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NCCU to Actively Promote the College of Information - AConnecting Technology to Innovation in the Humanities

Date : 2020-11-16 Department : Secretariat
【By VicePresident Wen-Chieh Wnag】
As big data and AI become irreversible trends and digital transformation rapidly grows in popularity, how do we face the demands and challenges of educational models in this brand new landscape? With its emphasis on the humanities and social sciences, NCCU has gradually developed a way to synthesize information technology with every area of the social sciences, and thereby add value. It possesses a unique approach characterized by interdisciplinary and cross-domain training and a particular focus on research.

The Preparatory Committee for the College of Information convened for the first time at the end of July this year, and subsequently commenced work on related procedures, taking on a variety of suggestions. To lay a solid foundation for future competitiveness, the College will uphold a series of values: It will display unique characteristics, coalesce its resources, integrate various disciplines, keep a handle on administrative procedures, and engage in communication and exchange.

In establishing the College of Information, NCCU hopes not only to be able to keep a real-time pulse on current and future developments in information technology and coreelements of cutting-edge AI technology, but also to more fully connect this core technology with the particular academic needs of NCCU. It also strives to develop interdisciplinary research in fields such as the humanities, law and business, communications, education, and the social sciences, with an equal focus on teaching and real-life application, and to create a thoroughly distinct College of Information that integrates technology, social science, and the humanities. In doing so, the College will help to usher NCCU's legacy of humanity and social science knowledge into the digital age, and thereby develop a potential long-term niche as it moves toward a vision of an economy based on digital brainpower and knowledge.

The newly established College of Information will not only comprise departments and programs from the original College of Science, it will also include three new academic programs: the Data Science Bachelor's Program, the Intelligent Computation Bachelor's Program, and the Information Security Master's Program. As such, it will meet future demands for more well-rounded information-based education and fulfill its responsibility as a university by asserting an even greater influence
on society.

VicePresident Wen-Chieh Wnag
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