NCKU and KTH will launch a new 3+2 joint dual program, open for application in September 2023 with studies for three-year bachelor program at NCKU and two-year master program at KTH. This new dual program will offer a mutually recognized academic qualification, said Prof. Wei-Cheng Lo, Secretary General of NCKU, and expand horizons through international learning and enhance academic cooperation across the disciplines.
KTH, An innovative European technical university in Sweden
Since its founding in 1827, KTH (Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, direct translation as Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers, and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.
The NCKU-KTH academic cooperation
The cooperation was initiated with a student exchange program in 2009 and the 4+2 joint dual program initiated in 2018, endorsed by Prof. Urban Westergren, Director of International Affairs at KTH, and has achieved a benchmark with twelve joint research papers published in international journals between 2017 and 2022, including topics of mechanical engineering, clinical medicine, water conservancy and oceanography, physics, and urban planning.
KTH delegation to join NCKU expert panel on April 20th
The KTH delegation, chaired by Professor Stefan Östlund, visited NCKU on April 20th. In addition to the agreement signing, NCKU and KTH organized a panel with academic experts in chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, computer sciences, and life sciences, to discuss the future collaboration for academic research and talent cultivation.
The panel was attended by Secretary General, Prof. Wei-Cheng Lo, Vice President of the Office of Academic Affairs, Prof. Sheng-Chih Shen, Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Prof. Sherry Shu-Jung Hu, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Associate Prof. Shyh-Yu Shaw, Prof. Ming-Hao Liu of the Department of Physics, Associate Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Prof. Chun-Hui Chung, Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Prof. Yeim-Kuan Chang, Associate Prof. Tsung-Lin Liu of the Department of Biotechnology and Bioindustry Sciences, and Director of the Division of International Relations, Associate Prof. Chia-Hsiang Lin.
NCKU-KTH agreement for a new joint/dual master program was signed by Prof. Stefan Östlund of KTH, Prof. Wei-Cheng Lo, Secretary General, and Prof. Sheng-Chih Shen, Vice President of the Office of Academic Affairs of NCKU, from left to right.
Prof. Stefan Östlund, Vice President of global relations, stated that the joint programs of KTH and NCKU have enhanced the competence and capability of academic research. KTH looks forward to further collaborations and exchanges in the future.
NCKU-KTH expert panel to discuss the future collaboration for academic research and talent cultivation