Cheng-Hung Huang, executive secretary of SATU International Secretariat and vice president for international affairs at NCKU.
Huang also reported to the meeting the recent progress of SATU Presidents' Forum.
Since then, SATU has held biennial meetings to provide a venue for leaders of prominent universities in the region.
It is my hope that SATU will continue to serve as a platform for all University leaders to be able to come together and discuss issues of importance in our region.
A total of 71 international and domestic universities, including 3 universities from India, 5 universities from Indonesia, 5 universities from Malaysia, 7 universities from the Philippines, 1 university from Singapore, 6 universities from Thailand, 5 universities from Vietnam and 39 universities in Taiwan, have attended the SATU Presidents' Forum.
The 2010 Presidents' Forum of Southeast and South Asia and Taiwan Universities (2010 SATU Presidents' Forum), which is held on October 2nd and 3rd, aims to provide a venue for academics to share their valuable experiences to improve higher education and international cooperation in the region.
NCKU Senior Executive Vice-President Da-Hsuan Feng, the Secretary General of SATU Secretariat, expressed in his opening remark, "I am quite in awe today to see some one hundred higher education leaders, many are presidents, under one roof.
SATU conference has emerged once every two years as an important brainstorming platform for a large fraction of universities leaders from one of the most robust and rapidly developing regions of the world.
Senior Executive Vice-President Da-Hsuan Feng also mentioned, "To allow us to focus on the grand scenario, for this year's SATU conference, we have given the mission as follows: 'The next 10 Years: A Decade of Innovation, Advancement, and Sustainability.
The jury of the 2nd Student Business Plan Competition was comprised of professors from SATU
member Universities, and students' presentations were evaluated on an anonymous basis and judged on the components of Originality, Objectives, Reasoning, Feasibility, Organization, and Style.
SATU Presidents' Forum provided a venue for academics to share their valuable experiences to improve higher education and international cooperation in the region.
Lai, as well as the Chairman of SATU Presidents' Forum, attended together with Dr.