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International College of Innovation Hosts 4th Annual WHO Simulation, Enhancing Students’ Global Perspective and Public Affairs Engagement

By 01/10/2024No Comments

The International College of Innovation has proudly conducted its fourth installment of the specialized course “Global Health Governance,” under the expert guidance of Assistant Professor Liu Hanhsi. The course reached a significant milestone with the recent organization of the WHO Simulation at the Dah Hsian Lecture Hall, located in the Dah Hsian Seetoo Library. The event witnessed the participation of notable guests including Dean Tu Wenling, Vice Dean Lian Xianming of the International College of Innovation, Associate Professor Zhuang Yifang from Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Visiting Professor Guo Yihui from Taiwan University Law School, Pediatric Consultant Dr. Lu Daoyang from the Taipei Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, and Qiuxin Qiu, a founding editor of New Bloom Magazine.


This year’s WHO Simulation meticulously simulated the outbreak and global spread of a pandemic. Students were challenged to make strategic decisions for their assigned countries, balancing national interests with the collective good. Students from National Chengchi University represented seven nations: the United States, China, Japan, India, Vietnam, Thailand, and Australia. Participants from Yang Ming Chiao Tung University assumed the role of the World Health Organization.


The simulation was structured into four distinct phases, each unfolding new developments and intelligence for the students to respond to. They engaged in diplomatic negotiations, information dissemination, and voiced their countries’ stances in plenary sessions, all in a bid to secure optimal outcomes for their represented nations or groups.


The event culminated with a critical evaluation session led by the attending dignitaries. This provided an invaluable opportunity for the students to review their performance, identify strengths and weaknesses, and gain a third-party perspective on overlooked aspects of the issues at hand. Through this, students developed a more comprehensive understanding of global issues.


The International College of Innovation, through such unique educational initiatives, aims to deepen students’ involvement in public affairs and prepare them for future leadership roles on the global stage. By fostering such practical skills and global perspectives in the classroom and through interactive conferences, the College is committed to guiding its students towards making significant international contributions in the future.