The 2nd Taiwan-New Zealand President/Vice- Chancellor Forum was held on October 11th, 2013. The delegation of Taiwan including FICHET and 8 universities led by Dr. Pi-twan Huang, Deputy Minister of Education attended the conferences.
The total number of participants from both sides reached around 31. The participating institutions from Taiwan included Ministry of Education, Taiwan, Education Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia, FICHET, National Chung Hsing University, National Taiwan University, National Taiwan Normal University, National Taiwan Normal University, Shih Chien University, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Hsiuping University of Science and Technology. During the conference, National Taiwan University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Victoria University of Wellington, which was an important step for a concrete cooperation between the two institutions. The delegation has visited all 8 universities of New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology, University of Auckland, The University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington, Lincoln University, Canterbury University, Otago University, and Massey University.
The first keynote speech was given by Professor Roy Crawford, Chair, Universities New Zealand in the title of “Taiwan/New Zealand University Collaboration- Reaching New Heights.” And the second keynote speech was given by Dr Pi-twan Huang in the title of “Taiwan, the Beautiful Island and its Higher Education.” The discussion topics in the conference included “How University Leaders can Enhance Internationalization,” “How to Promote Research Collaboration in Areas of Mutual Interest,” and “Opportunities for the Commercialisation of Research.” The presenting institutions included Auckland University of Technology, University of Otago , Victoria University of Wellington, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, National Taiwan University, and National Chung Hsing University.