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Alumni Community Launched in Taipei

Published date
23 Nov 2015
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gtibbott

With 1800 graduates based in Taiwan, University of the Arts London was delighted to officially launch the UAL Taiwan Alumni Association this month, by hosting a reception at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art, Taipei (MOCA).

Kindly sponsored by Lih-Pao Cultural Arts Foundation, this exciting event welcomed all local alumni to discuss ideas for future activities, meet old and new friends, be updated on recent UAL news and be introduced to the UAL Taiwan Alumni Association President, Ian Hsieh (CSM, BA (Hons) & MA Fine Art).

Ian Hsieh with guests

Ian Hsieh with guests

Professor Chris Wainwright talking to guests

Professor Chris Wainwright talking to guests

Ian has been working with UAL on a number of activities over the past couple of years to encourage local graduates to come together. Going forward, Ian will now be joined in his efforts by a committee of fellow alumni who have volunteered their time to plan a number of communications and projects to unite our Taiwanese community and inspire everyone to share ideas, offer support and encourage collaboration.

Caroline Archer, Head of Partnerships for UAL said “We are excited to be working with the UAL Taiwan Alumni Committee to help support and develop innovative engagement opportunities for our graduates based in Taiwan.  Taiwan is our sixth largest international alumni audience and we look forward to working closely with the Taiwan Alumni Association to develop this creative network.”

Professor Chris Wainwright and Head of Partnerships Caroline Archer with guests

Professor Chris Wainwright and Head of Partnerships Caroline Archer with guests

During the evening, everyone had the opportunity to tour First and Last, a solo exhibition of recent work by UAL Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Colleges (CCW), Professor Chris Wainwright. There was also the opportunity to learn more about submitting work for the Lih Pao International Sculpture Award 2015 run in partnership with The British Council Taiwan. (Hear more about the awards from Chris Wainwright via vimeo)

Reception hosts, Ian Hsieh, Prof. Chris Wainwright and Caroline Archer

Reception hosts, Ian Hsieh, Prof. Chris Wainwright and Caroline Archer

UAL now has 21 official alumni groups and associations across the world with more on the way. Joining one of these local communities is a great way to connect with fellow graduates, find ways to collaborate on creative projects, share career opportunities and make new friends. There is a team of global graduates ready to welcome you. Find a group near you.

View more photos from the night via our Facebook page

Find out more about the UAL Alumni Association 

Find out more about studying at UAL as an international student