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Intelligent Electronic Commerce Research Center: Top-Ranked Global Research Center

The Center is directed by National Chair Professor Ting-Peng Liang of Department of Information Management, who is a global leader in intelligent decision support and electronic commerce. He was elected as the President-Elect of the Association for Information Systems based in Altanta, Georgia, USA. The goal of the Center is to pursue research excellence in using Intelligent Technologies to support innovation and enhance performance in e-Business. Research areas include consumer behavior, intelligent systems, smart technology, big data analytics, Internet marketing, and business model innovation. In addition to high-quality research, the Center also stresses close Industry-Academic Collaboration and international partnership.

EMBA Program Ranked 69th in the Top 100 of the 2017 FT Executive MBA Ranking

NSYSU’s Executive MBA Program is the only one among the universities in Taiwan to be ranked in the Top 100 by the FT Executive MBA Rankingfor four consecutive years. Among the ranking criteria, NSYSU performed at outstanding level in Career Progress, School Diversity, Idea Generation, and Learning Environment. NSYSU provides numerous international exchange programs for students to strengthen their global awareness and competence to meet the needs of the global community.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies as the Think Tank Facilitating the New Southbound Policy

The unique location of NSYSU, situated in the south of Taiwan, makes it ideal for its role as the South Think Tank in supporting Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy. In 2017, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies was established for extending the political, economic, and academic relationship and development between Taiwan and the Southeast Asian countries. By offering programs and degrees with bilateral benefits, the Center promotes links that enhance the talents of all participants.


GIMA: A Leader in the Field of Marine Affairs both Internationally and Domestically

Fisheries Resources and Management of the South China Sea

In order to fill in the lacuna of the fisheries catch data and respond to the declining fisheries stocks of the South China Sea, The Graduate Institute of Marine Affairs (GIMA) of the NSYSU initiated and organized the South China Sea Fisheries Resources and Management Workshop in 2017, the first of its kind in the South China Sea (SCS) region, participated by fisheries scientists and managers coming from the surrounding countries of the SCS, aiming to shed lights on the status quo of the fisheries and promote regional cooperation for sustainable fisheries.

The International Workshop on BBNJ 2017

GIMA initiated and organized an International Workshop on BBNJ in July 2017, the first of its kind in Taiwan, to address the issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The United Nations has decided with its General Assembly Resolution 72/249 of 24 December 2017 to convene an Intergovernmental Conference to consider and to elaborate the text of an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea on BBNJ with a view to developing the instrument as soon as possible. Thus, this matter possesses global importance and inevitable impact to Taiwan.

The International Conference on National Policy and Laws for Offshore Wind Energy

Since 2015, under the initiative of its Director, Prof. Nien-Tsu Alfred Hu, GIMA has initiated and organized an annual International Conference on National Policy and Laws for Offshore Wind Energy consecutively for three years already. This Conference is the only one in Taiwan addressing issues relating to policy and legal aspects of the development of offshore wind energy while most others addressing the same subject matter only from technological and engineering perspectives.

The Advanced Professional Program on the Underwater Cultural Heritage

Prof. Nien-Tsu Alfred Hu, Director of the GIMA, is the original drafter of the Underwater Cultural Heritage Preservation Act and its 9 sets of Regulations and the scholar who has established the entire UCH legal institution for Taiwan. In order to meet the legal and administrative needs of such legal institution, Prof. Hu has initiated and operated an Advanced Professional Program on the Underwater Cultural Heritage, a cross-college, Master’s level curriculum program on campus since 8 July 2015, which is the only UCH program in any higher education institutions in Taiwan, to cultivate the talents in the field of preserving, protecting and managing UCH.

A Leading Figure of an Intergovernmental Fisheries Science Body

With his internationally recognized expertise and dedication, Prof. Shui-Kai (Eric) Chang of the GIMA was elected as the Vice-Chair for a term of three years of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (ISC) in July 2017. ISC is an intergovernmental body dedicated to advancing fishery science of the North Pacific tuna and tuna-like species.