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Global Challenges of Asian Universities in the 21st Century

12 May 2013 (19:00)

Professor Feng Da-Hsuan, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy, Planning, and Evaluation of Taiwan National Tsing Hua University, will give a public lecture on Sunday 12 May in the Auditorium.


Da Hsuan Feng received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Minnesota in 1972. In 1976, he became a faculty member in the physics department of Drexel University in Philadelphia. From 1990-2000, he became the M. Russell Wehr Chair Professor of Physics of Drexel University. From 1995-1998, Feng assumed the position as technical advisor to the Vice Chairperson of the United States Congressional Arm Services Committee, the honorable Curt Weldon. From 1998-2000, he became the Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC.) From 2001-2007, Feng assumed the position as Vice President for Research and Economic Development of the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD.) During his tenure at UTD, research expenditure increased three-fold, from $14 million in 2001 to nearly $50 million in 2006. Likewise, the intellectual strengths of UTD also significantly enhanced. In 2007-January 31, 2011, Feng was Senior Executive Vice President of National Cheng Kung University.

In the past thirty years, before going to Taiwan, Feng maintained close contact and collaborations with Asian colleagues. Notable activities include becoming honorary and guest professors of twelve Mainland’s universities, such as Peking Union Medical University and Fudan University. Feng has published more than 180 refereed papers in nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, quantum optics and mathematical physics. He was the editor of twenty books on conference proceedings, and presented numerous invited talks in International Conferences.