[第22期] 學生近況報導 — 產業碩士專班外籍生心得
Thieu Quang Tuan
My name is Tuan, I come from Vietnam. I received the BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Hanoi University of Technology, Social Republic of Vietnam, major in automatic control. After spending three years in the industry, I applied for the Industrial Technology Research and Development Master Program for Foreign Student at the National Taiwan University, and was admitted in September 2005. My interest is in the general area of robotics, with foci on wireless ad hoc networks communication for multi-agents and human-machine interface (HMI) in control applications.
You may wonder why I chose Taiwan for further study. The answer is the very good education environment in Taiwan. Taiwan was a developing country 30 years ago, and became one of the four dragons in Asia partly due to the commitment to education. The island with a 23-million population is a semiconductor center in the Asia Pacific area. Electrical, electronic devices made by Taiwan appear all over the world. The Taiwanese manufacturers work hard to be technologically independent of foreign companies. They can design and develop their own products.
I have been staying here for one year and learned a lot. My friends in the class as well as in the research lab. are very friendly. They work very hard, but also enthusiastic in extracurricular activities. If you plan to take the Master or Ph.D. degree, you should find an advisor and join their lab. when you are admitted. The buildings and equipments in the College of EECS, NTU are modern and sufficient. Wireless service is available anywhere within the campus, making it easy and convenient to study or to relax. The only difficulty for me is the language. Although there are more and more courses to be delivered in English, mandarin is still the main language of lecturing. However, this disadvantage turns out to force me to learn the mandarin which is among the most popular languages in the world.
After hardworking hours, the students often play sports or enjoy delicious foods together. The Taiwanese culture is very special to foreigners. It is a variation of classical Chinese culture mixed with some modern fashions. As for myself, enjoying the varieties of foods is my favorite. There are so many restaurants, you can choose different cuisines on different days.
There is an association for foreign students at NTU. We arrange trips to visit different parts of Taiwan. It is a really fascinating and unforgettable experience. Activities for culture exchange are held frequently, incubating an international ethos for both local and foreign students.
I would like to mention the final comments. Although it is not easy to graduate from the NTUEE, but I never regret because I am really lucky to have a chance to study here.
Thieu Quang Tuan, MS student, Industrial Technology R&D Master Program.