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Development Features

This section will introduce the educational focus, research and development focus,

I. Educational Focus

Inter-disciplinary education across programs, departments and colleges

  1. Promoting in-campus interdisciplinary programs and academic cooperation

   The College collaborates with The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Engineering and College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, to offer courses such as “Biotechnology and Law”, “Introduction to Computer Aided Design”, “(Design) Drawing”, “High Tech Patent Obtainment and Defensive Protection”. In the future, besides continuing to promote interdisciplinary courses, the College will work with the University to promote interdisciplinary program and integrate resources of the University and industry practices, to further promote interdisciplinary collaboration projects that combines resources and give equal emphasis to theory and practice.

  2. Strengthening practicum courses and encouraging students to obtain Patent Attorney License and other licenses

   The College is eager to recruit experienced industry experts as member of the faculty, to provide students with opportunities to familiarize themselves with industry developments and related practicum, in accordance with the developmental goals of the university, to become “a globalized, world-class university of applied research” and nurture talents by placing equal emphasis on theory and practice. Besides offering lecturers the freedom in designing and planning specialized practicum courses, the University also encourages industries and companies to collaborate in designing assignments and offer students guidance. The course design should already combine related training to help students pass the Patent Attorney Eligibility Examination to obtain license. Content and format related to the examination should be integrated into teaching, so as to maximize the passing rate and help students to become more competitive in the job market.

  3. Inviting renowned professors and scholars from home and abroad to give lectures and host academic conferences and seminars

   The College will invite to the University intellectual property experts and scholars including:
   (1) Renowned professors and scholars from home and abroad
   (2) Domestic and international patent attorneys
   (3) Senior level managers of law firms specialized in intellectual property cases and company managers in the intellectual property rights department.
   (4) Judges of Intellectual Property Court and Senior Patent Officers of Intellectual Property Office

   to meet the learning needs of students, complement courses and understand the current development and demand outside of the University, with a focus on integrating theory and practice.
Every semester, several lecturers on various topics will be hosted. Experts from the academia, government and industries will be invited to share their valuable experiences. The university encourages students to participate in such events, for it is an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary learning for both students and the faculty. The College will continue to make use of the resources and talents within the University, while maintaining the tradition of high-quality research, to nurture new talents who are capable of using cutting edge technologies with the help of such events.

  4. Upgrading teaching facilities, implementing teaching assessment and pursuing advanced teaching methods

   The College will invest funds in renovating and upgrading teaching facilities, to improve teaching results. Currently there is one computer classroom for the College in which each computer is installed with patent analysis software and meets the teaching demand. However, limited budget means that part of the old hardware is yet to be replaced. In the future, the College will make good use of budget and continue to upgrade teaching facilities. To complement in-class lectures, all teachers use the Blackboard system, where they can upload teaching materials and interact with students. In addition, the College will request several teachers to collect their teaching materials, and share their teaching experiences with students and fellow teachers in seminars. Also, to motivate the faculty to improve teaching result, the College has formulated Teaching Excellence Evaluation Procedures.

II. Research and Development Focus

Heighten the College’s academic prestige; Establish renowned reputation at home and abroad

  1. Awarding papers published in international journals

   According to “Regulations for Awarding Published Papers” and “Regulations for Awarding Excellent Research and Invention” of NTUST, the College will continue to encourage students and faculty members to publish their research papers in international journals. It will also implement related reward schemes to any faculty member who published many or high quality papers, to acknowledge his or her contribution to research.

  2. Working with THE Intellectual Property Business Center of the Office of Research and Development, NTUST

   The College will gather resources of various colleges of NTUST and collaborate with Intellectual Property Business Center of the Office of Research and Development, on commercializing research achievement and intensify the exchanges between enterprises.

  3. Planning international programs

   In addition to intellectual property issues within the country, the College also place emphasis on international and Cross-Strait application of intellectual property rights. The program will be designed to cover the following topics

   (1) International treaties and conventions on the protection of intellectual property and related trends
   (2) Utilization of intellectual property rights and international competition law
   (3) Analysis and case studies on international IP infringement
   (4) Patent infringement litigation—protection, defence and case studies
   (5) Special topics on Cross-Strait intellectual property rights
   (6) Drafting, negotiating and signing international contracts

  4. Enhancing global exchanges and collaborations, establishing ties with sister institutes

   To pursue the goal of globalization in development, the College will collaborate with educational institutes abroad, facilitating faculty learning, deepening bonds with prestigious academic institutions abroad, enhancing global exchanges and cooperation, The College will continue to build new ties with new academic institutes, to offer students more opportunities for international exchanges and broadening their horizons.

  5. Encouraging faculty to collaborate with foreign institutes and host international conferences

   The College actively promotes exchange and collaboration between our faculty members and that of foreign academic institutes in accordance with the University’s developmental goal—to become a globalized university. There will be plenty more collaborative research and joint lecture in the future, which may help to gather new academic resources for the College while deepening the exchanges of knowledge and practice. In the future, the College will host international conferences and invite industry experts and scholars from home and abroad to participate, enabling interaction for both students and faculty, while expanding the horizons of the faculty members.


III. Focuses of Industry-Academia Collaboration and In-Service Master Programs

Collaboration with prestigious intellectual property offices and enterprises from home and abroad; in-service master programs

  1. Collaboration with prestigious intellectual property offices and enterprises form home and abroad

   To correspond with the College’s positioning—nurturing talents through practice-based training, the College is devoted to establishing a channel for communication and interaction between the university and industry. Currently, practicum courses allow IP offices and domestic enterprises to participate in the teaching and training process, which are beneficial for students and helps them grow their professional competency. Also, the College encourages faculty members to utilize the integrated interdisciplinary research resources in campus to apply for large scale industry-academia collaboration research projects.

  2. Launch in-service master’s program

   The College will continue to promote in-service master’s program, and help to nurture talents who are trained with equal focus on theory and practice for related industries.

IV. Services beyond the campus

  In accordance with the idea of establishing a “Platform for Joint Technological Innovation and Intellectual Property Business” proposed by the Department of Technological and Vocational Education of the Ministry of Education, the College will create such platform and offer assistance for other universities in protecting innovations and patents and managing IP, while carrying out more substantial exchanges and collaboration.

  1. An IPR consultative service point

   The College will integrate resources within and outside of the University, including Graduate Institute of Patent, Graduate Institute of Technology Management, Technology Transfer Center, and Industry-Academia Collaboration Center. The College will invite all-round IP management professionals to provide consulting services, giving suggestions on patent application and patent protection to enterprises in need. Offering this service may increase the competiveness of professional service of the College.

  2. An integrated IP add-value and marketing service

   The aim of such service is to revitalize IPRs currently held by research institutes and enterprises and maximize the value of their research results. Together with Technology Transfer Center, Industry-Academia Collaboration Center and Business Incubation Center of NTUST, this College will be capable of offering an integrated IP add-value and marketing service, providing a platform for enterprises to entrust their patents and carry out patent transactions.