FJCU has established deep collaborative relationships with multiple government agencies to improve the economic, health, educational, environmental, and societal benefits of the country.
In accordance with educational and long-term care government policies for indigenous people,FJCU integrated school resources to establish the Indigenous People’s Resource Center in 2000, which was renamed as the Indigenous Student Resource Center (ISRC) in 2001 and officially included in FJCU’s organisational regulations. The establishment of the ISRC marked the first of its kind among the 164 Taiwan universities. The ISRC of Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU) served as the regional indigenous resource centre for 64 higher education institutions in Northern Taiwan, and it is responsible for providing counselling, assisting, supporting, and supervisory services relating to the administration and application of the indigenous resources of each university. Furthermore, FJCU served as the Indigenous Culture and Health Management Center for Northern Taiwan, and it is tasked with supervising 71 cultural and health centres. Because the service scopes of the two centres largely overlap, FJCU integrated relevant resources to achieve the optimal implementation outcomes.
Converting extensive practical teaching experience into optimal implementation experienceAfter providing numerous years of counselling for indigenous students, FJCU discovered that cultivating indigenous talents to vitalise indigenous industries and create working opportunities is ineffective in assisting indigenous people; the most effective method for supporting indigenous people is through consistent support. FJCU planned and implemented the Indigenous Heart Ark: Indigenous Student Accompanying Program, which involves accompanying students, fulfilling curriculum demands, and implementing elite talent training programs. In addition, FJCU actively undertook various projects of the Ministry of Education, including the Higher Education Institutions Indigenous Students Career Cultivation Partner Alliance Program for Institutions in Northern Taiwan and the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP); prospective infrastructure projects between 2018 and 2019 for establishing indigenous tribe buildings, health, and cultural centres in cities and townships; indigenous student scholarship review and allocation operations for higher education institutions; projects for establishing indigenous placemaking promotion centres in 2020; and the 2020 Taiwan Training of Cultivation Program of Young Talent for International Affairs for achieving FJCU’s purpose and goals.
To fulfil social responsibilities, FJCU established programs for indigenous students to participate in tribal activities; these programs provide students with academic credits and help them to gain a better understanding of indigenous tribe. The ISRC provides a platform for indigenous students with indigenous tribes, simultaneously guiding indigenous students in forming communities and supporting indigenous tribes in placemaking. By connecting human and material resources from the industry and academia, the ISRC cultivates full-time and residential talents for indigenous tribes to effectively develop local characteristics and take advantage of novel and sustainable commercial opportunities for indigenous tribes.
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Employing the FJCU’s strengths to compile resources and implement long-term care policies for indigenous peopleFJCU integrated resources from intramural and extramural academic institutions (i.e., School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Psychology, Department of Nursing, Department of Public Health, Department of Occupational Therapy, Department of Respiratory Therapy, and Department of Social Work), Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital, Fu Jen University Clinic, and the administrative team (information centre); established older adult care resource centres to promote master’s courses on geriatric long-term care and bachelor’s courses on transdisciplinary long-term care; and collaborated with the CIP to establish the Culture Health Station Project Management Station for Northern Taiwan. The station is responsible for:
Management Center LINK : Facebook page of the Indigenous People Project Management Center for Northern Taiwan
- Serving as the project management centre for Northern Taiwan.
- Implementing the prospective infrastructure design project; promoting, counselling, and monitoring indigenous tribe development; and performing review, management, and follow-up tasks.
- Providing professional counselling for indigenous culture health stations.
- Attending the bimonthly work meeting of the CIP (including the midterm and final review meetings).
- Publishing a final-results report that includes policy suggestions.
- Completing urgent tasks assigned by the CIP with respect to prospective infrastructure design projects, culture health station events, education training, data compiling, and administrative affairs.