KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 (Bernama) -- The opening ceremony of National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan’s Center for Dissection Education and Research, which cost over NT$100 million, was recently held. (NT$100=RM14.36)
At the ceremony, former NTHU president, Hocheng Hong signed the first donation agreement, which indicates that the donor has unconditionally pledged his body for education and research after death, for the purposes of advancing medical science.
He also said that he is pleased to sign the donation agreement, and sees it as an expression of his unreserved support for medical education at NTHU.
Current NTHU president W. John Kao thanked Hocheng for his contributions to medical education at NTHU, including raising NT$2 billion, which has enabled NTHU to set up state-of-the-art anatomy classrooms.
“In addition, NTHU has also appointed three full-time and two part-time faculty in human anatomy which is the foundation of medical education," said Kao in a statement.
On behalf of NTHU, Kao sincerely thanked all those who donated their cadavers, as well as their family members for agreeing with their loved ones’ intentions to benefit medical education.
Kao said that cadavers are essential for medical education, and that they help students to acquire the knowledge necessary for treating countless patients in their future medical careers.
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