Siwan College, NSYSU
Social Innovation in Taiwan Summer Program (SIT Program)
The idea of social innovation as devised by the Young Foundation points to “new ideas that meet unmet needs.” The aim of the Social Innovation in Taiwan Program (SIT Program) organised by Si Wan College, NSYSU, is to provide young talents from East Asia with an exceptional opportunity to better understand the society’s urgent needs, and to look at the ways in which public sectors, NGOs, enterprises, higher education institutions, and cultural institutes in Taiwan have made efforts to achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stated by the UN.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 has greatly undermined global mobility, a more united and sustainable transnational network is even more needed than ever before. Si Wan College invites local and international students, who have already arrived Taiwan, to join this program. We aim at building up a multicultural team capable of tackling social issues in an innovative and proactive way.
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Program orientation: 20 August Thursday
Program: 26th – 28th August 2020 (Wednesday – Friday)
Final Presentation: TBA (3-7 September)
Participants: We invite 15 Taiwanese and 15 international students of NSYSU to join the program.
Fee: Free of charge.
Successful applicants should be:
- Able to use English as the main tool for communication
- Good interpersonal skills and a sense of teamwork.
- Passionate about getting engaged in local social, economic, environmental, cultural fields in Taiwan.
- Registered officially at NSYSU, including the Language Centre.
Certification: A certificate will be issued for full participation.
Location: Kaohsiung and Tainan.
Language: English will be the main language for communication throughout the event.
Program director: Stephen D. Tsai, Professor, Dean of Si Wan College
Koching Chao, Assistant Professor, Si Wan College
Chiahao Hsu, Assistant Professor, Si Wan College
(listed in alphabetical order)
Shih Yu Ting, firstname.lastname@example.org
Koching Chao, email@example.com, 07-525-2000 #5746;
Chiahao Hsu, firstname.lastname@example.org , 07-525-2000 #5909
Date: 20 August 2020 (Thursday)
|10:10-10:30||Registration||SW1005 10th fl Info-library building|
|10:30-10:40||Get to know Si Wan College, Staff and Mission||SW1005, 10th fl Info-library building|
|10:40-11:00||Social Innovation in Taiwan (SIT) Program Mission Statement||SW1005, 10th fl Info-library building|
|11:00-11:20||SIT Program schedule run through||SW1005, 10th fl Info-library building|
|11:20-11:40||Q&A||SW1005, 10th fl Info-library building|
|11:40:12:00||Document Submission||SW1005, 10th fl Info-library building|
|26th August Wednesday
|07:30-08:00||Gathering and pairing up for learning groups||NSYSU campus|
|08:00-09:30||Travel to Tainan: Eternal Golden Castle||Coach|
Theme: Sustainability and preservation of cultural heritage I
|Eternal Golden Castle|
|11:00-11:15||Travel to Anping Fort (Fort Zelandia)||Coach|
Theme: Sustainability of cultural heritage II
|12:15-13:30||Lunch break||Anping old street|
|13:30-13:50||*Travel to Blueprint Culture & Creative Park||Coach|
|14:00-15:00||On-site tour||Blueprint Culture & Creative Park|
|15:00-17:00||Seminar 1: Taiwanese Industry in the context of 2030 SDGs Agenda (Theme: industry innovation and sustainability)||Sun Lung Gear Co.
|18:30-19:00||Travel to B&B & check-in|
|19:00-20:30||Convergent Thinking: SDGs Group Poster Making & Sharing Session|
|27th August Thursday|
|08:00-08:30||Breakfast and gathering||Fuqi Hostel & B&B|
|08:30-09:00||Travel to Chimei Museum||Coach|
|09:00-10:30||On-site tour guide
|10:30-12:00||Seminar 2: Cultural-led Social Innovation in Taiwan (Theme: Sustainable Cities and Communities)|
|12:00-13:30||Lunch break||Chimei Museum café|
|13:30-14:00||Travel to Taijian National Park||Coach|
|14:00-15:00||On-site tour||Taijian National Park|
|15:00-17:00||Seminar 3: Building a sustainable Environment (Theme: Sustainable Cities and Communities)|
|17:00-17:30||Travel to B&B||Coach|
|28th August Friday|
|**-09:00||Breakfast and gathering||Fuqi Hostel & B&B|
|09:00-10:45||Task 1: Sharing your opinion: Taiwanese Social Innovation in the Global Context||Fuqi Hostel & B&B|
|10:45-11:00||Travel to Hayashi Department Store||Opening hour: 11:00 am|
|11:00-12:30||Task 2: Conversing Past and Present Via Camera Lens||Hayashi Department Store|
|12:30-13:30||Lunch break||Hayashi Department Store|
|13:00-13:50||Travel to King Point Enterprise Co.||Coach|
(Theme: industry innovation and sustainability)
|King Point Enterprise Co.|
|16:00-17:00||Returning to campus|