南山大学

 

Overseas Business Trip

【Taipei & Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China】

December 1-4, 2011

The 2011 International University Presidents' Forum was held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding in Taiwan of Fu Jen Catholic University, with which Nanzan University has a close relationship through the Student Exchange Program. He received a warm welcome, including being met by students speaking fluent Japanese. A diverse range of events was held at the Forum on the theme of Community Engagement and Higher Education.
The Forum was attended by about 40 presidents and vice-presidents of universities in Asia, America and Europe. Following the keynote speeches and group discussion, President of Nanzan University Michael Calmano coordinated the final sharing and discussion section. Fu Jen Catholic University has produced many graduates who have gone on to work in areas related to social welfare. Delegates at the Forum exchanged opinions on how Catholic universities can develop students capable of contributing to regional society.
After this event, Michael Calmano visited Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, which is located in Kaohsiung.
Calmano met with President So of the Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, deciding upon the theme and timing for the next general assembly and students conference.

Both the Fu Jen Catholic University and the Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages are members of the ASEACCU, for which Michael Calmano serves as executive secretary.

PHOTOS

Forum begins with a prayer (Photograph by Michael Calmano)

President's Forum Welcome drum performance

On the right:Eleno PEGUIRAS BUCIA, S.V.D., Vice President for Administration, San Carlos University
Middle: Fr. Francisco T. Estepa, S.V.D., President of Holy Name University, the Philippines
Far right: Michael Calmano

Taiwanese music sheet, (taken from an angle befitting Michael Calmano's experience in a university orchestra)

Entrance to the Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages

Christmas tree in the campus of the Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages