Paving the Way for Students to Grasp Green Business Opportunities: Taichung Hsiuping University of Science and Technology Integrates Green Production Knowledge into Curriculum

Hsiuping University of Science and Technology has implemented the USR program, which uses big data technology to facilitate interdisciplinary applications of smart technology and guide students to pursue in-depth studies in their chosen fields. (Credit: Hsuping University of Science and Technology)

Wan Pei, Lin/ Taichung

Hsiuping University of Science and Technology (HUST) is the only university of science and technology in Taiwan located within an industrial zone. Situated in the Dali Industrial Zone, which houses 300 well-known enterprises, the university is also adjacent to the Taiping Industrial Park and Renhua Industrial Area. To cater to the growing global trend towards 2050 net zero emissions, the university has recently formed a teaching team, which assists enterprises and students to seize green business opportunities.

In order to keep up with the green industry trends, the “Net Zero Carbon Planning Manager” team consists of 20 teachers, who have received relevant trainings and certifications. They have already helped nearly 40 enterprises to digitize factory production information, conduct carbon inventories, and make progress in carbon reduction management and green production, the Interim President Chen Mei-Ching said.

Hsiuping University of Science and Technology established the “Intelligent Vehicle Talent Training Center” at a cost of 15 million dollars and purchased Tesla, BMW, NISSAN and other electric vehicles for teaching purposes. (Credit: Hsuping University of Science and Technology)

Students have the opportunity to participate in industry cooperation project between the university and enterprises, which can provide valuable work experience. The university also integrates relevant knowledge into its curriculum and helps students obtain the “Net Zero Carbon Planning Manager” certification. In this way, they can enhance their future employability.

Furthermore, HUST’s professor, Hsu Geng-Jen, was commissioned to design the digital guide system for the Gongbaodi Historical Site at the Wufeng Lin Family Garden. He specifically invited Vietnamese students to join and create the Vietnamese language interface for the app, leveraging their strength. Moreover, the university offers a range of financial aid options to ensure that students can pursue their studies without economic concerns. It provides generous scholarships and work-study opportunities. For instance, 10 students from the Department of Applied Japanese have received a joint dual-degree program scholarship to study in Japan. Some of them have even continued to work there.

The interim President Chen Mei-Ching underscored that HUST is not just a school but a shared family for teachers and students. Whether it is providing academic assistance, the care and enthusiasm of mentors, the inspiration of professional knowledge, the practice of service and altruism, or the arrangement of academic and career alignment. These remain the unwavering mission of Hsiuping’s faculty.

The interim President Chen Mei-Ching. (Credit: Hsuping University of Science and Technology)