On December 28, CECI senior management team led by Chairman Dr. Shih Yi-Fang visited Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) to meet with President Dr. Lee In-Ming and faculty members to discuss opportunities in joint interdisciplinary research and talent cultivation, including providing students with internship opportunities and employment assistance. The meeting concluded with the signing of a joint talent development and cultivation Letter of Intent.
Established over half a century ago in 1955, CYCU at present has 7 colleges dedicated, respectively, to sciences, engineering, business, design, electrical engineering and computer science, humanities and education, and law. The University offers 53 graduate and 13 Ph.D. programs across 29 different departments with over 130,000 alumni. CYCU has been praised as one of Taiwan’s foremost contributors to the advance in academic and applied sciences.
During the visit, Dr. Shih Yi-Fang pointed out that for three consecutive years CYCU has been selected as the top private university by the CommonWealth Magazine, in addition to being rated by the 1111 Job Bank as “No. 1 Enterprises’ Favorite University” among local private universities over the same period. “I do believe that CYCU’s continuously increasing popularity is due not only to the high professionalism of its staff, but also to the fine character and hard work of its students”, said Dr. Shih.
CYCU is known in Taiwan for its spirit of love for the world, promotion of faith and hope for the benefit of the people and its pursuit of genuine knowledge to serve humankind. CECI’s philosophy – reflected in its motto Creativity, Excellence, Conservation, Integrity – lies very close to CYCU’s values and educational spirit. The company has always adhered to the strictest standards of quality, working with a sense of mission and service for the benefit not only of its clients, but the general public and the nation at large. Whether it be major large-scale projects, such as the recent Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 3 project, 3rd CPC LNG Receiving Terminal, the Kinmen Cross-Sea Bridge, the Hsinchu Science Park Baoshan Phase Two Expansion Project or smaller, local undertakings – the enthusiasm and diligence of CECI’s team never change.
Another important common theme bringing the two organizations closer is their desire to contribute to the cultivation of world-class engineering talent in Taiwan. As a leader in the engineering field, CECI relies on the skills and professionalism of its staff to ensure that all projects are completed on schedule and with high quality. Taiwan’s birthrate has remained low in recent years and enterprises all over the island are actively competing for top-notch young specialists, who are so vital for any company’s dynamic growth. In this context, both CECI and CYCU are keen to launch a series of new programs, including student internship opportunities, which will allow the young talent to acquire practical workplace skills and be better prepared for their careers after graduation.
Chairman Shih Yi-Fang emphasized that the signing of the Letter of Intent is the beginning of a long-term partnership which will bring together students and academics from CYCU with CECI’s team in various formats – including the CECI Forum and others – and will thus no doubt greatly benefit talent cultivation in both organizations.