Ariel University in Israel and Yuan Ze University signed an academic cooperation agreement

Yuan Ze University accelerated its pace of international cooperation by signing an academic cooperation agreement with Ariel University (Israel) on Thursday, August 18th, 2022. In the ceremony, the two signing parties and the representatives of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Tel Aviv gave their opening remarks.


Yuan Ze University was represented by Professor Ching-Jong Liao, the President, and Professor Tze-Chi Hsu, the Vice President. Together with Professor Yun-Chia Liang, the Chief of the Global Affairs Office, Professor Ting Lie, the Deputy Chief of the Global Affairs Office, Professor Richard Bui, the Director of the International Cooperation Section, Global Affairs Office, Professor Miko Yu, and Adjunct Professor Simon Tu from the College of Management, attending the ceremony jointly.


YZU President Ching-Jong Liao (middle), Vice President Tze-Chi Hsu, and others signed the academic cooperation agreement

As part of the signing ceremony, Ms. Ya-Ping (Abby) Lee, a representative of the Taipei Economic Office in Tel Aviv (Representative Office in Israel), was invited to attend the meeting online. In her speech at the ceremony, Representative Lee said the friendly relations between Taiwan and Israel through academic organizations promote not only student-teacher exchanges but also build a bridge of friendship between the two countries. She also wishes the two universities many more abundant, diverse, and successful cooperation projects in the near future.

YZU President Ching-Jong Liao, said epidemics in recent years have limited opportunities for students and teachers to meet in person. By establishing partnerships with foreign schools and creating diverse exchanges and cooperation, Yuan Ze University will be able to enhance teachers' and students' global talent across field skills. In addition, it will strengthen transnational partnership ties through online internships, research programs, etc.

Yun-Chia Liang, Chief of the Global Affairs Office, explained that the collaboration agreement is intended to establish an exchange mechanism for students, teachers, and staff of the two institutions. Teachers and students are encouraged to conduct online or offline exchanges and collaboration during the winter, summer, or semester under the terms of the contract. Furthermore, research, R&D, innovation, and the creation of outstanding achievements in international cooperation are expected to maximize the academic output value through abundant teaching resources outside the scope of the contract.

The two universities held a video signing ceremony

Ariel University, previously a public college known as the Ariel University Center of Samaria, is an Israeli university located in the urban Israeli settlement of Ariel in the West Bank. The college preceding the establishment of Ariel University was founded in 1982 as a regional branch of Bar-Ilan University.

There are around 17,000 students at the school, who are made up of a variety of ethnic groups including Jews, Arabs, Circassians and Druzes. The school promotes international exchanges and cooperation in the research field and encourages students to participate in foreign exchange programs.

Founded as an engineering school, Yuan Ze University has distinguished itself in engineering, information, electrical engineering, communication, business management, humanities, and social sciences.

Yuan Ze University and Ariel University have further developed academic bridges to facilitate international exchanges and provide multiple academic cooperation opportunities. Their future projects will include cross-field academic cooperation, joint research, and short-term exchange studies for teachers and students.