The founding and current Dean of ISTM, Professor Mitchell Tseng, is the former Associate Vice-President of Research and Innovation at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a current Adjunct Professor at MIT. The faculty at ISTM forms a strong teaching team that includes senior professors recruited from highly-ranked universities, younger members who graduate from top universities in UK or US, adjunct faculty members from ISTM’s partner institutions and other overseas universities, and also experts from industry.
ISTM encourages innovation in teaching and learning. Innovation Project is a specially designed and featured course at ISTM that employs multidisciplinary and societally relevant content in Business and in Engineering. Project-based approach engages students in innovative thinking and in the process of design and analysis. Students learn how to work effectively in teams and develop important skills in innovation and project management.
All ISTM’s courses are taught in English (with the exception of language courses). In addition, ISTM offers Public Speaking and English Writing courses to improve students’ academic and professional communication in English. Chinese language and culture courses are also offered to international students at Feng Chia University. Study-abroad counseling provides students important information for successful transition to studying abroad.
ISTM’s Undergraduate 2+2 Programs offers immersive learning environments, allowing students to experience education, industries and culture of Asia and the West. Academic and cultural exchange activities and social-learning space at ISTM dormitory provide students ample opportunities to immerse in different cultures and build connections by interpersonal communications and collaborations.