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  • The College of Bioresources and Agriculture of National Taiwan University

  • used to be the College of Science and Agriculture

  • during the Japanese Colonial period

  • In 2002, the college adopted its current name

  • to acknowledge the Advances of Agricultural Technology

  • It has persisted in its pursuit of the sustainable development of bio-resources and the environment

  • For a long time,

  • the College of Bioresources and Agriculture has prioritized the nurturing of quality researchers for higher education institute

  • and made contributions to the agriculture and bio-industry with academic studies

  • The college is composed of 250 faculty members and 4200 students

  • It has nurtured generations of outstanding researchers in the agriculture and the bio-industry

  • Our studies and research start from the care of living and producing conditions of farmers

  • and concentrate on rural and agricultural development

  • in order to achieve innovative and creative breakthroughs

  • With professionalism and enthusiasm

  • we have adopted principles of science, management, and technology

  • to explore four major fields

  • crops and the environment

  • biology, engineering, and social science

  • The institute dedicated to Crops and the Environmental research

  • include the following five

  • The Department of Agronomy

  • continues making breakthroughs in the traditional agriculture industry

  • by improving crops both in quality and quantity

  • and ensures environmental and consumer safety in the process

  • The Department of Agricultural Chemistry combines

  • the knowledge and technology of chemistry

  • physics and biology

  • It explores the interaction between humans and the environment

  • to protect and control the agricultural producing environment

  • and studies the application of bio-resources

  • The School of Forestry and Resource Conservation

  • is rooted in traditional forestry

  • and takes lessons from mother earth

  • It concentrates on sustainable development of resources

  • and bio-diversity maintenance

  • The Department of Horticulture and Landscape

  • makes use of traditional and innovative bio-technology

  • to improve the variety, production, management, and application of horticultural crops

  • so as to elevate our quality of living

  • The Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • integrates food technology with nutrition studies

  • and focuses on R&D and innovation

  • thus increasing the application value of various food

  • Five other institutes specialize in biology

  • The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

  • utilizes the diversity and secondary metabolite of microbes

  • to expand the application of microorganisms in agriculture

  • bio-technology, medicine, and environmental protection

  • The Department of Entomology studies pests against both human beings and animals

  • and the applications of insects

  • It values environmental protection, bio-diversity maintenance, and ecology preservation

  • The Department of Animal Science and Technology elevates the application value of animal resources

  • via biology, reproductive physiology

  • breeding statistics, business management, and producing and processing

  • The Institute of Biotechnology by integrating all relevant technology

  • strengthens the competitiveness of the bio-industry and agriculture

  • The School of Veterinary Medicine approaches health issues on both human beings and animals

  • from an animal-oriented perspective

  • It makes efforts to prevent and monitor zoonoses

  • develops new methods in diagnosis and treatment

  • and promotes animal welfare and protection

  • Two institutes focus on engineering

  • The Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering

  • develops engineering technology and utilizes management approaches

  • to ensure environmental sustainability and support social economic development

  • The Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering

  • strive to meet demands of mechatronics engineering

  • and system integration in the bio-industry

  • and improves its competitiveness and level of automation

  • Institutes which contribute to social sciences include the following two

  • The Department of Agriculture Economics

  • which studies agriculture, environmental resources, and produce marketing

  • It applies economics, accounting, and statistics

  • to promote the academic and economic status of Taiwan's agriculture

  • The Department of Bio-Industry Communication and Development

  • focuses on knowledge sharing within the industry, consumer marketing,

  • community mobility and living industry innovations

  • It promotes professionalization and modernization of the industry

  • and environmental assisting ability

  • With different departments covering various fields

  • the college is a comprehensive educational and research institute

  • capable of interdisciplinary studies

  • The activities of these departments are assisted by affiliated organizations in the college

  • These include the Agricultural Extension Committee

  • which offers extension assistance and technology consultation

  • to farmers and government agricultural bureaus

  • The phytotron offers us self-contained space

  • which guarantees precise control of the environmental conditions when conducting experiments

  • and the Hydrotech Research Institute, which is co-founded with the college of engineering

  • provides thorough study resources for hydrodynamics, hydrography

  • water resources engineering, and engineering design and analysis

  • The agricultural exhibition hall functions as an educator

  • in promoting and expanding agricultural information and knowledge to the public

  • The Education and Research Center for Bio-Industrial Automation

  • promotes bio-industry automation education

  • It nurtures talents in producing, manufacturing, promotion, and management

  • The experimental farm assist ecology education

  • intern practices, experiments, and research

  • by providing necessary materials and environments

  • To the public, it offers guided ecological tours and

  • diagnoses and consultation of pests and diseases of plants

  • and abundant agricultural products and spaces for leisure activities

  • All the affiliated organizations are eager to interact with the public

  • so as to contribute the results of academic research to the people

  • Furthermore, the college also includes the experimental forest

  • which covers one percent of Taiwan's land

  • It is an important research base with wide biodiversity

  • and has five forest types with distinctive biological features

  • It bears the responsibility of promoting Taiwan's forestry

  • so people can appreciate the natural environment

  • and is a treasury of national biological resources

  • In addition, the highland experimental farm located at the mid to high elevation

  • has an environment that is suitable for

  • research and experiment of highland agriculture and ecology

  • It also serves as the business model of sustainable development of highland agriculture in Taiwan

  • and is dedicated to promoting and expending the practice and relative knowledge

  • to ensure the highland resources can be better shared and used

  • The Veterinary Hospital provides intern opportunity for both students and foreign practitioners

  • and also conducts quarantines for imported small animals

  • on demand of the council of agriculture

  • To meet changes in customers' needs

  • It expanded its medical services by procuring Computed Tomography equipment

  • and established Asia's first animal cancer center for research and treatment

  • which upgrades clinical diagnosis techniques

  • In response to industrial transformation and research needs

  • the Ecological Engineering Center

  • the Consulting Center for Statistics and Bioinformatics

  • the Bioenergy Research Center

  • the Research Center for Plant Medicine

  • the Research Center of Food and Biomolecules

  • the Center for International Agricultural Education and Academic Exchanges

  • and the Zoonoses Research Center were also established by the college

  • These functional research centers boost partnership with other institutes

  • via academic exchanges and cooperation

  • Moreover, the Joint Center for Instruments and Researches

  • coordinate resources and actively upgrade various high-tech research instruments

  • thus elevating the quality and efficiency of R&D activities

  • With all these resources and diligence

  • students and faculty of the college have achieved significant academic successes

  • Their achievements are remarkable in both quantity and quality

  • The fruitful research results are published in various academic journals

  • and wildly practiced in the industry

  • through accessing patents or transferring of technology

  • Students and faculty are often acknowledged by internal or external institutes

  • with awards and praise for these efforts and achievements

  • They are also closely involved in policy making

  • and provide professional suggestions to formulate comprehensive agriculture regulations

  • Since the founding of the college

  • it has nurtured numerous talents

  • who have made great contributions to the industry, government, and the academia

  • The college focuses on local agriculture

  • and it is opened MBA courses in Taiwan's agricultural hub

  • so as to upgrade the quality of agricultural personnel

  • and meet the demand of agricultural development in Taiwan

  • Students and faculty have built an intimate relationship with local farmers

  • They investigate the needs of the industry

  • and provide technical and professional training which are greatly received

  • Furthermore, the college has built a long-term partnership

  • with internationally renowned universities

  • in the U.S., Australia, Japan, and Korea

  • by signing the international agreement on academic exchange and cooperation

  • An association is also formed by the signing cooperation of MOU

  • with the International Rice Research Institute

  • the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture

  • and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research

  • The college also regularly visits

  • foreign educational institutes

  • and participates in important international conferences and seminars

  • and plays a significant role in these occasions

  • To encourage global interaction

  • the college provide short or long term courses

  • to recruit students from southeast Asia, Latin America, and the U.S.

  • and invites world-renowned scholars to make speeches or lectures

  • Through these in depth exchanges of agricultural research

  • the college is able to promote Taiwanese experience

  • and learning from its foreign counterparts

  • The college also provides several distance learning courses

  • together with Kyoto University

  • They offer brand-new learning experiences for students

  • which may trigger new opportunities

  • of cooperation between the two institutes

  • The College of Bioresources and Agriculture

  • values the concept of sustainable development

  • and applies expertise to find solutions to problems

  • concerning the environment, energy efficiency, ecology, and production

  • It also applies research results to improve land conditions

  • reproduction, and technology innovation

  • We want to pass on the belief of sustainability

  • by holding projects, camps, and activities

  • to plant this idea deep in the minds of students and this college

  • so they can promote and spread it to the public

  • and younger generations

  • In the future, we will continue our research

  • based on the living and producing of farmers

  • to create a better quality of life

  • and focus on solving problems

  • concerning rural and agricultural development

  • by conducting in depth studies

  • We will change the flaws of old-fashioned technologies with innovations

  • and integrate the expertise of different fields

  • to built an uplifting spirit

  • To change is to follow an unpredictable tide

  • and to integrate is to yield new fruits from old branches

  • The College of Bioresources and Agriculture of National Taiwan University

  • welcomes you to join our effort

  • to build a sustainable future

The College of Bioresources and Agriculture of National Taiwan University

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College of Bio-Resources and Agriculture, NTU (臺灣大學生物資源暨農學院簡介英文版)

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    羅致 posted on 2014/05/19
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