The Southeast Asia and Taiwan Universities (SATU) Presidents' Forum was set up in the year 2003 by President Chiang Kao of the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, together with the Presidents of prestigious universities of Southeast Asian countries. The objective of SATU is to strengthen academic cooperation among Taiwan, Southeast and South Asian countries; to promote quality of education and research; to establish exchange programs and to foster partnerships between industry and academia. The International Secretariat of the SATU Presidents' Forum, which includes the two subsections named Academic Exchange Subcommittee and Industry Academia Collaboration Subcommitte, has been established at NCKU to coordinate and to promote the related activities.

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