SCI-TECH DEVELOPMENT

 Educational Shortfall
 The topic of forging Taiwan into a sci-tech island has been a hot issue recently.
 According to two experts, Morris Chang and Lee Yuan-tseh, the mention that there
 are three main factors should be challenged and taken into consideration for forging Taiwan into a sci-tech
 island. The first  is the constitution of ROC. The second factor is the quality of life in Taiwan. The last one is
 education system and R&D capacity. After knowing the three factors, how can we solve these all problems
 and move fast to take the lead in the most advanced industries.
 To turn Taiwan into a high-tech island, the National Assembly should guarantee the
 provision that  required the government to allocate 15 percent of the national budget to promote
 education, science, and culture.
 According to Morris Chang, he suggests that a nation must establish good social
 values and cultural  characteristics, it is indeed closely related to our concern about urgrading national
 competitiveness.
 In addition, there are many inappropriate attitudes and procedures in education, such as rote
 memorization for exams which one detrimental to our students. This is not education,
 but narrow training  and it cannot cultivate creative talent. Thus, Lee's recommendations are fostering
 independent personalities  and abilities. Instead of killing children's enthusiasm for learning with fossilized
 examinations.  And also Lee mentions that there are many approaches are closely tied to our goal of
 making the educational  system a supportive force in developing our high-tech industry.
 Owing to many students don't have independent and creative thinking, it causes they
 don't have enough  ability to solve problems, so it's difficult for them to innovate new tasks and think
 broadly. Because of  this weakness, so many research projects use foreign technology without local R&D
 capacity. This is really  related to Taiwan to be the lead in advanced industries. According to Lee, he
 mentions the goal of establishing  a new center of Applied Technology and Engineering is not to do what has already
 been done by other's, but see exactly  what sorts of technology can be applied here in the future. By knowing that the
 weakness of education system and R&D  capacity, it really needs to challenge the system and move fast.
 After knowing all the factors that affect Taiwan, to turn a sci-tech island. We should
 guarantee the Constitution  that required the government has to provide national budget to promote education,
 science and culture. And also, it must  establish good social values and challenge the educational system to foster students
 with independent thinking. Finally,  we should upgrade our R&D capacity to target the best projects. These factors are all
 affect that forging Taiwan into  a sci-tech island.

 Talent Hunt
 Three senior executives tell what they expect from potential new managers and give
 the suggestions for our educational systems.
 As for the conditions for talent hunt, all of them strongly believe that a good manager
 not only has a solid knowledge that provides
 a good foundation in science, mechanical or industrial engineering, but also values the
 extracurricular activities, associations and
 work experience much more. Besides, they all think that a good manager is supposed
 to have the ability to build good relationships
 and communicational skills. Because over of half the clients and colleagues are from
 all over the world, they must bridge the cultural gaps.
 In addition, a solid language background is necessary. The more language skills you
 are good at, the more benefits you will get from your job.
 Last but not the least, a good manager is expected to constant learning on the job so
 that he/she can be flexible to deal with all kinds of situations
 or take on new tasks.
 As for the suggestions for our educational systems, they all encourage students to go
 abroad for further studies. By doing so, students
 can broaden their views, and become more multinational. Besides, to be more
 flexible, we should create a learning environment where teachers
 allow students to think, question and make mistakes. That is, teachers should train the
 abilities of students' independent and creative thinking.
 What's more, Chinese students are always too passive, so teachers should encourage
 students to participate in class through case studies and
 group work in the classroom.