THEi signs MOU with Experimental Forest, National Taiwan University to advance horticulture education and exchanges
The Faculty of Design and Environment of the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) signed a Memorandum of Collaboration with the Experimental Forest of National Taiwan University today (29 December) to advance student exchanges and academic development.
The Memorandum was signed by Professor Leslie CHEN, JP, Dean of Faculty of Design and Environment, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong and Professor Ming-Jer TSAI, Director of Experimental Forest, National Taiwan University. The MOU sets the directions on articulation opportunities, student and staff exchanges, research and cultural activities to upgrade the education and training in horiticulture and landsacape management.
The Experimental Forest, National Taiwan University was originally established in 1902. The terrain covers 32,781ha and occupying about 1% of Taiwan Island. It represents the five climatic zones: Sub-Tropical, Warm-Temperate, Cool-Temperate, Cold-Temperate and Frigid zones. Each climatic zone has special forest types that make the forest area worthy for conducting forest research, teaching and field practice. Not only is it abundant in plant species but also in wildlife resources to provide a place for ecological education.
The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) is a member of VTC Group. It offers vocationally-oriented degree programmes across three faculties: Faculty of Design and Environment, Faculty of Management and Hospitality, and Faculty of Science and Technology. The programmes are offered in areas where the VTC has strengths, and which are also growth industries not only in Hong Kong but also across the region. They feature the synthesis of knowledge acquisition and practical applications that enable students to grow into professionally-competent graduates. With its strong links with industry partners, THEi provides students with a vital platform for enhanced development.