National Taipei University of Technology
NTUT Vice President Yi-jun Jen (left) and ASUS Glamorfy President Kevin Lin signed the NTUT-ASUSTeK ‘Chase the Dream’ design-talent promotion project

National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) and leading global tech brand ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. signed an agreement on January 6th establishing the Global Research & Industry Alliance (GLORIA) – ASUS ProArt ‘Chase the Dream’ Project. NTUT Vice President Yi-jun Jen and ASUS Glamorfy President Kevin Lin signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations. Under this project, designed to recognize and promote young design talent, NTUT will provide regular industry-academia and talent-search facilitation services to ASUSTeK through GLORIA.
In his prepared comments, NTUT Vice President Jen reflected on the many important design awards and honors, including Germany’s Red Dot Design Award, iF Design Award, and iDEA Award, already earned by NTUT students and faculty. Under this new joint initiative, he explained, ASUSTeK will select 3 students recommended by NTUT from the school’s College of Design to participate in the ProArt ‘Chase the Dream’ project. ASUSTeK will provide participants with top-of-the-line ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 (W700) laptops to facilitate project work and financially support their participation in competition overseas. The project is expected to become a strong new engine powering NTUT’s College of Design toward major new milestones and achievements.
President Lin of ASUS Glamorfy stressed the central importance to the ASUS brand of providing critical support and training to up-and-coming design professionals. He further noted that extreme specs and performance are what make the ASUS ProArt product line the optimal platform for young designers both to demonstrate their talent and to shine on the international stage. Of the more than 400 NTUT alumni currently working at ASUSTeK, seventy percent work in R&D and design. President Lin stated his hope and expectation that ASUSTeK would continue to attract NTUT’s best and brightest in the years and decades to come.

Group photo at project signing ceremony, including NTUT Vice President Yi-jun Jen (4th from right) and ASUS Glamorfy President Kevin Lin (6th from left)

GLORIA, founded at NTUT in 2017, provides tailored services to its corporate members based on membership level. These services include talent / HR matchmaking, technical consultation, business matchmaking, use of lab facilities & equipment, and access to GLORIA’s extensive information database.
NTUT is a domestic trailblazer in university industry-academia programs. According to the latest annual statistics released by the Ministry of Education, in 2018, NTUT was second only to NYUST among all schools of higher technical and vocational education in terms of the average amount of industry-academia project funding received per educator. Furthermore, at the close of 2019, NTUT ranked among the top nationwide in terms of members signed on to a MOST-certified industry-academia program. These and other indicators continue to reflect the strong and widespread support and confidence in NTUT’s R&D capabilities.