Special Report on National Intercollegiate Athletic Games 2015 at FJCU
FJU Office of Public Affairs Press 2015/6/21
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has commissioned Fu Jen Catholic University to host the 2015 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games. 2015 is the second time for Fu Jen to hold the National Intercollegiate Athletic Games since 1983, a rare honor and precedent for private universities. The National Intercollegiate Athletic Games is an important annual event for student athletes in Taiwan. The MOE Sports Administration not only provides abundant awards for medal-winners, but also permits participants with the most potential to advance in competition for national recognition. The opening ceremony will take place at Fu Jen Catholic University on May 2, 2015. The event marks a new milestone for every member in the Fu Jen community.
At the closing ceremony of National Intercollegiate Athletic Game 2014 at National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, President Vincent Han-Sun Chiang said, ¡§FJCU will make greater efforts to prepare for Games 2015 and offer a friendly welcome for its academic partners in Taiwan.¡¨ He said that he felt delighted at hearing that the Fu Jen Swimming Team earned 6 gold, 2 silver, and 13 bronze medals. Fu Jen won 16 gold, 22 silver, and 13 bronze medals at the Intercollegiate Athletic Games 2014. ¡§Fu Jen will continue to work hard,¡¨ said President Chiang.
University authorities announced that the competition sessions will follow the arrangements of the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade. Fu Jen offers more scholarships to recruit elite athletes and continues to enhance its strength in swimming and tennis, just to mention a few areas. Professor Chien-Chun Wang, who now serves as a faculty member in the Department of Physical Education and senior coach of the university team, stressed that the university team will faithfully finish every tough workout in addition to enhancing advanced skills. ¡§Our team will participate in various competitions to develop an effective strategy for individual athletes. In addition to focused training, we also adopt scientific methods and pay attention to our students¡¦ physical and spiritual health,¡¨ said Professor Wang. To prepare for the Intercollegiate Athletic Games 2015, Professor Wang added that FJCU has continued to maintain and enhance stadiums and equipment with the support from the Ministry of Education and donations from renowned companies.
Dean of Student Affairs Professor Ying-Chou Wang said that the inauguration of the MRT Xinzhuang Line enables FJCU to bring together the strength of all universities in the metropolitan Taipei area. The Taipei MRT can safely transport tens of thousands of participants and sport enthusiasts to different stadiums and the Fu Jen campus. Professor Ching-Yu Tseng, Chair of the Physical Education Department and Secretary-General of the Chinese Taipei University Sports Federation, said, ¡§FJCU is ready to take this challenge because Fu Jen has in the past held several activities such as Starry Marathon, Bike-Tour-Taiwan and other various competitions.¡¨