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March - Taiwan Alumni Reception in Taipei. Hosted by Geoff Edmondson


October - Taiwan Graduation Ceremony and Alumni Reception

Guest speakers included:

Dr Tsong-Ming Lin Ph.D. - Political Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Taiwan

Dr Tsong-Ming Lin is the Political Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education. Dr Lin had a distinguished career in tertiary education in the Department of Industrial Management of the National Taiwan University of Technology prior to being appointed as Director General in the Environmental Protection Administration in 1987. He served as Director General of a number of portfolios for over 14 years. In 2001 he was appointed to the role of president of National Yunlin University of Science and Technology. At the conclusion of his term in early 2009 Dr Lin was appointed to the role of Administrative Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and later that year to his current position of Political Deputy Minister.

Dr Lin has been recognised by awards both in Taiwan and internationally for his achievements in Engineering and contributions to education and the community.
Dr Lin has a PhD. in Industrial Management from Clemson University in the USA and completed the Executive Program, IMD in Switzerland and the Executive Program at the London School of Business. During  his career  Dr Lin published over 90 research papers in Industrial Management & Engineering and Technological Education.

A special presentation was also be made by QUT Alumnus, Michael Chao-Sheng Chang, Assistant Professor, International Business, I-Shou University

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Sept - Taiwan Graduation Ceremony and Alumni Reception
QUT Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Coaldrake and the QUT Taiwan Alumni Chapter joined with QUT staff at a cocktail reception to hear news about the recent developments at QUT. QUT Staff in attendance were:

  • Professor Peter Coaldrake, Vice-Chancellor
  • Dr Carol Dickenson – Registrar
  • Scott Sheppard – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International and Development)
  • Professor Patsy Yates – School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Dr Alan Barnard – School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Keiran Hargreaves – Project Manager, Work Integrated Learning (WIL), Alumni Engagement Project
  • Ellen Gibson – Manager, International Careers
  • Ibi Repcsik – Ceremonies Officer, Student Support Services
  • Cheryl Goodwin – Assistant Ceremonies Officer, Student Support Services

March - QUT Alumni Seminar
Associate Professor Robina Xavier, QUT Faculty of Business and Cindy Chen, Country Manager of Adecco shared their insights into effective time management and the current employment market in Taiwan at an alumni seminar in Taipei on 6 March. The event also provided a great networking opportunity for alumni who attended.
View the presentation slides of Associate Professor Robina Xavier and Cindy Chen

April - Alumni Get-together
Alumni Project Officer, Maggie Hsieh met with a number of alumni during her visit to Taiwan in April.

October - Alumni Chapter Event. View photos of this event.

December - Alumni Mentors Meeting
A pilot mentoring program has been established between alumni in Taiwan and Taiwanese students.

Alumni Project Officer, Maggie Hsieh hosted a small gathering on 22 December in Taipei for alumni who participated in the pilot Taiwan Mentoring Program. Maggie warmly welcomed mentors and provided an update on the recent developments of QUT. Alumni enjoyed the opportunity to meet with each other and shared ideas about how alumni could help students in developing their career.

If you are interested in mentoring a Taiwanese student, send your details to alumni@qut.edu.au.

June - Dinner with the Vice-Chancellor
The Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake hosted an alumni dinner in Taipei on 2 June at the Howard Plaza Hotel.

November -
Over 125 Alumni, staff and guests gathered for an Alumni Dinner in Taipei on Saturday, 4 November. The event provided lots of opportunity for networking and attendees received an update on QUT. Photos are now available from this event.

The 23rd International Council of Nursing (ICN) Congress in Taiwan in late May provided the perfect opportunity for QUT Alumni in Taiwan to connect with their peers and staff from QUT. Hosted by QUT Head of the School of Nursing, Professor Helen Edwards, the event was held at the United Hotel, Taipei and over 85 alumni attended the event.

Professor Edwards said the event was particularly successful and it provided both an excellent networking opportunity and professional development opportunity for graduates to attend the prestigious ICN conference. The International Council of Nurses is a federation of national nurses' associations (NNAs), representing nurses in more than 120 countries. "We are particularly proud of our Taiwanese graduates. It was a great opportunity to find out more about what these professionals have been achieving since graduation," Professor Edwards said. "Some graduated over eight years ago, while others were recent graduates. Many of the nursing graduates are now working as lecturers in Schools of Nursing in Taiwan. Lily Liang, Deputy Commissioner for the Queensland Trade and Investment Office in Taiwan, welcomed the graduates and congratulated them on their achievements since graduating from QUT.

Over 50 QUT Alumni and friends of the University met for dinner at the Grand Hyatt in Taipei on Friday, 5 March. Professor Sandra Harding, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Division of International & Development, provided an update on the changes at QUT and in Brisbane. Alumni also took this opportunity to discuss plans for the future of QUT Alumni in North and South Taiwan.

Over 40 QUT Alumni and friends of the University met for dinner at the Agora Garden Hotel in Taipei on Thursday 23 October. The dinner was greatly enjoyed by all and an excellent networking activity.