1. The first-ever recognized platform of Slavic studies in Asia
Following the global trend of cultural diversity, the Department has broadened its Russian-centered courses to Slavic studies since 2007 to support NCCU’s pursuit of internationalism and linguistic expertise. Students are prepared for job-hunting to meet the rapidly growing demand in the private sector and public service.
2.The sought-after resource of top-quality expertise in Slavic studies
As a leading institution of Slavic studies, the Department boasts 19 full-time faculty members, including 4 professors, 6 associate professors and 3 assistant professors, 5 lecturers and 1 teaching assistant. The Department is also supported by experienced practitioners of Slavic teaching. These part-time professionals have enriched the Department in an academic perspective, including 4 professors, 2 associate professor and 2 lecturers. The faculty is led by 17 PhD-level instructors and forms an enthusiastic and complementary cohort. Furthermore, qualified native speakers are hosted each academic year to strengthen language teaching, currently encompassing 6 Russian, 1 Czech and 1 Polish professors.
3. The interdisciplinary network of research and learning results
Linking research and learning resources (i.e. publications, multimedia and online access) helps build up a reliable network of state-of-the-art knowledge. Seminars and workshops are regularly organized where eminent people are invited to deliver talks in their respective fields. These inspirational speeches have exposed the faculty to new ideas and helped the Department become a highly-valued center of Slavic research.
4. The center of excellence on Slavic research for future generations
The courses offered by the Department guarantee an intensive and utility-oriented transfer between the school and industry. To help students deepen their knowledge of the Slavic world, courses of other Slavic languages (e.g. Czech) have been open to undergraduates since 2004, and the Program of Slavic Studies (Russian, Czech and Polish modules) was founded in 2007.
5. The reliable community with strong public service motivation
The Department is devoted to public service outside of class, facilitating governmental contacts between Taiwan and the Slavic countries, particularly Russia. Additionally, we are actively involved in educating and training the next generations of professionals for the private sector and social organizations.