HTC recently announced that it will partner with the National Dong Hwa University to build the first VR talent cultivation center in Eastern Taiwan. The two parties will cooperate to establish the HTC VIVE Teaching Certification Center to build VR content research and development capabilities and inject strong momentum into Taiwan’s industry.
Throughout the continuous innovation of teaching in world-renowned universities, National Dong Hwa University provides students with a diverse and flexible learning space, inspires students to think innovatively, and stimulate their learning motivation. National Dong Hwa University has also spared no effort to actively participate in the deep cultivation program of higher education, in accordance with the development trend and demand of industrial technology to innovate teaching methods, develop research in the field of VR characteristics, and prepare for the cultivation of talents for the new generation of 5G.
Zhao Hanjie, President of National Dong Hwa University, said: “Virtual reality technology is developing at a rapid pace, and the domestic 5G network deployment is gradually mature. These two things mean that virtual reality will be able to bring new and revolutionary things to people.” President Zhao further said: “We are very pleased to cooperate with the internationally renowned virtual reality research and development company HTC to establish the first VR talent training center for colleges and universities. We will start with curriculum design and talent training. In the medium and long term, we will integrate the talents trained by the center and the energy of our school’s cross-domain scientific research to contribute to the cultivation of talents in Taiwan.”
Chen Baiyu, general manager of HTC Taiwan, mentioned: “The advent of the 5G generation will drive rapid changes in the industry. The demand for XR talents in the future market will greatly increase as the global VR ecosystem develops. The future of work is rapidly transforming, and virtual reality is the key to realizing new work and lifestyles. HTC understands the responsibility of being a global VR leader and needs to actively cultivate virtual reality talents. It is a great honor to cooperate with National Dong Hwa University to establish the first VR talent training center in Eastern Taiwan, build a high-end teaching environment, provide professional technical resources and guidance, and build VR R&D capabilities.”
The Department of National Dong Hwa University is operated by the Department of Information Technology in charge of the VR Talent Cultivation Center. Dean Jiang Zhengqin said: “One-fifth of the students in this department are foreign students from more than 30 countries. With an international perspective and strong R&D capabilities, the university has been repeatedly selected in the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Artificial Intelligence Innovation Research Project, Digital Economy Forward-looking Technology Research and Development and Application Project Project, Industry-University Alliance Project and other large-scale national important integrated projects. The university has also been selected for national economic development focusing on innovative digital technology elements. I look forward to making the Department of Information Technology a teaching certification center with HTC VIVE, cultivating more VR digital content talents for Taiwan and making more contributions to the country’s digital development.”
The first project of the center will be a series of cross-domain applications of tourism, art, culture and education by professors and university students. The school will actively plan and develop VR digital content with local characteristics for the place.