooperation and to work to improve Taiwan's global visibility, according a statement issued by ISU.
The IAUP is an international association of university chief executive officers, including presidents, rectors, vice-chancellors, and chancellors, from accredited higher education institutions around the world. One of its stated goals is to strengthen the international mission and quality of higher education around the world.
Shaw has been participating in the IAUP for several years and his exceptional academic research in agriculture and biotech has received international recognition, the university said.
He also has extensive administrative experience, serving two terms as president of National Chung Hsing University before becoming president of ISU.
At Shaw's invitation, former IAUP president and chairman Neal King visited Taiwan and gave a speech at ISU in 2016 and was impressed by the school's performance and the campus environment, according to the ISU statement.
At the time, Shaw was also a driving force behind a meeting of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific in Taiwan, it said.
The meeting, the first of its kind to be held in Taiwan, was attended by representatives of some 60 universities in 17 countries and territories and discussed educational cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, ISU said.