Continuing Soochow University’s tradition of devotion to education for more than a century, the Teaching and Learning Center was established with the goals of enhancing teaching quality and achieving the presence and atmosphere of a first-class teaching university by integrating existing resources and infusing extra manpower and funds. Based on this idea, the Teaching and Learning Center was the first such center established in 2005 with the goal to provide centralizes teaching resources for teachers and students amongst Taiwan universities, endorsed by the School Administration Meeting and approved January 2006 by the Ministry of Education.
In partnerships with 17 universities in northern Taiwan, each with its own distinguishing features and specialties, the Teaching and Learning Center has set up the multifunctional and task-oriented Northern Taiwan Teaching and Learning Center in 2008. The purpose of this center is provide a network of consultation services among and between these universities wereby learning groups, or “Education-learning Circles”, are formed based on mutual benefit. These groups can serve a platform of teaching excellence to help enhance the teaching quality of any university in the area through resource integration and reciprocal partnership.