President Chow encourages high school students to pursue their dreams in annual Boa-zhong Tea Festival
|President Edward Chou stood in front of the Open Studio. Photogrphy: Hung-chen Lu (盧虹蓁)|
|President Edward Chou live interviewed with the Voice of NCCU Radio Station. Photogrphy: Hung-chen Lu (盧虹蓁)|
|Dean of Office of Academic Affairs Yu Nai-ming(于乃明) live interviewed with the Voice of NCCU Radio Station. Photogrphy: Hung-chen Lu (盧虹蓁)|
The annual Bao-zhong Tea Festival was held on Nov. 4. Seizing the opportunity, National Chengchi University (NCCU) students introduced the campus to senior high school students who might become future NCCU students. Voice of NCCU Radio Station launched an open studio to broadcast live interviews with President Edward Chow(周行一) and Dean of Office of Academic Affairs Yu Nai-ming(于乃明). In the interview, President Chow emphasized NCCU is the only university that is well known for its excellence in the fields of humanities and social sciences among the top ones, and encouraged high school students to pursue their dreams by joining in NCCU.
During the interview, President Chou stated that almost all global problems are related to humanities and social sciences, such as economic inequality, aging and international relations, and it requires the thinking and the knowledge in humanities and social sciences to tackle those issues, which is what NCCU specializes in. Many consider technology the key to problem solving, but actually techniques are merely tools, according to Chow. Before the utilization of tools, people should discover and analyze the core of the matter from the perspective of humanities and social sciences, which is the exact abilities NCCU equips the students with.
President Chow further stated NCCU consists of 9 colleges, and has its global and local reputation for preeminent performances in many fields. Also, in many surveys conducted by the enterprises, NCCU usually ranks first or second. It is because NCCU puts much emphasis on cultivating students’ team spirits, and students can learn how to cooperate with others in school days. Chow encouraged the potential NCCU students to pursue dreams and learn broadly by requesting Chang Yu-sheng’s “My Future is Not Merely a Dream.”
According to Yu Nai-ming, Dean of Office of Academic Affairs, more than 3000 people have participated in the Boa-zhong Tea Festival each recent year, and the department exposition so huge is definitely very rare. Noticeably, 21 department lectures are held on campus in the festival this year, allowing senior high school more opportunities to explore different departments in depth. Yu Nai-ming advises senior high schools students who are still unsure of their majors to be truth to their own interests and abilities without being subject to the expectations of parents, teachers, or the society. She requested Hsiao Huang-chi’s “Fly against the Wind” to encourage students to strive ardently even in the most dim situations.