Using a variety of environmentally friendly methods, such as smart management and Green ecology, the NPUST Center for Smart Farming is making leaps and bounds in its efforts to improve rice production. In an expression of gratitude to its neighbors, on July 21, the university offered 500 kgs of the rice it produced as a gift to families in the Laopi and Chunglin village.
Keeping in step with smart phone AI technology trends in Taiwan, the Department of Soil and Water Conservation at NPUST has been cooperating with the university’s College of Engineering and the Bureau of Soil and Water Conservation to develop the “i-Learning Soil and Water Conservation” APP. The software, which is a national first, is helping to usher in a new era of learning by integrating learning content with digital devices to create virtual outdoor classrooms.
NPUST is looking for treasure in unexpected places—and already, the search is paying off. As part of its effort to develop more sustainable economic activities, NPUST has been cooperating with the government on sustainable-development-orientated activities, such as green energy production. In line with energy saving and carbon reduction policies, the university has also been exploring ways to convert agricultural and forestry waste materials into “green gold”, through professional carbonization technology.
In 2012, NPUST began taking part in the Universitas Indonesia(UI) UI GreenMetric World University Ranking and by 2014 it began a six year winning streak, coming first in Taiwan every following year. As part of its commitment to the Green University project, in 2019, NPUST President Chang-Hsien Tai and Office of International Affairs Dean Pomin Li made arrangments to travel in person to Ireland to take part in the 5th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM).
The story of the bird named “Little Eggplant” began in an unfortunate, but not unusual manner. This particular bird, a black kite, was found nearly dead in an eggplant field somewhere in Pingtung County. Since 2010, the Bird Ecology Lab at NPUST’s Institute of Wildlife Conservation has received black kites which were found injured or dead on 30 occasions;