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NTUST alumni association established in Ethiopia

2018/02/26 21:34:11

Liao Ching-jong (廖慶榮/front row, fourth right)

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) An association aimed at enhancing the relationship between National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) and its Ethiopian alumni was established at Bahir Dar University (BDU) on Sunday.

The aim behind Taiwan Tech Alumni Association of Ethiopia is to promote the image of the school to Ethiopian students, according to NTUST.

The establishment ceremony was held at BDU and attended by NTUST President Liao Ching-jong (廖慶榮) along with more than a dozen alumni who studied in Taiwan. Dr. Delele Worku, dean of BDU's Science College, will serve as the convener of the association.

NTUST has recruited Ethiopian students since 2007, according to the university and the Taiwanese institution and BDU have been partner universities since 2011.

Currently, more than 30 Ethiopian alumni have secured teaching positions at BDU after returning home, helping to strengthen the relationship between BDU and NTUST.

BDU is located in Bahir Dar City, in the northwest of Ethiopia.

Bahir Dar University is among the largest universities in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, with more than 52,830 students and 219 academic programs. It has five colleges, four institutes, two faculties and one school, according to the university's official website.

(By Ko Lin)