Industry-Academia Collaboration

The department believes that students who study economics or any field in social sciences should not confine their learning experience to classrooms or textbooks. To give the students a good opportunity to understand the real world not only from reading the textbooks, but also from observing it or even working in it, the Department builds close relationship with well-known companies and eventually lead to corporate visits, internship opportunity or even job opportunities to the students.

1. Corporate Visit

Through visiting activities, the students can observe different industries in order to find a suitable career for themselves. Since 2012, we have organized students to visit domestic and overseas enterprises. In order to maximize the benefits of the visits, the students participating in the overseas visiting trips need to take seminars and training sessions before departure.

2. Lecture Series on Financial Products and Investment

The Department regularly invites financial experts to give lectures on financial products and trends of investment. These lectures are very useful to the students, whether their goals are employment in finance-related industries or personal financial investment. The financial experts were from institutions such as: Yuanta Futures, KGI Futures, Capital Futures.

3. EYON Currency Laboratory and Investment Simulation Competition

In 2006, with the support of Mr. Charles C.Y. Chen, a distinguished alumnus and an accomplished entrepreneur, the Department established the first "International Currency Laboratory" in Taiwan. The Currency Lab has computers and peripheral equipment loaded with software for many courses. Each year, it holds a national foreign exchange simulation competition. At the same time, it also cooperates with a number of financial companies in investment competitions, including Yuanta Futures, Kunlun International, Saxo Bank, Shanghai Christie Digital and other companies. In addition, from 2022, the investment targets of the competition are expanded. In addition to the original foreign exchange products, commodities such as major global stock indices, US stocks, gold, silver and oil will also be added, so that students can learn the basic characteristics of different investment commodities. to build a more diversified investment portfolio.