姊妹校加拿大安大略藝術設計大學（OCAD University, Canada）Ana Serrano校長於11月15日訪問國立臺灣藝術大學，由陳嘉成副校長、國際事務處趙玉玲處長、雕塑學系賴永興主任、多媒系李俊逸主任、美術學系蔡影澂助理教授及合作組范雅婷組長等共同接待。
兩校自2019年亞太教育者年會（Asia-Pacific Association for International Education, APAIE)）相識，2021年正式成為姊妹校後，一直保持高度緊密合作，如參與INTAC Sustainability Jam活動，與全球65所大學一起探討應對環境挑戰的方法；去年11月，兩校共同舉辦校長論壇，分享藝術教育和創新見解；今年6月，臺藝大前任校長訪問該校，獲得熱情款待。
此次Ana Serrano校長的訪問聚焦於未來國際交流與合作，特別聚焦於印太平洋學校的合作。在會議中，雙方深入探討了工作營、夏日學校、聯合展覽、共同研究和聯合創作等多元合作模式，Ana Serrano校長同時分享了對於策劃跨領域展演的獨到見解。會議結束後，由陳副校長陪同Ana Serrano校長參訪臺藝大教學研究設施，包括電影學系、雕塑學系、古蹟藝術修護學系及有章藝術博物館，見證本校研究教學成果。
Visit of OCAD University's President Ana Serrano Strengthens International Collaboration with NTUA
The President of OCAD University in Canada, Ana Serrano, visited the National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) on November 15. The NTUA delegation, led by the Vice President, Dr. Chia-Cheng Chen, includes the Dean of International Affairs, Dr. Yu-Ling Chao, the Head of the Department of Sculpture, Prof. Yun-Hsin Lai, the Head of the Department of Multimedia and Animation Arts, Assoc. Prof. Chun-I Lee, the faculty member of the Department of Fine Arts, Asst. Prof. Ying-Cheng Tsai, the Director of International Cooperation of OIA, Dr. Ya-Ting Fan.
The universities established sister school status in 2021 and have maintained a profound partnership since their initial meeting at the 2019 Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) conference. Collaborations include participation in the INTAC Sustainability Jam, a global initiative addressing environmental challenges. In the past year, both institutions organized the President forum on arts education and innovation, and NTUA's former president visited OCAD University in June 2023, strengthening the bilateral relationship.
The visit of President Ana Serrano focused on future international exchange and collaboration, with an emphasis on cooperation with institutions in the Indo-Pacific region. During the meeting, both parties delved into diverse collaboration models such as workshops, summer schools, joint exhibitions, collaborative research, and co-creation. President Ana Serrano also shared unique insights into the planning of interdisciplinary exhibitions.
Following the conclusion of the meeting, Vice President Chen accompanied President Ana Serrano on a tour of the teaching and research facilities of NTUA, including the Motion Picture Department, the Department of Sculpture, the Department of Architecture Art Conservation, and the NTUA Our Museum. This visit served as a testament to the research and teaching achievements of the university.
The visit aims not only to deepen collaboration but also to facilitate interaction between faculties and students. President Ana Serrano engages with NTUA's academic community, sharing her unique perspectives on art and design. The exchange is anticipated to foster a deeper level of collaboration between the two institutions, collectively advancing art education and innovation.
Regarding the OCAD University in Canada:
It is Canada's oldest and largest institution for art and design education, ranking among the top three out of over forty similar universities in North America. Many of Canada's leading artists and design experts have taught and furthered their education at this university, earning it its reputation as Canada's "University of Imagination."