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Law professor Kuo Ming-cheng elected NCCU president

2018/07/22 22:31:48

Kuo Ming-cheng (郭明政) / image taken from NCCU website (

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) Kuo Ming-cheng (郭明政), a professor at the College of Law of National Chengchi University (NCCU), has been elected as the university's president, the NCCU President Selection Committee announced Sunday.

The announcement was made after a vote which saw Kuo and two other candidates on the final list -- NCCU's College of Communication Dean Lin Yuan-Huei (林元輝) and Department of Computer Sciences Professor Li Tsai-yen (李蔡彥) -- unveil their governance strategies, the committee said.

A report on the vote will be sent to the Ministry of Education as soon as possible for approval, the committee's spokesperson Chen Chih-hui (陳志輝) noted.

Kuo, a graduate from NCCU's Department of Law, received his doctorate from the University of Munich in Germany, NCCU's College of Law website showed.

He had previously served as dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kainan University and dean of NCCU's College of Law.

Speaking about his governance strategy, Kuo said that the main task of a university is to cultivate talents and that social contribution is the most important indicator to evaluate a university's success.

In the future, NCCU will need to actively promote globalization and encourage its students to bravely go all over the world, he pointed out.

Also, NCCU will need to actively cooperate with the government, enterprises and all sectors of society to develop human resources, Kuo added.

NCCU has been on the search for a president after incumbent President Edward Chow (周行一) announced last year that he would not seek a new term of office when it expires in November this year.

According to a NCCU press release March 9, those interested in replacing Chow were asked to submit their applications to the selection committee before April 30. Seven had put themselves up as candidates.

Kuo will begin his four-year term on November 16, with the possibility of serving a second term, the press release said.

(By Phoenix Hsu and William Yen)