MOE approves merger of Nthu and NHCUE / 清大.竹教大11/1合併 106學年全新招生          

The Ministry of Education has officially approved the merger of National Tsing Hua University, or NTHU, with National Hsinchu University of Education, and the deal will become effective on Nov 1.

National Tsing Hua University and National Hsinchu University of Education have finally tied the knot with the symbolic ceremony of putting the two pieces of a puzzle together.

==HO CHENG HONG, NTHU President==
The NTHU has been lacking in the discipline of art. Students have long been asking for more art courses.

==LIN CHI-HUI, Nat'l Hsinchu U of Education VP==
After the merger, with NTHU's middle school education programs, we will be able to offer comprehensive training programs for K-12 teachers.

After the merger, NTHU will have two new colleges, the college of education and the college of arts. Overlapping departments, including applied mathematics, applied science, and Chinese, will stop taking new students. The number of students will increase to 16,000. Faculty members will grow from 600 to almost 1,000. Admission will start in 2017.

==NTHU STUDENT==
I hope there will be more general education courses and more teachers.

==NTHU STUDENT==
The decision was rushed, but I think ultimately it's a good thing for both the NTHU and the NHCUE.

Some NTHU students believe that the merger is beneficial, but the decision-making process, questionable, because student opinions have not been included. NTHU Department of Material Science Professor Chou Cho-hui criticized the school's blatant disregard for due process in pursuit of university ranking and said the president should resign for that.

==CHOU CHO-HUI, NTHU Prof.==
Major decisions require a 2/3 majority to pass, but the merge just got a 1/2 majority vote. Due process has not been followed. This is a violation of the democratic process.

Ho said he will continue to communicate with students who oppose the merger. Students said they just hope that the merger will bring more resources to benefit them.

TRANSLATED BY:CHRISTINA LIU


清大校長賀陳弘、新竹教育大學副校長林紀慧,兩人手上的拚圖合而為一,象徵合併案總算塵埃落定。

==清大校長 賀陳弘==
(清大)藝術的項目長期以來
是比較不足的 這個學生
其實他的想望 盼望是很大的

==新竹教大副校長 林紀慧==
跟清華大學的中等教育結合之後
其實我們從K(幼教)到12(高三)
我們四個學程的一個
師資的培育就非常的全備了

兩校合併,學生從一萬二增到一萬六,老師從六百多增到近千人,竹教大成為教育學院、藝術學院,重複的中文系、應用數學與應用科學系師資,會尊重意願是否到對應系所,106年,將以全新清大掛牌招生。

==清大學生==
希望通識課會變多吧
然後師資能再多一點

==清大學生==
決定太倉促了 可是如果說
以最終目的來講 對清大來講
或是對竹教大來講
都是一件好事情

好幾位清大學生覺得,合併有加乘效果,可是決策粗糙,意見沒被接納,而清大材料系教授周卓煇認為,合併案談了十年,可是校方為了追求荒唐的世界百大,不惜違反程序正義,校長應為此下台。

==清大材料系教授 周卓煇==
大事絕對是(校務會議)
2/3投票通過才可以
強行過半通過
學校教授應該追究的就是說
違反程序正義 強姦民主

面對校內始終有反彈聲浪,賀陳弘說會再溝通,而學生說,既然合併已成定局,只希望資源真的變多,而且用在他們上面。

記者 林曉慧 沈志明 綜合報導