Apr 23, 2009
On Tuesday, April 21, 2009, a group headed by President SHEN-LI FU of I-Shou University, Taiwan visited APU and sat down for a talk with President CASSIM.
President CASSIM gave a word of welcome to the group, "We have many excellent students from Taiwan studying at APU. We hope that through education we can become a bridge with Taiwan, Japan and the world."
President SHEN-LI FU said, "In order to nurture international citizens, it is important that international and domestic students study together while they live together in an international environment. APU is renowned as an international university which brings together students from around the world. I-Shou University sits on top of a hill with a fine view in a position very similar to APU. The trusting relationship between Japan and Taiwan goes back a long way and I expect that our universities will forge a friendly and cooperative relationship."
Guided by President CASSIM, the group viewed photos taken of damage caused by the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War at the exhibition being held at the Convention Hall by the APU student circle "Traidat". They then had lunch amongst the many students at the Cafeteria and took a keen look into the state of extracurricular activities and student life.
I-Shou University is a private comprehensive university situated in Kaohsiung County, Taiwan and currently has a student roll of approximately 15000 students. There are also 94 Taiwanese students studying at APU (as of March 2009) and having received President SHEN-LI FU on our campus, we can now look forward to a deepening friendly relationship with I-Shou University.