Texas Tech Electrical Engineering Launches Partnership in Taiwan
May 12, 2008
Texas Tech University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is partnering
with National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan to offer a dual degree master’s program.
The joint venture is spearheaded by Kwong Chao, professor of electrical engineering;
and Donald Y.C. Lie, Keh-Shew Lu Regents Chair and associate professor in electrical
engineering at Texas Tech.
"The development of this quality program will benefit students from each country,"
Chao said. "When students complete the curriculum, they will receive a master’s in
electrical engineering from each institution."
Lie believes the relationship will be a signature program for each institution. "As
a result of this partnership, both universities make an effective statement about
cross-cultural outreach and the importance of globalization for curriculum enrichment,"
Ralph Ferguson, associate academic dean of the Texas Tech Graduate School, said these
opportunities are beneficial for the institutions and students. "The graduate school
supports faculty initiatives for global partnerships with outstanding institutions."
Private-sector partner Diodes Inc. will underwrite much of the research completed
by the students
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