Two Nobel Prize Winners Give Speeches at AU and CMU---
As a response to the two Nobel laureates' speeches, President Tsai promised to cultivate AU students' creative abilities.
2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Dr. Ada Yonath, gave a speech at AU.
The "Nobel Laureate Forum" formed jointly by Asia University (AU) and China Medical University invited both the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Dr. Ada Yonath, and the winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, to give speeches at the two schools today. AU President, Prof. Jeffrey J. P. Tsai together with the teachers and students of the university participated in the forum. President Tsai, as a response to Dr. Yonath's saying that to become a scientist, curiosity and enthusiasm are the most important, said that the two mentioned characteristics just fit the educational goal of AU to foster students ' creative and innovative concepts which are indispensible for 21st-century young people.
In the forum, Nobel Prize winner Dr. Yonath gave a speech entitled "Exploit your talent: the life story of a Nobel Prize winner." She said that since her childhood, she likes to conduct the works of experiments and measurements, always maintains curiosity and passion, and ties all the time to crack any "mission impossible" in the academic circle. President Tsai and the CEO of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Health System of China Medical University (CMU), Prof. Chung Y. Hsu were among the audience of the forum.
In the response, President Tsai said that since the establishment of the school, AU has put her full effort into creation of a campus environment for teaching the principles of "example and percept." Part of the effort is invitations of 12 Nobel Laureates to AU to give speeches in the forum and share their experiences of successful academic careers with the students and faculty members. The school also tries hard to invite the world-renown master architect Ando Tadao to build an art museum with architectural beauty as part of the art education promoted by the university.
AU President Jeffrey J. P. Tsai welcome the Nobel Prize winner in the forum.
In another meeting held by the forum, "AU and CMU Alumni Night," the 2004 Nobel Chemical Award winner, Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, gave a speech on the topic of "The Revolution of Personalized Medicine." President Tsai raised a question in the meeting to say that how to face death has no answer, but people can select survival of value and dignity. He mentioned also as an example that movie star Angie Lina Jolie, in April this year, for prevention of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, has conducted a resection of her breast. "This means that the era of preventive medicine has come," said President Tsai. Dr. Ciechanover responded, "you have to respect the patient's decision to face the life choice."
Professor Ciechanover also mentioned his career of learning. He said that he turns to learn science after studying medicine, and received the Nobel Prize after 10 years. "The key to success is to like your work; if you regard your work as a hobby, your life will is more interesting and better," said Professor Ciechanover.
AU founder Chang-Hai Tsai said in the forum that Israel is similar to Taiwan in an international situations but can cultivate 12 Nobel Prize winners; and this experience is worth learning by every other countries in the world. Though AU has very good achievements so far, he encouraged the school to lead all teachers and students to work harder toward establishing an academic forum for cultivating Nobel prize winners in the future.
2004 Nobel Chemical Award winner, Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, gave a speech at AU on the topic of "The Revolution of Personalized Medicine."
Dr. Aaron Ciechanover had a picture with AU President Jeffrey J. P. Tsai and the CEO of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Health System of CMU Chung Y. Hsu.