The University of Saint Joseph Macao (USJ) delegation led by its Rector, Reverend Professor Stephen Morgan, visited Providence University in Taiwan on the 17th of May, 2023, to cultivate and strengthen academic collaborations and partnerships.
During this visit, the USJ delegation composed of Rector, Rev’d Professor Stephen Morgan, the Assistant Prof Helen Liu, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Manager of International Affairs, Mrs Ana Paula Mota met with the President of Providence University, Dr Lucia Lin, the Executive Vice President (Administration); Dr Hsiao-Hsi Wang; Dean of the Office of Research and Development, Dr Chih-Chien Lin, the Chaplin and Director of Campus Ministry, Fr Francis X.Yang, Dean of Office of International Affairs, Dr Philip Lin and Director of Academic Exchange Affairs, Ms Kelly Chiu. The exchange of ideas is expected to promote insightful collaborations to pave the way for future academic cooperation between the institutions and the Association of the Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU).
Throughout the visit and to signalling their shared identities as Catholic Universities within Asia with the common mission to spread knowledge, innovation, and ethics among their learners, the University of Saint Joseph Macao and the Providence University, Taiwan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Providence University’s Campus in Taichung, Taiwan.
USJ’s Rector said that “this visit not only underscores our shared commitment to excellence in academia but also enhances our commitment to ASEACCU and its mission of promoting solidarity among Catholic colleges and universities in Asia. We look forward to building fruitful collaborations with Providence University, with concrete joint projects and the exchange of staff and students”.
Providence University represents the Catholic Universities of Taiwan on the Executive Board of ASEACCU, which is a regionall network of Catholic colleges and universities in Southeast and East Asia, that share common values to spread knowledge, innovation, and ethics among their academic community of students and staff, promoting Catholic social teaching, mentoring students, and committed to fostering intellectual and cultural exchange towards academic excellence.
[From Left]: Rev’d Prof. Stephen Morgan, Rector of USJ and the President of Providence University, Taiwan ROC, Dr Lucia Lin
[From left to Right]: Chih-Chien Lin, Philip Lin, Fr Francis X. Yang, Hsiao-Hsi Wang, Lucia Lin, Stephen Morgan, Helen Liu, Ana Paula Mota and Kelly Chiu