RMIT strengthens global connections with a visit from the Dean and Chair of the International School of Technology and Management at Feng Chia University (FCU), Taichung, Taiwan.
The College of Business recently hosted a visit from Professor Mitchell Tseng, Dean and Chair of Taiwanese partner Feng Chia University’s International School of Technology and Management.
Professor Andrew MacIntyre, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International and Vice-President and Professor Ian Palmer, Pro Vice-Chancellor Business and Vice-President welcomed Tseng with a meet and greet to discuss the current partnership with RMIT.
Palmer said Tseng was delighted to experience and learn about the key initiatives including research platforms, internship and Work Integrated Learning (WIL).
“This is a unique program between RMIT and Feng Chia University, students will benefit from obtaining two degrees from two Universities and will experience two cultures and different teaching approaches,” he said.
“We would very much like to see Australian students experience student life in Taiwan and for our students to experience life at RMIT.”
RMIT is the first Australian University to be approved by the Taiwanese Ministry of Education for a dual degree program between RMIT and FCU.
Palmer highlighted the shared values of collaboration in quality, best student outcomes and the centrality of research to generate knowledge for sharing among our University partners.
“The discussion afforded a unique opportunity for RMIT and FCU to communicate their aspirations and new developments and to learn from each other,” he said.
“The meeting gave Professor Tseng a sense of connectedness and the emphasis on quality and excellence here at RMIT.”
A round table discussion was also organised by the APEC Study Centre for industry leaders and government to discuss Taiwan’s potential collaboration between Australia and Taiwan in the manufacturing industry 4.0.
APEC Study Centre’s Director, Ken Waller said the pace of disruptive technology is intensifying, particularly in the manufacturing sector.
“The challenge in an APEC context is to anticipate the changes from a policy and regulatory perspective. The joint university efforts will ensure our students are able to take advantage of the new environment – whether they are entrepreneurs or work in industry or in government”.
Story: Rita Truong