Celebrating a Century of Perseverance: NTU Centennial Series Events Unveiled
NTU held the 2023 Azalea Festival Opening Ceremony, Dept. and Student Club Expos on March 11, attracting many young students to participate. From left to right in the photo, Cheng-Chih Wu (吳正己), President of National Taiwan Normal University, Wan-An Chiang (蔣萬安), Mayor of Taipei, Wen-Chang Chen (陳文章), President of NTU, and Jia-Yush Yen (顏家鈺), President of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.
President Chen visiting the Department Expo and tasting the milk produced by the cows raised by the Department of Animal Science and Technology.
President Chen visiting the Student Club Expo and taking photos with NTU students from the Malaysian Alumni Association.
As the pandemic recedes, the NTU Azalea Festival finally returned to a physical event after three years of waiting. The themed slogan of the Festival this year is “Colorful azaleas beckoning the spring, Diligent students chasing their dreams.” President Wen-Chang Chen (陳文章) hosted the opening ceremony on March 11. The NTU student clubs and the NTU Wind Band also presented their performances at the ceremony, bringing energy and liveliness to the Festival.
The major highlight of the Festival is the Department Expo at the NTU Sports Center, providing students with the most detailed information and explanations of the various departments of the University. The Student Club Expo was held on Banyan Avenue and Fan Palm Avenue, showcasing the literary and artistic qualities, diverse expertise, and broad interests of NTU students.
President Chen stated in his remarks at the opening ceremony that nowadays university departments are quite different from those in the past. For example, artificial intelligence (AI) courses have been added to the curriculum at the College of Law, and parents and students can come to the Expo more often to determine their final department selection. President Chen also emphasized that the booths of the National Taiwan Normal University and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology will be added to next year’s Department Expo so that students can better understand the courses of the three universities and select courses across universities in the future.
In addition to the on-site Department Expo, there was also the online Expo for participants to visit. The online Expo featured the University-Wide Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Program, the College-Wide Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Program, the Trans-Disciplinary Bachelor Degree Program, and information regarding overseas enrollment from the Office of International Affairs. The online Expo met the needs of the participants who couldn’t join the event. The online Expo platform will keep updating the latest information about the NTU departments after the Festival.
For the whole month of March, NTU will hold a series of activities and campus tours. For more information, please go to the official website of the Azalea Festival. We welcome all walks of life to celebrate this Festival with us!
Visit the website of the 2023 NTU Azalea Festival: https://event.ntu.edu.tw/azalea/2023/eng.html