International Panel Hears of University Partner in Taiwan


Suffolk University’s collaboration with Tamkang University in Taiwan was explored during International Education Week 2006, an event organized by the U.S. Departments of Education and State.

This year’s International Education Week theme was “International Education: Engaging in Global Partnerships and Opportunities.”

Marguerite J. Dennis, Suffolk’s vice president for Enrollment and International Programs, participated in a video conference on “Meeting the Challenges of International Education in Taiwan.”

Exchange of students, faculty & research

She described the exchanges of students, faculty, administrators, and research that are the hallmarks of the collaboration with Tamkang University and said she hopes it will be used as a model for other international educational partnerships.

Joining Dennis on the panel were:
• In Boston, Kuei-wu Tsai of the Wentworth Institute of Technology
• In Washington, Dorothy Mora of the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Jack Bailey of the Institute for International Education
• In Taipei, Taiwan, Chang Chin-sheng of the Bureau of International Cultural and Educational Relations, Taiwan Ministry of Education; Lily Chen of Tamkang University, Yangwing Leung of the Center for International Academic Exchanges, National Taiwan University; and Wu Jing-Jyi of the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange

Praise from president

A follow-up letter from President George W. Bush touched on the importance of international education in the quest for peace and said that student exchanges “allow Americans to better understand other cultures and encourage students from around the world to see firsthand the true nature of the multicultural society we enjoy in America.

View the Webcast of the panel discussion.

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