蔡校長指出，亞大創校16年，加速國際移動力，辦學績效也備受肯定，最新公布英國泰晤士報高教特刊公布，2017年全球最佳年輕大學排行榜(Young University Rankings)，亞洲大學入榜在名次150至200名的區間，臺灣有8所大學入榜，亞大是最為年輕的一所。最近分別與亞洲最佳大學排名第一的新加坡國立大學、排名第五的香港大學、以及全球最佳年輕大學第三名的新加坡南洋理工大學簽約學術合作協議MOU，使得亞大在區域結盟與國際學術交流上，獲得重大的成果。
亞洲大學(Asia University, Taiwan)校長蔡進發4月2日到日本京都大學(Kyoto University)參訪，蔡進發校長與成立將近一甲子的京都大學經濟研究院院長Satoshi Mizobata教授共同簽署合作備忘錄MOU，展開雙方實質學術交流合作；蔡校長同時參訪京都大學電腦計算與數位媒體研究學術中心(Academic Center for Computing and MediaStudies)，觀摩、學習京都大學如何運用科技將教學導向精準教育。
Institute of Economic Research , KIER)簽署合作備忘錄MOU，開啟未來兩校聯合研究、學者參訪、國際研討會等實質學術交流。
蔡進發校長同時接受京都大學大緒方広明(Hiroaki Ogata)教授邀請，以「Interdisciplinary Research at Asia
蔡進發校長還到京都大學電腦計算與數位媒體研究學術中心(Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies)參訪，Ogata教授介紹該中心核心任務為設計悠然合作式學習(Ubiquitous Cooperative Learning)，讓教學與學習可不受時間及空間限制，透過行動及無線科技，學習者握有學習主權，隨時依其需求進行學習，除架構U-learning外，也透過學習分析法，研發適時適地學習(Right Time and Right Place Learning, RTRPL)，讓教育更加適才適性。
英國泰晤士高等教育期刊最新公布2018日本大學排名(The Times Higher Education Japan University Rankings 2018)，京都大學與東京大學並列第一，京都大學在國際性指標方面有卓越的表現，目前該校計有100多國、2000多位國際學生，形成多元具國際特色的校園文化。
By Yazhen Zhang, Power News from Taichung
It’s a great leap for Taiwan’s 3D medical printing with a promising prospect for assistive device in central Taiwan. iABC and its medical system, with research and clinical advantages, encompassing the medical and related engineering expertise of China Medical University and Asia University develop its own innovative 3D medical printed products …
Executives of Asia University led by President Tsai is visiting Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on a benchmarking learning trip of world top 100 universities, making a start on mutual academic collaborations.
Asia University, Taiwan has proposed the vision : Going World Top 500 by 2020, in the consensus camp held in the academic year 106. To accomplish the vision takes innovative thinking and effective implementation in order to enhance the effect of globalization. Faculty and students are encouraged to go to world top 100 elite universities for benchmarking learning. To attain the goal of Going World Top 500, President Jeffery Tsai led senior executives to Singapore for the first stop of world top 100 universities benchmarking trip to Nanyang Technological University from11/8~11/10. They were warmly received by Vice President Lam-khin Yong, Vice President Er-Meng Hwa and other faculty members, starting a new chapter for mutual academic collaborations between Asia University and Nanyang Technological University.
Seventy percent of the teachers in Nanyang Technological University, NTU, Singapore are international scholars. The effect of globalization can be shown from their high-calibre research results and progressing world university rankings. Nanyang Technological University has another thing that Asia University can draw lessons from. NTU’s 5-year Peak of Re-search Excellence is at its 2020 stage. Five areas of peak excellence re-search have be planned, one of them is future learning. Vice President Zhen-Hua Yang of Asia University, who was with the delegation, said, except No. 1 in overall ranking in Asia, Nanyang Technological University’s world rankings in certain research areas are also prominent, with School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranked at world No. 3, and ranked at world No. 2 in AI.
Vice President Er-Meng Hwa, Nanyang Technological University, stressed, the university places great emphasis on learning science. With that in mind, both sides decided to continue exchanges on learning science, especially putting AI applications on education and publishing pa-pers.
President Jeffery Tsai also explained that Asia University has been dedicating to educational innovation. Students in their first year at the univer-sity are required to take programming language, and PBL is blended in courses of all years in order to develop students’ ability of critical thinking as well as problem-solving skills. President Tsai went on, Asia University is taking this opportunity to invite Prof. Xiaokui Xuao, associate dean of School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering to Asia University for an academic exchange visit and hosting AI Forum III. The world top 100 universities benchmarking trip for Asia University was a short but fruitful, taking a big step further for Asia University to reach the goal: Going World Top 500 by 2020.
President Tsai and the Asia University delegation took a tour of the 3D Printing Center at Nanyang Technological University, with Center Director Prof. Chee-Kai Chu giving a receiving presentation. The center consists of a team of 49 professors and 31 full-time researchers. Currently 103 doctoral and 65 master’s degree students are committed to research. The research lineup is solid and strong and their areas include future manufacturing, aviation, architecture, ocean, biomedicine, food engineer-ing, and their advanced applications. According to Prof. Chua, who was also invited by President Tsai for a visit to Asia University, the development and medical application results of iABC’s 3D Printing Center was impressive, and he will discuss topics with Asia University’s 3D Printing Center for further collaboration.
The delegation of Asia University also paid a visit to the School of Chemi-cal and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, and reached an agreement with Dr. I-Hsin Su, an expert on post protein methylation medication and Dr. Hoi-Yeung Li, an expert on regulation of cell division. Dr. Chi-Yang Huang, dean of Research and Development, Asia University also invited the two experts to visit to Asia University in the near future, discussing the details and schedule for academic collabora-tion. Dr. Kristen Sadler, dean of Research and Development, Nanyang Technological University promised Dean Huang to provide funds for fu-ture joint research projects to start off closer academic exchange of the two universities.
Furthermore, as directors of both Big Data Center and Blockchain Re-search Center, Vice President Grace Lin had deep discussion with the professors representing School of Information and School of Manage-ment about the applications of AI and big data on health care, new retail-ing, fintech and related joint research issues. Vice President Grace Lin al-so talked with Vice President Khin-Yong Lam of Nanyang Technological University, who is full support of Senior Citizen Welfare Center, about possible collaborations. Professors at Nanyang Technological University are planning a reciprocal visit to Asia University to discuss details for fur-ther collaboration.