Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Fu-Ren Lin
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

1. AASHE (The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)
2. TAISE (Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy)
3. Chinese Society for Environmental Education

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

NTHU has been involved in many regional sustainability networks, especially in Hsinchu region, where the university is located. Some involvements are more significant listed as follows:
1. The environmental trust of Nature Valley in Hsinchu County
2. Taiwan Clean Water Action Union originated from Hsinchu region.

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

On October 29, 2020, NTHU held a sustainability conference in Macronix Building to promote SDGs for all stakeholders in NTHU. Besides a week of exhibition of sustainability performance of NTHU and the competition of students' research and social practice, we held one day of conference containing sessions for keynote speech, panels for sustainability efforts on research, teaching, social practice, and campus life by inviting visioners, scholars, administrators, and industrial practitioners to join the sessions. The agenda of the conference can be accessed at https://ric.site.nthu.edu.tw/var/file/157/1157/img/3497/224386557.pdf . NTHU also launched the SDGs web site to digitally collect the progress of the actions for SDGs and will continuously serve as the platform for information exchange of sustainability endeavors in NTHU and partners. (https://sdgs.nthu.edu.tw/ )

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

There are several external sources of sustainability related founding agencies and NGOs to promote sustainability as university social responsibility. For example,
1. Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST): NTHU has been conducting humanity innovation and social practice projects to sustain urban-rural revitalization sponsored by MoST. The project outcomes have been submitted to the annual international conference between Taiwan and Japan universities (https://www.hisp.ntu.edu.tw/report_news?id=76).
2. Ministry of Education (MoE): NTHU has been conducting university social responsibility (USR) projects sponsored by the MoE in engaging teaching and learning with local sustainability issues. The outcomes from these projects have been presented in annual exhibition of USR projects (https://www.2020usrexpo.org/en/)
3. The USR Award competition organized by the Global Vision Commonwealth Publication Co.: NTHU won an international collaboration award to recognize NTHU's endeavors on the partnership with several universities in South Aisa countries in tackling sustainability issues in environments, water, and energy. (https://csr.gvm.com.tw/2021/winner.html) (https://www.gvm.com.tw/article/78887 )

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Many professors in NTHU serve as the board or committee members for sustainability organizations or conferences. The list of affiliated organizations that NTHU professors served is shown at the University Personnel Office website (http://person.site.nthu.edu.tw/p/403-1066-8830.php?Lang=zh-tw). Among them, some significant appointments are specified as follows:
1. The board members for the Chinese Society of Environmental Education.
2. UEC Chair of National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
3. PEC member of National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
4. TERMIS/BCRS (Biomaterials and Controlled Release Society)
5. The board member of supervisors of ANS-TS (Through the ANS-TS collaborative activities, the clean and sustainable nuclear energy can be promoted)
6. Managing Supervisor (Microscopy society of Taiwan)
Convener of Biomedical Engineering, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
7. President, Chinese Taipei Society for Biomaterials and Controlled Release.
8. President, Controlled Release Society Chinese Taipei Local Chapter.
9. Fuel Cycle and Materials Administration, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan
10. Chung-Hwa Nuclear Society
11. Nuclear and New Energy Education and Research Foundation
12. Radiation Protection Association R.O.C..
13. Chairman, Taiwan Local Section/American Nuclear Society
14. Nuclear Information Center
15. Country member of the environmental law group of Rule of Law Programme Asia - Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung 16. Fellow of sustainability college brugge (https://www.sustainabilitycollegebruges.com/scb/fellows/)
17. The board member of supervision for the Environmental Trust of Nature Valley in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

There are several mentoring relationships and activities between NTHU and sustainability promotion organizations. Some are significantly listed as follows.
1. NTHU has been collaborating with Sustainability Colleague Bruge and Malta Legal forum on climate adaptation since 2015. Annual conferences have been held since then.
2. NTHU has a collaboration MOU with Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE), Both co-hosted conferences, workshops in sustainability in past years to promote the performance of SDGs on campus.
3. NTHU also maintains a collaborative relationship with Taiwan's universities, such as National Cheng Kung University, Tung Hai University, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, etc. to promote SDGs for research, teaching, and social practice.

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

On October 29, 2020, NTHU held a sustainability conference to invite scholars, university administrators, practitioners in industries to share their experiences in sustainability. During the week, NTHU also held the exhibition of the performance of sustainability in research, teaching, campus operation, and students' initiatives in sustainability actions at Macronix Building, in which the conference was held in the international auditorium. The headline of the university website posted the event (https://www.nthu.edu.tw/hotNews/content/995 ). The video of the event can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TMd6dGAYOQ

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.