On October 6th, representatives from embassies of Republic of Honduras, Belize, and Republic of Guatemala visited Tunghai University to exchange ideas on environmental and ecological sustainability, digital information and educational resources and explore opportunities in multi-dimensional cooperation in sustainability areas. The visitors were accompanied by Director of Taiwan Central America Trade Office Augusto Hung-Ta Liao and also met with Tunghai students from their respective countries during the visit. Tunghai University currently has over 300 partner universities around the world and over 1000 international students.
THU President Kuo-En Chang (right 5) received the delegation from the Republic of Honduras, Republic of Guatemala and Belize with THU faculty .
The delegation included Ambassador of the Republic of Honduras Mr. Harold Burgo, Ambassador of Belize Mr. Candice Pitts, and Guatemala Commercial Counselor in Taiwan Mr. Hugo Sanic. They were received by Tunghai University President Kuo-En Chang, Vice President Jeng Liu, Chief International Officer Min-Hsun Liao, Dean of International College James Sims, and Director of Office of Public Relations Chao-Hsi Huang. Six students from these three countries, AROKA DANIEL, Fermin Alexandria Nichole , Alec Betancourt , Eck Tsehay Myrtle, Chang Hornbrook Nadia Elizabeth and QUAN YON CARLOS ANDRÉS, were invited to join the meeting and share their study experiences at Tunghai University.
Belize Ambassador Candice Pitts (left 3) and student present gift from Belize to THU President Kuo-En Chang (right 2)
THU President Kuo-En Chang said that Tunghai has set up the Office of Sustainable Development and stared the Smart Zero Project to meet the UN SDGs and the net zero CO2 emissions of Taiwan. In practice, THU has set up three areas on campus for smart net zero CO2 emissions engineering and all campus buses are electric vehicles.
Honduras Ambassador Harold Burgos was impressed by Tunghai in its education, sustainability efforts and creation. Belize Ambassador Candice Pitts was a university professor himself and enjoyed the campus atmosphere while appreciated the sustainability efforts. Guatemala Counselor Hugo Sanic said THU has great development and application on digital curriculum and systems. The visitors hope to work together in the future with THU on education and environmental sustainability.