he February 29th of 2012 marked a truly historic occasion that Providence University and Feng Chia University signed the affiliate program in Gratia Hall. This program is expected to benefit students' learning and research greatly for it provides abundant resources for students at both universities.
The president of Providence University, Chung-Yi Tang said: "Both of our universities have specialized resources. Providence University is famous for its general education, cosmetic science department, and especially linguistic programs such as English, Spanish, and Japanese. In addition, PU has great language learning resources and innovative teaching methods. Feng Chia University is famous for its Engineering, Material, Computer Science, and Architecture departments. Now, we can integrate and share both resources, and we expect to create the win-win partnership.
"The affiliate program surely makes the benefits for students of our universities." Bao-Long Chang, the President of Feng Chia University said. "I'm very glad to see students can not only use the professional technology equipments to train their skills, but also improve their language ability through excellent teaching method of Providence University. I am confident that the affiliate program will bring our students a better learning environment in the future."
The affiliate program is only the first step of the partnership between Providence University and Feng Chia University; there will be more activities, such as credit transfer, joint community service, integration of resources and building the communication platforms in the future. We expect both of two universities create better learning environments and pursue excellence through our partnership.